2016 Club Championship TBCC Teams Announcement

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club proudly announces that 3 TBCC teams are going to enter the Club Championship 2016 for the first time as an offical member circle of Japan Chess Association (JCA).


Event: 2016 JCA Club Championship

Date: September 18 (Sun) & 19 (Mon), 2016

Place: Ota City Industrial Plaza

Time Control: Swiss 6 rounds (Fischer mode 50 min + 30 sec)


09:40  R1, R4

13:00  R2, R5

16:00  R3, R6



Team Composition and Board Order
A team shall consist of 4 players (maximum 6 players per team) who are listed below:


Team A [Day 1 & 2]  

Alex Averbukh (Captain)

Andrew Bergenthal

Ray Truter

Kai Tatsumi


Team B [Day 1 & 2]

IM Shinya Kojima (Captain)

Haruto Endo

Ryosuke Sugimoto

Shota Osaka


Team C [Day 1]

Lin Pin-Chen (Gary)

Takuma Osaka

Domenic Clark (Captain)

Aki Hasegawa


Team C [Day 2]

Domenic Clark (Captain)

Emi Hasegawa

Natsumi Fukuya

Aki Hasegawa


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.



Welcome IM Ryosuke Nanjo for 2016 Club Championship as a head coach of TBCC teams.   IM Nanjo will provide analysis and preparations to players as they finish the round on site on an availability basis. 



All players must be in the TBCC team poloshirt and proper attire.



Practices (Casual Play Day) will be held on September 17th (Sat) from 2pm in Osaki, Shinagawa.  It's a great opportunity to meet your members.  Kids who play on a team need time to bond.  Location details will be provided upon preregistration.


Cancellation Policy

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 28, 2016.


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.