Division A

1 Russia 18.5 / 919.5
2 Belarus 17 / 916
3 Hungary 16 / 916
4 Belarus 25.5 / 915
5 Ukraine 25 / 912
6 Canada4 / 914.5
7 United States 13 / 914
8 Austria3 / 910
9 Taiwan3 / 99
10 Japan 10 / 95

Division B

1 Ukraine 18 / 922
2 Great Britain 17.5 / 919
3 Russia 27 / 916
4 Peru 16 / 917
5 Brazil 15 / 913
6 Czech Republic 23 / 910
7 Denmark 13 / 910
8 Malaysia2 / 97
9 Chile1.5 / 86
10 Portugal1 / 88

Division C

1 France 29 / 1026
2 Great Britain 28 / 1017
3 New Zealand7 / 1021
4 Hungary 27 / 1020
5 France 36 / 1018
6 Australia 24 / 1016
7 Brazil 24 / 1014
8 Hong Kong4 / 1012
9 Australia 12 / 1010
10 Italy 12 / 105
11 Ukraine 32 / 105

Division D

1 United Arab Emirates10 / 1027
2 Colombia8 / 1020
3 Slovakia5.5 / 1015
4 Guatemala5 / 1017
5 Peru 25 / 1014
6 Brazil 34.5 / 1011
7 Mongolia4 / 1013
8 Mexico4 / 109
9 Italy 23.5 / 1015
10 Ivory Coast2.5 / 106
11 China 21 / 106


Supported by
Japan Shogi Association:


Teaching game results
on 81dojo:

April 12th, 2020, Pro vs.
Y. Habu1 - 0dstn3422+bKifu
T. Nakamura1 - 0shift2shift+rKifu
Y. Toyama1 - 0Linkuei=Kifu

April 19th, 2020, Pro vs.
T. Ohira0 - 1skzt+rKifu
T. Ohira1 - 0SergiiT+bKifu
K. Styczynska1 - 0nick777=Kifu

May 2nd, 2020, Pro vs. /
M. Aoshima1 - 0gbuglyo+bKifu
M. Aoshima1 - 0whtan02=Kifu
M. Kitao1 - 0tantziyang=Kifu

May 10th, 2020, Pro vs.
M. Kitao0 - 1DarumaGama+2pKifu
M. Kitao1 - 0Aavygeil+2pKifu
K. Styczynska1 - 0TristanT=Kifu


Next WSL days:

    Sat. October 24th, 2pm UTC
    Sat. November 21st, 2pm UTC
    Sat. December 19th, 2pm UTC

Upcoming games

Date (UTC)Div. Player 1 Player 2Link


Recent games

DateDiv.Rd.Player 1ResultPlayer 2Links
2021-01-19B9SnowMonkeys0 - 0SirGandalf81Dojo Web System: SnowMonkeys vs. SirGandalf
2021-01-13B9MeninoDaFoz0 - 1torben81Dojo Web System: MeninoDaFoz vs. torben
2021-01-10B9Harumasa1 - 0Gnolod81Dojo Web System: Harumasa vs. Gnolod
2021-01-07A9moorhuhn1 - 0SpinaltapKifu81Dojo Web System: moorhuhn vs. Spinaltap
2021-01-07B9stevenc0 - 1GanzoKifu81Dojo Web System: stevenc vs. Ganzo




Teaching games for WSL 2019 winners on 81dojo!

Japan Shogi Associaton supports the World Shogi League!
The WSL 2019 winner teams are granted teaching games with professionals.

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WSL 2020 has started

The WSL 2020 has started with 42 teams in 4 divisions.

1st round games (April) can be started.

WSL day in April is April 18th, 14:00 GMT/UTC.

Please arrange your games until WSL day, the games have to be played until the end of each month!

The WSL team:
Christopher Gallardo Cerón (chief producer) Send PM
Thomas Pfaffel (chief organizer) Send PM
Andreas Neumaier (web designer) Send PM

Registration for 2020

Dear all, the registration for the 2020 World Shogi League has finished!

41 teams have registered for the 2020 season.

The format will be the same as last season.

The first round will start in March (and has to be finished until end of April), and continue with one game per month from May on.

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

New teams will be added (according to the average 81dojo rating of the 3 standard players) to the divisions, if there are places available.

Best wishes, the WSL team!

WSL 2019 Winners

Division A:

1. Hungary
2. Belarus 1
3. Belarus 2

Relegated team:
Spain 1 (did not play several matches)

Division B:

1. Ukraine 2 (promoted)
2. Japan 1
3. Peru 1

Relegated team:
Hong Kong

Division C:

1. Malaysia (promoted)
2. Russia 2
3. France 2

Relegated team:
Czech Republic

Division D:

1. France 3 (promoted)
2. Australia 1
3. Mexico

Congratulations to the winners!

Prizes from our sponsors, Nekomado and Greencat will be awarded.

Thanks to all who participated, we will be back shortly with the invitation to the 2020 edition!

WSL 2019 Finished

Dear All,

the most recent WSL-Season has come to an end.
Winners will be announced shortly!

Thank you for your participation!

Best regards,
Your WSL Team

WSL 2018 prizes

Prizes have been delivered - see fotos below!

Thanks to all our sponsors -, Nekomado and Greencat!

WSL 2018 Winners

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all participating players!

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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Welcome to the new homepage

Welcome to World Shogi League's new home!
I hope you are satisfied with its design and features.

If you encounter any errors, or if you have suggestions for improvement, please contact one of the following organizing members:

Christopher Gallardo Cerón (chief producer) Send PM
Peter Heine Nielsen (chief organizer) Send PM
Andreas Neumaier (web designer) Send PM

Note: Please state your username when sending a PM - else we can't reply.


- 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