| Thursday 22 August
||European Open Blitz
| Friday 23 August
Rounds 2 and 3
||Annual FESA meeting
| Saturday 24 August
Rounds 5 and 6
||WOSC Round 7
| Sunday 25 August
||WOSC Round 8
||WOSC Round 9
||Prize giving ceremony
||We ask all national associations and individual players to
bring shogi sets and byoyomi clocks or game timers with them
to the Championships. FESA and Shogi Belgium are not in a position
to furnish sufficient material. Please let Hans Secelle
know how many sets and clocks you will be bringing along.
REPORTS AND PARTICIPANTS
The ESC/WOSC attracted 56 players to three events. The list of participants contains their
names, grades and photos. Reports and detailed results, including
rating changes, are available for all three: the European
Open Blitz Shogi Championship, the European
Shogi Championship (ESC) and the Worldwide
Open Shogi Championship (WOSC). Three players dominated the
championships: one of the rising stars, Gert Schnider of Austria,
won the blitz championship and come second in the WOSC, Eric
Cheymol of France came second in the blitz and the ESC, and Boris
Mirnik of Germany won both the ESC and WOSC.
VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
The RIKAB Institute, Prins Boudewijnstraat 71 (= 71 Rue Prince
Baudouin), 1083 Ganshoren (Brussels), Belgium. Phone: +32-02-428
2013. Fax: +32-02-420 1324. Web (in Dutch): http://schoolweb.argo.be/internaat/ganshoren/rikab/.
For directions and photos of the last ESC at RIKAB (1997), refer
to the RIKAB page. For
larger scale maps of the area around RIKAB, refer to the streetmaps page.
The championships, accommodations and meals are all under
one roof at the RIKAB, so there is no need to go back and forth
between one and the other. The venue offers the opportunity to
watch TV and video, and to play pool, tabletennis, tablesoccer,
basketball and volleyball. A swimming pool is two blocks away.
RIKAB is located in Ganshoren, part of the exciting city of Brussels,
and has hosted the ESC several times before with great success.
It is easily reached by underground and offers ample parking
We can only offer the low registration fee by saving on amenities:
although the beds have blankets and pillows,
players will have to bring their own bedlinen (pillow case and
sheets or sleeping bag) and towels! Twin rooms (two
beds in a single room) are available so that players can bring
The RIKAB Institute is a boarding school and they only open
up for the days of the championships. Consequently, accommodation is only offered for the nights
of 22, 23 and 24 August (i.e., arrival must not be
before 22 August and departure must not be after 25 August. Players,
who want to stay in Brussels before or after the championships,
should check out the following pages: Youth
hostel Jacques Brel, e-mail: brussels.brel AT laj DOT be; Brussels
& Brussels; Youth
accommodation in Brussels. Booking early is advised.
For rules and regulations pertaining to the European/Worldwide
Open Championship and to the Blitz Championship, including a
description of how Elo ratings are being used, refer to the Tournament Rules page.
REGISTRATION OPTIONS AND DETAILS
From Sunday 4 August onwards, participants must register directly
with Albrecht Heeffer,
registrations secretary of the ESC/WOSC 2002
Organizing Committee. Registration options, deadlines and
fees are as follows:
- Tournament only
- Registration no later than Thursday
22 August: 25 Euro
- European Open Blitz (Quickplay) Championship
- No prior registration is required. Participation is free
- Tournament and 3 days full board (THESE
SPECIAL OFFERS HAVE EXPIRED!)
- Early registration (no later than Sunday
14 July): 100 Euro
- Late registration (no later than Sunday
4 August): 125 Euro
Non-playing accompanying persons pay the same fees for full
board as players (100 Euro before 14 July, 125 Euro before 4
August). No discounts will be given: players or accompanying
persons who don't stay the full period, who skip meals or who
only take meals but no accommodation, will still have to pay
the fee for full board.
Cases of force majeure excepted, registration fees
are non-refundable. Check with your national organization to
find out how they handle payment of registration fees. See below
for a list of representatives of national organizations.
If a player has paid the entire registration fee to his national
association in a currency other than Euro, FESA will absorb the
difference that results from exchange rate changes, if any. If
a player has paid his national association a deposit only, upon
arrival at RIKAB that player pays the difference between the
registration fee that is due (100 or 125 Euro) and the amount
FESA received from his national association.
2002 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The ESC and WOSC 2002 are organized under the auspices of
the Federation of European Shogi Associations.
The organizing committee consists of Hans Secelle (overall coordinator),
Albrecht Heeffer (registrations secretary), Martin Danerud, Marc
Theeuwen, Eddy Verhaeven and Pieter Stouten.
INFORMATION NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
||Carl Johan Nilsson
||Canada Shogi Federation
|ESC/WOSC 2002 registrations