LATEST NEWS (16 September): Check
out the Results of the MSO 2000 Shogi
Festival and the Photo Gallery.
NEWS (11 August): Attend the official
opening on Wednesday 23 August at 20:00! Hans Secelle (FESA president and
first ever European Champion) will present a completely new incarnation
of his famous "Psychology in Shogi" talk. Then, as top of the
bill, Osamu Nakao (6-dan pro, renowned teacher of Shogi and guest of honour
of the MSO) will present a Shogi lesson on history, title matches and other
NEWS (6 August): We have a fantastic
number of registered participants: 88 for the European Championship/MSO
Worldwide Championship alone and 97 for all Shogi events together! Check
out the complete list of participants.
Early registration for all Shogi events has closed. Register
directly at the MSO site from now on.
NEWS (28 June): The Shogi for
Beginners session has been moved from the afternoon to the morning of
Wednesday 23 August.
On Sunday 27 August all ESC/MSOWSC rounds and the prizegiving start 30 minutes
earlier than originally announced.
NEWS (24 May): We are honoured by
the presence of Mr. Nakao Osamu, 6-dan professional.
He will present a Shogi lesson, give a simultaneous and play a demonstration
game against top amateur Larry Kaufman.
LARGEST TOURNAMENT EVER, PRIZE FUND,
- With at least 888 participants, the main event, the combined European
Shogi Championship/MSO Worldwide Shogi Championship (ESC/MSOWSC), promises
to be the largest Shogi tournament ever held in the West. Already 97 players
have registered for one or more Shogi events. It is clear this will be
a spectacular festival!
- A very attractive total prize
fund of 4,000 GBP (about 6,200 USD) is available.
at the MSO site for any Shogi event.
- 23 August: Handicap team match
(entry fee 15 GBP/6 GBP juniors); Shogi for Beginners session (FREE
entry); Shogi lesson by Nakao Osamu, 6-dan professional (FREE entry).
- 24 August: Simultaneous event featuring
Mr. Nakao (entry fee 10 GBP/4 GBP juniors); MSO Worldwide Blitz Shogi Championship
(entry fee 13 GBP/5 GBP juniors); Demonstration game: Nakao Osamu, 6-dan
professional against Larry Kaufman, 5-dan amateur (FREE entry).
- 25-27 August: the 9 rounds main
event: the combined ESC/MSOWSC (entry fee 25 GBP/10 GBP juniors).
- Refer to the complete time table
of events for details.
- Refer to the rules and regulations
page for information on formats, pairing, determination and use
of ratings, handicaps, latecomers, etc.
2000 SHOGI COUNCIL
The organization of the MSO 2000 Shogi Festival is coordinated by the
MSO 2000 Shogi Council, consisting of:
- Marc Theeuwen (FESA secretary), president and festival director
- Hans Secelle (FESA president), ESC/MSOWSC arbiter
- Martin Danerud (FESA vice-president), coordinator Shogi for Beginners
- Pieter Stouten (Mind Sports Council), coordinator satellite events
- Larry Kaufman (USSF chairman)
- David Levy (MSO Worldwide president)
- Jonathan Tisdall (MSO News chief-editor)