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
  • 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, 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.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Not yet decided if there will be an August 2019 meeting

We are currently considering whether to run a meeting of the London Shogi Club on 31.08.2019. It depends on which players are around, and whether we think our venue (which is a central London café) will be too crowded.

We hope to provide updated information soon.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Epsom Go and Shogi on 02.08.219

Epsom Go and Shogi club will be running on the first Friday evening in August (02.08.2019).

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
  • 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, 23 July 2019

London July 2019 meeting on 27.07.2019



There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 27.07.2019. 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.
Additionally, I would note that there will be a meeting of the Epsom Go and Shogi club on Friday evening 02.08.2019. If you would like to go please ask for details using one of the methods above.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Shogi at Epsom go club on Friday 12 July 2019

There will be a meeting of Epsom go club on Friday evening this week, and they will also be playing shogi.

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
  • 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, 17 June 2019

June 2019 meeting will be on 29.06.2019

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 29.06.2019. 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, 22 May 2019

Reminder: Birchington tournament 01.06.2019

While the next UK shogi event will be the London club this coming Saturday, this is a reminder that Steve Campbell is running a tournament in Birchington on the following weekend.

This will be on Saturday, June 1st. The venue is Christies Wine Bar, 1 Station Approach, Birchington (CT7 9RD) very close to Birchington railway station.

The plan is to follow the format for 2018, with three rounds between 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.

Friday, 10 May 2019

May 2019 meeting will be on 25.05.2019


There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 25.05.2019. 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

Monday, 22 April 2019

April 2019 meeting will be on 27.04.2019

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 27.04.2019. There should be someone around from 10.30am 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.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

March 2019 meeting will be on 30.03.2019

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 30.03.2019. 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.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Shogi Tournament in Birchington on 01.06.2019

Steve Campbell is running another shogi event in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, after successful events in 2015, 2016 and 2018. It will be held on Saturday, June 1st, at Christies Wine Bar, 1 Station Approach, Birchington (CT7 9RD) very close to Birchington railway station.

More details will be provided nearer the time, but it will probably follow the format for 2018, when the tournament ran 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.

Monday, 11 February 2019

February 2019 meeting will be on 23.02.2019

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 23.02.2019. There should be someone around from 11.00am 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, 15 January 2019

January 2019 meeting will be on 26.01.2019

There will be a Saturday meeting of the London Shogi Club on 26.01.2019.

Lionel Kent will be around from 11.30am or earlier 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.