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.
Students have been rapidly improving since taking lessons in the 2017 winter camp. Students in Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club are being taught by the top chess trainers in the world. It is absolutely astounding that we have access to these talented coaches. A huge THANK YOU to our tournament director, CM Alex Averbukh, our instructor, Choua Vang, and Ujjwala Thakar, a student of University of Tokyo, for running a tournament and to Emi Hasegawa for valuable photography.
Congratulations to our 2018 New Year Chess Tournament winners:
Class A: Ryo Chen with 4.5/5.0
Class A: Ryousuke Sugimoto with 4.0/5.0
Class A: Aarushi Deo with 3.5/5.0
The 1st place winner, Ryo, got a chess set of Mobile Suit Gundam as a prize.
Class B: Yuto Kondo with 4.5/5.0
Class B: Shinya Morita with 4.5/5.0
Class B: Hiroaki Hida with 2.0/5.0
Three players in Class B had never played in the tournament and performed really well. Most importantly, these little kids had a great time participating in this event for the first time.
All in all, it was a great experience for young players got a good opportunity to display to display their skills. It has assured us that chess is a game wherein children learn to be responsible for their actions.
TBCC threw Ryosuke Sugimoto a 12th birthday Chess theme party, during the new year tourament on January 27th. It was gorgeous for us to have his speech and so much fun. Happy birthday to Ryosuke!!!
The next big tournament will be the 2nd Interschool Chess Championship in April 2018. Everyone who works at Tokyo Biligual Chess Club has been involved with organizing and running tournaments for prestigious international schools from last year.
Thanks to all of the parents and kids to participate in the event. If you are serious about providing your children with the best preparatory opportunities for the upcoming country events, consider attending this event. Getting good at something is never really easy but reward for mastering it is priceless. Try and you will see!
TBCC Team A
CM Alex Averbukh
TBCC Team B
FM Anton Frisk Kockum
TBCC Team C
36 teams, approximately 170 players, have participated in the 2017 Japan Club Championship hosted by Japan Chess Association (JCA) on September 18-19, 2017. An yearly 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.
3 TBCC teams are entering the Club Championship 2017 for the second time as an official member circle of JCA.
It’s an awesome unbelievable achievement for our high school and elementary kids to play all 6 rounds in two days!
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club team B, C & A ranked No. 12, 20 & 25, respectively, in the final standings of the 2017 Japan Club Championship.
Here are final standings:
Team Name Pts.
1. Azabu Gakuen OB-B 6
2. Azabu Gakuen OB-A 5
3. Chiba-A 4.5
4. Matsudo A 4.5
5. Nagoya A 4
6. Azabu Gakuen A 4
7. Tohoku Univ. -A 4
8. Keio Univ. OB-B 4
9. Tokyo Univ. OB 3.5
10. 64 3.5
11. Keio Univ. 3.5
12. TBCC-B 3.5
13. Keio Univ. OB-A 3.5
14. Sapporo 3.5
15. Matsudo-B 3.5
16. Nagoya B 3.5
17. Tohoku Univ. B 3
18. Azabu Gakuen C 3
19. Azabu Gakuen B 3
20. TBCC-C 3
21. Tsukuba Univ. 3
22. Chiba-B 3
23. Tokyo Univ. - A 2.5
24. Tsukuba Univ. OB 2.5
25. TBCC-A 2.5
26. Tohoku Univ. D 2.5
27. Keio Univ.-B 2
28. Tokyo A 2
29. Tohoku Univ. -C 2
30. Daito Bunka Univ. 2
31. Keio Univ. OB-C 2
32. Sophia Univ. -A 2
33. Keio Univ. -C 1.5
34. Sophia Univ. -B 1.5
35. Tokyo Univ. -B 1
36. Tokyo B 0
Congratulations to all of the winners this year and thank you to everyone that came out for TBCC and
made the event so successful and entertaining. Special thanks to IM Ryosuke Nanjo, FM Anton Frisk Kockum, CM Alex Averbukh and all those who contributed to help our kids perform well in games as much as possible and provided support, guidance, and encouragement throughout the season.
Individual chess medals were earned by FM Anton Frisk Kockum and CM Alex Averbukh, who were the top players are known as "first boards" with a full score.
The Club Championship had a good balance of focus and fun. Kids found that one of the most entertaining ways to play chess is in a team format.
Young players learnt that the results of all games played by the team are added together to determine the overall match result. The kids relax a little during the lunch time after the first game of Day 2. 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, coaches and captains who support scholastic chess in Japan!
Hope to see you all at the next Club Championship in 2018!
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) proudly announces that we are going to enter the Club Championship 2017 for the second 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 2017 club championship via email by July 31, 2017.
The TBCC team will consist of the following members (subject to change):
Board 1: Alex Averbukh (FIDE 2151)
Board 2: ___Under 18 (TBD)___
Board 3: _____Under 12______
Board 4: _____Under 10______
Board 1: Anton Frisk Kockum (FIDE 2365)
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-16-Jul-17)
* 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, 2017. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information. Please provide us with name, age as of 1/1/2017, and contact number. Please also spread the words!
HOORAY!!! The Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club is here to play at the Club Championship!