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.