It’s summer vacation time and kids feel like improving their games in a fun atmosphere? Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Summer Chess Camp was held on August 17, 2019 and had 10 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! Players were divided into two groups of similar strength to maximize the learning experience.
Each group had sessions with different instructors.
This format allows the instructors to tune each session to the strengths and needs of the students. It's almost like one on one instruction from some of the top names in chess in Japan. Group B was taught by TBCC Director, CM Alex Averbukh. During the day, basic endgame techniques were covered, building to more advanced concepts. The top class, or "Master Class", was taught by IM Ryosuke Nanjo, the 2019 Japan Chess Classic Champion.
Small class sizes and top notch instructors make this camp a great opportunity to hone kid's game.
We hope this camp thrives for years to come. It was created to provide full-day care so that parents can leave their children for the day with confidence that camp will be fun and educational. And having multiple levels allows our students to receive targeted training from our level-appropriate and experienced teachers.
We had the August birthday celebration that will be lasting a memory. Party was super fun for our little chess enthusiasts and friends. Special thanks to Emi Hasegawa, a photographer, who provided beautiful photos and helped our chess camp for interested students.
We hope that every player goes home feeling like a winner! Once again, thank you to all who participated and everyone for supporting our programs!
SUMMER DAY CAMP
August 17, 2019 (Sat), 10:30-17:45
Osaki, Shinagawa (2 min walk from JR Osaki station-details to be provided upon registration)
Camper Ages: Rising 1st-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 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- Kendama Workshop: It could consist of a simul, team human chess, or an opportunity to play Kendama. (Bring your own Kendama if you have!)
August 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 August.]
Special Event: Kendama Workshop by CM Alex Averbukh
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 August 10, 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 August 10, 2019; 22,000 yen after early registration. 26,000 yen for on-site registration.
Camp registration closes on August 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for registration: