Tuesday, 3 December 2013

2013 British Shogi Championship Results

The 2013 British Open Shogi Championships were held in Hampstead (London) over the weekend of November 30th/December 1st. Tomoya Mizogami from Japan is the new British Open Shogi Champion with the untouchable score of 6/6.

Second on tie-break was Koranat Saengwat from Thailand on 4/6. Third was last year’s open champion, Steven Cain, also on 4/6. Steven wins the title of British Shogi Champion as he was the highest placed of all the local players.

Twelve players competed in total, coming from far and wide. Peter Hingley flew in from Munich for the event while Benjamin Briffaud travelled from Paris via York. Fortunately both Peter and Benjamin were staying locally on Saturday night as widespread train troubles made rather a mess of the Sunday start. Lionel Kent and Efren Rubio both arrived almost an hour late after heroic journeys (luckily they were playing each other in the fourth round) while Edward Ishiyama (joint-second after the first day) was stranded in Cambridge and couldn’t make it at all.

Detailed tournament results are available at Shogi London Supplement

David Faldon
President, British Shogi Federation

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