Japan National Chess Championship Qualifying Tournaments

Qualification criteria:

Below is the list of qualifying tournaments for Japan National Chess Championship that will be held in May, 2019. 1 player per 8 participants, plus 1 additional player will qualify from each tournament. (Excluding the players who have already qualified at other tournaments)

Already qualified players

Qualified Players by alphabetical order
1 Averbukh, Alex : – Top20 – –
2 Descamps, Bert : – – Open –
3 Qin Ranran : – – – WomenChamp
4 Scott, Tyler : – Top20 – –
5 Tran Thanh, Tu : – Top20 Open –
6 Aoshima, Mirai : – Top20 Open –
7 Ishii, Ichiro : Dan – – –
8 Irie, Yuki : – Top20 – –
9 Endo, Haruto : – – – JuniorChamp
10 Kojima, Shinya : Dan – – –
11 Kobayashi, Atsuhiko : Dan Top20 Open –
12 Shiomi, Ryo : Dan Top20 – –
13 Sugimoto, Koichi : Dan – – –
14 Nakamura, Naohiro : Dan Top20 Open –
15 Nanjo, Ryosuke : – – Open –
16 Noguchi, Koji : – Top20 – –
17 Baba, Masahiro : Dan Top20 Open –
18 Hamane, Kenichi : Dan – – –
19 Higashino, Tetsuo : – Top20 – –
20 Hirao, Satoshi : – – – UnivChamp
21 Furuya, Masahiro : – – Open –
22 Manabe, Hiroshi : – – – SeniorChamp
23 Mitsuya, Naoto : – Top20 – –
24 Yamada, Kohei : Dan Top20 – –
25 Yamada, Shinmei : – – Open –

Qualifying Tournaments

Hokkaido

Sapporo Chess Club
Hokkaido Chess Championship
Dates: March 23, 24 2019
Velue: Kaderu 2.7 Room1010
Time Control: 5 rounds, 40min + 30sec/move
Entry fee: Adults 3000yen, Students 1500yen
Contact:bqd03164@nifty.com Mr. Kanamaru

Tohoku

Sendai Chess Club
Tohoku Qualifying Tournament
Dates: March 30 2019 (tentative)
Venue: Sendai-shi Touroku Community Centre
Time Control: 4 rounds, 45min + 30sec/move, or 75min SD
Entry fee: 1000yen
Contact:022-264-1654 Mr. Takahashi

Kanto, Chiba

*This tournament is finished.
Chiba Chess Club
Chiba Championship
Dates: February 2, 3 2019

Tokai, Shizuoka

*This tournament is finished.
Hamamatsu Chess Club
Shizuoka Championship

Tokai, Aichi

*This tournament is finished.
Nagoya Chess Club
Aichi Championship
Dates: February 3 2019

Kinki, Osaka

Osaka En Passant Chess Club
Osaka Qualifying Tournament
Dates: March 31 2019
Venue: Chess Room En Passant
Time Control: 4 rounds, 30min + 30/sec delay
Entry Fee: 2500yen
Contact:Mr. Tabe osakaenpassant@gmail.com

*Please bring your own digital chess clock

Kinki, Hyogo

Kobe Chess Club
Dates: February 24 2019
Venue: Kobe Higashinada kumin kaikan
Time Control: Round 1, 2: 30min + 10sec/move Round 3, 4: 40min + 10sec/move
Entry Fee: adults: 3000yen, Junior/senior high school students: 2000yen, Elementary students and younder: 1000yen
Contact:mitsvsop@gmail.com Mr. Okada
*contact Mr. Okada for more details

Chubu, Hiroshima

This tournament is finished.
Hiroshima Chess Club
Hiroshima Qualifying Tournament
Dates: February 10 2019

Kyushu, Nagasaki

Nagasaki Chess Club
Nagasaki Championship
*This tournament was cancelled.

Kyushu, Fukuoka

*This tournament is finished.
Fukuoka Chess Club
Fukuoka Championship

About Japanese Champion

  • No 2020 Olympiad members will be selected at Japan National Chess Championship in May, 2019.
  • The Japan Champion will have to be registered with Japan with FIDE. (Non Japanese FIDE players can still participate as long as they have qualified to play)