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!

There were 20 brave souls, that came out during our Halloween Haunt from at least 16 schools.  This is one of the best tournaments since all kids dress up in their Halloween costumes! Although many people believe that chess is just a game, there are many scientific and artistic applications that the game has to offer. Halloween lends itself perfectly to the artistic elements of the game. Children played five rounds showing fine sportsmanship as well as fine ability. 

We had two sections and Class A winners were:


Class A: Kai Tatsumi with 4.5/5.0

Class A: Shota Osaka with 4.0/5.0

Class A: Sayak Chowdhury with 3.5/5.0


The choice of the tie-break system was used in the tournament for Class B.  Class B winners were:

Class B: Harutaro Sudo with 4.0/5.0

Class B: Paulo Galvez with 4.0/5.0

Class B: Fedor Savenkov with 3.5/5.0



Kids and teachers dressed up with the spooky costumes and Salomón Moreno dressed as Super Mario Brothers won the best costume prize!  Start of the tournament was on Salomón's birthday at the 27th October.  Played well and had fun. .Happy birthday to Salomón! 


Congratulations to everyone who came out to participate and make for a great chess community event! Overall, chess is very appealing to many kids as it's interesting, challenging, and a lot of fun to play..

Thank you to all who came out to and participated the Halloween Chess Tournament.  

Stay tuned for the New Year Tournament in 2019!