TBCC Team A
CM Alex Averbukh
TBCC Team B
FM Anton Frisk Kockum
TBCC Team C
36 teams, approximately 170 players, have participated in the 2017 Japan Club Championship hosted by Japan Chess Association (JCA) on September 18-19, 2017. An yearly event where all chess minds from all over the country come in and compete and try to win the team trophy and the individual medal.
3 TBCC teams are entering the Club Championship 2017 for the second time as an official member circle of JCA.
It’s an awesome unbelievable achievement for our high school and elementary kids to play all 6 rounds in two days!
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club team B, C & A ranked No. 12, 20 & 25, respectively, in the final standings of the 2017 Japan Club Championship.
Here are final standings:
Team Name Pts.
1. Azabu Gakuen OB-B 6
2. Azabu Gakuen OB-A 5
3. Chiba-A 4.5
4. Matsudo A 4.5
5. Nagoya A 4
6. Azabu Gakuen A 4
7. Tohoku Univ. -A 4
8. Keio Univ. OB-B 4
9. Tokyo Univ. OB 3.5
10. 64 3.5
11. Keio Univ. 3.5
12. TBCC-B 3.5
13. Keio Univ. OB-A 3.5
14. Sapporo 3.5
15. Matsudo-B 3.5
16. Nagoya B 3.5
17. Tohoku Univ. B 3
18. Azabu Gakuen C 3
19. Azabu Gakuen B 3
20. TBCC-C 3
21. Tsukuba Univ. 3
22. Chiba-B 3
23. Tokyo Univ. - A 2.5
24. Tsukuba Univ. OB 2.5
25. TBCC-A 2.5
26. Tohoku Univ. D 2.5
27. Keio Univ.-B 2
28. Tokyo A 2
29. Tohoku Univ. -C 2
30. Daito Bunka Univ. 2
31. Keio Univ. OB-C 2
32. Sophia Univ. -A 2
33. Keio Univ. -C 1.5
34. Sophia Univ. -B 1.5
35. Tokyo Univ. -B 1
36. Tokyo B 0
Congratulations to all of the winners this year and thank you to everyone that came out for TBCC and
made the event so successful and entertaining. Special thanks to IM Ryosuke Nanjo, FM Anton Frisk Kockum, CM Alex Averbukh and all those who contributed to help our kids perform well in games as much as possible and provided support, guidance, and encouragement throughout the season.
Individual chess medals were earned by FM Anton Frisk Kockum and CM Alex Averbukh, who were the top players are known as "first boards" with a full score.
The Club Championship had a good balance of focus and fun. Kids found that one of the most entertaining ways to play chess is in a team format.
Young players learnt that the results of all games played by the team are added together to determine the overall match result. The kids relax a little during the lunch time after the first game of Day 2. The students were all there to learn, but also socialize and enjoy themselves.
We are all really proud of the heart and effort of all these kids! Thanks to all the parents, coaches and captains who support scholastic chess in Japan!
Hope to see you all at the next Club Championship in 2018!
Come one, come all for casual play. No lessons, no guidelines. Just happy, social playtime for English speaking chess players. This will give everyone something nice to look forward to at the weekend. Some of you may wish to use this time to play out your challenge games in order to move up the rank and make the team!
DATE: September 23, 2017, Saturday, 14:00-18:30
LOCATION: Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
TBCC Members: Individual entry fee is 2,000 yen for adults. 1,000 yen discount for students under 20. Family rate is 3,000 yen up to three players from the same family.
Non-members: Individual entry fee is 2,500 yen for adults. 1,000 yen discount for students under 20. Family rate is 4,000 yen up to three players from the same family.
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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!