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Tournament Details

The World Open Blitz Championship is a separate Tournement on Thursday. The European Championship is integrated in the World Open Shogi Championship.
Thus you can play in the Blitz Tournament and in the ESC/WOSC at the same time.

The deadline for registration has been postponed!
There is no deadline for the WOSC anymore. The deadline for the ESC is Monday, the 11th of July 2011.

You have to register on this website.

European Shogi Championship (ESC)

Eligibility

The 32 best European shogi players qualifiy for this tournament. The players are taken from the official FESA elo-list of the first of July 2011. The players must have played at least 18 elo rated games and must have citizenship of a European country.

Mode

The ESC is a predefined knock-out tournament. The 32 players are ordered according to their elo rating. In the first round the highest rated player plays against the lowest rated player (and so forth).
In paralel to the Final there will be a match for the third place.

If you lose one game in the knock-out you will continue to play in the WOSC (see below).

Thinking Time

Every player gets 40 Minutes plus 30 Seconds Byoyomi.

Schedule

The ESC starts on Friday with three rounds.
Saturday morning will be the semi-final.
After Lunch on Saturday the final and the game for third place will be played.
You find a detailed schedule on the schedule page.

Prizes

1.-3. Place will receive a prize.

Tournament Coordinator

Oliver Orschiedt is responsible for the pairing and general tournament coordiantion.

 

World Open Shogi Championship (WOSC)

Eligibility

This tournament is open to everyone!
You do not need any rating or rang to participate. Beginners are welcome!

It is possible to enter later into the tournament (if you do not make it in time on Friday for example).
You have to indicate that in advance though!

Registration is possible WOSC until one hour before the start of the tournament. However, please register as early as possible.

Mode

The WOSC will be played with the McMahon-System
The main advantage of the McMahon-System over the Swiss system that it avoids extrem match-ups (very strong players against very weak players) in earlier rounds. This should guarantee for enjoyable games against players matching your strength.

  • Group 1 (4 points): elo rating at least 1800. Participants of the ESC quater finals also enter group 1
  • Group 2 (3 points): elo rating 1500 or higher
  • Group 3 (2 points): elo rating 1200 or higher
  • Group 4 (1 point): elo rating 800 or higher
  • Group 5 (0 points): elo rating below 800

Players without elo rating will be classified by the tournament director. Players that dropped out ouf the ESC will continue to play in the WOSC. They will keep their score from the ESC. Their McMahon points will be adjusted with the score from the ESC.
Further details will follow.

Thinking Time

Every player gets 40 Minutes plus 30 Seconds Byoyomi.
We will play 8 rounds.

Schedule

The WOSC starts on Friday with three rounds in paralell to the ESC.
Saturday afternoon all players will play in the WOSC including the players form the WOSC.
The WOSC ends on Sunday.
You find a detailed schedule on the schedule page.

Prizes

1.-3. Place will receive a prize.

Prizes for certain catagories are not yet decided.

Tournament Coordinator

Oliver Orschiedt is responsible for the pairing and general tournament coordiantion.

 

World Open Shogi Blitz Championship (Blitz)

Eligibility

This tournament is open to everyone!
You do not need any rating or rang to participate. Beginners are welcome!

Registration is possible until 15 Minutes before the start of the tournament. However, please register as early as possible.

Mode

The Blitz will be played with the Swiss System. 

Thinking Time

Every player gets 8 Minutes for the whole game. There is no byoyomi!
We will play 8 rounds.

Schedule

The Blitz championship is on Thursday evening starting at 19:00 hours.
You find a detailed schedule on the schedule page.

Prizes

1.-3. Place will receive a prize.

Prizes for certain catagories are not yet decided.

Tournament Coordinator

Oliver Orschiedt is responsible for the pairing and general tournament coordiantion.

 

International Young Players Open and International Starters Cup

International Young Players Open
Target Group:

  • Children and Teens, that do not have time for a three day tournament
  • Children and Teens, that do not want to fight the strong competition in the "big tournaments"

International Starters Cup

This is the chance for any beginner to play shogi in a competition.
You should not be put off by the fact that this is declared a tournament and that we use clocks to limit the thinking time!
The fun of shogi is important!

Target Group:

  • Chess Players that want to try out shogi
  • Companions of players from the main tournaments
  • attendees of the workshops

Eligibility of the tournaments on Saturday

This tournament is targeted at children, teens, newcomers and beginners up to 10 kyu!
You do not need any rating or grade to participate. Beginners are welcome!
It is possible to play only single rounds / games.

  • All players that have been born 1993 or later.
  • All beginners that play shogi for the first time in an tournament.
  • All players with tournament experience but who are below 10 kyu or with an elo below 1000.

There are two possibilities to register:

  1. Full participation: 15 Euro starting fee for participation in all rounds, eligibility for prize ranking, one warm meal
  2. Casual particiaption: 1 Euro starting fee, free choice which rounds to participate in, no meal, no prize

If you (or your children or friends) want to register for this event, please use the normal registration form, chose WOSC and indicate that you want to play in this tournament in the message field.
If you are not new to shogi or a young player with enough experience you should play in the main tournament.

Mode

The pairing mode largely depends on the number and type of players.

Thinking Time

Every player gets 30 Minutes plus 30 Seconds Byoyomi.
We will play 4 or 5 rounds

Schedule

The whole tournament takes place on Saturday.
The first round starts at 9:30.
The details for the rounds will be announced later.

Prizes

1.-3. Place will receive a prize.
For the International Young Players Open there will be presumably three age groups (10, 14, 18).

Tournament Coordinator

Egmont Wittenberger is responsible for the pairing and general tournament coordiantion.