As another amazing spring comes to a close, the Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club wants to thank all our campers, staff and families for being part of the TBCC family! A good mix between activities, chess theory, coaching, tournament games, analysis, and a birthday party. TBCC's spring camp held on March 24, 2018 was small but fun. With 2 coaches for 12 kids everyone was able to get lots of individual attention and form some really great connections. Whether your child is 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, and explore new (and fun!) challenges. Group A gathered the most kids - 6 young and talended chess players (including a traveler, Woosung Lee, from Korea!) led by Camp Director - CM Alex Averbukh, who put a tremendous amount of effort into the camp. 6 players in Group B were extreamely focused and concentrated during the camp, led by Kevin Izquierdo, and therefore showed amazing results.
Our young campers are taking full advantage of having run-of-the camp decorated with the beautiful scents and colors of cherry blossom. TBCC donates 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 the parents that have invested in our program (and cookies, cakes, and a gumball machine!).
We are sure there were a lot of happy campers at this birthday party! Kids had a cake and an ice candy to celebrate their fellow camper's birthday party. March birthday boys received a gift to enjoy. Again, a huge thank you to everyone for all of their help and support! Special thanks to CM Takuma Osaka to volunteer as an arbiter during a mini-tournament. As always, thank you for being the best photographer, Emi Hasegawa, in the chess world!
We look forward to meeting you all again in the Inter-school Chess Championship on April 14, 2018!
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
CM Alex Averbukh
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.
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.
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.
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.]
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.
Special Event: This activity varies each day. It could consist of a simul, team human chess, or an opportunity to play Blitz or Bughouse.
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.]
Special Event: This activity varies each day.
Pick-Up: Students are to be picked-up promptly by 5:45 PM at the Lobby.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for registration: