2019 Seneca Hill OCC Qualifier

OCC1 online registration is now closed. We may have very limited spots onsite. The onsite registration fee is $55.

Registered Players list – click here

Free OCC entry winners

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

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

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

Options of section: (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. There is 1 bonus point for GP computation. Maximum score of the tournament is 5.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018

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 If the player doesn’t show up at the end of the first round, he/she will be withdrawn from the tournament.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

Qualifier: 1 out of 10 players per section will be qualified to OCC 2019 (Sunday, April 14).

Grand Prix – Details

In GP1 to 5, players score 2.5, 3, 3.5 will receive $5 Grand Prix money and 4, 4.5, 5 will receive $10 Grand Prix money. This money can be used to pay for any Seneca Hill Grand Prix tournaments in 2018-2019. We accept cash or e-transfer only if you are using this money. To see your GP money balance, please click here. (After GP1)

Free OCC Entries!

There is one Free OCC Entries out of 4 players in the Elite section.


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

At least 5 free entries for the grade sections are guaranteed by our sponsors.

The winners have to complete all rounds in OCC 2019 in order to claim the prize in cash.

Entry fee and registration:

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

(1) make an e-transfer payment. (2) pay by credit card (3) cash 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 (except November 17)
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)

Refund Policy

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Complete results – December 23, 2017

CMA rating updates – December 23, 2017