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Due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the world, the championships are postponed. The possible dates are November 2020 or July 2021.
Belarusian shogi statistics for 2019:
254 players from Belarus took part in 157 rating tournaments, including 36 major (multi-day) events.
The event venue has been determined. The tournaments will be held at the conference halls of the Hotel Belarus. There will be a discount up to 30% for participants on the accommodation price. The details will be provided after pre-registration.
Minsk player Vincent Tanyan beat Thomas Leiter (Germany) in the final game of the ESC 2019 in Bratislava and made his second European championship title. The 3rd place was taken by another Minsk player Anton Starykevich by beating compatriot Maxim Shaporov.
Effective from July 27, 2018, foreign citizens of 74 countries (including all the EU countries) can enter Belarus in the visa-free regime for up to 30 days. The details you can find here.
Minsk was selected as the host city of the ESC/WOSC 2020.

About the Event

ESC&WOSC 2013 in Minsk

Held annually since 1985 in one of the FESA member countries, the European championship is the main shogi event in Europe. The 2020 competitions will take place in Minsk, Belarus from the 2nd to the 5th of July.

The event consists of four tournaments:

The halls of the Belarus Hotel will serve as a venue for the competitions.