Rookies Chess





  • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Venue: Chess Center UENO (*)
    2-11-3-101 Kita-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
    (*) The current office of the federation will be remodeled as “Chess Center UENO” where members can play games. Details will be announced separately.
  • Format: 3 tournament-style games in which all participants play the game, not a winner-take-all format. Time allotted is 15 minutes, with 10 seconds added for each move. No rating will be given.
  • Pairings: Pairings will be made on the day of the tournament so that each white player and black player can play at least once. Also, as far as possible, pairings will be made after the second game between the winners or losers.



  • Entry criteria:  Beginners (Recommended for players with rating under 1200 a/o Lichess rating under 1400) 
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 yen for members, 3,000 yen for non-members
  • For members, please make sure that your membership is effective until the date of the tournament.
  • Registration: Purchase tickets through [Peatix] during the application period (Limit: 12 spots)
    “Waiting list tickets” could be purchased only after the usual participation ticket got sold out.
    *Waiting list tickets (Only for members)
    Those who purchased the “Waiting list ticket” can register for the tournament when there was a cancellation in order. The order of registration will be based on how early the player put their name on the waiting list, and the ticket fee will be accounted for as the participation fee. If there were not enough cancellations to make a spot for players in the waiting list until one week before the tournament, the ticket fee will be returned. An e-mail will be sent to the registered address if participation becomes possible.
  • Registration Period: 18:00 December, 28 2023 (Thu) ~ 23:59 January 31, 2024 (Wed.)



February 17 (Saturday)

13:00 – 13:15 Check-in

13:15 Opening Ceremony

13:30 Round 1

14:30 Round 2

15:30 Round 3

16:30 Closing Ceremony



This event is intended for beginners. Therefore, there will be no awards.

Please read through the “” in advance to get an idea of how the event will go.

Clocks and chess sets will be provided by the organizer.

It is not necessary to write a game record, but if you can write, please do so. If necessary, advisors will be available to teach you how to write.

All electronic devices including smartphones, tablets or smartwatches must be turned off and stored away. Players are not allowed to keep it on him/her or take it outside of the venue in a bag. When a player breaks these rules, his/her game shall be immediately lost. It is forbidden for anybody to use a mobile phone or any kind of communication device in the playing venue.

All players have to follow the COVID-19 Guidelines 4th Edition.

The rules of the game will be the same as for regular tournaments. However, illegal moves will not be considered as a foul in this trial event.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the website, in the press, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Japan Chess Federation photographing and using your image and likeness.

If you wish to cancel your participation in the competition, please contact

If you cancel up to 8 days before the application deadline and the number of participants has not reached the maximum number, you will receive a refund.

No refunds will be made for any reason after 7 days prior to the registration deadline or when the maximum number of participants has been reached.

The Japan Chess Federation cannot be held responsible for any problems that occur between individuals.

If there is a discrepancy between English and Japanese, the Japanese version prevails.



Japan Chess Federation






COVID-19 Guidelines 4th Edition

Chess-results (List of participants)