{Cancellation of Tokyo Chess Festival}

To the participants of Tokyo Chess Festival,

With one of the biggest typhoons of the year approaching Tokyo and the nearby area this weekend, we have regrettably decided to cancel the tournament.

It was  not an easy decision but the safety of our players and the organizers must come first. The reality of the situation is the weather might be fine on Monday but the damage to infrastructure could create an unplayable tournament situation.

We will return all paid entry fees to players either as cash or credit to future tournaments including Japan Open.  Email us by the 19th with your preferred return method. If we do not hear from you by the 19th, we will automatically place your entry fee into a credit towards future tournaments.

This was a very difficult decision as we do not get venue fees fully refunded as well. We appreciate your understanding and support.

Thank you.

NCS President Yumiko Hiebert
Tokyo Chess Festival TD Akihiro Yamada



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Tournament Schedule 2019

Dates Name Format
03.23~ 24 Tokyo Chess Championship NCS 6R
04.29~ 05.04 Japan Chess Championship FIDE 10R
05.02~ 04 Golden Week Open FIDE 6R
06.15~ 16 Japan Rapid Chess Championship NCS 10R
06.16 Rapid Chess Challenge! NCS 5R
07.26~ 28 Japan Youth Chess Championship NCS 7R
07.27~ 28 Japan Cadets Chess Championship NCS 6R
08.02~ 04 Japan Women’s Chess Championship FIDE 6R
08.02~ 04 Japan Senior’s Chess Championship FIDE 6R
08.09~ 12 Japan Chess Classic 2019 FIDE 7R
09.21~ 22 Japan Club/Team Chess Championship NCS 6R
10.13~ 14 TOKYO Chess Festival NCS 6R
10.14 Tokyo Chess Challenge! NCS 4R
11.01~ 04 Japan Open FIDE 7R
12.14 Christmas Chess Party! NCS 4R

2020 tentative tournaments schedule:
1/11: Happy New Year Chess Festival
3/20,21: Tokyo Chess Championship
(Japan Championship qualifying tournament)
4/4: Spring Chess Challenge!
5/2-6: Japan Chess Championship

Updated: September 24 2019