Sunday, 17 November 2019

Epsom Go and Shogi on Friday 22.11.2019

Epsom Go and Shogi club will be running next Friday evening  (22.11.2019).

If anybody would like to attend, contact Shogi London and we will put you in touch with the organisers. Feel free to let us know by
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  • posting or commenting on the Shogi London facebook page; or
  • sending an email.

Monday, 11 November 2019

2019 British Shogi Championship - more details.

As previously announced, this tournament will take place next weekend on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November.

The overall Open Championship is open to all. There will also be a British Closed Champion title for entrants who qualify as UK nationals. This will be decided by pairing the qualified players against each other in a knockout format during the first three rounds.

All entrants will play in each round, unless there are an odd number of players. If there are an odd number of players then the bye will go to the lowest ranked player who hasn't already had a bye. Nobody will get more than one bye.

We will plan to start play at 10.30 on Saturday, and players should aim to arrive before this in order to allow time for the first round pairings to be made. If players are delayed, they should contact Steven Cain to warn him so that they can still be included in the first round draw.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

London 1 day shogi tournament will be on 18.01.2020

As well as the upcoming British Shogi Championship later this month, there will be another London based tournament in January  2020

The Epsom Go and Shogi club are delighted to present The London 1-day Shogi Tournament will be held on Saturday 18th January 2020. There will be 5 rounds of 30 mins + 30 seconds byo-yomi

 It will be held at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club (YCBC)
 54 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8HA

To register email shogi@ossifrage.uk. Please include your name, country and FESA rating (or approximate strength). Entry for adults will be £5 payable on the day. Juniors (under 18) have free entry. More details can be found at shogi.ossifrage.uk




Tuesday, 22 October 2019

London October 2019 meeting will be on 26.10.2019


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 26.10.2019. 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, 9 October 2019

2019 British Shogi Championships

Waltham Forest Shogi is pleased to announce that the 2019 British Shogi Championships will be held in Chingford, London. The tournament will be held over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November. More details will be provided nearer to the tournament date.

Entries should be sent by email to shogi.london@gmail.com.
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. There will probably be six rounds, three or four on Saturday (depending on what time round 3 finishes) with the other two or three on Sunday, and everybody will play in each round. On Sunday we will hold a quickplay tournament after the main event if there is time. 

Each player will start with 25 minutes on their clock. Once a player has used up their 25 minutes, each further move must then be played within 40 seconds. If anyone is unfamiliar with this system please ask before play starts. Note for regular players - please bring a byoyomi clock if you have one.

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 but are not planning to provide lunch.  On Hatch Lane there are a supermarket, fish and chip shop and other takeaways.






Wednesday, 18 September 2019

London September 2019 meeting will be on 28.09.2019


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 28.09.2019. 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, 28 August 2019

London August 2019 meeting on 31.08.2019

We plan to have a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 31.08.2019. There should be someone around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE.

Because it is August and still holiday season, Caffe Nero might be crowded, but we hope we will still be able to play shogi.

Otherwise, 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.