2019 Seneca Hill OCC Qualifiers

Online form here. (Coming soon)

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 pre-qualified players (top 10 announced by CMA in January) who want the challenge and who want to win OCC FREE ENTRY.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019

For OCC qualifier 1 – December 8, 2018, 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 If the player doesn’t show up at the end of the first round, he/she will be withdrawn from the tournament.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

Grand Prix Credits: In GP1 to 5, players score 2.5, 3, 3.5 will receive a Grand Prix credit of $5 and 4, 4.5, 5 will receive a Grand Prix credit of $10. This credit 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 credit. To see your credit, please click here. (After GP1)

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

Free OCC Entries!

There is one Free OCC Entries out of 4 players 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).

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) in person.

$35 paid by January 27, 2019
$45 paid by February 10, 2019
$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 15, 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)