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
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  • 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.