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2019 Seneca Hill OCC Regional Qualifier 4

(Not a Seneca Hill GP event)

Who: Students G.1 to G.12

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

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In supporting to CMA Excellence in Chess Program, Seneca Hill Chess is giving $1500~ in bursaries to Seneca Hill Chess Program students.

Grades Player of the Year nominated by SHC* 3 Highest CMA rating in SHC program** Female Player of the Year nominated by SHC*
K-3 $50 each $50 each $50
4-6 $80 each $80 each $80
7-12 $120 each $120 each $120

*We will nominate 2 of our students for “Player of the Year” and 1 of our  female students for “Female Player of the Year” in each age group. You will either get the bursaries from CMA or from Seneca Hill Chess.

**Highest rated player of each age group get either CMA or SHC bursaries.
**Highest rated as of June 30, 2019

~estimated total

We will use CMA’s rules and regulations.

Exceptions or additions:

  • There is one more criteria – Positive influence to Seneca Hill Chess.
  • 25 CMA games have to be played in Seneca Hill Chess program.
  • Students nominated by teachers and assistants.
  • Students have to be registered in the spring session 2019 and another one full session in Seneca Hill Chess program in the period from September to June.
  • Bursaries are to be used for Seneca Hill Chess program 2019-2020.

Seneca Hill Chess reserves all the rights for final explanation.


On December 23, 2017, during our OCC qualifier 1, we gave out two awards to our National Chess Masters: Sean Lei and Harry Zhao!

Both players have been part of our Seneca Hill chess for years.

Sean achieved his National Master status back in February 2016! However, it took almost two years for CFC to have Sean’s name listed because they kept forgetting to do so. 🙂 Harry recently attained his title.

We would like to thank Sean and Harry for supporting our tournaments. In order to recognize their achievements, we are happy to present them with a scholarship of $100 each.

We hope that our students look to these role models and keep working hard! Next time, it may be your turn to become a chess master!

2018-2019 program registration is now open.

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Monday and Tuesday chess lessons and training at Trinity Montessori

Saturday chess lessons and training at Our Lady of Guadalupe

We run weekday summer camps with another organization. Please contact us for information.

In person: (Please email us to make sure we are there.)

Trinity Montessori School, 9221 Woodbine Ave, we are in the white house at the end of the Royal Bank parking lot. Mondays: 3:30-8:30


Our Lady of Guadalupe CS, 3105 Don Mills Road, Toronto, M2J 3C2.  Our entrance is at the back of the building next to the parking lot. The parking lot entrance is on Seneca Hill Drive. Saturdays: 1:30 to 5:00

By mail:

Mail cheques to Seneca Hill Chess, 321-5863 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario M2H 1J8.


Please fill out the following form. We will contact you shortly.

Registration for 2017 spring Chess Lessons and Training is now open.

Please click links below for details and registration.

Monday at Trinity Montessori

Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Thursday at Seneca Hill PS for Seneca Hill PS students only

Greater Toronto Junior Chess Championship 2017

by Seneca Hill Chess

for juniors born January 1, 1997 or later

with current CFC membership

Current Standings

Where: Trinity Montessori School, 9211 Woodbine Ave, Markham

Day: Tuesdays

Dates: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2.

May 9, 16 (make-up/playoff)

Time: Games start at 7:00p.m.

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 sec. increment

Rounds: 7 RR for top 8 and Swiss or RR for the rest

Sections:  Sections may cancel or combine if less than 8 players. If the total number of players in Reserves and Girls exceeds 16, CFC rating as of March 8 will be used to determine the top players.

All sections are CFC regular rated. All rating mentioned are CFC Regular.

  • Open, top 8 entries, must be CFC1600+
  • Reserves, CFC1600> or non-top 8
  • Girls

Entry fee: $70

Prize: All top three get a trophy

Bursaries: Entry fee to CJCC 2017 as follows

1st 2nd 3rd
Open $120 $60 $30
Open U1600 $30  —  —
Girls $30  —  —

 Registration: by March 7, 2017

Registration closed

However, we have an odd number in the both sections. If you would like to join us, please email us at admin at senecahillchess dot com

# Place Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot TBrk[H] TBrk[D]  Prize  Scholarship
1 1 Sean Lei 2122 W4 W3 W2 3 100 1938 1st  $120
2 2 Harry Zhao 2092 W3 W4 L1 2 100 1953 2nd  $60
3 3 Eric Ning 1784 L2 L1 W4 1 100 2107 3rd  $30
4 4 Brian Hanratty 1686 L1 L2 L3 0 100 2107
Standings. gtjcc: Reserves
# Place Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Tot TBrk[H] TBrk[D] Prize Scholarship
1 1 Jonathan Zhao 1560 W12 W14 W2 W4 D5 W3 W6 6.5 100 1211 1st $30
2 2 Youhe Huang 1246 W15 W10 L1 W8 W13 W4 D5 5.5 100 1260 2nd
3 3 to 5 James Qiu 877 D4 L13 W12 W11 W14 L1 W10 4.5 100 1239.5 3rd
4 Henry Xianrui Zhang 1345 D3 W7 W5 L1 W10 L2 W11 4.5 100 1197.5 Book
5 Wing Li 1419 W8 D11 L4 W7 D1 W13 D2 4.5 99 1243 Book
6 6 to 9 Victor Xu unr. L14 W12 L10 W9 W8 W7 L1 4 100 1096 Book
7 Aaron K Liu 866 W13 L4 W14 L5 W16 L6 W15 4 99 1158 Book
8 Andrew Ma 919 L5 W16 W9 L2 L6 W15 W13 4 99 1112.5 Book
9 Noah Li unr. L10 W15 L8 L6 W12 W14 W16 4 98 965 Book
10 10 to 12 Amy Ai 1006 W9 L2 W6 D13 L4 D11 L3 3 100 1178 1st Girl $15
11 Jin Rong [winnie] Zhuang 1077 W16 D5 L13 L3 W15 D10 L4 3 100 1094.5 2nd Girl $15
12 Zhixing [daniel] Wang 993 L1 L6 L3 W15 L9 W16 W14 3 100 1045.5
13 13 Lucas Yunkun Lu 1312 L7 W3 W11 D10 L2 L5 L8 2.5 100 1090.5
14 14 Kevin Kai En Wang 1137 W6 L1 L7 W16 L3 L9 L12 2 100 1064
15 15-16 Xiuqi [arthur] Wang 610 L2 L9 D16 L12 L11 L8 L7 0.5 100 1010.5
16 Tian Hao Yu unr. L11 L8 D15 L14 L7 L12 L9 0.5 100 992.5

Greater Toronto Junior Chess Championship 2017

for juniors born January 1, 1997 or later

Where: Trinity Montessori School, 9211 Woodbine Ave, Markham

Day: Tuesdays

Dates: March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2.

Time: Games start at 7:00p.m.

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 sec. increment

Details and registration: click here