THE 12th SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

DATE: October 27, 2018, 13:15-18:45 

LOCATION: Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

                         (Location details will be provided upon registration.)

CHECK IN: 13:15-13:20, ROUND 1 TIME: 13:20-

Class A (Open) & B (Approximately rated under 800 or age under 10) 

 

FORMAT: 5 rounds, G25 + 5 seconds, Swiss, Unrated

Round 1 - 13:20, Round 2 - 14:30, Round 3 - 15:00, Round 4 - 16:10, Round 5 - 17:20

ENTRY FEES: TBCC Members: Early Bird - 5,000 YEN before Friday,  10/12, 3pm
                             TBCC Members: Regular - 7,000 YEN after Friday, 10/12, 3pm
                             Non-members: Early Bird - 6,000 YEN before Friday, 10/12, 3pm
                             Nom-members: Regular - 8,000 YEN after Friday, 10/12, 3pm

  参加費:  TBCC会員:アーリーバード登録 5,000円(10/12(金) 3pmまで) 
                   TBCC会員: レギュラー登録 7,000円(10/12(金) 3pm以降)
                   非会員:アーリーバード登録 6,000円(10/12(金) 3pmまで) 
    非会員: レギュラー登録 8,000円(10/12(金) 3pm以降)
Onsite registration for round 1 ends at 13:20.

For early-bird registration, please contact us before 3pm on October 12th.  Entry fee will be paid via a bank transfer before the deadline to secure a seat.   Further details will be provided upon registration.

PARENTS: At least one adult must be present at all times during the tournament to oversee individual participants. Required to stay out of the room where the children are playing.

CHESS NOTATION: Strongly encouraged for those students 3rd grade and older.

AWARDS: Individual trophies to top 3 players in each sections.   Award Ceremony around 6:30pm.

BRING: Pencils, notepad, chess sets, and chess clocks if you have them.

 

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.)

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Weather arrangement:

Chess camp will be open today, July 28th (Sat).

 

However, heavy rain warning is in effect from 3pm so that an early closure at 4pm is planned (subject to change). 

 

We really appreciate your understanding.  Thank you and stay dry!  

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2018 Club Championship TBCC Teams Announcement

 

Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club proudly announces that 3 or 4 TBCC teams are going to enter the Club Championship 2018 for the third time as an official member circle of Japan Chess Association (JCA).

 

Event: 2018 JCA Club Championship

Date: September 16 (Sun) & 17 (Mon), 2018 

Place: Ikegami Kaikan (TBD)

Time Control: Swiss 6 rounds (Fischer mode 50 min + 30 sec) 

09:40  R1, R4

13:00  R2, R5

16:00  R3, R6

 

Team Composition and Board Order
A team shall consist of 4 players (maximum 6 players per team) who are listed below:

 

Team A 

 CM Alex Averbukh (Captain)

 Kai Tatsumi

 Shota Osaka

 Yuhiro Muto

  

Team B

 FM Anton Frisk Kockum (Captain)

 Haruto Endo

 Ryosuke Sugimoto

 Aarushi Deo 

 

Team C

 Jeremi Nodon (Captain)

 Domenic Clark

 Andrew Bergenthal

 Yuma Suzuki

  

Captains per team are appointed.  Board order is subject to change.  All teams shall abide by these rules and regulations and any matters not covered for in these rules and regulations shall be at the discretion of the TBCC director or the head coach whose decision shall be final and no correspondences shall be entertained.

  

Coach

Welcome IM Ryosuke Nanjo for 2017 Club Championship as a head coach of TBCC teams.   IM Nanjo will provide analysis and preparations to young players as they finish the round on site on an availability basis. 

 

Uniforms

All players must be in the TBCC team poloshirt and proper attire for two days.

 

Cancellation Policy

All players are expected to play all rounds of the day(s) confirmed unless Coach decides and withdrawal is required for medical or other emergency reasons.  No refunds will be given after August 18, 2017.

 

Chess Is A Team Sport!

Do not underestimate the power inherent in playing as a team or the reward felt by teammates who enjoy a very different level of achievement by participating together.   TBCC assigns every new player and experienced player (Captain) on our team to be a tournament buddy, who will help go over games during a tournament, offer moral support, and participate in a special practice before the first tournament to help the new student get ready.

 

Moms & Dads Backup Member Wanted! 

If your family member of the player wants to become a backup member of the team read requirements of participation and send us email to contact.us@beaconsq.info by 5pm, September 3rd, 2017. (JCA membership is required.) Submitting the email results in the automatic placing of a candidate for the family member's team.  Participation is free.  Please understand that the backup member is required to be present before each round, however, most likely NOT playing unless a player's withdrawal is confirmed for medical or other emergency reasons. 

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Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club proudly announces that 4 TBCC teams are going to enter the Club Championship 2018 for the third time as an official member circle of Japan Chess Association (JCA).

 

Event: 2018 JCA Club Championship

Date: September 23 (Sun) & 24 (Mon), 2018 

Place: Ota City Industrial Plaza

Door Opens: 9:00

Time Control: Swiss 6 rounds (Fischer mode 50 min + 30 sec) 

09:40  R1, R4

13:00  R2, R5

16:00  R3, R6

 

** Team Captains are required to attend the team captain meeting, starting from 9:30 on September 23rd.

 

Team Composition and Board Order
A team shall consist of 4 players (maximum 6 players per team) who are listed below:

 

Team A 

 1. CM Alex Averbukh (Captain)

 2. Ryo Chen

 3. Yuhiro Muto

 4. Shota Osaka

 

Team B

 1. Kevin Izquierdo (Captain)

 2. Aarushi Deo

 3. Sayak Chowdhury

 4. Lira Yoshida 

 

Team C

 1. Nicolo Lo Piparo (Captain)

 2. Prabhat Nagarajan

 3. Kai Tatsumi

 4. Kohta Shizumi

 

Team D

 1. Ryo Shiomi (Captain)

 2. CM Takuma Osaka

 3. WFM Grace Kigeni Sengendo

 4. Yogesh Bedekar

 5. Ryosuke Sugimoto 

 

Captains per team are appointed.  Board order is subject to change.  All teams shall abide by these rules and regulations and any matters not covered for in these rules and regulations shall be at the discretion of the TBCC director or the head coach whose decision shall be final and no correspondences shall be entertained.

  

Coach

Captain will provide analysis and preparations to young players as they finish the round on site on an availability basis. 

 

Uniforms

All players must be in the TBCC team poloshirt and proper attire for TWO days.

 

Cancellation Policy

All players are expected to play all rounds of the day(s) confirmed unless Coach decides and withdrawal is required for medical or other emergency reasons.  No refunds will be given after August 18, 2018.

 

Chess Is A Team Sport!

Do not underestimate the power inherent in playing as a team or the reward felt by teammates who enjoy a very different level of achievement by participating together.   TBCC assigns every new player and experienced player (Captain) on our team to be a tournament buddy, who will help go over games during a tournament, offer moral support, and participate in a special practice before the first tournament to help the new student get ready.

 

Moms & Dads Backup Member Wanted! 

If your family member of the player wants to become a backup member of the team read requirements of participation and send us email to contact.us@beaconsq.info by 5pm, September 18th, 2018. (JCA membership is required.) Submitting the email results in the automatic placing of a candidate for the family member's team.  Participation is free.  Please understand that the backup member is required to be present before each round, however, most likely NOT playing unless a player's withdrawal is confirmed for medical or other emergency reasons. 

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

LOCATION: Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

 

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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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