Archives for the month of: March, 2012

Free Chess Tournaments

Seneca Hill Chess Club will be organizing free tournaments for students from kindergarten to grade 12, at the Creative Education Centre at Victoria Park and McNicoll.

Dates: April 4, 11, and 18, 2012

Time: 4:00 to 6:30 (drop off after 3:30)

Location: 3570 Victoria Park Avenue, Unit 121, Toronto

Ratings: Chess’N Math Association.

Info: Higher rated players will have longer games. All participants will receive medals or ribbons, depending on their performance.

We will sponsor any of our Seneca Hill students who make it to the Canadian Chess Challenge 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Attendees of the tournament will receive $100 each from the club in recognition of their accomplishment.

The webpage for the 2012 Ontario Girls’ Chess Championship—which will be held on May 19th at the Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School—can be found here.

Thank you for coming to the Seneca Hill Regional Qualifiers.

Congrats to the winners and qualified players:

Grade 1- Mark Stevenson (3rd  place) 1st place co-winners, Jonathan Zhao & Aidan Mo were pre-qualified
Grade 2- Thomas Wang (2nd place) Nicholas Vettese (3rd place after, won by playoffs) 1st place winner, Benjamin Lin was pre-qualfied
Grade 3 – Andrew Liang and Ray Liu (Tied 1st)
Grade 4 – James Gao (2nd place) First place winner, Bill Hu was pre-qualified
Grade 5 – Jeffrey Xu 
Grade 6 – Kayton Yan.
Grade 7 – Kristen Li
Grade 8 – Tan Guo
Grdde 9 – Brian Hanratty
Grade 10 – Jerry Yang

I have already reported the qualified players to the Provincial coordinator. You can register online anytime.

Complete results are posted at

News from Seneca Hill Public School Chess Team

Our primary and junior teams participated in the North Qualifier, TDSB Team Championship on March 23. Both teams won all the 25 games and came first. We will meet the winners of the other 3 regions on May 4 at Lawrence Park CI.

Seneca Hill Chess Club Regional Qualifiers

  • March 4 – grades 7 to 12
  • March 11 – grades 4 to 6
  • March 25 – grades 1 to 3
Sections are divided by grades.
Registration: 12:15 to 12:45, games start at 1:00. Spaces are limited, so preregistration is strongly recommended.
Ratings: Games are rated by the Chess’N Math Association.
Entry fee: $15.
Prizes: Medals for the top three in each grade, ribbons for all participants.

It really was about time that we abandoned our old one.