Interschool Chess Championship 2019

An opportunity to be recognized as the best school team for chess is here in Tokyo again!  On Saturday, May 18,  the 2019 Inter-school Chess Championship was organized by Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club at Nishimachi International School.  13 students from 2 esteemed middle and elementary schools across Tokyo had participated in this championship.  The three round dual rated G/25+5 sec. tournament offered an opportunity for young players to put their endurance and skills to the games against a wide variety of playing strengths. 

Nicolo Pipalo, who was a Nishimachi Chess Club coach in 2017-2018, has returned to Nishimachi to help out two teams. The teams performed brilliantly and a highlight of our results are listed below:

 

1. Nishimachi International School #1 - 7.5/8.0

2. Nishimachi International School #2 - 2.5/8.0

3. The American School in Japan - 2.0/8.0

 

Well done, all of you!     

CM Alex Averbukh and Simon Schweizer's visits culminated in a simultaneous chess match against 13 students of ASIJ and Nishimachi and an alumni of Nishimachi. A Simultaneous Chess Exhibition (Simul) is when a strong chess player plays many opponents at the same time, moving quickly from board to board. The player makes his move when the master shos up at his board. The master responds quickly and moves on.    

We are inspired by the good sportsmanship, good ideas and positive mindsets that made the day special one. For those teams who came along and participated over the weekend, thank you for your hard work throughout the year and we hope you had a great time.  This championship would not be possible without the continued support from players, parents, chess instructors and schools. 

Thank you!

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Spring Chess Camp - 3/16/2019

SPRING DAY CAMP

March 16, 2019 (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 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 March 8, 2019; 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 March 8, 2019; 22,000 yen after early registration. 26,000 yen for on-site registration.

 

Camp registration closes on March 15, 2019 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 July? (Y/N)
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