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Saturday at St. Timothy’s Catholic School. It will be on Saturday afternoons. It is a program open to the public. For information and registration, please click here.

Afterschool program at Trinity Montessori School, Woodbine and 16th, Markham – Mondays – open to the public. For information and registration, please click here.

Afterschool program at Zion Heights Public School – Tuesdays – Zion Heights students only. For information and registration, please click here.

Afterschool program at Seneca Hill Public School – Thursdays – Seneca Hill students only. For information and registration, please click here.

Returning students, don’t miss the early bird registration dateAugust 25. 

(Returning students are students who were in any of the Seneca Hill Chess programs, online or in person, from February 2020 to present.)

To contact us, please use the form here.

Chess program at St. Timothy

Our Grand Prix tournament schedule:

December 10, 2022

January 7, 2023

February 18, 2023

May 13, 2023

Details will be posted later. Thank you for your patience.

We will run the following in person programs in 2022-2023

Saturday afternoons at St. Timothy’s Catholic School – This program is open to any students.

Monday afterschool at Trinity Montessori School at Woodbine and 16th. This program is open to any students.

Tuesday afterschool at Zion Heights Middle School. This program is open to Zion Heights student only.

Thursday afterschool at Seneca Hill Public School. This program is open to Seneca Hill PS students only.

Information will be mailed to our current students and students before the pandemic by mid August.

If you are not on our mailing list, please use this form to contact us. Thank you.

To receive the information, please send us your email address using the form here.

Sundays

January 30

March 13

April 3

May 1

For the details and registration, please use this link.

Extra tournament – last chance qualifier: Any students, qualified or not, can participate – May 15, 2022 Registration. Tournament details are the same as the above qualifiers.

We are taking registration for the second session that starts in February.

Please the details here.

We are now taking registration of the 2021 summer online chess programs.

Please click on this link for the form and details.

  • For the online classes, we will keep our small instructional group format, with a teacher students ratio of 1:6. (Sometimes one or two more or less.)

All programs are two consecutive hours per week.

There are one hour instruction and one hour tournament game and guided puzzle solving in each class.

Summer Session:  

Dates

Tuesday July 6 to August 24 (8 classes)

Thursday July 8 to August 26 ( 8 classes)

Saturday July 10 to August 28 (8 classes)

Time

Tuesday – 4:00-6:00 (All levels, in different groups)

Thursday – 4:00-6:00 (All levels, in different groups)

Saturday – 3:00-5:00 (All levels, in different groups)

Online tournaments

Players are not allowed to have any assistance from including but not limited to other people, software and/or computers. Parents, please make sure the player has no access to cell phones or other devices during the game.

Online tournament.

The tournament director has the right to request participants to sign in our Google Meet with their camera on and share their screen.

We will review suspicious games. Participants can also report suspicious games to lichess.org directly as soon as possible.

The tournament director reserves the right of final explanation.

Seneca Hill Chess Sunday tournaments

Schedule for 2021: January 24, February 21, March 14, April 4 (OCC qualifier), May 9 (OCC qualifier), June 6, July 11, August 8.

Start time: 1:00. (to approximately 5:00) Q and A room opens at 12:00.

Sections: By CMA rating (April 4 and May 9 – OCC qualifier, K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-12)

Rounds: 5

Time control: 15 minutes plus 5 seconds.

Where: on lichess.org Please sign up (sign in – register) for a free lichess.org account and try a couple games before the tournament.

Fee: $10 for returning players, $15 if this is your first online Sunday tournament you sign up with SHC.

Prize: Free entry for the next tournament for top three and a trophy for the champion of each section. (August 8 – last tournament, second place and third place will get medals instead.)

Registration <<< please click here.

For more information, please email us.

Registered players, standings and pairings <<< please click here (coming up)

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Fairplay

Players are not allowed to have any assistance from including but not limited to other people, software and/or computers. Parents, please make sure the player has no access to cell phones or other devices during the game.

Lichess.org can detect this. Not only Lichess.org may abort your game and close your account, we may notify the major chess organizations like CFC and you may be banned from playing in any tournaments.

We will review suspicious games. Participants can also report suspicious games to lichess as soon as possible.

The tournament director has the right to request participants to sign in our Google Meet with their camera on and share their screen.

The tournament director reserves the right of final explanation.

We are now taking registration of the 2020-2021 online chess programs.

  • Please click on this link for the form and details.

For the online classes, we will keep our small instructional group format, with a teacher students ratio of 1:6. (Sometimes one or two more or less.)

There are one hour instruction and one hour tournament game and puzzle solving in each class.

All programs are two consecutive hours per week.

Session 1:  September 22/24/26 (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday) to February 2/4/6 (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday) – 15 weeks
—–No class on October 6/8/10 and December 15 to January 9
Session 2:  February 16/18/20 to June 15/17/19 – 15 weeks
—– No class on March 16/18/20, March 30/April 1/3 and May 18/20/22

Tuesday and Thursday – 4:00-6:00

Saturday – 1:30-3:30, 2:30-4:30 and 3:30-5:30