2018 HALLOWEEN CHESS TOURNAMENT

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Halloween Scholastic Tournament held on October 27, 2018. The Tournament Director, Alex A., Teacher Kevin I., and Teacher Simon S. made the pairings each round and settled any type of dispute that arose during the game.  Please give them a respect for the difficult job they do.  We could not hold chess tournaments without them!

There were 20 brave souls, that came out during our Halloween Haunt from at least 16 schools.  This is one of the best tournaments since all kids dress up in their Halloween costumes! Although many people believe that chess is just a game, there are many scientific and artistic applications that the game has to offer. Halloween lends itself perfectly to the artistic elements of the game. Children played five rounds showing fine sportsmanship as well as fine ability. 

We had two sections and Class A winners were:

 

Class A: Kai Tatsumi with 4.5/5.0

Class A: Shota Osaka with 4.0/5.0

Class A: Sayak Chowdhury with 3.5/5.0

 

The choice of the tie-break system was used in the tournament for Class B.  Class B winners were:

Class B: Harutaro Sudo with 4.0/5.0

Class B: Paulo Galvez with 4.0/5.0

Class B: Fedor Savenkov with 3.5/5.0

 

 

Kids and teachers dressed up with the spooky costumes and Salomón Moreno dressed as Super Mario Brothers won the best costume prize!  Start of the tournament was on Salomón's birthday at the 27th October.  Played well and had fun. .Happy birthday to Salomón! 

 

Congratulations to everyone who came out to participate and make for a great chess community event! Overall, chess is very appealing to many kids as it's interesting, challenging, and a lot of fun to play..

Thank you to all who came out to and participated the Halloween Chess Tournament.  

Stay tuned for the New Year Tournament in 2019!



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SPRING DAY CAMP

March 24, 2018 (Sat), 10:30-17:45

Osaki, Shinagawa (2 min walk from JR Osaki station-details to be provided upon registration)

Camper Ages: Rising 3rd-9th graders

Instructors:

CM Alex Averbukh

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Kevin Izquierdo

Time Schedule:
10:15 AM
Drop-Off: Campers enter through the Lobby (Details to be provided upon registration) and meet camp faculty and staff in the Room #2 for morning roll-call and announcements.

10:30 AM
Morning Session: After an initial skills assessment, campers are divided into three groups. Tactical Tune Up campers play a round of chess using a G/15 time control. Students finishing their game early work with a tutor to review and analyze their game. Checkmate Challenge campers work on honing their middle and endgame checkmate techniques. Chess Crash Course campers start with the foundation of pawn and piece movement, and game-play.

11:35 AM
Late-Morning Session: Campers go to their assigned groups. Instructors will cover a skill level-appropriate topic divided between classroom-style learning and hands-on exercises.

 

12:30 PM
Lunch: Spend some down-time chatting with friends in the ThinkPark tower or Gate City Osaki. [NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Please bring money to purchase lunch.]

1:30 PM
Afternoon Session: Campers go to their assigned groups. Instructors will cover a skill level-appropriate topic divided between classroom-style learning and hands-on exercises.

2:30 PM
Special Event: This activity varies each day. It could consist of a simul, team human chess, or an opportunity to play Blitz or Bughouse.

3:00 PM
March Birthday Party: Everyone deserves a “hip, hip, hooray” on their birthday. That’s why we throw a monthly party for our birthday kids of the month. [NOTE: Please notify us if your child's birthday is in March.]

 

3:30 PM
Special Event: This activity varies each day.

 5:30–5:45 PM
Pick-Up: Students are to be picked-up promptly by 5:45 PM at the Lobby.

Cost:

TBCC Members:  15,000 yen if registration and payment are received before Mar. 9, 2018; 19,000 yen after early registration. 23,000 yen for on-site registration.

Non-Members:  18,000 yen if registration and payment are received before Mar. 9, 2018; 22,000 yen after early registration. 26,000 yen for on-site registration.

 

Camp registration closes on March 23, 2018 and all payment must be transferred by registration deadline.

 

Half day session (AM 10:30-12:30 or PM 13:45-17:45) is also available for a half price.

 

Please send the following information to contact.us@beaconsq.info for registration:

  • Student Name
  • Parent Name
  • School
  • Grade
  • Phone Number
  • Chess Level (rating, experience, etc.)
  • Is your child's birthday in March? (Y/N)