2020 Japan Chess Championship qualifying tournaments


  • Tokyo Chess Championship — Cancelled
  • Hokkaido Chess Championship —- Finished
  • Tohoku Area Chess Championship —- Finished
  • Hyogo Chess Championship — Postponed
  • Golden Week Open — Cancelled
  • Japan Rapid Championship Cancelled
  • Japan Chess Championship — Postponed

(Updated on 28th March.)

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Hokkaido Chess Championship 2020
: March 21, 22  Venue opens at 8:50, R1 starts at 9:30
Location: “Kaderu 27” Room 1010 (2 Jyou nishi, 7 cho-me, Kita, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
Format: 40min + 30sec/move, 5R
Entry Fee: 3,000yen, Students: 1,500yen  Payable at the venue
Contact: sapporochessclub@gmail.com
*Register up to the day before the tournament. Please bring a clock if you have one.

Tohoku Area Qualifying Tournament
Dates: March 28, Saturday
Location: Sendaishi Toroku Community Centre
Format: 45min + 30sec/move, 4R or 75min no increment
Entry Fee: 2000yen, U20 1000yen

Kobe Chess Club Hyogo Chess Championship
Dates: April ?? (Postponed)
Location:Kobe Higashinada Kumin centre 2nd floor
Format:4 Rounds: 1,2R – 30min + 10sec/move, 3,4R – 35min + 10sec/move
Entry Fee:Adults: 3000yen, Junior/High school students: 2000yen, Elementary students: 1000yen
You need to be an NCS member (You can purchase or renew on the day of the tournament)
*Lunch can be purchased for 500yen with a drink
Please contact by 3/18 if you want to order
Registration contact:Mr. Okada 090—6555—2775 mitsvsop@gmail.com
Please let us know if you are already qualified for Japan Championship, if you want to buy lunch, if you request a bye and where you reside. Please be on time for pairings.

There still is a chance of cancellation if the prefecture issues some new measures that we need to follow. Thank you for your understanding.


We ask participants to follow the guidelines below. 

1. Wash your hands before and after each game
2. No handshaking before and/or after the game
3. Wear a mask, if you don’t have one, do not touch your face and use hand sanitizer
4. When sneezing or coughing, use your mask or do so into your elbow, NEVER into your hands (even if you have a mask on), and go wash your hands right away
5. No analysis after the game
6. If you have fever, say so to an arbiter as soon as possible.