Archives for the month of: April, 2012

OHSCC Sponsorship to OGCC girls

We are pleased to announce our OHSCC sponsorship recipients.

Please refer to for the sponsoring criteria.

# Name Rtng  
1 Yelizaveta   Orlova 1951 Paid by school
2 Jiaxin   [Dora] Liu 1498 Accepted
3 Rebecca   Giblon 1479 Accepted
4 Melissa   Giblon 1462 Accepted
5 Luxiga   Thanabalachandran 1354 Not   participating
6 Aleksandra   Milicevic 1263 Not   participating
7 Kristen Li 1258 Accepted
8 Ljudmila   Milicevic 1163 Not participating
9 Kadie Jin 1155 Accepted

Many of our students and club members did very well in the Ontario Chess Challenge on April 22.

As we announced before, we will sponsor $100 to our student, Benjamin Lin who made it to the Canadian Chess Challenge 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We will also continue to sponsor him to play at Hillcrest weekly.

We are pleased to add the following scholarship to the top ten winners.

Name Grade Ranking Seneca Hill Hillcrest Oriole Total
Jonathan   Zhao 1 1st $100 $20 $120
Aiden   Mo 1 2nd $20 $20
Griffin   Carrigan 1 3rd $20 $20 $40
Nicholas   Wu 1 7th $20 $20
Benjamin   Lin 2 1st $100* * $20 $120
Arhant   Washimkar 2 2nd $20 $20
Thomas   Wang 2 4th $20 $20
Michael   Chen 2 10th $10 $10
Wenyang   Ming 3 1st $20 $20
Daniel   Liu 3 3rd $20 $30 $20 $70
Colin   Ruan 3 10th $10 $10
Kyle   Truong 4 8th $10 $20 $30
Bill   Hu 4 9th $10 $10 $20
Harry   Zhao 5 9th $10 $20 $10 $40
Benedict   Cheung 6 2nd $30 $30
Joey   Zhong 6 10th $10 $10

Congrats to the Seneca Hill Public School Team which participated in the Toronto Secondary School Chess League team finals on April 20.  They played in the junior section, that is for grade 10 and under.  The team came second after UTS. They won 5 medals, a chess clock and $160 Ontario High School Chess Championship entry fee.

Ontario Girls’ Chess Championship 2012

Ontario – Quebec Team Championship
Girls Division
By invitation only
Champion of each section from G.1 to G.6 in OGCC 2012 will be invited to represent Ontario to play the top girls from Quebec on June 9 in Kingston.
Free tournament, free transportation and free lunch!
Details at

Thank you for coming to the Etobicoke Qualifier for Ontario Chess Challenge.
Congratulations to the qualified players:
G.1 Wing Li
G.2 Maxwell He
G.3 Richard Feng
G.4 Michael Minzak
G.5 Richard Zhuang
G.6 Jerry Yu
G.7 Agniya Pobereshnikova
G.8 Raymond Quan
G.9 Rebecca Gibbon
G.11 Guangyu Song
G.12 Johnny Belmonte
I will forward the above players  Ontario Chess Challenge entry information in a separate email. I have already reported the qualified players to the Provincial coordinator. You can register online anytime.
Complete results will be posted at usually on Tuesday (the latest Friday).
For those who would like one  more attempt, there is one on April 15 run by CMA. Good luck!

The school offers Master level professional chess instructors including, Yuri Lebedev, who has top qualifications, a lifelong experience teaching chess, and proven results.

Seneca Hill Chess Club will be hosting a regional qualifier for the Ontario Chess Challenge in Etobicoke, for students from grades 1 to 12.

Date: Sunday, April 8, 2012

Location: Etobicoke Olympium 590 Rathburn Road, Toronto, Ontario M9C 3T3, 2nd Floor, Committee Room

Entry fee: $15

Check in: 1:30 to 2:00, games start at 2:15.

Prizes: A medal out of 3 players up to third place, ribbons for all participants.

Note: any changes will be posted to the CMA website, or on this site. Sections will be divided by grade. The games are rated by the Chess’N Math Association.

Spaces are limited. Pre-registration via the form below, or by email, is strongly recommended. You will get a confirmation from us.


We are offering sponsorships for entering OHSCC and Oriole Tournaments.

To be eligible, the participant has to register OGCC on or before April 19, 2012.

Please see details at

All the girls entered OGCC 2012 with payment on or before April 19, 2012

will receive a free Oriole tournament and a treat.

Seneca Hill PS Chess Teams participated in the Chess’n Math Ontario Team Tournaments.

We had multiple teams in both K-G.3 and K to G.6 sections.

All the teams did very well. We captured the first and fourth in the K-3 section and second, fourth and fifth in the K-G.6 section.

Both Seneca Hill first teams will play top teams from Quebec in Kingston on June 9.

Complete crosstables will be posted at Chess’n Math Website.

Updated June 23, 2016

Terms in 2015-2016


Summer 2016: June 20, 27 July 4, 11, 18 25 – 6 lessons

Terms in 2016-2017

Term 1:  October 3 to December 12 – 9 lessons
—–No lesson on October 10, November 14

Term 2:  January 16 to March 27 – 9 lessons
—–No lesson on February 20, March 13

Term 3:  April 3 to June 12 – 9 lessons
—–No lesson on April 17, May 22

Subject to change according to unforeseen school activities.