Monday, 12 November 2018

The next London Shogi Club meeting will be on 01.12.2018

Because the British Shogi Championships are being held on the final weekend of November, the  London Shogi Club will be held back until the following Saturday, which is on 01.12.2018. 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.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

2018 British Championships

Waltham Forest Shogi is pleased to announce that the 2018 British Shogi Championships will be held in Chingford, London. The tournament will be held over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 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. 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.  Alternatively on Hatch Lane there are a supermarket, fish and chip shop and other takeaways.






Sunday, 21 October 2018

October 2018 meeting will be on 27.10.2018


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 27.10.2018. 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.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

September 2018 meeting will be on 29.09.2018

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 29.09.2018. 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.

Friday, 20 July 2018

July 2018 meeting will be on 28.07.2018

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 28.07.2018. 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.

Monday, 18 June 2018

June 2018 meeting on 30.06.2018


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 30.06.2018. Steven Cain 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.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Shogi Tournament in Birchington on 02.06.2018

Steve Campbell is running another shogi event in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, after successful events in 2015 and 2016. It will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, at Christies Wine Bar, 1 Station Approach, Birchington (CT7 9RD) very close to Birchington railway station. The tournament will run from  about 10.30am to 5.45pm. If you want to enter the tournament or make enquiries, please send an email to Shogi London or post a message on the Shogi London facebook page and we will provide Steve's contact details.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

May 2018 meeting will be on 26.05.2018

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 26.05.2018. 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.
I would also remind you that there will be a tournament in in Birchington (North Kent) on 02.06.2018. Steve Campbell is the main organiser for this but you can enter by emailing David Faldon or commenting on this blog.

Monday, 23 April 2018

April 2018 meeting will be on 28.04.2018

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 28.04.2018. 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.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

2 reminders and a new announcement

As previously announced
  • the March meeting of the London Shogi Club will be on 24.03.2018
  • there will be a tournament in Chingford on 21.04.2018
There will also be a tournament will be in Birchington (North Kent) on 02.06.2018.

More details will follow in a later announcement. Steve Campbell is the main organiser for this but you can enter by emailing David Faldon or commenting on this blog.

Monday, 12 March 2018

March 2018 meeting will be on 24.03.2018.

No-one expressed a preference for holding the meeting during the Easter weekend, so the March meeting of the London Shogi Club will be a week earlier on 24.03.2018. 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.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Probably moving date of March 2018 meeting to 24.03.2018

The normal 'last Saturday of the month' timing for the London Shogi Club would be during the Easter weekend. Lots of people will be away from London or busy, and Caffe Nero will be very full.

I'm therefore suggesting that we hold it on the previous Saturday 24.03.2018.

If you want to express a preference, please do so 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.
The final decision will be based on feedback during the next week or so, and will be announced in the usual places.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Chingford Shogi Tournament on 21 April 2018


Waltham Forest Shogi is pleased to announce that there will be another tournament in Chingford, London. The tournament will be held on Saturday 21 April 2018.

Entries should be sent by email to David Faldon or by commenting on this blog post.

There will be four rounds of games and everyone will play in each round. We plan to start at 11.00 and finish around 18.00. If anyone has any questions please ask before play starts.

Monday, 19 February 2018

February 2018 meeting will be on 24.02.2018

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 24.02.2018. 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.

Monday, 22 January 2018

January 2018 meeting will be on 27.01.2018

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 27.01.2018.

Steven Cain will be around from 11.30am until at least 2pm at Caffe Nero, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 7HE. Other players might get there earlier, or stay later.

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.