10:00 - 13:00 Dobutsu Shogi workshop and tournament by the author of the game, professional shogi player Madoka Kitao!
Friday, June 5th, 2015
18:00 - 21:00 Simultaneous teaching games and a visit to Wrocław's Shogi Club (NAMI Foundation, Energetyczna street 14) by Madoka Kitao
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
The Polish-Japanese Friendship Foundation "NAMI" together with the Polish Shogi Association would like to invite you to Wrocław for the Shogi Festival combined with the Open Polish Championships on June 4-7th, 2015.
Thursday, June 4th, 2015: Practise games with Madoka Kitao in the Wrocław shogi club (NAMI Foundation, Energetyczna street 14)
Friday, June 5th, 2015: Dōbutsu Shōgi tournament, japanese abacus (soroban), kendo, iaido, origami, team tournament, blitz, friendly football match
Pictures from last year's events. Fot. Maciej Pogorzelski & Filip Franczyk
Saturday and sunday, June 6-7th, 2015: Polish Championship, Open Polish Championship, workshops by Madoka Kitao
1st Open Wrocław Championships. June 2014. Fot. Maciej Pogorzelski
The Shogi Festival's event: https://www.facebook.com/events/735988819833083/
The Dōbutsu Shōgi workshop and tournament event: https://www.facebook.com/events/875421619195686/
The Soroban - japanese abacus workshop event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013195385357277/
The friendly football match's event: https://www.facebook.com/events/357054387828905/
Please join the events and invite your friends!
Guest of honor: Madoka Kitao, Ladies professional 2-dan, author of Dobutsu Shogi, leading shogi promoter.
Tournament referee: Mariusz Stanaszek
On-line registration (non-obligatory, but please do register) the tournament page on ChessArbiter
Registration: Mariusz Stanaszek (e-mail: stmariusz@firstname.lastname@example.org)
Schedule, venue: Krzysztof Sieja (e-mail: email@example.com)
Webmaster, help with accommodation: Wojciech Jedynak (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)Sponsors: Maciej Pogorzelski (e-mail: email@example.com)
Vanue: Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna, Filia na 42 [Public Library nr 42], Serbska street 5a (in Centrum Kultury Agora), Wrocław
Map to the venue:
Public transportation from the city center (bus/tram stop: "Rynek"): bus no 142, tram no 24 (you can buy the tickets at the bus stops or in the tram (in the tram: credit card only!)
From the venue back to the city center: tram no 14 (please note the difference with the other way around!)
You can check the schedule of the buses and trams at wroclaw.jakdojade.pl/ (the destination stop name: Serbska)
The Friday's football match will be held on a football field nearby the venue.
Warning: the teaching games of Thursday will be held at the NAMI Foundation, Energetyczna street 14!
13:00 - 15:00 Japanese abacus (soroban) workshop by Chie Ishikawa, japanese martial arts' workshops, origami etc.
15:00 - 16:30 team (3 people) tournament, 5 min + 30 sec byo-yomi, single-elimination tournament, 3 or 4 rounds (depending on the number of teams)
16:30 - 18:00 blitz tournament, 7 min absolute time (no byo-yomi), 6 or 7 rounds
18:00 - 20:00 friendly football match between shogi players and the Japanese residing in Poland
20:00 - 22:00 integrative party
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 "A method for teaching shogi" -- a workshop for shogi instructors by Madoka Kitao
11:00 - 11:30 "The culture of shogi and handling of shogi pieces" -- a lecture by Madoka Kitao
11:30 - 12:00 Registration for Polish Shogi Championship (single-elimination tournament for 8 top-ranked Polish players) and Polish Open Shogi Championship (7 rounds, swiss tournament), 30 min + 40 sec byo-yomi thinking time
12:00 - 12:30 Official opening of the Polish Shogi Championships
12:30 - 14:00 1st round Open, quarter-finals of Polish Shogi Championship
14:00 - 15:30 2nd round Open, semi-finals of Polish Shogi Championship
15:30 - 16:30 Dinner break
20:00 - 22:00 Discussion on the future Polish shogi activities, a departure to the city center, friendly chat & games
16:30 - 18:00 3rd round Open, final of Polish Shogi Championships
18:00 - 19:30 4th round Open
Sunday, June 7th, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 5th round Open
11:00 - 12:30 6th round Open
12:30 - 13:00 Dinner break
13:00 - 14:30 7th round Open
15:00 Awards & closing ceremony
15:30 Shogi exhibition game, simultaneous teaching games with Madoka Kitao