TBCC is going to the JCA Club Championship 2016!

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) proudly announces that we are going to enter the Club Championship 2016 for the first 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 2016 club championship via email by July 31, 2016.


***Photo taken at 2015 JCA Club Championship by Emi Hasegawa

The TBCC team will consist of the following members (subject to change):


Board 1:  Alex Averbukh (FIDE 2220)

Board 2: _____Under 18______

Board 3: _____Under 12______

Board 4: _____Under 10______



Board 1:  Domenic Clark (FIDE 1841)

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 at a minimum of one TBCC's scholastic tournament or event in the Class A section with top records

*  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, 2016.  Please send an email to contact.us@beaconsq.info if you would like more information.  Please provide us with name, age as of 1/1/2016, and contact number.  Please also spread the words!


HOORAY!!!  The Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club is here to play at the Club Championship!