2019 Seneca Hill OCC Qualifiers

Online form here.

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) Elite.

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

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018

For OCC qualifier 2 – February 16, 2019, please click here.

These two OCC qualifiers are Seneca Hill Grand Prix events. Grand Prix details here.

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

Format: 5 round Swiss pairings. Time controls: 25 minutes per player.

Schedule: 1st round 12:00, 2nd round 1:00, 3rd – 2:00, 4th – 3:00 and 5th – 4:00 or earlier. Default time is 25 minutes. Awards after round 5.

If a player doesn’t show up at the start time of the first round (12:00), the clock will be started. The game will be rated. If the player doesn’t show up at the end of the first round, he/she will be withdrawn from the tournament.

Rating: Rated by Chess’N Math Association – www.chess-math.org

Prizes: Trophy for 1st, medal for 2nd and 3rd in each or combined section.

Tie-breakers for trophies and medals.
(1) Head to head and (2) Performance of Opposition

Free OCC Entries!

There is at least 3 Free OCC Entries guaranteed in the Elite section.

All players qualified through Seneca Hill Chess will be automatically entered into a draw (after January 31) for FREE OCC Entries ($65 value each).

1 out of 30 will win a Free OCC Entry in all other sections.

The winners have to participate in OCC 2019 in order to claim the prize in cash.

Qualifier: 1 out of 10 players per section will be qualified to OCC 2019 (Sunday, April 21).

Entry fee and registration:

Online form here.

**A registration is completed when the payment is received.**

(1) make an e-transfer payment. (2) pay by credit card (3) in person.

$35 paid by November 18, 2018
$45 paid by December 2, 2018
$55 register onsite (11:00-11:15a.m.), only if spot is available.

Payment in person – locations and hours
St. Timothy Catholic School
Sunday 3:00-4:30 (Click to see the schedule)
Saturday 1:30-5:30 (Every Saturday from September 15 to December 1, 2018; January 13 to 27, 2019)
Trinity Montessori School
Monday 3:00 to 8:30 (Click to see the schedule)
Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 (Click to see the schedule)

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Complete results – December 23, 2018

CMA rating updates – December 23, 2018