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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!

 

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.

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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!

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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Congrats to all the participants and winners who participated in this prestigious Ontario Chess Challenge.

NM Joey Zhong won again in his last year (Grade 12) He will join the other 11 Ontario winners to play in the National Canadian Chess Challenge in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on May 19-21.

Joey was our students from G.2 to G.6 and is now one of our teachers.

There are many more Seneca Hill Chess players came top three and top ten. Please visit our Facebook page for some of them, who we managed to take a photo.

OCC 2018 Joey

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!

Sarah and Isamel

Second and third!

Bravo! Seneca Hill Girls!

At the Award Presentation of the Ontario Girls U19 Championship.

One of our talented Seneca Hill players, WFM Cindy Qiao is now at Ahmedabad, India with her team mates. They are getting ready for the World Youth Chess Olympiad that starts tomorrow. Best wishes to Cindy and our Canadian team!wyco2017

Here is a message from Cindy to Seneca Hill Chess: Read the rest of this entry »

Click here for more photos.

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2012 TDSB Team Champions

 

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