SUMMER DAY CAMP
July 28, 2018 (Sat), 10:30-17:45
Osaki, Shinagawa (2 min walk from JR Osaki station-details to be provided upon registration)
Camper Ages: Rising 3rd-9th graders
CM Alex Averbukh
Drop-Off: Campers enter through the Lobby (Details to be provided upon registration) and meet camp faculty and staff in the room for morning roll-call and announcements.
Morning Session: After an initial skills assessment, campers are divided into three groups. Tactical Tune Up campers play a round of chess using a G/15 time control. Students finishing their game early work with a tutor to review and analyze their game. Checkmate Challenge campers work on honing their middle and endgame checkmate techniques. Chess Crash Course campers start with the foundation of pawn and piece movement, and game-play.
Late-Morning Session: Campers go to their assigned groups. Instructors will cover a skill level-appropriate topic divided between classroom-style learning and hands-on exercises.
Lunch: Spend some down-time chatting with friends in the ThinkPark tower or Gate City Osaki. [NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Please bring money to purchase lunch.]
Afternoon Session: Campers go to their assigned groups. Instructors will cover a skill level-appropriate topic divided between classroom-style learning and hands-on exercises.
Special Event: This activity varies each day. It could consist of a simul, team human chess, or an opportunity to play Blitz or Bughouse.
July Birthday Party: Everyone deserves a “hip, hip, hooray” on their birthday. That’s why we throw a monthly party for our birthday kids of the month. [NOTE: Please notify us if your child's birthday is in July.]
Special Event: This activity varies each day.
Pick-Up: Students are to be picked-up promptly by 5:45 PM at the Lobby.
TBCC Members: 15,000 yen if registration and payment are received before July 20, 2018; 19,000 yen after early registration. 23,000 yen for on-site registration.
Non-Members: 18,000 yen if registration and payment are received before July 20, 2018; 22,000 yen after early registration. 26,000 yen for on-site registration.
Camp registration closes on July 20, 2018 and all payment must be transferred by registration deadline.
Half day session (AM 10:30-12:30 or PM 13:45-17:45) is also available for a half price.
Please send the following information to email@example.com for registration:
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!