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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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Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Location: Marshall McLuhan Catholic School,1107 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5N 3B1

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Results:

Open section – Rapid

School Grade Sections – CMA

Prize distribution

Live Games (over)

Registered players.

Additional prizes other than those posted below.

2 concurrent tournaments  Read the rest of this entry »

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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.
**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.

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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.