TBCC Team A
CM Alex Averbukh
TBCC Team B
TBCC Team C
Nicolo Lo Piparo
TBCC Team D
CM Takuma Osaka
WFM Grace Kigeni Sengendo
Approximately 33 teams, 150 players have participated in the 2018 Japan Club Championship hosted by Japan Chess Association (JCA) on September 23-24, 2018. An annual event where all chess minds from all over the country come in and compete and try to win the team trophy and the individual medal.
4 TBCC teams are entering the Club Championship 2018 for the third time as an official member circle of JCA. It’s an awesome unbelievable achievement for our high school, middle school and elementary kids to play all 6 rounds in two days!
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club team A, D, C & B ranked No. 8, 15, 20 & 33, respectively, in the final standings of the 2018 Japan Club Championship.
Check out chess-results for the final standings and individual performances:
Thank you, Team Captains! They encouraged their team always to follow the spirit of the highest sportsmanship!
Welcome to Tokyo, WFM Grace Kigeni Sengendo and her husband from Uganda. TBCC girls are so excited to meet her and absolutely loved her in the JCA Club Championship 2018.
Congratulations to all of the winners this year. A medal and gifts were awarded to the top players as board prizes for outstanding individual performance: CM Alex Averbukh (TBCC Team A) for the 1st board & overall individual performance and Prabhat Nagarajan (TBCC Team C) for the 2nd board top player. TBCC Team A has got the special "Gambatta" prize.
The Club Championship had a good balance of focus and fun. The students were all there to learn, but also socialize and enjoy themselves.We are all really proud of the heart and effort of all these kids! Thanks to all the parents and coaches who support scholastic chess in Japan!
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:
1. CM Alex Averbukh (Captain)
2. Ryo Chen
3. Yuhiro Muto
4. Shota Osaka
1. Kevin Izquierdo (Captain)
2. Aarushi Deo
3. Sayak Chowdhury
4. Lira Yoshida
1. Nicolo Lo Piparo (Captain)
2. Prabhat Nagarajan
3. Kai Tatsumi
4. Kohta Shizumi
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.
Captain will provide analysis and preparations to young players as they finish the round on site on an availability basis.
All players must be in the TBCC team poloshirt and proper attire for TWO days.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The TBCC team will consist of the following members (subject to change):
Board 1: Alex Averbukh (FIDE 2101)
Board 2: ___Under 18 (TBD)___
Board 3: _____Under 12______
Board 4: _____Under 10______
Board 1: TBD (FIDE XXXX)
Board 2: _____Under 18______
Board 3: _____Under 12______
Board 4: _____Under 10______
As a member of TBCC team, the following are the general requirements for candidates to participate in the JCA's Club Championship:
* Attendance of any official rated tournaments in past
* Attendance at a minimum of one TBCC's scholastic tournament or event in the Class A section with top records (Aug-17-Jul-18)
* Required to take notations
* Good etiquette of tournament chess
* Excellent written and verbal communication in English
* Open to players with a TBCC membership as well as a JCA membership. (The JCA annual membership is available for purchase thru TBCC with an approx. 50% discount of regular annual fee for child. The JCA membership for adults is also available for purchase thru TBCC with a regular rate.)
The number of TBCC teams will be based on the entry numbers for the Club Championship and the TBCC director reserves the right to vary the number of TBCC teams based on the actual entry numbers for the event. FIDE or JCA ratings will be used to guide selection into teams. Prospective participants cannot easily withdraw or change their plans unless there are alternate players and should consult with the TBCC director
The application deadline is July 31, 2018. Please send an email to email@example.com if you would like more information. Please provide us with name, age as of 1/1/2018, and contact number. Please also spread the words!
HOORAY!!! The Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club is here to play at the Club Championship!