Who: Student K to G.12 and open. Sections may be combined if less than 12 players.
Option of sections: (A) the student’s school grade or (B) Elite.
Elite section is for pre-qualified players (top 10 announced by CMA in January) who want the challenge and who want to win OCC FREE ENTRY.
For OCC qualifier 1 – December 8, 2018, please click here.
These two OCC qualifiers are Seneca Hill Grand Prix events. Grand Prix details here.
Format: 5 round Swiss pairings. Time controls: 25 minutes per player.
Schedule: 1st round 12:00, 2nd round 1:00, 3rd – 2:00, 4th – 3:00 and 5th – 4:00 or earlier. Default time is 25 minutes. Awards after round 5.
If a player doesn’t show up at the start time of the first round (12:00), the clock will be started. The game will be rated. If the player doesn’t show up at the end of the first round, he/she will be withdrawn from the tournament.
Prizes: Trophy for 1st, medal for 2nd and 3rd in each or combined section.
Tie-breakers for trophies and medals. (1) Head to head and (2) Performance of Opposition
Free OCC Entries!
There is at least 3 Free OCC Entries guaranteed in the Elite section.
All players qualified through Seneca Hill Chess will be automatically entered into a draw for FREE OCC Entries ($65 value each).
1 out of 30 will win a Free OCC Entry in all other sections.
The winners have to participate in OCC 2019 in order to claim the prize in cash.
Qualifier: 1 out of 10 players per section will be qualified to OCC 2019 (Sunday, April 22).
Entry fee and registration:
**A registration is completed when the payment is received.**
(1) make an e-transfer payment. (2) pay by credit card (3) in person.
$35 paid by January 27, 2019 $45 paid by February 10, 2019 $55 register onsite (11:00-11:15a.m.), only if spot is available.
Payment in person – locations and hours St. Timothy Catholic School Sunday 3:00-4:30 (Click to see the schedule) Saturday 1:30-5:30 (Every Saturday from September 15 to December 15, 2018; January 13 to 27, 2019) Trinity Montessori School Monday 3:00 to 8:30 (Click to see the schedule) Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 (Click to see the schedule)