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.

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.