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We place players in four sections.
A 1100 and up
B 901-1100 and G.7-12 unrated
C 701-900 and G.4-6 unrated
D below 700 and K-G.3 unrated

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Online Registration is now closed. We have some spaces for onsite registration. We will take registration between 11:00 and 11:15. The fee is $30.

Registered players.

Results.

Who: Students K to G.12

When: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Where: National Restaurant,  1000 Finch Ave. W., North York, M3J 2V5

Games start at 12:00 (no check in)
2nd round 1:00, 3rd round 2:00, 4th round 3:00 and 5th round 4:00 or earlier
5:00 Awards Presentation

Time control: 25 minutes player per game

Sections:
One Elite section (may combine)
Other sections will be divided by rating according to the registered players
20 or more players in a section

 Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section.

Tie-breakers:
(1) Performance of Opposition

Rated by Chess’N Math Association – www.chess-math.org

Registration and Fees:
$20 Register and pay by Friday, May 24, 2019 9:00p.m
$30 Onsite registration  11:00-11:15 if spots available

There is no refund or credit for the paid entry fee. However, the fee is transferable to any other player.

Azerbaijan

 

 

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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 »