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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 he will share with us his WCCC experience.


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.



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!

U19 girls 2

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

U19 girls


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

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

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

$3000 total in Prizes, Trophies and Medals


It is the 50th year of the OHSCC.

This event is being held in Toronto on April 7 and 8.

Don’t miss this special year of the OHSCC!

Deadline for registration is March 10.

Details: OHSCC 2017

Team Canada in World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2015

Team Canada in World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2015

Rachel and I participated in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad back in August of this year.  It was an amazing experience representing Canada and being able to play against players from all over the world. The competition was undoubtedly fierce, and the team had many ups and downs during the tournament, but we managed to finish a solid 8th place at the end. We definitely had lots of fun both playing and exploring the wonderful country of Mongolia – we even had a trip to view the 130-feet-tall statue of Chingis Khan!
Lastly, I would like to thank Seneca Hill Chess Club for sponsoring us each with 100$. I hope more and more club players will grow into extraordinary ones and enjoy chess.


WCM Rachel Tao

WCM Rachel Tao

NM Joey Zhong

NM Joey Zhong

Dear Corinna,

We would like to inform you about our upcoming tournament “Chess To Remember” which will be held on September 27, 2015. The purpose of this tournament is to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide while bringing all chess lovers together under the same roof.

The tournament will be rapid style with 25 min. + 5 sec. time control. There will be a total of $2500 in prizes and trophies.

Our flyer is attached to this e-mail for further details.

Also, you can visit us at our website: click here Read the rest of this entry »

Rachel in OGCC 2011

Rachel in OGCC 2011

WCM Rachel Tao is participating in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from August 19 to August 29, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 TDSB Team Champions

NM Joey Zhong is participating in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from August 19 to August 29, 2015.
Joey was a Seneca Hill Public School and Saturday chess program student and is presently in UTS. He had been a school team member for multiple years. Joey has achieved the National Master title in 2014. He is now our supply teacher.
We are happy to present $100 scholarship to Joey and we wish him all the best in the World Youth Olympiad.

Official tournament website: Read the rest of this entry »