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.
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!