9/23/2017(Sat) Casual Play For Adults & Kids!

Come one, come all for casual play.  No lessons, no guidelines.  Just happy, social playtime for English speaking chess players.  This will give everyone something nice to look forward to at the weekend.  Some of you may wish to use this time to play out your challenge games in order to move up the rank and make the team!

 

DATE: September 23, 2017, Saturday, 14:00-18:30

LOCATION: Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

 

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Summer Chess Camp - 7/29/2017

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's day camp held on July 29th, 2017 was small but fun.  10 campers from at least 8 schools participated in the day camp, becoming much stronger players.  Our teachers, CM Alex Averbukh and IM Ryosuke Nanjo, are qualified and well prepared for the summer camp. We believe they are very important assets in the development of our students in Japan. Two levels were offered, one for students rated over 1000, and one for students rated under 1000.

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2017 SUMMER CHESS TOURNAMENT

18 players from at least 10 schools participated in our 8th scholastic tournament held by the Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club on June 3, 2017. 

In 2017, TBCC is continuing its chess education awareness campaign with more learning sessions and better access to training resources in Tokyo.
For many kids in Class B, it was a first introduction to tournament chess.  Taking the challenge is commendable and we hope they feel proud.
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2017/5/12 - Tokyo vs NYC Elementary School Match

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Summer Chess Camp - 7/29/2017

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TBCC is going to the JCA Club Championship 2017!

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) proudly announces that we are going to enter the Club Championship 2017 for the second time as an official member circle of Japan Chess Association (JCA).  JCA organizes an annual club championship for member associations in September every year.  The club championship is for teams of 4 (or up to 6 players).  TBCC now accepts your application to play as a member of TBCC in the 2017 club championship via email by July 31, 2017.

 

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Chess For Rookies!

This is the perfect class for experienced players with basic understanding of chess to begin to expand their skills and learn strategies and rules to play effectively in tournaments.
The purpose is to learn critical and strategic thinking skills that promote international life long learning for youth.
 
Our instructor - Alex Averbukh
【Date】                 
                   Tuesdays 
                   Term I: 5/9(Tue), 5/16(Tue), 5/23(Tue), 5/30(Tue) [4 lessons/term]    17:30-18:30
                   Term II: 6/6(Tue), 6/13(Tue), 6/20(Tue), 6/27(Tue) [4 lessons/term] 17:30-18:30
                   
【Place】Details will be provided upon registration.
【Costs】12,000 yen for four lessons (3,000 yen/lesson) plus;
                     500 yen/lesson for facility fee (2,000 yen/mo)
                   * Trial lesson is offered (2,000 yen/lesson)  *excluding tax.
【Requirements】 Understanding rules and manner applied to public open spaces.
Unlimited membership fee (10,000 yen) is required for this course.
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Inter-school Chess Championship 2017

On Saturday, April 15, Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club held the 2017 Inter-School Chess Championship at Nishimachi International School. This was our first tournament with a middle and elementary school and the number of participants swelled to 22 players, representing 4 schools across Tokyo. The five round dual rated G/25+5 sec. tournament offered an opportunity for Tournament players to put their endurance and

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4/8/2017 Lecture & Simul Exhibition with IM Igor Bitensky

As part of his private trip during the cherry blossom season to Japan from Israel, IM Igor Bitensky was invited to play a simultaneous exhibition against kids, junior and adult players in the Tokyo Bilingual Chess club on April 8th, 2017.  It's not everyday chess players in Japan get to hear from an international master.  IM Bitensky played nine separate chess games against nine attendees at one time—six children and three adults, ratings from approximately 600 up to 1900+, as FM Anton Frisk Kockum from Sweden and CM Alex

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Spring Chess Camp - 3/11/2017

IM Ryosuke Nanjo & CM Alex Averbukh have hosted a spring one-day chess camp on Saturday, March 11h, 2017. Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's policy of "Chess Should be Fun" truly prevails for this cool day of camp! From Chess Leaders to Chess Master, this Camp is sure to captivate, motivate and generate chess players. Each child will receive as much Chess time as they like while enjoying mind clearing fun, cooling and break opportunities.

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4/8/2017(Sat) Lecture & Simaltaneous Exhibition with IM Igor Bintensky for Kids!

Welcome to Japan and the Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club, IM Igor Bintensky!!! 

Come one, come all for casual play.  No lessons, no guidelines.  Just happy, social playtime for English speaking chess players.  This will give everyone something nice to look forward to at the weekend.  

All kids (& adults) are invited for Lecture and Simaltaneous Exhibition by IM Igor Bitensky from Israel. [No interpretation is provided.]
 

DATE: April 8, 2017, Saturday, 13:00-17:30

LOCATION: Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

 

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2017 NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club had a great turnout for our new year scholastic chess tournament this past Saturday, January 28, 2017. There were a total of 16 players vying for various trophies and prizes.   The field of 16 players was split into two sections, an open section (Class A) and a U1000 section (Class B). The kids and parents were all great and we couldn’t have asked for a better group.  Special donations (Harry Potter merchandises & chess books!) were provided for winners to take as a prize.

 

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WINTER SPECIAL: Chess For Rookies!

This is the perfect class for experienced players with basic understanding of chess to begin to expand their skills and learn strategies and rules to play effectively in tournaments.
The purpose is to learn critical and strategic thinking skills that promote international life long learning for youth.
 
Our instructor - Alex Averbukh
【Date】
                   Tuesdays 
                   Term I: 1/24(Tue), 1/31(Tue), 2/7(Tue), 2/14(Tue) [4 lessons/term]    17:30-18:30
                   Term II: 2/21(Tue), 2/28(Tue), 3/7(Tue), 3/14(Tue) [4 lessons/term] 17:30-18:30
                   Term III: 3/21(Tue), 4/4(Tue), 4/11(Tue), 4/21(Tue) [4 lessons/term] 17:30-18:30
                   Term IV: 4/28(Tue), 5/9(Tue), 5/16(Tue), 5/23(Tue) [4 lessons/term] 17:30-18:30
【Place】Details will be provided upon registration.
【Costs】* 12,000 yen for four lessons (3,000 yen/lesson) plus;
                   * 500 yen/lesson for facility fee (2,000 yen/mo)
                   * Trial lesson is offered (2,000 yen/lesson)  *excluding tax.
【Requirements】 Understanding rules and manner applied to public open spaces.
Unlimited membership fee (10,000 yen) is required for this course.
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Winter Chess Camp - 12/17/2016

It’s vacation time and kids feel like improving their games in a fun atmosphere?  Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Winter Chess Camp was held on December 17, 2016 and had 15 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

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11/26/16 Thanksgiving Casual Chess Day - Play with Chess Masters!

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2016 Tokyo Open 3-day Course Result

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2016 HALLOWEEN CHESS TOURNAMENT

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Halloween Scholastic Tournament held on October 1, 2016; our first all day event with the time control of 25 min. + 5 sec. increment.  We know October 1st was a bit early for Halloween, but really fun!  The Tournament Director, Alex A., and Teacher Ken 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!

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11/26/2016(Sat) Thanksgiving Casual Play For Adults & Kids!

Come one, come all for casual play.  No lessons, no guidelines.  Just happy, social playtime for English speaking chess players.  This will give everyone something nice to look forward to at the weekend.  Some of you may wish to use this time to play out your challenge games in order to move up the rank and make the team!

 

DATE: November 26, 2016, Saturday, 14:00-18:30

LOCATION: Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

 

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2016 Club Championship TBCC Teams Results


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Club Championship Preparation & Casual Chess Day - Play with Chess Masters!

On September 17th, 2016, Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club had the Club Championship Preparation & Casual Chess Day and 20 players showed up for that. In a team setting, it is very important to stress team camaraderie.  Teacher Alex told the children that whatever is good for anyone is good for everyone.  If a teammate is having a rough time, it is everyone else's job to come together to support and encourage that person.  If someone is winning and you are not, be glad for them.  As long as they are winning, that is good for the whole team.

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Players Wanted! SSCL Friendship Tournament on 11/6/2016

We are grateful to the SSCL team of Japan Chess Association (JCA) for permission to take four players from Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club in the SSCL Friendship Tournament on November 6th (Sun), 2016.

 

EVENT: SSCL Friendship Tournament

DATE: November 6th (Sun), 2016

FORMAT: 4 Rounds, Unrated, G30

TIME:  Check-in by 10am (TBD)

               10:30 R1, 12:20 R2, 13:30 R3, 14:40 R4 

LOCATION: Chess Center (Rm 105, 6-16-8, Ikegami, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 146-0082) Phone 03-3753-3391

                         3 minutes from Ikegami station, Tokyu Ikegami Line

ENTRY FEE: 2,000 yen (subject to change) payable to SSCL at the chess center (cash only please)

LANGUAGE:  Japanese (We will help you with interpretations, so no worries!)

AWARD:  Commemorative shield for winners in upper graders & lower graders categories.

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