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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!

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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.

~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.

 

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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Martin Liu – Winner of the top Blue group – February 2018

When I first started chess I was in  kindergarten on March  2014. At that time, I was learning the names of  all those pieces. Then I learned how to play chess. Read the rest of this entry »

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!

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Second and third!

Bravo! Seneca Hill Girls!

At the Award Presentation of the Ontario Girls U19 Championship.

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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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