- Ratings and tournament results updated (Jul 26, 2017)
A new regular rating list as of 2017-07 is now available. The list of tournament results from spring 2017 is also online.
- ESC/WOSC 2017 (Jun 12, 2017)
This year's ESC/WOSC will take place August 3 - 6, 2017 in Kiev (Ukraine) at the
Congress Center "Ukrainian House".
Please check out the official website http://shogi.org.ua/en/ for detailed schedule and other valuable information.
At the moment already more than 30 players have preregistered! Special guests in Kiev will be professional player Yaichio Ono, 7 dan, and ladies professional Madoka Kitao, 2 dan
- European Youth Shogi Championship 2017 (Jun 12, 2017)
The First European Youth Shogi Championship will be held in Wroclaw, Poland from 21st to 23rd July 2017. Eligible are European youth players 18 years old or younger (i.e. born in 1999 or later). There will be four age groups (U9, U12, U15, U18).
Beside the main tournament for youth players there will be a side tournament for everyone as well.
The webpage http://www.shogi.wroclaw.pl/eysc-2017 contains all the information about the tournaments. The list of already registered players are also available.
- ESC/WOSC 2016 - new record number of participants (Aug 31, 2016)
This year's European Shogi Championship/World Open Shogi Championship (ESC/WOSC) was held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) between August 17th and August 21st. 121 participants in the main tournament (two more than last year) mark a new milestone! Professional players attending this year were Teruichi Aono (9-dan and vice president of Nihon Shogi Renmei), Akio Ishikawa (7-dan) and Madoka Kitao (ladies professional 2-dan).
The ESC was yet again won by Jean Fortin , earning him the fifth title in the last eight years! In the final game he managed to beat the Belarusian prodigy Vincent Tanyan . The third place did go to Karl Wartlick .
Hideaki Takahashi managed to defend his title in the WOSC, again with a perfect score of 9 wins. Runner-up Shou Otsuka scored 8/9, followed by Kazuki Itoh (7/9).
The blitz tournament showed nearly the same podium, namely Hideaki Takahashi ahead of Shou Otsuka and Thomas Leiter . In the team tournament the very talented Belarusian youngsters (Belarus 1) managed to finish on first place, followed by Belarus 2 and Germany 1.
Complete result table
Report about the tournament by Twan Burg
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