It looks like I'm off to my first tourney in Tokyo. I got so excited that I actually thought it was last Saturday, so I got up early that morning and headed off to the edge of Tokyo, near the city's second airport, Haneda. Of course, it's actually this Sunday.
And yes, it's a 4-rounder! When you consider that the JPY5,000 entry fee is about AU$60, that's ahecofalot more expensive on a cost per game basis than the upcoming NSWCA Aussie Day tournament this weekend.
Yes, Tokyo is bloody expensive, including, as it now turns out, chess entry fees!