European Youth Shogi Championship 2018

Polish version

Group photo of the youth players and (some) older colleagues from the first edition. Fot. Maciej Pogorzelski

About the Championships

The second European Youth Shogi Championship will be held in Wrocław, on 29.06-01.07.2018

Organizers: Polish-Japanese Friendship Foundation NAMI & Polish Shogi Association,
Federation of European Shogi Associations (FESA).

  • Tournament director: Mariusz Stanaszek <>
  • Coordination: Wojciech Jedynak <>
  • Sponsors: Maciej Pogorzelski <>
  • 29th of June (Friday) - side events (tentative ideas: team tournament, Dobutsu shogi tournament, workshops)
  • 30th of June-1st of of July (Saturday-Sunday) - main tournament, side tournament

The main tournament will be available to European youth players 18 years old and younger (i.e. born in 2000 or later).

The side tournament will be be held simultaneously with the main tournament and will be open to everyone.

Special Guest

The Special Guest for the EYSC will be Madoka KITAO joryu 2-dan, one of the most prolific shogi promoters and the author of the Dobutsu shogi's rules. Ms. Kitao is a kind supporter of the shogi communities in Wrocław and other Polish cities.

Some photos of Ms. Kitao's last visit in Wrocław can be seen in the report on the 1st Open Polish Shogi Youth Championships in 2016.


Politechnika Wrocławska | Budynek C13
(Wrocław University of Technology, building C-13)
Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego Street 23/25, 50-370 Wrocław


0. The main event of the 1st European Youth Shogi Championships (EYSC) is open to all European citizens born in 2000 or later.

The youth players will be divided into 4 groups:
U9 - born in 2009 or later,
U12 - born in 2006 or later,
U15 - born in 2003 or later,
U18 - born in 2000 or later.

Each player may choose only one group to play.

1. Each group plays a separate tournament. The winner of each respective tournament is named the {U9, U12, U15, U18} European Champion of 2018. Apart from the titles, an award will be given to every best 18 years old player, best 17 years old player etc up to 7 years old. If younger players register, the list may be extended for even younger players.

2. The tournament will be held using an 8 round Swiss system. In case the number of players is too small, then the tournament Arbiter may decide to use a round-robin or a double round-robin system instead.

3. Time control: 20 min + 40 byo-yomi

4. The games will be rated for FESA Ranking List.

5. The tournaments will be played on Saturday (30.06.2018) from 11:00
(4 rounds) and on Sunday (01.07.2018) from 10:00 (4 rounds).

6. The entry fee for the tournament will be 15 euro or 60 Polish Złotys. In case of multiple participants of the same family, the first
participant pays 15 euro and his siblings pay 5 euro. So a family with 3 children pays 25 (=15 + 5 + 5) euro.

7. The registration will start on 05.05.2018 and will close on 20.06.2018. The organizers may allow late registrations until 29.06.2018 but in that case it's possible that the participant will not receive dedicated tournament gadgets etc.

8. Simultaneously with the Youth Tournaments an open-for-all side tournament will be held (8 round, rate 20’ + 40” byo-yomi). The entry fee will be 5 euro or 20 Polish Zlotys.

Registration & list of registered players

Group U9

Group U12

Group U15

Group U18

Side tournament (open to all!)

To register, please send the name, surname & age of the participant to either Mariusz Stanaszek <> or Wojciech Jedynak <>


Friday 29.06

15:00 -15:15 Unofficial Opening
15:15 -17:00 European Youth Dobutsu shogi Championship (& friendly tournament for adults)
17:00 -19:30 Team tournament

Saturday 30.06

11:00-12:00 Registration, confirmation of the list of players
12:00-12:15 Official Opening Ceremony
12:30-13:30 1st round
13:30-14:30 2nd round
14:30-15:30 dinner break
15:30-16:30 3rd round
16:30-17:30 4th round

Sunday 01.07

10:00-11:00 5th round
11:00-12:00 6th round
12:00-13:00 7th round
13:00-14:00 dinner break
14:00-15:00 8th round
15:00-16:00 Lecture by Madoka Kitao 2-dan
16:00-16:30 Prize-giving ceremony