Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's day camp held on December 26th, 2015 was small but fun. 12 campers from at least 6 schools participated in the day camp. Winter chess programs offered kids a great chance to learn and play or to improve their game. The driving force behind the whole production, Camp Director - Alex Averbukh, puts a tremendous amount of effort into the camp. Whether your child is a beginner (Group C), an intermediate player (Group B) or an advanced player (Group A), this chess camp is designed to be the perfect place to learn, develop new skills, hone and perfect existing skills, and explore new (and fun!) challenges.
Group B kicked things off with a lecture 'how to take notations' by IM Ryosuke Nanjo, the strongest instructor of the camp. CM Tran, Thanh Tu's topic was perhaps one of the most practical of Group A in the camp: the importance of understanding theoretical moves in some endgames positions and how to improve imagination, creative thinking, which are all new to campers (1800+) as they said. Coach Tu recommends the ASEAN chess tournament which is always a nice event, and playing in ASEAN's countries is affordable as the first international tournament for
kids. It will be held from 29 May-7 June 2016 in Thailand.
Tokyo bilingual Chess Club has donated a portion of the profit from the chess camp and scholastic tournaments as well as your thankful donations to the Ishinomaki Children's Newspaper. It is a newspaper reporting on Ishinomaki today, written by the children of the town, where was hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Thank you to all who came out to and participated the Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's day camp.
Stay tuned for the 3rd Scholastic Tournament on January 30th, 2016 (Sat)!