Asia shogi tournament is cancelled

I have read some bad news from the twitter account of the Sidney Shogi club. It seems that this year the Asia Shogi tournament has been canceled due to coronavirus. https://twitter.com/ShogiSydney/status/1260170518273146880 Last year, 57 players from 7 different countries met in Bangkok to dispute the Asia Shogi tournament. Some professional players joined as referees and offered some simultaneous exhibition games. I couldn’t any info about who was the winner of last year’s tournament. If someone…

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Aoba Shogi Dojo: Tanabata tournament

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A few weeks ago I attend to a shogi tournament at the Aoba shogi dojo. This tournament was called Tanabata because the day before many cities had this celebration. Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.[1] It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once…

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Amateur Shogi Team tournament

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Last month I was invited by the members of International Shogi Popularization Society (ISPS) to be a member of their team at the Amateur Shogi team tournament done at the Industry and Trade building near the Asakusa temple. There are 6 different leagues divided by the team strength. Our team was new so we started in the league 5. There are around 20 teams in each league and the tournament is played for four days.…

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