On Saturday there are two special tournaments: the International Young Players Open and the International Starters Cup Tournament.
Saturday is public day. We provide lectures and workshops for guests and visitors.
We want to offer anybody the possibility to try out shogi in a real game. In the International Starters Cup Tournament every newcomer or beginner is allowed to play. See details below.
Young players often do not have the time (that is support from their parents) and stamina to play 8 rounds over three days. In the International Young Players Open children and teens can play in a one day tournament. See under tournament Details.