2020 OCC Seneca Hill Qualifier 1

***Top girls of each section from grade 1 to 6 win a free trip to Kingston. These 6 girls will represent Ontario to play against the girls from Quebec. Details here.

Online registration

Registered Players list –Here

For OCC Seneca Hill qualifier 2 – please click here.

OCC qualifier 1 is a Seneca Hill Grand Prix event. Grand Prix details here.

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

A student can play in his/her school grade section or any section(s) above that. – see conditions under prizes and qualification.

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020

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

Format: 5 round Swiss pairings. Time control: 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 If the player doesn’t report to the TD before the end of the first round, he/she will be withdrawn from the tournament.

Rating: Rated by Chess’n Math Association – http://www.chess-math.org

Prizes: Trophy for 1st, medal for 2nd and 3rd in each or combined section. Only students in his/her own grade section are eligible for prizes. 

Tie-breaks: (1) Buchholz, (2) Head-to-Head, (3) Performance of Opposition

Qualification: 1 out of 10 players (or more) per section will be qualified to OCC 2020 (Sunday, April 26). Students will be qualified only in his/her own grade section. i.e. Entering into other grade section(s) is for practice purpose only.

Free OCC Entries!

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

3 free entries for the grade section first place winners (G.1 to 12) in Seneca Hill OCC 1.       

3 free entries for the grade section first place winners (G.1 to 12) in Seneca Hill OCC 2.   

3 free entries for the other players qualified through Seneca Hill OCC 1.

The winners have to complete all rounds in OCC 2020 in order to claim the prize in cash. The cash prize must be picked up at one of the Sunday tournaments by December 12, 2020. One prize per winner.

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 2019-2020. We accept cash or e-transfer only if you are using this money. To see your GP money balance, please click here. (After GP1)

Entry fee and registration:

**A registration is completed when the online form and payment is received.** Spots are limited.**

Payment methods:

(1) make an e-transfer payment. (2) pay by credit card – +2 dollars fee (3) cash in person.

$35 paid by February 2, 2020
$45 paid by February 13, 2020 Online registration closes after that. 
$55 onsite registration (11:00-11:15a.m.), only if spot is available.

Payment in person – locations and hours
St. Timothy Catholic School
Sunday 3:00-5:00 click on the link to see our schedule
Saturday 1:30-5:30 click on the link to see our schedule
Trinity Montessori School
 Monday 3:30 to 8:30 click on the link to see our schedule

Refund Policy of Grand Prix tournaments

Seneca Hill Chess reserves all the right of final explanation.