Monday, January 18, 2010

My First Japanese Tourney

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!


Anonymous said...

Good luck!


Anonymous said...

I'm paying 350 Norwegian crowns for a 5 round tournament this weekend. That's $65 aussie.

Anonymous said...

I managed to get first equal and win 670 crowns. The pairing system is a strange one though. Check out the Monrad system on wikipedia. Rating plays no part after the first round.