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Updated October 7. Everything is back to normal!
Unfortunately TCDSB decided to cancel all the permits starting from October 5 – tomorrow!​
All our Saturday classes are cancelled effective from October 5 until further notice. It depends on the CUPE actions, we may run some make up lessons or refund the cancelled lessons.
There is no lesson scheduled on October 12, the thanksgiving weekend. I will send you an update about the lesson on October 19.
Sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience that may caused. Have a nice weekend!

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Updated September 13 1:00a.m.

* Incomplete registration, please contact organizer. 

CFC/FIDE Rapid tournament (CFC membership required)

+ CFC Membership expired. Please renew or bring $48 (adults) or $32 (Juniors) cash on September 14.

Please check updated CFC active rating and CFC number. Read the rest of this entry »

Grades K-3 4-6 9-12
Player of the Year by CMA Ryan Zhong ($200) Max Chen ($300) Sarah Peng ($500)
Female Player of hte Year by CMA Julia Li ($150) Sarah Peng
Highest rated by CMA Bradley Tseng ($150) Daniel Tang ($150)
2nd -20th highest rated by draw – CMA James Qiu ($150) Tobias Tong ($150)
Seneca Hill Player of the Year Ezekiel Paule ($50) Nathan Wang ($80) Michael Wang ($120)
Seneca Hill Female Player of the Year Milana Inozemtseva ($50) April Zhong ($80) Tiffany Yan ($120)
Seneca Hill 3 Highest CMA rated Benjamin Feng, Max Li, Wilfrid Chan ($50 each) Jeffrey R Zhao, Adrien Cheng, Brendan Chan ($80 each) Jonathan Zhao, Alan Zheng, Wing Li ($120 each)

–Not Seneca Hill Chess students

Complete results

Seneca Hill Chess bursaries can be used towards any Seneca Hill Chess programs in 2019-2020.

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Jeffrey and Max playing double chess games with Seneca Hill Saturday students

In the past Saturday Chess program, we had a Double Chess Fundraising Event for WCCC participants Jeffrey Zhao and Max Chen. Jeff and Max shared their WCCC experience with the students while they played double chess games. We raised a total of $226. Seneca Hill doubled the amount and Jeff and Max each will receive $226 in the upcoming OCC qualifier on December 8.

“WCCC 2018 in Santiago, Spain was a wonderful experience overall, I got to play rounds of chess with a diversity of people around the globe that were my age and I learned so much from each of them. During tournament, I received gifts from people so I had souvenirs as memories for the good time that I wouldn’t want to forget in the future. We also explored Santiago, tried different foods from its traditions and learned more about the unique culture.                                                                      Thanks Seneca Hill Chess fundraising event for the WCCC participants, I have had lots of fun.”                                                    — Max Chen                                                                                                                                                   

  –Jeffrey Zhao talked about WCCC <<click here

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.

 

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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!

 

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.

As parents, it’s always satisfying to enroll our children in healthy competitive programs and Seneca Hill Chess has exceeded our expectations.  It has been a blessing not only for our three children, Micah, Nathan, and Janelle to learn logical and creative thinking and help them excel at their primary school clubs but also for us as parents to see them adopt a hobby that they can play together.  This program is so well run and the top-notch teachers know how to harmonize play with learning.  For all three of them to coincidentally win in their age-specific Swiss Round tournament was a real bonus and will go down as one of our special memories. ~Jason

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