Monday, 20 November 2017

Results of British Shogi Championship 2017

The 2017 British Shogi Championship was held in Chingford on Saturday 18th November.
 
The 2017 British Open Shogi Champion is Masayuki Fukumoto (Japan 4 dan) who scored a perfect 4/4.
 
 
 
The 2017 British Closed Shogi Champion is Stephen Lamb (4 dan) who defeated Steven Cain in a very close-fought final game.
 
 
The 2017 Kyu Champion is Matt Paull (Australia, unrated as yet) who scored 2/4.

The detailed results will be put on the FESA (European shogi federation) website in a few days.
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

November 2017 meeting will be on 25.11.2017

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 25.11.2017  There should be someone around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

If you want to confirm attendance or have a question, feel free to let us know by
  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

British Shogi Championship 18.11.2017 reminder

Just a reminder that the 2017 British Shogi Championships will be held in Chingford, London. The tournament will be held on Saturday 18th November.

Entry and venue details can be found here and we would also point out that
- there is no entry fee
- there is no cash prize
- anybody can enter
- the tournament will identify a British Closed Champion (who will need to be a UK citizen) and a British Open Champion (if the highest placed player is not from the UK)

We think it would be nice if players could get together for a meal out after the event.
The nearest restaurant is Prezzo, which serves pizza, pasta etc. There are also other restaurants in Chingford on the way to the railway station.
If you are interested in going out for dinner after the tournament, let Shogi London know, including if you have any particular dietary requirements.




Tuesday, 17 October 2017

October 2017 meeting will be on 21.10.2017

As previously announced, there will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 21.10.2017.
There will *not* be a meeting on 28.10.2017

Steven Cain will be around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE. Other players might get there earlier, or stay later.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

If you want to confirm attendance or have a question, feel free to let us know by
  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Monday, 9 October 2017

2017 British Championships

Waltham Forest Shogi is pleased to announce that the 2017 British Shogi Championships will be held in Chingford, London. The tournament will be held on Saturday 18th November.

Entries should be sent by email to David Faldon.

The exact format will be determined based on the number of entries and the range of grades. We may operate a single group system, or separate groups for higher and lower graded players. We will aim to make sure that everybody will play in each round. We will hold a quickplay tournament after the main event if there is time. 

If anyone has any questions please ask before play starts.

The venue is the Friday Hall community centre, 56 Friday Hill East, London E4 6JT. 
Getting to the venue by public transport
The venue is about 1 mile from Chingford station. You can walk , but I suggest people take the 212 bus route from stop B. The bus takes about 5 minutes to Simmons Lane. There are buses every 10 minutes or so. The TfL journey planner can tell you how to get to Chingford overground station.

Driving/parking
If you are coming by car there is parking space for a couple of cars; otherwise you can normally park on the street nearby.

Food and drink
We will have some snacks and drinks at the venue; we are not planning to provide lunch. The Dovecote public house is very close and serves food. Alternatively on Hatch Lane there are a supermarket, fish and chip shop and other takeaways.





Tuesday, 3 October 2017

October 2017 meeting will be on the 3rd Saturday

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 21.10.2017, a week earlier than the normal final Saturday. There should be someone around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

It was great to see several new players last Saturday and I really look forward to seeing you again. I will send another reminder nearer to the time.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

If you want to confirm attendance or have a question, feel free to let us know by
  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Monday, 25 September 2017

September 2017 meeting will be on 30.09.2017

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 30.09.2017  There should be someone around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

If you want to confirm attendance or have a question, feel free to let us know by
  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Monday, 21 August 2017

August 2017 meeting will be on 26.08.2017



There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 26.08.2017. There should be someone around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

If you want to confirm attendance or have a question, feel free to let us know by
  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July 2017 meeting will be on 29.07.2017

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 29.07.2017. There should be someone around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

June 2017 meeting will be on 24.06.2017

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 24.06.2017. There should be someone around from 11.00am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

UK qualification tournament IMPORTANT INFORMATION


We don't yet have many entries for the qualification tournament on 03.06.2017.

If the number of entries remains small, we may change venue.

So please don't turn up on Saturday without registering by email with David Faldon.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

May 2017 meeting will be on 27.05.2017


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 27.05.2017. There should be someone around from 11.00am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

UK qualification tournament for 7th International Shogi Forum will be on 03.06.2017


The British Shogi Federation has been asked to provide a representative for the 7th International Shogi Forum to be held in Kitakyushu, Japan, in October 2017. Only British passport holders are eligible to be selected. A qualification tournament will be held on Saturday 3rd June.
The exact format of the tournament depends on the number of entries.
We plan to start at 10 am, so players should aim to arrive a little before this.
 
Entries and any queries should be sent by email to David Faldon.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

April 2017 meeting will be on 29.04.2017


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 29.04.2017. There should be someone around from 11.00am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Monday, 20 March 2017

March 2017 meeting will be on 25.03.2017

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 25.03.2017. There should be someone around from 11.00am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Monday, 20 February 2017

February 2017 meeting will be on 25.02.2017


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 25.02.2017. There should be someone around from 11.00am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Online teaching game with Shogi Professional Makoto Tobe: tomorrow

As prizes for the World Shogi League 2016, professional shogi players from the Nihon Shogi Renmei are giving online teaching games to members of Division winners. The third of these will be where 7 Dan Makoto Tobe plays Andrey Belas of Ukraine in a equal teaching game. Follow at 81dojo.com for an exiting game and instructive post game analysis by a pro! 22.00 Japanese time / which is 13.00 GMT The game will be played and can be followed on 81dojo.com. Please join and experience this great learning opportunity!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Online teaching game with Shogi Professional Akira Nishio: tomorrow


As prizes for the World Shogi League 2016, professional shogi players from the Nihon Shogi Renmei are giving online teaching games to members of Division winners.

The second will be on Saturday 28 January 2017 at 2000 Japan time, which is 1100 GMT.

Akira Nishio 6 dan will play Boris Baydenko (borisbaydenko) of Ukraine in even game(hirate).
The game will be played and can be followed on 81dojo.com.

Translation will be provided for teaching comments made by Mr. Nishio

Please join and experience this great learning opportunity!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

January 2017 meeting will be on 28.01.2017


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 28.01.2017. There should be someone around from 11.00am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

The nearest rail station is Charing Cross. Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are close, but it's best to check which lines are running with Transport for London.

  • leaving a comment here (google+, wordpress, LJ or similar online ID required)
  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Online teaching game with Shogi Professional Taichi Nakamura: tomorrow


As prizes for the World Shogi League 2016, professional shogi players from the Nihon Shogi Renmei are giving online teaching games to members of Division winners.

The first will be on Saturday 21 January 2017 at 2000 Japan time, which is 1100 GMT.

Oza challenger Taichi Nakamura will play Dion Paull of Australia in a 2 piece handicap game.

The game will be played and can be followed on 81dojo.com. Translation will be provided for teaching comments made by Mr. Nakamura.

Please join and experience this great learning opportunity!