British Open 2-3 Maj

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British Open 2-3 Maj

Post by Carl Johan Nilsson » 23 Mar 2009 08:53

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The 2009 British Open Shogi Championships will be held on May 2nd/3rd (saturday/sunday) at Trinity College Cambridge

There will be 6 rounds (3 each day) at a time limit of 40 minutes plus 40 seconds for each move thereafter. Everybody plays in each round (unless there are an odd number of players) and there will be no handicaps. The games will start at 10:00 each day with an expected finish around 17:00. If the last round finishes early (as last year) there will be an optional blitz tournament after the main event.

The entry fee is £10 or 10 euros. All entry fees will be refunded as prizes. There will also be trophies for the British Open Shogi Champion, the British Shogi Champion (the highest placed player with a British passport) and the British Kyu-class Shogi Champion (the highest placed non-Dan-rated player with a British passport).

The British Shogi Champion will also win an expenses-paid (flight plus hotel room) trip to New York in November 2009 to represent Great Britain in an international shogi tournament. Yes, not a bad prize!

The facilities at Trinity College (right in the centre of Cambridge) are excellent, but small, so there is a limit on the number of players (30). Please therefore enter as soon as possible to avoid disapointment.

You can enter by sending me an email ( or by writing to me (Flat 1, Stone House, North Foreland Road, Broadstairs, CT10 3NT). Please send no money as the entry fees will be collected at the tournament.

If you have any questions, please use the same email and postal addresses.

Many thanks for your attention. If you know of anyone else who might like to play, then please pass on this "call for entries" to them.

Looking forward to a flood of entries,

David Faldon
President, British Shogi Federation

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