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

skill to the test against awide variety of playing strengths.  


Final results:

1. The American School in Japan - 11.5/16.0

2. Tathva International School - 11.0/16.0

3. Nishimachi International School #1 - 8.5/16.0

4. Russian Embassy School in Tokyo - 5.0/16.0

5. Nishimachi International School #2 - 4.0/16.0

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for all the families that made this tournament possible. These were some really tough matches - we were really proud of how our players performed, and with the good sportsmanship shown along the way.  The 1st place winners of ASIJ team received free entry fee for the 8th scholastic chess tournament this summer, 2017.  A big thank you goes out to CM Alex Averbukh, our Tournament Director, IM Ryosuke Nanjo, FM Anton Frisk

Kockum from Sweden, Kevin Izquierdov from New York, Emi Hasegawa for wonderful photos, and Larry Knipfing, the Nishimachi Chess Club teacher. We would like to thank the Nishimachi International School for sponsoring this event and helping to bring competitive chess to this city!  Our next scholastic tournament will be on June 3rd (Sat), 2017.  We look forward to seeing our students achieve even more success and personal growth in the future!


Want to enrol inter-school chess championship in 2016-2017? Applications now open!

The Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club is to bring chess into the classrooms of as many schools in Tokyo as possible, with the aim of establishing a thriving chess culture in the community at large.


Interschool Chess is one of the ways in which Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club is working to achieve this by bringing schools in the community together regularly for events and competitions.


Details on our Inter-school Chess Championship can be found below.


Date:   15th of April, 2017 (Sat)

FORMAT: 4 rounds, Swiss, Unrated, 25 minutes + 5 seconds increment    

Location:  Nishimachi International School, Multipurpose Room (2-14-7, Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo)


Time:  Check-in - 12:45-13:00,

              Round 1 - 13:00, Round 2 - 13:55 Round 3 - 14:50, Round 4 - 15:45

              Ceremony - 17:35 (subject to change)


Team: 4 players (plus 1-2 players as backup)/team

Entry Fee:  32,000 yen/team  (34,560 yen tax-inclusive) No refunds will be given after March 31, 2017. 

Tournament Director:  Alex Averbukh


Awards:  The winners get trophies and special prizes and 4-6 place get medals and chess gifts.

Chess Notation:  Strongly encouraged for those students 3rd grade and older.
Bring:  Pencils, notepad, tournament chess sets, and chess clocks if you have them.


Registration Due Date: March 31, 2017


If your school would like to enrol in the 2016 inter-school chess chapionship, please contact us  to as soon as possible.  Generally events are held in the second half of each school year, schools need only provide a list of players and entry fees two weeks in advance.

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