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April 8, 2015:
The pairings are now available: OHSCC2015 - All Sections Pairings R1
April 2, 2015:
We welcome Regency Chess Canada as a sponsor of the 2015 Ontario High School Chess Championship
Regency Chess Canada http://www.regencychess.ca 647-773-5124
Gift Certificates – subsidised by RCC – will be issued along with trophies or medallions for all prizes.
Extension to deadline:
As you’ll see on the Entries page, we’ve reached 104 players entered. Several schools have informed us that they still plan to enter.
Owing to the holiday week-end, we are extending the deadline for entries at the regular entry fee until Monday April 6 at 6:00 pm.
Since Monday is a school holiday, if you are missing player information, please at least enter your school information before the final deadline.
Schools with at least school information entered by the deadline may enter players at the regular rate by emailing complete player information
no later than Tuesday April 7 at 6:00 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries from sny schools which have not entered school information by the above deadline will be accepted at the late fee of $75 / student
from Monday April 6 at 6:01 pm until Wednesday April 8 at 8:00 pm.
No entries can be accepted after Wednesday April 8 at 8:00 pm.
March 30, 2015:
OHSCC 2015 is a Qualifier for CYCC 2015:
As requested by some registered players, for all players born after 31 December 1996 (under 18 on Jan 1 2015),the OHSCC 2015 is a Qualifier for the CYCC July 2015.
This means that all players under 18 who achieve a score of 3+ out of 6 in Intermediate and Beginner sections, or 2½+ out of 5 in the Championship section,will receive a certificate of qualification for the CYCC in Windsor.
Specifically, boys born after 31 Dec 2006 qualify for U8 open; girls for U8 girls.or open.
Boys born after 31 Dec 2004 qualify for U10 open; girls for U10 girls or open
Boys born after 31 Dec 2002 qualify for U12 open; girls for U12 girls or open
Boys born after 31 Dec 2000 qualify for U14 open; girls for U14 girls or open
Boys born after 31 Dec 1998 qualify for U16 open; girls for U16 girls or open
Boys born after 31 Dec 1996 qualify for U18 open; girls for U18 girls or open
OHSCC 2015 Registration and check-in Update:
The deadline for registration at the regular fee rate(and for players who have won their entry fee) is Wed April 1, 2015.
Late entries at $75 / player late entry fee will be accepted from April 2 until April 8, 2015.
CHECK-IN and ROUND 1:
Thursday, April 9:
Players staying in Tartu College or Holiday Inn Thursday night arrive Thursday afternoon / evening, park at UTS (pay at meter), and check in for accommodation.
Pairings for round 1 will be made Thursday afternoon. They will be posted on the website as well. Please check posted pairings at the site when you arrive, as last-minute changes may occur.
Tournament signs, and pairings, will be posted in the school Thursday afternoon.
Friday, April 10:
All players must arrive between 8:00 and 9:00 am.
Park at UTS (pay at meter – $8.00 until 22:00).
Check in for tournament.
9:00 am sharp: Opening
We shall hold a brief opening ceremony, followed immediately by Round 1.
Rules: The tournament rules are posted on the website.
All teachers and students are expected to have read the rules.
Scorebooks and pencils will be distributed on the chess boardsfor round 1 this year.
Any players arriving after the opening should go immediately to their board and begin round 1. Complete your check-in immediately after round 1.
Last minute changes (illness, etc):
If any registered player must withdraw, please email email@example.com
If a new player can replace this player, include all details for the new player.
Pairings will be adjusted as necessary.
Jan 10th, 2015
OHSCC 2015 Online registration available.
Adding more players to your team? Click here to add players without having to enter school information again.
OHSCC 2015 Information now available:
For those travelling to Toronto, it is recommended that you book accommodation for Thursday April 9, Friday April 10, and Saturday April 11 - check out Sunday April 12.
The tournament starts by 9:30 on Friday morning, and we need all players checked in by 8:45 !
The Awards Ceremony will end fairly late on Saturday evening. It is your choice!
If you prefer to leave very early Friday morning, you may choose to book accommodation for only two nights (April 10,11).
If you do not mind driving home late Saturday night, you may choose to book accommodation for only two nights (April 9, 10).
If you can handle both an early Friday and late Saturday drive, you may choose to book accommodation for only one night (April 10).
Parking is available at UTS (see separate note).
Both options for accommodation are across the street from UTS.
Those arriving Thursday afternoon or evening may park, check in for the tournament, and then take bags across the street for accommodation.
Those arriving Friday morning must park and check in for the tournament; check in for accommodation after round 1.
Option 1: Tartu College Single rooms: $60.00 / person / night
310 Bloor St W. (includes taxes)
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W4
Book through our website, as you register for the tournament.
Rooms available up to March 31 2015 -- LIMIT of 12 rooms !
Option 2: Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
280 Bloor St W.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V8
Room options: 2 double beds (accommodate up to 4 students)
$134.99 plus 16% taxes... $156.59 / night
(approx $40 / student / night)
1 queen bed (accommodate up to 2 adults)
$129.99 plus 16% taxes... $150.79 / night
(approx $75 / adult / night for 2 adults)
Group ID for booking: OCC
Book directly through this link to the Holiday Inn website: Holiday Inn Ontario High School Chess Championships Signup or phone 1-877-869-5897
Rooms available up to March 31 2015, but will remain available on a first come / first served basis until April 8 2015.
13th October, 2014Upcoming opportunities.
Saturday, November 29, 2014. SATEC @ W A Porter CI - CYCC 2015
9th May, 2014The advance registration deadline is extended to Friday May 16 2014.
Exception: teams needing accommodation must complete registration by Wed May 14.
Late registrations at the late fee of $75 per student - no discount - will be accepted from Sat May 17 until Tues May 20 at midnight.
7th May, 2014
Entries are starting to roll in early discounted signup deadline is Friday May 9th
25th February, 2014
Final entries list of the March 1st CNYC now posted. Good luck.
8th February, 2014
8th July, 2013
The 2013 Results are now posted here.
27th May, 2013
The 2013 Results will be posted as soon as possible.
The reports for rating have been sent to the CFC and to Chess'n Math.
In the meantime, players may find updated CFC ratings on or after Wed.
29 May at www.chess.ca
and updated Chess'n Math ratings on or after Fri. 31 May at
Crosstables showing individual standings (without school information)
will also be available at both these websites.
23rd May, 2013
Crosstable for this year's player available. Please review and speak to Chris Field if there are any concerns.
Good luck !
3rd May, 2013
Deadline for online registration for the discounted cost of $50 has been extended to May 10th.
If you wish to add players to an already registered school, you can do so easily on this page, all you need is your school name and teacher e-mail address.
The location has been changed to the University of Toronto Schools and lodging will now be at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
More information will be posted.
Participating players and schools can still be viewed on the Entries page.
19 April, 2013
Online entries have started coming in. Check out your fellow competitors.
26 Jan, 2013
Upcoming Tournaments (with OHSCC Entry prizes):
Saturday March 2nd - 2013 Stephen Leacock Grades 1 – 12 Challenge Chess Tournament @ Stephen Leacock Community Centre [info]
Friday, April 19 - 2013 TSSCL Team Chess Championship @ University of Toronto School [info]
28 Oct, 2012
TO: Students who have played in previous Leacock tournaments, and Parents and Teachers:
For obvious reasons, we have moved our OYCC Regional Qualifier to Stephen Leacock Community Centre, 2520 Birchmount Rd - north of the school, same driveway.
Sat Dec 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $30 [we have to pay a rental fee for this site]
6 sections*: U8 , U10 , U12 , U14 , U16 , U18 (age on 2013 Jan 1)
* any section with fewer than 16 registered by Dec 7 may be combined with another section.
Prizes: 1 of every 6 players will win entry fee (approx $75) to OYCC.
Time Control: game in 30 minutes. The tournament will be quick-play-rated.
Lunch: Bring a packed lunch OR buy pizza and juice / water at the site
You MUST register in advance - NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Mail entry form with cheque - postmarked by Fri Nov 30
OR email information to firstname.lastname@example.org before Fri Dec 7 and pay cash at site
Please note: it is really helpful if you don't wait until the deadline! When you've decided to play, please register as soon as possible.
We shall send an email list showing all registered players to all by Thurs Dec 13.
3rd Oct, 2012
This year, the OHSCC will take place at Glendon Campus once again on May 24, 25, 26 2013. More information will soon be posted.
21st May, 2012
Updated final information has been posted here.
Player/Coach agreement can also be found here.
The Chess 'n Math Association will also have a booth with some of their products, please see the following links for more information:
Catalogue of chess, board-games, etc:
Discounted catalogue exclusively for schools & clubs:
19th May, 2012
The 2012 Ontario Girls Chess Championships are now over. Congratulations to all the winners! The following OGCC Girls have earned sponsorships for partial entries from the Seneca Hill Chess Club:
For more information about the Ontario Girls Chess Championships hosted by Chess'N Math Association, please visit the OGCC website.
- Rebecca Giblon
- Melissa Giblon
- Jiaxin Liu
- Kadie Jin
- Kristen Li
3rd May, 2012
Wow, the tournament will be huge, we have over 150 players registered and 43 schools coming to the tournament.Re: Ontario Girls' Championship 2012Please note that although the deadline for registration is on May 17, 2012, a T-shirt is guaranteed for players registered with payment by May 7, 2012. Please tell your girls to hurry up! Catch me before I place the order.We will have simul hosted by Canadian Women Champion Natalia Khoudgarian, side activities designed by Hazel Smith, award presented by 2 other Chess Olympiad team members……Please find details and registration in attached flyer or at http://ogcc2003.caCorinna
29th April, 2012
Entries are coming in fast as the deadline approaches.Championship: > 1500 ; Intermediate: <= 1500 ; Beginner < 1100 AND with less than 2 years' tournament experience.
Please at least begin the entry by tomorrow. We can allow a few days for the information to be completed for your school (see links below for checking your registration and for adding more players.)
We must finalise numbers, especially for the residence, by May 4.
For any schools which have not at least begun the registration by April 30, we must ask the late entry fee of $75 per student. Late registration will continue until Friday, May 18.
Ratings and Sections:
We want to clarify the rules, and we shall post a complete revision of the 2012 tournament rules shortly.
There is some obscurity in the current rule.
Especially to assist people registering, and determining the appropriate section for your players, here is the revised rule for Sections and Ratings:
The system of regular Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) ratings is the primary system used for pairings for the Championship. It is the official, national chess rating system.
The CFC also maintains a Quick-play ["Active"] rating system. For 2012, we shall not use these ratings.
The Chess 'n Math Association (CMA) also maintains a rating system. We shall use CMA ratings as described below. Based on the 2012 situation, we shall use an additive of 200 to adjust CMA ratings to an approximate CFC equivalent.
The OHSCC will be rated by both the CFC (regular ratings) and by CMA.
Rating limits by section are:
The player's rating on which section placement is determined will be as follows:
If a player has an established CFC regular rating (based on 25 or more games), that rating will stand.
If a player has a provisional CFC rating (based on fewer than 25 games), or is unrated CFC, then we shall check the CMA rating. If the CMA rating is established (based on 9+ tournaments, then the CMA + 200 will stand.
If both ratings are provisional, the CFC rating will stand.
If a player is unrated in both systems, then the player may choose the most appropriate section.
However, if the school has a team, in a league where games are not rated, we ask that such players who have played on the school team for more than 2 years not enter the Beginner section.
We consider league play, using clocks, recording moves, to be equivalent to tournament play.
We wish to restrict the Beginner section to true beginners, who have less than 2 years' tournament experience.
17th April, 2012
Only 2 weeks left to sign up. Monday April 30th is the last day to sign up. So make sure you sign up online here.
See entries here as they roll in.
13th March, 2012
Registrations online have started coming in.
28th February, 2012
March 30th, 2012 is the date of the T.S.S.C.L. Individual Chess Championship. It is open to any Ontario High School student and registration is $15.00. Deadline is March 23rd, 2012 and more information can be obtained here.
28th January, 2012
Two upcoming opportunities for qualifier cash prizes for the OHSCC:
1. May 19, Ontario Girls' Chess Championship 2012
- 5 top-rated girls who enter the OGCC by April 19 will have part of their registrations for the OHSCC sponsored
- The girls will have to register online for the OHSCC by April 30 and pay $20, rest will be paid for by the OGCC
2. February 25, Stephen Leacock Gr. 1-12 Challenge
17th January, 2012
Happy New Year.
Want an entry paid or team cash towards the Ontario High School Chess Championships? Then make sure to attend the Stephen Leacock Gr. 1-12 Challenge on Sat. February 25th.
Online registration is now available. Online payments using a credit card is now available through Paypal, no account is required but one will be created for you upon completion of the transaction.
An online service to add players to a school team will soon be available as well.
Transportation information now posted as well.
Stay tuned as more information and services will become available in the new year.
TTC and accomodation information added to the 2012 Ontario High School Chess championships page or you can download the form as a word document here. You may also be interested in the 2012 Canadian Youth Chess Championship Regional Qualifier on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at Stephen Leacock CI in Toronto.
Date and location Information about the 2012 Ontario High School Chess championships now available. Registration will open shortly.
Results for the OHSCC 2011 are now posted.
You may now view the full listing of players for all sections for this year's tournmamentposted.
9th May - Only 4 more days.
Maps and Directions have been posted.
GTA players, please speak to your coaches to ensure you have the most up to date transportation information. They should have received an e-mail.
20th April - More accomodation information for forms and parents:
Players at the Queen's University will be residing at:
There is still time for TDSB students to register, and their entry fees (now at $50 or $60) will still be covered. The final deadline for all is still Apr 29Victoria Hall
75 Bader Lane
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N8
Front Desk: 613-533-2531
The tournament is held in Grant Hall, 43 University Ave.
The meals are in Leonard Hall, 150 Queen's Cresc
Hotel Information for those not residing on campusFor parents with younger children, two hotels near the university have reserved blocks of rooms at a special rate. Rooms must be booked by April 29th . Howard Johnson. $89.25 per night (room may hold 1 adult and 1 or 2 children) plus HST
Four Points by Sheraton. $155 per night
- 686 Princess St. (about Â½ mile from the university)
- Call 1-877-361-2497 Book your room at this hotel, using the booking code 748 582 46
- Rooms have 2 queen beds
- The rate includes continental breakfast!
- The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool
Holiday. $159.95 per night
- 285 King St. (about 1/3 mile from the university)
- call toll-free line to the hotel: 1-888-478-4333
- ask for a room in the block reserved for the OHS Chess Championship
- Rooms have 2 queensize beds
- The hotel has a pool and fitness facility
Update: April 3rd, 2011. Extended and Final Deadlines: See What's New section for more information.
- 2 Princess St (about 1 mile from the university)ask to book a room st this hotel
- call the central toll-free booking line: 1-800-HOLIDAY, under the booking code OHS
- or book online at http://www.hikingstonwaterfront.com go to book online, enter date and code "OHS".
- Rooms have 2 double beds
- The hotel has a pool and fitness facility
- Mailed Registration fees: $50 each for 3 or more from a school or family, $60 for individuals
- The discounted fee for online registration is extended one more time until Sunday Apr 17.
- Online registrations after April 17 will be taken at the full rate until Fri Apr 29.
- Accommodation in the student residence will be available for registrants until Apr 17.
- Accommodation may not be available to registrants after April 17.
- THE FINAL deadline for registration is Fri Apr 29.
If you are a registered school and you would like to change any information or add players. Please contact us directly via e-mail.
Update: 2011 03 19
More transportation information posted online and more registrations.
This is the same information that you would have received with the registration package.
Trophies. We are trying to track down the tournament trophies as well
Update: 2011 02 14
Online Registration is now available.
Please ensure you have collected the following information from your students before starting the registration process:
Sign up now at a discounted price before April 1st.
- CFC number and rating or Chess N Math number and rating
- Student Rooming arrangements
Update: 2011 01 28
TDSB students, grant money is available, see details here.
Students from other schoolboards should ask their coach to speak to principal or superintendent to see what is available for them.
Update: 2011 01 23
Registrations have started to come in. Don't wait any further and register now.See who is coming
Travel Information will be posted shortly.
Parking at the University will be $10.00 a day per car for Thursday, Friday and Monday if necessary. Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday. You will be required to report the number of cards needing parking, as a permit needs to be obtained by the organizers beforehand.
Update: 2010 11 30
Players having time between rounds will be welcome to use the Queen's Athletic Facilities:
Queen’s Athletics & Recreation Centre
284 Earl Street, Kingston, Ontario
(a short walk from Grant Hall)
Squash courts, Raquetball, Gym,
tennis courts (bring your own racquets & balls)
workout facilities (16 and over only)
Cost: $2 (students under 16)
.........$8 (students 16+ and adults
The fee will be waived for adults who are only supervising.
Hours: Friday: .......6 am -- 7 pm
...........Week-end: 9 am -- 4 pm
Towel service is available.
Please bring your own soap.
Please note: we ask that any students who wish to use the athletic facilities be accompanied by a teacher or other adult. Note that if the adult is only supervising, the fee for him or her will be waived.
2011 May 13-14-15 :
Grant Hall, 35 University Ave
Dining Hall: Leonard Hall
Residence: Victoria Hall
The detailed information form has been mailed to all high schools in Ontario.
There will be a parking permit required for Friday,
and for Thursday and Monday
Details on parking will be available here soon.
When the information forms were mailed, this cost was not known.
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