- Ratings and tournament results updated (Aug 16, 2015)
A new preliminary rating list as of August 9th is available. The most recent tournament results ranging from July to early August are also available.
- Karolina Styczynska joins professional ranks (Jul 3, 2015)
As the first non-Japanese ever, Ms. Karolina Styczynska from Poland has managed to join the ranks of the professional Lady's shogi players. Congratulations!
Links (in English):
Kyodo News - Polish Styczynska to be 1st foreign female "shogi" player
The Mainichi - Polish woman comes one step closer to becoming pro shogi player
Japan Real Time - Japan Shogi Association to Train Foreign Woman for First Time
The Japan Times - Polish woman becomes shogi queen in rare move for foreigner
The Mainichi - Pole 1st foreign woman to reach shogi 3 kyu
- ESC/WOSC 2015 (May 15, 2015)
This year's ESC/WOSC will take place August 20 - 23, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic at Hotel Olympik ****.
The Organization Committee has now started to launch the official website shogi2015.eu,
providing a detailed schedule and other information.
If you have any questions regarding accommodation, transport, etc. please contact Jan Mazuch.
- 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.
Results can be found on the tournament results page and on Facebook. The kifu of the ESC finale can be downloaded here.