One Saturday, January 25, the Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club hosted its New Year's Fray scholastic chess tournament. It was the 16th tournament and the first tournament in the new decade. Despite the cloudy weather and freezing temperatures, 14 players braved the elements and gathered in Osaki, Shinagawa once again to see who would come out on top. The field of 14 players was split into two sections, an open section (Class A) and a U1000 section (Class B).
It’s vacation time and kids feel like improving their games in a fun atmosphere? It's been five years since we started amazing winter camps with bilingual children from 7 to 11. Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Winter Chess Camp was held on December 7, 2019 and had 8 students in total who all enjoyed a combination of classroom instruction and playing chess, as well as fun outdoor time with the lunch and snack time! Two levels were offered, one for students rated over 800, and one for students rated under 800.
Every year, as close as possible to the actual day of Halloween, Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club holds Halloween Scholastic Tournament. This year, we held on October 19, 2019 after the massive super typhoon "Hagibis" hit the country. The Tournament Director, Alex A., and Teacher Vladimir Romero made the pairings each round and settled any type of dispute that arose during the game. Please give them a respect for the difficult job they do. We could not hold chess tournaments without them!
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club proudly announces that 3 TBCC teams are going to enter the Club Team Championship 2019 for the forth time as an official member club of National Chess Society of Japan (NCS).
Event: 2019 JCA Club Championship
Date: September 21 (Sat) & 22 (Sat), 2019
Place: Kyurian, 6th Fl. Oimachi, Shinagawa,
Time Control: Swiss 6 rounds (Fischer mode 45 min + 30 sec)
9/21 9:00 Door opens
9:40 Captain’s meeting
10:00 Opening Ceremony
9/22 9:30 R4
TBD Closing Ceremony
Team Composition and Board Order
A team shall consist of 4 players (maximum 6 players per team) who are listed below:
CM Alex Averbukh (Captain)
Huachun Zhu (Captain)
Prabhat Nagarajan (Captain)
Senal Methmika Gallala Gamage
Captains per team are appointed. 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.
Welcome IM Ryosuke Nanjo for 2019 Club Team Championship as a head coach of TBCC teams. IM Nanjo 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 September 5th, 2019.
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 email@example.com by 5pm, September 13th, 2019. (NCS 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.
It’s summer vacation time and kids feel like improving their games in a fun atmosphere? Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Summer Chess Camp was held on August 17, 2019 and had 10 students in total who all enjoyed a combination of classroom instruction and playing chess, as well as fun outdoor time with the lunch and snack time! Players were divided into two groups of similar strength to maximize the learning experience.
Each group had sessions with different instructors.
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) proudly announces that we are going to enter the Club/Team Championship 2019 for the forth time as an official member club of National Chess Society of Japan (NCS). NCS organizes an annual club/team championship for the first time in September 21 & 22, 2019. 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 2019 club championship via email by August 25, 2019.
Sometimes younger children and older adults drift in for the fun. Play with the Grandmaster Samy Shoker was a big success on Saturday, July 20th!
The Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club welcomed GM Shoker from Egypt.
Our freshly designed content has been tailored to fit all types of chess players -- from kids to adults, beginners to competitors -- and nearly all kids and adults were able to chat and play with GM Shoker.
A 'Simul' (short for 'simultaneous exhibition') is an event where an experienced chess player plays many challengers at the same time.
TBCC had the honor and pleasure to host the simul events with chess masters from abroad two weeks in a raw. These simuls are a unique opportunity for our young players to play against a Chess Masters. GM Shoker presented the simul against approximately 10 lucky amateur players. What a way to start the summer for these juniors and kids.
As part of his trip to visit relatives in Higashi-Tokorozawa from Seattle, Washington, the U.S., CM Kyle Haining has offered to play a simultaneous exhibition against kids, junior and adult players in the Tokyo Bilingual Chess club on July 13th, 2019. Kyle is a National Master in the U.S. and a National High School Chess Co-Champion. In 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, Kyle won (or tied) for 1st place in his grade in the Washington State Elementary School Chess Championship. Kyle turned 19 this year and has just finished his first year in college.
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's 14th Scholastic Tournament held on June 1, 2019 with the time control of 25 min. + 5 sec. increment. The Tournament Director, CM Alex Averbukh and WCM Natsumi Kojima made the pairings each round and settled any type of dispute that arose during the game. WCM Natsumi brought us a special prize for the 1st place winner of group A. We could not hold chess tournaments without them!
An opportunity to be recognized as the best school team for chess is here in Tokyo again! On Saturday, May 18, the 2019 Inter-school Chess Championship was organized by Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club at Nishimachi International School. 13 students from 2 esteemed middle and elementary schools across Tokyo had participated in this championship. The three round dual rated G/25+5 sec. tournament offered an opportunity for young players to put their endurance and skills to the games against a wide variety of playing strengths.
Well this was probably our best camp ever! A good mix between activities, chess theory, coaching, tournament games and analysis. TBCC's spring camp held on March 16, 2019 was small but fun. With 2 coaches for 13 kids everyone was able to get lots of individual attention and form some really great connections. Whether your child is a beginner (Group B) and an intermediate player (Group A), this chess camp is designed to be the perfect place to learn, develop new skills, and explore new (and fun!) challenges.
TOKYO, Japan (Feb. 16, 2019) - Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club (TBCC) is pleased to announce that TBCC has joined the National Chess Society of Japan (NCS) as a new official member club.
NCS is a newly created organization with start-up members, including Yoko Tatsumi, a National Arbiter and a founder of TBCC, who have worked hard to make the transition from the Japan Chess Association (JCA) as smooth as possible. There still are a lot of obstacles and unknown problems that we need to face.
You will be able to play at all member tournaments including the Club Chess Championship and the FIDE tournaments. You will also receive a regular e-newsletter with a special member-only link where you can see game analysis of various players.
If you require a refund from JCA for a remaining period after December 31, 2019 of the annual membership, you will need to send them an email directly with your name, a JCA membership number, and bank account information. Please note that JCA membership is not transferred to the NCS so that the NCS membership registration is required to join. If you consider enrolling the Club Chess Championship as a representative player of TBCC, please proceed the NCS membership registration thru TBCC.
TBCC was founded in January, 2014 with two students of Nishimachi International School. Since then, TBCC is dedicated to the promotion of the game of chess for all of Tokyo’s school children. To that end, the TBCC will support the creation of school teams that will lead to tournament play. Furthermore, the TBCC will make special efforts to reach special needs, at-risk and under-served students. In this way, the game of chess can serve as a bridge between the varied social and geographical segments in the World.
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club had a great turnout for our new year scholastic chess tournament this past Saturday, January 26, 2019. There were a total of 11 players vying for various trophies and prizes. While missing many of our regular players due to influenza, we did not lack excitement, nail biting games and suprising upsets. The field of 11 players was split into two sections, an open section (Class A) and a U1000 section (Class B). The kids and parents were all great and we couldn’t have asked for a better group.
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club had a great turnout for our new year scholastic chess tournament this past Saturday, January 28, 2017. There were a total of 16 players vying for various trophies and prizes. The field of 16 players was split into two sections, an open section (Class A) and a U1000 section (Class B). The kids and parents were all great and we couldn’t have asked for a better group. Special donations (Harry Potter merchandises & chess books!) were provided for winners to take as a prize.
Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club's Halloween Scholastic Tournament held on October 27, 2018. The Tournament Director, Alex A., Teacher Kevin I., and Teacher Simon S. made the pairings each round and settled any type of dispute that arose during the game. Please give them a respect for the difficult job they do. We could not hold chess tournaments without them!
DATE: October 27, 2018, 13:15-18:45
LOCATION: Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
(Location details will be provided upon registration.)
CHECK IN: 13:15-13:20, ROUND 1 TIME: 13:20-
Class A (Open) & B (Approximately rated under 800 or age under 10)
FORMAT: 5 rounds, G25 + 5 seconds, Swiss, Unrated
Round 1 - 13:20, Round 2 - 14:30, Round 3 - 15:00, Round 4 - 16:10, Round 5 - 17:20
Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration: