Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) proudly announces that we are going to enter the Club Championship 2018 for the third 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 2018 club championship via email by July 31, 2018.
As part of his business trip after the cherry blossom season to Japan from England, IM Ameet Ghasi was invited to play a simultaneous exhibition against kids, junior and adult players in the Tokyo Bilingual Chess club on April 21st, 2018. It's not everyday chess players in Japan get to hear from an international master. IM Ghasi played seperate chess games against eleven attendees at one time—eight children and three adults, ratings from approximately 600 up to 2200+, as Simon Schweizer who has just moved to Kamata
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the 2018 Inter-school Chess Championship was organized by Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club at Nishimachi International School. 17 students from 3 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.
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),
The Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's New year Tournament attracted 13 of the best scholastic players in the central Tokyo area. Deep thinkers attend this tournament from grades kindergarten up through 6th grade to compete against the strongest competition scholastic chess has to offer. Several students in Class A were one of talented youngsters rated over the 1000 mark in the Japan Chess Association.
It’s winter break and kids feel like improving their games in a fun atmosphere. Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Winter Chess Camp was held on December 16, 2017 and had 12 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. More than half were the 2nd and the 3rd graders.
The driving force behind the whole production, Camp Director - Alex Averbukh, puts a tremendous amount
TBCC's Halloween Scholastic Tournament held on October 21, 2017. The Tournament Director, Alex A., made the pairings each round and Instructor Kevin I. and Ujjwala T. from the University of Tokyo Chess Club settled any type of dispute that arose during the game. Please give them a respect for the difficult job they do! Special thanks to Krystian Ofierzyński, from Poland for stopping by straight from the Narita airport and played chess with 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
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.
18 players from at least 10 schools participated in our 8th scholastic tournament held by the Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club on June 3, 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
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
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.
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
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.