- ESC/WOSC 2015 will be in Prague (Sep 28, 2014)
Next years ESC/WOSC will take place August 20 - 23, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. The venue will be Prague, Hotel Olympik ****.
Please mark your calendars for this most important European shogi tournament in one of the great cities of the continent. The organizers around Filip Marek and Vojteck Hrabal will come up with further details in due course.
- Ratings and tournament results updated (Aug 10, 2014)
A new preliminary rating list as of Aug 2nd is available. Recent tournament results include the ESC/WOSC that was held in Budapest (Hungary).
- Karolina Styczynska is the new European Champion 2014! (Jul 27, 2014)
From 17th to 20th July 2014 the ESC/WOSC took place in Budapest (Hungary). 78 players from 18 countries participated in the WOSC. Special guests in Budapest were professional players Hirotaka Nozuki 7-dan and Akira Nishio 6-dan sent by the Japan Shogi Association. Also joining the event were Shohei Takada 6-dan and Madoka Kitao Joryuu 2-dan.
Karolina Styczynska managed to become the first female player to win the European Championship. Runner up was Marco Dietmayer , followed by Jean Fortin .
The WOSC was also won by Karolina Styczynska with 8 out of 9 thanks to a better SOS-score, ahead of Makoto Kawato . On third place finished Thomas Leiter , followed by Tomoya Mizogami , Simon Meuller , Marco Dietmayer and Yasuyuki Okamura , who all scored 7 points.
The blitz tournament was won by Makoto Kawato ahead of Thomas Leiter and Jean Fortin . The professional guests also participated in the blitz tournament giving handicaps, however their ranking in the table was not taken into account.
As a side event a team tournament (3 players per team) took place. The team tournament was won by team Japan ahead of Austria I and Hungary I.
All results can be found on the tournaments webpage. The kifu of the ESC finale can be downloaded here.