TOKYO, Japan (Feb. 16, 2019) - Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) is pleased to announce that TBCC has joined the National Chess Society of Japan (NCS) as a new official member club.
NCS is a newly created organization with start-up members, including Yoko Tatsumi, a National Arbiter and a founder of TBCC, who have worked hard to make the transition from the Japan Chess Association (JCA) as smooth as possible. There still are a lot of obstacles and unknown problems that we need to face.
You will be able to play at all member tournaments including the Club Chess Championship and the FIDE tournaments. You will also receive a regular e-newsletter with a special member-only link where you can see game analysis of various players.
If you require a refund from JCA for a remaining period after December 31, 2019 of the annual membership, you will need to send them an email directly with your name, a JCA membership number, and bank account information. Please note that JCA membership is not transferred to the NCS so that the NCS membership registration is required to join. If you consider enrolling the Club Chess Championship as a representative player of TBCC, please proceed the NCS membership registration thru TBCC.
TBCC was founded in January, 2014 with two students of Nishimachi International School. Since then, TBCC is dedicated to the promotion of the game of chess for all of Tokyo’s school children. To that end, the TBCC will support the creation of school teams that will lead to tournament play. Furthermore, the TBCC will make special efforts to reach special needs, at-risk and under-served students. In this way, the game of chess can serve as a bridge between the varied social and geographical segments in the World.