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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

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

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Monday at Trinity Montessori Starts from January 16

Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Starts from December 10, 2016

Thursday at Seneca Hill PS for Seneca Hill PS students only Starts from January 12

Thursday Chess Lessons and Training at Seneca Hill Public School for Seneca Hill P. S. students ONLY. << Click for information

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For returning students, type “Returning” under Brief Chess Experience.

We will run a Championship tournament on Saturday, June 25, 2016 for current Seneca Hill chess program students.

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe CS

***Time:

Kindergarten to G.3 –  1:00 to 3:30

G.4 and up – 3:30 to 6:00

Fee: Free for current students.

Prizes: 3 prizes for each category. Open, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 2, Grade 1 and Kindergarten.

Registration: Deadline – June 11

 

 

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Harry WYCC

From October 24 to November 6, I competed for Team Canada at the World Youth Chess Championships in Halkidiki, Greece. It was a very nice experience; I got to play some tough games of chess against representatives of countries all around the world! All the competitors were very strong and well prepared, but I still somehow managed to score 6 points out of 11 in the U14 Open section.

The WYCC is a very costly trip, adding up to around $3000 per person. However, the two weeks of intense chess and a nice, sunny resort is well worth it. Every day, your assigned coach will prepare you for your game against your opponent by reviewing their openings and playstyle. After the game, they will analyze it and show key mistakes for both players. The World Youth Chess Championships is not only a rigorous tournament to compete in, but also a great learning experience to help improve your chess. If it can be afforded, I strongly recommend playing at the WYCC at least once in your life, in order to experience first hand how the world’s chess elites play the game.

Lastly, I would like to thank Corinna Wan and the Seneca Hill Chess Club for sponsoring my trip to Greece! The financial aid was a great help in covering the travel expenses. I hope that one day, more players of the Seneca Hill Chess Club will become strong enough to play at the World Youth Chess Championships too!

Harry

We raised a total of $673 for Harry, Benjamin, Jonathan and Angela to attend the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece and they have returned with greater knowledge of the chess world and Greece.

These four members of the WYCC Canadian Team came to our Sunday Chess Tournament to talk about their chess and WYCC experience. They also helped out with the tournament, played in the tournament and gave the awards out.

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Team Canada in World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2015

Team Canada in World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2015

Rachel and I participated in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad back in August of this year.  It was an amazing experience representing Canada and being able to play against players from all over the world. The competition was undoubtedly fierce, and the team had many ups and downs during the tournament, but we managed to finish a solid 8th place at the end. We definitely had lots of fun both playing and exploring the wonderful country of Mongolia – we even had a trip to view the 130-feet-tall statue of Chingis Khan!
Lastly, I would like to thank Seneca Hill Chess Club for sponsoring us each with 100$. I hope more and more club players will grow into extraordinary ones and enjoy chess.

Joey

WCM Rachel Tao

WCM Rachel Tao

NM Joey Zhong

NM Joey Zhong

Angela, Jonathan, Benjamin, Harry and Joey

Angela, Jonathan, Benjamin, Harry and Joey

We had 25 plus all the above 5 WYCC  players showed up to our Fundraising tournament today. Some also played a double chess game against our WYCC Canada team members, Harry, Benjamin, Jonathan and Angela. Joey played a 8 board simul. We raised $325 today. The total is now $673!
Please come have fun, as well as support our talented Canadian juniors on September 27.

To register, please use the tournament registration here.

Angela, Jonathan, Benjamin, Harry and Joey

Angela, Jonathan, Benjamin, Harry and Joey

We had 30 players showed up to our to our Fundraising tournament today. Some also played a double chess game against our WYCC Canada team members, Harry, Benjamin, Jonathan and Angela. We raised a total of $348 today.
Please come have fun, as well as support our talented Canadian juniors on September 20 and 27.

To register, please use the tournament registration here.

Angela, Jonathan, Benjamin, Harry and Joey

Angela, Jonathan, Benjamin, Harry and Joey

WYCC 2015 Fundraising for Seneca Hill Chess Club students.

We are fundraising for our talented students who represent Canada in the WYCC 2015 in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece from October 24 to November 6 2015.

Angela Lin U8G, present Seneca Hill Chess Team member. First in OYCC and CYCC 2015, official Canadian representative.

Jonathan Zhao U10, Seneca Hill Chess Club member. One of the top grade and age group players since grade 1.

Benjamin Lin U12, present Seneca Hill Chess Team member. One of the top grade and age group players since grade 1.

Harry Zhao U14, previous (graduated) Seneca Hill Chess Team member. Third in CYCC 2015.

Joey Zhong U16, National Master, Previous (graduated) Seneca Hill Chess Team member. Our supply teacher.

In three ways we are going to raise fund.

(1) The GROSS income on September 13 and 20 will be contributed to the fund.

(2) Play double chess with either Benjamin and Angela or Harry and Jonathan on September 13, 20 or 27. The fee is a Seneca Hill medal* or $3 per player per game. If you win, you get the medal back!

(3) Donation is welcome.

*Any medal that has the Seneca Hill logo on it, in re-usable condition (you can keep the neck ribbon). We will donate $3 for each medal we receive.

To make the above details short here: Bring a Seneca Hill medal or $3 to support our Seneca Hill Canadian representatives on September 13, 20 or /and 27 Sunday tournaments. Thank you!

Registration: just register for the Sunday tournaments at link here.