Wednesday, 9 February 2022

London Spring Shogi Tournament will be on 12.03.2022

Michael Green and Natasha Regan have organised an in-person tournament at the London Mindsports Centre in Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith on 12 March 2022.

More details and an entry form are here

It would be great to see you there.

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

London in-person shogi pub meeting on 03.02.2022

Michael Green has organised  an in-person shogi hang out this Thursday at the Horse & Groom on Great Portland Street at 7:30pm on Thursday 3rd (128 Great Portland St, London, W1W 6PX).

Great Portland Street, Regents Park and Goodge Street underground stations are close by. The nearest rail station is Euston. 

There is no entry fee, but people will need to buy drinks or food so that the venue will be happy. 

Sorry for the short notice. It would be great to see you there!

Sunday, 16 January 2022

More news about UK shogi

Natasha Regan has set up an English Shogi Players team on lishogi.org. This is another online server like 81dojo, and has the advantage that it's much easier to set up formal or informal tournaments. The team is having regular arena tournaments, together with a Zoom chat. These are normally at the weekend although we haven't completely settled when they happen.

If you have a connection to UK shogi you would be very welcome - you don't have to be English or British, although we are mainly aiming to bring in people living in the UK. You would need to register on lishogi, then join the English Shogi Players team on lishogi. Then watch out for details of the next arena. Once you have joined you could also ask us for details of the Zoom. 

Hopefully that should be clear enough, but if you 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.

Perhaps London shogi is coming out of hibernation?


We aren't running a London shogi club yet, but some of us are investigating whether we can run a face to face event.  This depends on being able to book a venue, and of course having regard to Covid risks and any restrictions which are in place. If that is successful, maybe we can think about starting up a club.

We will let you know more later.

If you  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.
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Thursday, 30 July 2020

2 online shogi tournaments in August 2020

There are no shogi club meetings at the moment, but two shogi tournaments which would otherwise be held 'face to face' are holding online versions.   

FESA, the organisation which runs the European Shogi Championships has announced that it will hold the 1st European Online Shogi Blitz Championship on August 9th (July 25, 2020). The tournament is open to all European shogi players. It will be a knockout tournament with max. 128 participants and a thinking time of 5 min. + 10 sec. byoyomi. The full tournament information can be found here. Registrations have to be made on the tournament page by August 8th, CEST 16:00 (UTC 14:00). 

The Mind Sports Olympiad, normally held in London in the last week in August is being held virtually. This will include a shogi tournament on 30th August at 3.30pm-6pm. It will be played on 81dojo with a time control of 15mins + 30 seconds byo-yomi.  See www.msoworld.com for more details of the Mind Sports Olympiad.


Saturday, 25 April 2020

London April 2020 virtual meeting on 25.04.2020

There will be no face to face meeting of the London Shogi Club in April 2020, but there will be a virtual meeting on Saturday 25.04.2020. We will probably run from 11am to 1pm.

I will be logging on to the 81dojo website at around 11am with username ShogiLondon. There are currently only two attending. If you want to join in and have not already asked me for details of the Zoom meeting, message me.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of strength or experience.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Possible virtual April London meeting on 25.04.2020

There will be no face to face meeting of the London Shogi Club in April 2020, but if people are interested we can have a virtual meeting on Saturday 25.04.2020.

We did this in March, using a combination of the jitsi chatroom and 81dojo. That didn't work perfectly, so if we have a virtual meeting it will be by using Zoom and 81dojo. People will need to use the Zoom software

If we go ahead, I log on to the 81dojo website at around 11am while also setting up a Zoom meeting. We can have breakout rooms so that people can play games and chat without interruptions, or if preferred, we can analyse some games.  

If you are interested, then request joining details for the Zoom meeting before Saturday by
Everyone is very welcome, regardless of strength or experience.