Schedule

Thursday, 2nd July

  • 9:00 – 20:00 Personal Registration
  • 9:45 Registration deadline for the team tournament
  • 10:00 Team tournament, round 1
  • 11:30 Team tournament, round 2
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 Team tournament, round 3
  • 15:30 Team tournament, round 4
  • 17:00 Registration deadline for the Blitz Championship
  • 17:30 – 21:00 Blitz Championship (7 rounds)

Friday, 3rd July

  • 8:00 - 9:15 Registration for the ESC/WOSC
  • 9:30 Opening ceremony
  • 10:00 ESC/WOSC round 1
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30 ESC/WOSC round 2
  • 16:00 ESC/WOSC round 3
  • 20:00 FESA meeting

Saturday, 4th July

  • 9:00 WOSC round 4 / ESC semifinal
  • 11:30 WOSC round 5 / ESC final
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 WOSC round 6
  • 17:00 WOSC round 7

Sunday, 5th July

  • 9:30 WOSC round 8
  • 12:00 WOSC round 9
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Lunch break
  • 16:00 Award ceremony

Details

The event consists of four tournaments.

European Shogi Championship (ESC)

A predetermined knock-out tournament with 5 rounds for the top 32 rated European players:

1               3
               
32               30
               
17               19
               
16               14
               
9               11
               
24               22
               
25               27
               
8               6
               
5               7
               
28               26
               
21               23
               
12               10
               
13               15
               
20               18
               
29               31
               
4               2

Thinking time: 45 minutes + 30 seconds byoyomi.

The 32 best European shogi players with established rating that have completed their personal registration at 9:15 on the 3rd July qualify for this tournament. Each ESC participant who completes his or her way in the ESC, continues to play in the WOSC (keeping the points scored in the ESC).

Prizes will be awarded for places 1-3.

World Open Shogi Championship (WOSC)

An open tournament with 9 rounds, where players from all countries are welcome to participate. It is possible to make a late entry in the WOSC.

Thinking time: 45 minutes + 30 seconds byoyomi.

The WOSC will be run on the McMahon system with two groups:

  • Group 1 (1 points): Elo rating higher or equal than the 32th rated European player's rating.
  • Group 2 (0 points): Elo rating below the 32th rated European player's rating.

The placement criteria are applied in the following order:

  1. the number of points;
  2. the sum of the opponents' points (SOS);
  3. the sum of the defeated opponents' points (SDOS);
  4. the sum of opponents SOS (SOSOS).

Prizes will be awarded for places 1-3 as well as for

  • the best lady player;
  • the best under 18 player;
  • the best under 18 girl player;
  • the best under 16 player;
  • the best under 14 player;
  • the best under 12 player;
  • the best under 10 player;
  • the best under 8 player.

Blitz Shogi Championship

A tournament with short time limit, where players from all countries are welcome to participate.

Thinking time: 8 minutes.

The blitz tournament will be run on the Swiss system with 7 rounds.

Prizes will be awarded for places 1-3.

Team Tournament

The team tournament is open to teams of 3 players. Teams may be national teams, with 3 players from the same country (allowed to register several teams from a country), or a mix of players who decide to play together. To register a team, the captain must complete a form with the name of the team and the three team members and submit it to the team check-in.

The team boards will be strictly ordered according to the Elo rating of team members. Furigoma is performed by the highest ranking (board 1) opponents. Based on the result, the "color" of other boards alternates.

The placement criteria are applied in the following order:

  1. the number of team points (including MM point);
  2. the number of board points;
  3. the sum of the opponents' team points (including MM point) (SOS);
  4. the sum of the defeated opponents' team points (including MM point) (SDOS);
  5. the sum of the opponents' SOS (SOSOS).

Thinking time: 30 minutes + 30 seconds byoyomi.

The team tournament will be run on the Swiss or 2 groups MacMahon (if we will have registered more than 16 teams) system with 4 rounds. it will be a rating tournament.

Prizes will be awarded for places 1-3.