Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Winter Chess Camp was held on December 15, 2018 and had 7 students in total who all enjoyed a combination of classroom instruction and playing chess, as well as fun outdoor time with the lunch and snack time! Two levels were offered, one for students rated over 800, and one for students rated under 800.
The “Beginners Class” was full of talented players
and was taught by TBCC instructor CM Alex Averbukh. During the day, basic endgame
techniques were covered, building to more advanced concepts. We had a December birthday celebration that will be lasting a memory. Party was super fun for our little chess enthusiast and friends.
The top class, or "Master Class", was taught by IM Ryosuke Nanjo, the Japan representative of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018. We believe they are very important assets in the development of our students in Japan.
In addition to the lessons, students played a mini-tournament in the afternoon, with seven rounds. December birthday kid received a cake and a gift to enjoy. Tokyo bilingual Chess Club has donated a portion of the profit from the chess camp and scholastic tournaments as well as your thankful donations to the Ishinomaki Children's Newspaper. A huge thank you to everyone for all of their help and support!
Thanks to all our teachers and parents the students learn new things during the camp, helping them to succeed. As always, thank you for being the best photographer, Emi Hasegawa, in the chess world! Thanks everyone for supporting our programs.
Stay tuned for the 14th Scholastic Tournament in 2019!
WINTER DAY CAMP
December 15, 2018, 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.
December 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 December.]
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 Dec. 7, 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 Dec. 7, 2018; 22,000 yen after early registration. 26,000 yen for on-site registration.
Camp registration closes on Dec. 14, 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: