Every year, the top girls from Grade 1 to 6 are invited to represent Ontario Girls Team to play in the Ontario-Quebec Team Championship in Kingston. Entry fee, transportation and lunch are paid by Chess’n Math Association. It will be held on June 8, 2019.

Top girls 2019 will be selected from the OCC Seneca Hill Qualifier 2 on February 16, 2019.

Girls playing in their own grade section or open section are eligible.

The higher scored girl in each section from section Grade 1 to Grade 6 will be qualified to the play-off match.

The higher scored girl of each grade from Grade 1 to Grade 6 in the open section will be qualified to the play-off match.

Play-off match will be played after the tournament if time permitted, otherwise, at a mutual agreed Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Registration and details of OCC Seneca Hill qualifier 2, please click here.

Updated on February 17
Sections:
Grade 1 – Ashley Qian (Kindergartner played in grade 1 section)
Grade 2 – Rae Chen
Grade 3 – Milana Inzemtseva
Grade 4 – Anni Guo
Grade 5 – Valarie Ruchinskaya
Grade 6 – Lauren Hewang

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Queens rule in chess!

TBC – To be confirmed after December 31

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Jeffrey and Max playing double chess games with Seneca Hill Saturday students

In the past Saturday Chess program, we had a Double Chess Fundraising Event for WCCC participants Jeffrey Zhao and Max Chen. Jeff and Max shared their WCCC experience with the students while they played double chess games. We raised a total of $226. Seneca Hill doubled the amount and Jeff and Max each will receive $226 in the upcoming OCC qualifier on December 8.

“WCCC 2018 in Santiago, Spain was a wonderful experience overall, I got to play rounds of chess with a diversity of people around the globe that were my age and I learned so much from each of them. During tournament, I received gifts from people so I had souvenirs as memories for the good time that I wouldn’t want to forget in the future. We also explored Santiago, tried different foods from its traditions and learned more about the unique culture.                                                                      Thanks Seneca Hill Chess fundraising event for the WCCC participants, I have had lots of fun.”                                                    — Max Chen                                                                                                                                                   

  –Jeffrey Zhao talked about WCCC <<click here

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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!

 

Some of our students participated in the CMA Grand Prix on November 25.  Ezekiel Paule came tied first in U8! Bradley Tseng and Albert Luo tied in a 5-way first with 4.5 out of 5 in Under 10. Jeffrey Zhao came second in U12. Angus Zhang and Andrew Gulec scored 4 out of 5. All our students score 3.5 or more… Adrian D’Souza, Brendan Chan, Sean Gao, Wilfred Chan and Octavius Zhang.

 

About our lessons.

Registration and information:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday programs in Markham

Saturdays at St. Timothy CS.

 

Details and registration here.

Rating is updated for the tournament on May 18. 

Please check, report errors and omission if any.

GP5 is CFC Active rated. To find your CFC number and active rating, please use this link. Type in the player’s last name and first name. If you don’t have a CFC number, we will get you one after the tournament.

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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!

Arnav

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.