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FIDE Master Ian Findlay receiving 4th place prize at 2nd World Senior Blitz tournament in Bled from Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin (Photo from Ian’s FB post)

FM Ian Findlay should be the first Seneca Hill Chess Champion! 🙂 Ian went to Seneca Hill Public School in 1969, the year the school opened. He was in grade four and he became the school champion that year!

Ian, Congratulations on your achievement in the World Senior Blitz Championship!

 

Some of our students participated in the CMA Grand Prix on November 25.  Ezekiel Paule came tied first in U8! Bradley Tseng and Albert Luo tied in a 5-way first with 4.5 out of 5 in Under 10. Jeffrey Zhao came second in U12. Angus Zhang and Andrew Gulec scored 4 out of 5. All our students score 3.5 or more… Adrian D’Souza, Brendan Chan, Sean Gao, Wilfred Chan and Octavius Zhang.

 

Arnav is another Seneca Hill Chess Scholarship recipient that represents Canada to World Cadets Chess Championship. Wish you a wonderful tournament and fruitful trip!

Arnav

Seneca Hill Chess is happy to present Jeffrey $100 scholarship for now. We will do a fundraising event for Jeffrey when he comes back and we are looking forward to hearing his World Cadets Chess Championship experience!

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Hi My name is Jeffrey. I started learning chess at the Seneca Hill Chess Club when I was six years old and learned there ever since. In the Seneca Hill Chess Club, I got an opportunity to improve my chess skill through chess lessons, games, and tournaments. During these years, I have learned a lot and improved a lot. I would like to thank Corinna and coaches at Seneca Hill Chess Club for helping me get to where I am today.

I love chess. Chess has become an important part of my life and also positively benefited my life. Chess has trained my mind and increased my concentration level. I have also made a lot of new friends through chess.

As a chess player, I am very excited to get the opportunity to represent Canada at the World Cadets Chess Championships (WCCC). To prepare for this event, I spend lots of time on chess everyday, analysing games, solving puzzles and practicing openings. In the WCCC, I will get a chance to play against some of the world’s strongest U12 chess players and learn something from them. The competitions in WCCC will be tough, but I will keep a smile on my face even I lose because I know that I will learn from my game. I will do my best to get a good result.

This year’s WCCC is my first international chess event, I certainly hope it won’t be my last one!

 

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Ryan Zhong in Seneca Hill Public School

Ryan joined the Seneca Hill Chess program in February 2018. His rating has been skyrocketed right from the beginning in the past 9 months. He is presently nationally rated number one in Grade 2 by CMA. Congrats to Ryan and all the teachers who have taught this talented student!

CM Max Chen is in grade 6, the youngest grade in Zion Heights Middle School. Although the youngest, he is the role model of the others in the school chess program run by Seneca Hill Chess.  Seneca Hill Chess is happy to present Max $100 scholarship for now. We will do a fundraising event for Max when he comes back and we are looking forward to hearing his World Cadets Chess Championship experience.

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Max is playing JZ in the school chess program.

 

by sponsoring a Canadian team member!

GM Aman Hambleton came to Seneca Hill in 2012. Since then, he returned every time he was awarded a new FIDE title. We are so glad that he has become a grandmaster!

Details and photos here.

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GM Aman Hambleton is representing Canada at Chess Olympiad again!

The first thing I pulled out the old flyer, I had to change a letter proudly:
FM >> IM >> GM!

Back in 2012, the then FM (Fide Master) Aman Hambleton was representing Canada at the World Junior Chess Championship in Athens, Greece. We hosted the first fundraising simul for him at Oriole, one of the Seneca Hill location at that time. (Simul is a player playing multiple boards at the same time.) Read the rest of this entry »

Seneca Hill Chess is sponsoring our two talented chess girls Sarah and Isamel to the Ontario Girl U19 Championship. Together with the Seneca Hill PS team, Isamel won the CMA and TDSB Team Championship every year. Sarah is our icon, always there!

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Our rising star Milana has joined these two senior girls to participate in the Ontario Girls U19 Championship.

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Updates:

Congratulations to Sarah and Isamel. They both scored 4 out of 5 and came tied second and third!

Sarah and Isamel

Second and third!

Bravo! Seneca Hill Girls!

At the Award Presentation of the Ontario Girls U19 Championship.

Armenian Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament 2017

Where:
Armenian Community Centre
45 Hallcrown Pl
Willowdale, ON M2J 4Y4, Canada

When:
September 24, 2017, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Type: 5 rounds, Swiss

Time Control: 25 min + 5 sec/move Fischer

Entry Fees:
Rated Section: $50
Unrated Section: $20

Prizes:
$3000 total in Prizes, Trophies and Medals

Details.