Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club proudly announces that 4 TBCC teams are going to enter the Club Championship 2018 for the third time as an official member circle of Japan Chess Association (JCA).
Event: 2018 JCA Club Championship
Date: September 23 (Sun) & 24 (Mon), 2018
Place: Ota City Industrial Plaza
Door Opens: 9:00
Time Control: Swiss 6 rounds (Fischer mode 50 min + 30 sec)
09:40 R1, R4
13:00 R2, R5
16:00 R3, R6
** Team Captains are required to attend the team captain meeting, starting from 9:30 on September 23rd.
Team Composition and Board Order
A team shall consist of 4 players (maximum 6 players per team) who are listed below:
1. CM Alex Averbukh (Captain)
2. Ryo Chen
3. Yuhiro Muto
4. Shota Osaka
1. Kevin Izquierdo (Captain)
2. Aarushi Deo
3. Sayak Chowdhury
4. Lira Yoshida
1. Nicolo Lo Piparo (Captain)
2. Prabhat Nagarajan
3. Kai Tatsumi
4. Kohta Shizumi
1. Ryo Shiomi (Captain)
2. CM Takuma Osaka
3. WFM Grace Kigeni Sengendo
4. Yogesh Bedekar
5. Ryosuke Sugimoto
Captains per team are appointed. Board order is subject to change. All teams shall abide by these rules and regulations and any matters not covered for in these rules and regulations shall be at the discretion of the TBCC director or the head coach whose decision shall be final and no correspondences shall be entertained.
Captain will provide analysis and preparations to young players as they finish the round on site on an availability basis.
All players must be in the TBCC team poloshirt and proper attire for TWO days.
All players are expected to play all rounds of the day(s) confirmed unless Coach decides and withdrawal is required for medical or other emergency reasons. No refunds will be given after August 18, 2018.
Chess Is A Team Sport!
Do not underestimate the power inherent in playing as a team or the reward felt by teammates who enjoy a very different level of achievement by participating together. TBCC assigns every new player and experienced player (Captain) on our team to be a tournament buddy, who will help go over games during a tournament, offer moral support, and participate in a special practice before the first tournament to help the new student get ready.
Moms & Dads Backup Member Wanted!
If your family member of the player wants to become a backup member of the team read requirements of participation and send us email to email@example.com by 5pm, September 18th, 2018. (JCA membership is required.) Submitting the email results in the automatic placing of a candidate for the family member's team. Participation is free. Please understand that the backup member is required to be present before each round, however, most likely NOT playing unless a player's withdrawal is confirmed for medical or other emergency reasons.
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) proudly announces that we are going to enter the Club Championship 2018 for the third time as an official member circle of Japan Chess Association (JCA). JCA organizes an annual club championship for member associations in September every year. The club championship is for teams of 4 (or up to 6 players). TBCC now accepts your application to play as a member of TBCC in the 2018 club championship via email by July 31, 2018.
The TBCC team will consist of the following members (subject to change):
Board 1: Alex Averbukh (FIDE 2101)
Board 2: ___Under 18 (TBD)___
Board 3: _____Under 12______
Board 4: _____Under 10______
Board 1: TBD (FIDE XXXX)
Board 2: _____Under 18______
Board 3: _____Under 12______
Board 4: _____Under 10______
As a member of TBCC team, the following are the general requirements for candidates to participate in the JCA's Club Championship:
* Attendance of any official rated tournaments in past
* Attendance at a minimum of one TBCC's scholastic tournament or event in the Class A section with top records (Aug-17-Jul-18)
* Required to take notations
* Good etiquette of tournament chess
* Excellent written and verbal communication in English
* Open to players with a TBCC membership as well as a JCA membership. (The JCA annual membership is available for purchase thru TBCC with an approx. 50% discount of regular annual fee for child. The JCA membership for adults is also available for purchase thru TBCC with a regular rate.)
The number of TBCC teams will be based on the entry numbers for the Club Championship and the TBCC director reserves the right to vary the number of TBCC teams based on the actual entry numbers for the event. FIDE or JCA ratings will be used to guide selection into teams. Prospective participants cannot easily withdraw or change their plans unless there are alternate players and should consult with the TBCC director
The application deadline is July 31, 2018. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information. Please provide us with name, age as of 1/1/2018, and contact number. Please also spread the words!
HOORAY!!! The Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club is here to play at the Club Championship!
My son enjoyed his K-5 elementary school chess club in Tokyo. He was really looking forward to playing the chess club champions from the other international schools at the upper elementary chess club. Then, before the summer break, we learned the bad news. The majority of international schools had no chess club for elementary students in Tokyo to experience the benefit of chess. I started to speak with the school principal, teachers, students and parents.
Afterward I wondered, "could a parent with no expertise in chess start a chess tournament at an elementary school in Tokyo???" After all, I'm barely a good match for my 6 year old son! As it turns out, there were some helpful web sites indicating, this is indeed possible! But, how? A couple of the sites even provided general descriptions of the process of starting a scholastic chess tournament. However, none gave a good detailed blow-by-blow description of the process with actual requirements, all the necessary documents and materials to pull it off. I needed a scholastic chess tournament start-up do-it-yourself kit for dummies. But, none existed.
It was hard to put the idea of starting a chess tournament aside, in spite of my ignorance on the subject. My son and a lot of other kids in Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club stood to benefit a lot from the effort.
There will be still a lot of details to sort out and materials to prepare for our tournaments and events.
Let us try! And then try again! Hang in there!