NCS Member Clubs

NCS members can start a local chess club to support local players and host official tournaments including FIDE-rated tournaments. It is easy to start up a club: only 2 NCS members are needed to create a local club!

Club registration fee

Minimum 2 NCS members required


Japan Chess Championship qualifying tournament fee

8000yen (one time fee)
This fee will allow your club to host a qualifying tournament for that year’s upcoming National Championship.


Rating calculation fee

200yen/person/month (including FIDE rated tournaments)


Club benefits

  1. Hosting of NCS and FIDE tournaments
  2. Getting to know more chess players in the area
  3. Hosting of qualifying tournament for National Championship
  4. Discount for Team Chess Championship
  5. Free equipment rental from NCS


List of clubs

Club list