Group Europe I

1 Ukraine 21 / 23
2 France 11 / 13
3 Czech Republic0 / 21
4 Great Britain1 / 12

Group Europe II

1 United Arab Emirates0 / 11
2 Ukraine 11 / 22
3 Russia0 / 10
4 Belarus2 / 25

Group Europe III

1 Italy0 / 20
2 Poland1 / 13
3 Netherlands1 / 24
4 Denmark 11 / 12

Group Europe IV

1 Denmark 21 / 23
2 France 21 / 23
3 Slovakia0 / 22
4 Germany2 / 24

Group Europe V

1 Austria1 / 12
2 Spain0 / 11
3 Ukraine 30 / 10
4 Hungary1 / 13

Group Asia/Oceania I

1 Australia 22 / 25
2 Hong Kong0 / 10
3 Indonesia 10 / 11
4 Mongolia1 / 23

Group Asia/Oceania II

1 New Zealand0 / 10
2 Japan1 / 13
3 Indonesia 21 / 12
4 Malaysia0 / 10

Group Asia/Oceania III

1 China0 / 00
2 Australia 10 / 00
3 Indonesia 30 / 10
4 Macau1 / 13

Group Americas I

1 Chile1 / 12
2 Peru 10 / 11
3 Colombia0 / 00
4 United States0 / 00

Group Americas II

1 Brazil0 / 00
2 Mexico0 / 00
3 Peru 20 / 11
4 Guatemala1 / 12

Whitecat's Blog

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Upcoming games

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Recent games

DateGroupRd.Player 1ResultPlayer 2Links
2018-06-17Asia/Oceania I2munkherdene1 - 0dokonjotravelerKifu81Dojo Web System: munkherdene vs. dokonjotraveler
2018-06-17Asia/Oceania I2baatar0 - 1tokisydKifu81Dojo Web System: baatar vs. tokisyd
2018-06-16Asia/Oceania I2yadamaa0 - 1SydneyShumaKifu81Dojo Web System: yadamaa vs. SydneyShuma
2018-05-24Europe III2Lorenzo_Fava0 - 1LeadbellyKifu81Dojo Web System: Lorenzo_Fava vs. Leadbelly
2018-05-21Europe I2nick7771 - 0AsadoKifu81Dojo Web System: nick777 vs. Asado




WSL 2018 Tournament System


10 groups of 4 teams.

Round 1 - Team 1 plays team 2. Team 3 plays team 4.

Round 2 - The 2 winning teams play each other, the two losing teams play each other.

Teams with 2 wins qualify directly for Knock-out Stage pool A, teams with 2 losses for B.

Round 3 - The team who won round 1 but lost round 2 in group A, plays the team who lost round one but won round 2 from group B and vice-versa. Similar for groups C+D E+F G+H I+J.

Knock out stage:

Pool A, round 1 - The 10 teams with 2 wins and no losses will be drawn at random vs. the 10 teams with 2 wins and one loss. Exception: Teams who already played each other in groupstage can't play each other again.

Pool B, round 1 - The 10 teams with 1 win and two losses will be drawn at random vs. the 10 teams with 2 losses. Exception: Teams who already played each other in groupstage can't play each other again.

2nd round - Random draw for pairings between the 10 winning teams in each group of round 1.

Extra round: Due to 5 remaining teams in each pool, by drawing of lots, 2 teams will be selected to play an extra match in order to get the amount of teams remaining in each pool to 4.


Random draw.


Registration for 2018

Dear all, the registration for the 2018 World Shogi League is now open!

Please register your teams at:

Registration has ended!

We have changed the format to a Knockout-based tournament with a preliminary group-stage similar to the World Cup in soccer, or the ISF shogi tournament.

Preliminary stage: 2-3 matches. March-July.
Knock-out stage: 1-4 matches, August-December.

The groups of the preliminary stages will be allocated based on time-zones in order to make it easier for teams to arrange their matches.

Teams consists of 3 players, which have to have nationality or residence in the country they represent.

Best wishes, the WSL team!

WSL Winners 2017

Division A: Japan
Division B: Netherlands
Division C: Hong Kong 2
Division D: Slovakia

Congratulations to the winners!

Thanks to all who participated, we will be back shortly with the invitation to the 2018 edition, which will change formats to an ISF inspired system with preliminary groups and a knock-out stage.

Greencat's prizes for WSL 2016 runner-ups

The Japanese player ”Greencat” has been most helpful in arranging memorabilia prizes by Pro-players!

As you can see from the photos below, legandary 9 Dan Hifumi Kato as well as lady professionals Yamaguti, Hasegawa and Karolina Styczynska have issued authographs and signed photos!

The prizes are the following:

1) Kato autograph
2) Hasegawa autograph
3) Yamaguti autograph
4) Kato Clear file
5) Kato signed Tendo photo
6) Karolina Clear file

As the winners of each division has been presented with teaching games by the JSA, Greencat has decided these prizes will go to the runner-ups in each division, as well as the team with the best percentual score.

Congratulations to Russia, Germany, France 2, Netherlands, Czech Republic and China!
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JSA grand prize!

Due to sponsorship from the Shogi Renmei, we are proud to announce that each division winners will be granted teaching games by professionals!

Top pros, including recent Ouza challenger Nakamura, will play individual games against 3 team members of each winning team. The games will be followed by a post-game discussion, and if necessary, translation help will be provided by 81-dojo creator Hidetchi.

We are very thankful and honored for this generous gift, and would like to express our gratefulness to the JSA. It provides an excellent finale to this year's WSL, the deciding games to identify the divisions winners, and especially the upcoming teaching games themselves!
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- Blog modified (2016-09-11)
- Test article was uploaded into blog section (2016-08-29)
- Whitecat's Blog environment (2016-07-25)
- Added number of matches played to division result tables (2016-07-25)
- Profile picture upload