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

This prestigious tournament is organized by CMA every year. OCC qualifies Ontario top players to Canadian Chess Challenge. OCC is being held on April 22 this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

When: June 2, 2018
Where: Kingston
Who: Ontario Girls team – Through March 17 OCC qualifier
G.1 Marie Guan
G.2 Alina Chen
G.3 Playoff between Winnie Zhuang and Greta Qu (forfeited)
G.4 Valerie Ruchinskaya
G.5 Playoff between Angela Lin (won) and Dania Surya
G.6 Playoff between Isamel Shen (won) and Yilin Liao

Complete rsults with prizes, bursaries and CYCC Qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free OCC Entry winners from our OCC qualifier 2:

Open section: Benjamin Lin, Daniel Tang, Sarah Peng, Greta Qu, John Hansler

From Grade sections: Alan Zheng, Valerie Ruchinskaya, Harry Xiao, Marcus Siu

Winners will be reimbursed $65 after participating in the OCC 2018.

OCC Qualifier 1 winners: click here.

 

 

Special EXTRA prizes for upcoming NYYCC and GP 2018.

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Best Sibling Teams – Teams are composed of two siblings. The total scores (and tie-breakers*) of the two team members will be used to determine the best teams. These two players can be from any section(s). There will be three sets of trophies for (1) Best Brother and Sister Team, (2) Best Brothers Team (3) Best Sisters Team.  Sign up onsite before round 3.

Tie-breakers: (1) Head-to-head (2) Cumulative Score

NYYCC and GP4

Best Mini School Teams – Teams are composed of two students from the same school. The total scores (and tie-breakers*) of the two team members will be used to determine the top three best teams. These two players can be from any section(s). Trophies will be given to each of the team members. Sign up onsite before round 3.

Tie-breakers: (1) Head-to-head (2) Cumulative Score

Tournament details

 

1 out of 10 qualifier participants qualify to OCC. Top ten Ontario players of each grade qualified to OCC automatically and spared a spot for the one down the list in this tournament. Tied players all qualified! 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.

U19 girls

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.

Total points of best 3 out of 4 tournaments

Winners and Finals standings of Seneca Hill Grand Prix 2018 Read the rest of this entry »