Tokyo Chess Festival

A friendly tournament in the fall in Tokyo (hopefully in some nice cooler weather!). There will be 2 sections: Open and U1600, plus another Rapid Challenge! Come play some chess and get ready for next month’s Japan Open!

Please be careful: The dates are Sunday and Monday! (and the Challenge is on Monday)
But NOT Saturday and Sunday!!

Tournament Info:

Dates :October 13(Sun), 14(Mon) 2019
Venue :”Kyurian” (Shinagawa Sogo Shimin Kaikan) at JR Oimachi station

Time Control
Open and U1600 sections: 6 rounds, 45min+30sec/move, NCS-rated
Rapid Challenge2: 5 rounds, 15min+10sec/move  (1day-tournament on 14th only)

Entry Rule
Open Section: Any NCS members
U1600 Section: Any NCS members rated <1600, UR members whose level is <1600.
Rapid Challenge2: Any NCS members rated <1600 UR, Beginners welcome!

Entry Fee
Open and U1600: Adults – 6000yen, U23 – 5000yen, U18 – 3000yen
Rapid Challenge2: Adults – 3000yen, U18 – 2000yen
(half price for GM and IM title holders)

Entry Deadline: October 9th, 20:00
Payment Deadline: October 10th, 12:00

  • Schedule:
    Open and U1600:
  • October 13th: 9:00 Venue opens 9:15-9:40 Registration
  • October 13th: Pairings after registration
  • October 13th: R1 10:00 R2 13:30 R3 16:30
  • October 14th: 9:00 Venue opens
  • October 14th: R4 9:30 R5 13:00 R6 16:00
  • Prize giving and closing ceremony after R6

    Rapid Challenge2: 

  • October 14th: 9:00 Venue opens
  • October 14th: R1 13:00 R2 14:00 R3 15:30 R4 16:30 R5 17:30
  • Prize giving and closing ceremony after all the games are finished

    The organizer reserves the right to make changes to above schedule and regulations and will be posted as soon as changes happen.

Detailed regulations: Tokyo Chess Festival 2019 Regulations