Archives for the month of: November, 2017

2018-2019 program registration is now open.

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Every year, the top girls from Grade 1 to 6 are invited to represent Ontario Girls Team to play in the Ontario-Quebec Team Championship in Kingston. Entry fee, transportation and lunch are paid by Chess’n Math Association. It will be held on June 9, 2018.

Top girls 2018 will be selected from the OCC Seneca Hill Qualifier 2 on March 17, 2018.

Girls playing in their own grade section or open section are eligible.

The higher scored girl in each section from section Grade 1 to Grade 6 will be qualified to the play-off match.

The higher scored girl of each grade from Grade 1 to Grade 6 in the open section will be qualified to the play-off match.

Play-off match will be played after the tournament if time permitted, otherwise, at a mutual agreed Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Registration and details of OCC Seneca Hill qualifier 2, please click here.

 

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2017 Ontario top girls

2018 Seneca Hill OCC Qualifiers 2

Online registration is now closed. We have limited spots available for onsite registration. Please arrive between 11:00 and 11:15 to register.

Who: Student K to G.12 and open. Sections may be combined if less than 12 players.

Option of sections: (A) the student’s school grade or (B) open.

Open section is for pre-qualified players (announced by CMA at the end of January) who want the challenge and who want to win OCC FREE ENTRY.

Registered Players

Complete Results

Grade 1 to Grade 6 girls: This is also a qualifier for the girls to the Ontario-Quebec Team Championship in Kingston on June 9, 2018. Details here.

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IMG_20141025_170633Sarah Peng winning GP in 2014

(Sarah, we need a new photo of you!)

Congratulations to Sarah Peng, the winner of the 2017 Seneca Hill Grand Prix! With only a CMA and CFC rating of approximately 1500, this ninth grader was able to win against many players in this tournament higher rated than herself.
Sarah is a very talented chess player. She rarely plays in open tournaments and doesn’t even have a private chess teacher. However, she does attend the Seneca Hill Chess Club from a young age of 7.  When asked about the club, Sarah describes it as a “cool club” that helped develop her critical thinking and self-improvement. It also served as a stress reliever and a good opportunity to develop her social skills and make friends. The Seneca Hill Chess promotes chess as an intellectual pursuit and engaging, fun activity for students from kindergarten to Grade 12. The club’s goals align with Sarah’s expectations of chess, which is to learn and, most importantly, have fun. On her free time, Sarah listens to EDM and classical music, and plays instruments such as the trombone and the piano.

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Tournament fee paid is non refundable.*

Regardless of reason, it is transferable to the same player’s next Seneca Hill GP tournament in the same school year, provided a withdrawal notification email reaches us by 6:00 p.m. the night before the tournament, except Greater Toronto Junior CC, by 6:00 p.m. on February 24.

You will receive a confirmation. Otherwise the player will be considered a no show. The player’s fee paid will be forfeited for no show. No show player may be paired for the first round.

Please try to inform us even after 6:00 p.m. to avoid pairing up with an opponent. If a player doesn’t show up at the start time of the first round, the clock will be started. The game will be rated. The forfeit time is 25 minutes. A forfeit player will be withdrawn from the tournament.

*With the exception of the last Seneca Hill GP Tournament of the year. There will be a refund minus $20 and any bursaries used.

Dates Tournaments Registration and Early Bird Deadlines Withdrawal notification
December 8 OCC qualifier 1 November 18
December 2
11:15 a.m. December 8
By 6:00p.m. on December 7
February 16 OCC qualifier 2 January 27
February 10
11:15 a.m. February 16
By 6:00p.m. on February 15
March 16-17, plus 24 and 31 for top 8 Greater Toronto Junior February 24
March 10
By 6:00p.m. on February 24
April 13 CYCC qualifier 1 March 24
April 7
11:15 a.m. April 13
By 6:00p.m. on April 12
May 18 CYCC qualifier 2 April 28
May 12
11:15 a.m. May 18
By 6:00p.m. on May 17
June 15-16 Mock CYCC May 26
June 13
By 6:00p.m. on June 14

Seneca Hill Chess reserves all the rights for final explanation.

Online registration for GP4 is closed now. Please come onsite between 11:00 to 11:15 to register. The onsite fee is $50.

News: Best Team Awards

Location: St. Timothy Catholic School, 25 Rochelle Crescent, North York, ON M2J 1Y3 Map

Dates:
#1   Saturday, January 6, 2018           Results
#2   Saturday, February 17, 2018      Results         
#3   Saturday, March 31, 2018       Results 
#4  Saturday, May 19, 2018             Results

2018 GP winners and final standings

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2018 Seneca Hill OCC Qualifiers

Who: Student K to G.12 and open. Sections may be combined if less than 12 players.

Option of sections: (A) the student’s school grade or (B) open.

Open section is for likely pre-qualified players (announced by CMA at the end of January) who want the challenge and who want to win OCC FREE ENTRY.

Registered players

Complete results

CMA rating updates.

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