The British Shogi Federation has been asked to provide a representative for the 7th International Shogi Forum to be held in Kitakyushu, Japan, in October 2017. Only British passport holders are eligible to be selected. A qualification tournament will be held on Saturday 3rd June.
We plan to start at 10 am, so players should aim to arrive a little before this.
The simplest way to get to the venue is to get a train to Chingford, then a bus to Friday Hill.
Chingford station is the final stop on the overground railway line from Liverpool Street to Chingford. Services run every 15 minutes on Saturday and Sunday. If you are coming from Central London, it will often be faster to take the Underground to Walthamstow Central and take the train to Chingford from there. To work out the best route, you can look at Citymapper or the TfL route planner.
When you get to Chingford Station, you can get the 212 either at the bus station Stop B (just to the east of the railway station), or from Stop E on Station Road, (slightly to the west of the station). There are buses every 10 minutes or so. Citymapper or TfL might suggest you take a different bus to the 212: that's probably OK, but you might have to walk further if you take a different bus.
The 212 bus takes slightly more than 5 minutes to get to the Simmons Lane stop. From there you can see the Dovecote public house; without crossing the road, keep on walking along Friday Hill past the Dovecote and its garden. You will come to Normanton Park and at this point Friday Hill East starts, running parallel to Friday Hill. The first building is a nursery, and the second is Friday Hall.
If you miss getting off at Simmons Lane, the next stop is Chingdale Road. Without crossing the road just walk up Friday Hill East until you see number 56.
If you are coming by car then the address and the postcode E4 6JT can be used in a satnav and they should get you to the right place.
There is parking space for a couple of cars to the left of the hall. This space is shared with the Little Miracles Nursery, so please park on the Friday Hall side. Normally you can park on the street nearby, and that's often easier.