Standings

Division A

NrTeamPointsScore
1 Netherlands9 / 1020
2 United States 26 / 1018
3 France 26 / 1016
4 United States 16 / 1016
5 Ukraine 24 / 1114
6 Austria4 / 1012
7 Hungary 14 / 910
8 Brazil 13 / 911
9 Ukraine 13 / 1011
10 Peru 12 / 1010
11 Germany2 / 107
12 WSL 10 / 110

Division B

NrTeamPointsScore
1 China7 / 1017
2 Taiwan7 / 1017
3 France 16 / 1115
4 Great Britain 15 / 1114
5 Poland 14.5 / 1017
6 Denmark 14.5 / 1012
7 Australia 14 / 1012
8 Czech Republic4 / 911
9 France 33 / 912
10 Malaysia 13 / 118
11 Japan 12 / 1011
12 WSL 30 / 110

Division C

NrTeamPointsScore
1 WSL 49.5 / 1024.5
2 WSL 27.5 / 1018.5
3 Great Britain 26 / 1017
4 United States 36 / 1016
5 Ukraine 46 / 913
6 New Zealand 15 / 1014
7 Hong Kong4 / 1015
8 Vietnam4 / 1015
9 Mexico 14 / 913
10 Brazil 24 / 1013
11 Colombia1 / 106
12 United Arab Emirates1 / 85

Division D

NrTeamPointsScore
1 United States 48 / 920.5
2 Guatemala7 / 917
3 Japan 37 / 917
4 Canada4 / 814
5 New Zealand 24 / 913
6 Poland 24 / 812
7 Indonesia4 / 811
8 Italy4 / 911
9 Australia 22 / 1011
10 Malaysia 22 / 89
11 Chile 12 / 97.5

Division E

NrTeamPointsScore
1 United States 58 / 1020
2 Brazil 37 / 1021
3 Mexico 26 / 1015.5
4 Slovakia5 / 917
5 Peru 25 / 1115
6 Ukraine 35 / 814.5
7 Mongolia5 / 914
8 Spain4 / 912
9 Bolivia2 / 106
10 Argentina1 / 114
11 Chile 20 / 101
12 Venezuela0 / 110

 

Supported by
Japan Shogi Association:

 
 

Teaching game results
on 81dojo:

Jul 9th, 2022, Pro vs.
S. Ito1 - 0Twaburov=Kifu
K. Kadokura1 - 0Odurasan1=Kifu
K. Kadokura1 - 0StickyFingers+rlKifu

Jul 10th, 2022, Pro vs.
T. Ohira1 - 0Morius=Kifu
T. Ohira1 - 0stafly=Kifu
T. Ohira0 - 1KENAYU1+rKifu

Aug 6th, 2022, Pro vs.
T. Ohira1 - 0mgearing+2pKifu
T. Ohira1 - 0Archon+2pKifu
T. Ohira1 - 0perthian+2pKifu

Aug 7th, 2022, Pro vs.
H. Takano1 - 0syncr0+4pKifu
H. Takano1 - 04adun+2pKifu
M. Kitao1 - 0LilyLionmaneSenteKifu

 
 

Upcoming important dates:

  •  
    Saturday, Dec 10th, 2022:
    Due date for team setups
  •  
    Tuesday, Dec 20th, 2022:
    Due date for game schedules
  •  
    Saturday, Dec 31st, 2022:
    WSL Day

Upcoming games

Date (UTC)Div. Player 1 Player 2Link
2022-12-03 04:00:00C Rembrandtvs.dan_123481Dojo Web System: Rembrandt vs. dan_1234 
2022-12-03 11:30:00D kurohigevs.Justice00781Dojo Web System: kurohige vs. Justice007 
2022-12-04 20:00:00E Tonykovs.DarkNekros81Dojo Web System: Tonyko vs. DarkNekros 
2022-12-06 19:00:00B DarumaGamavs.Hunz81Dojo Web System: DarumaGama vs. Hunz 
2022-12-17 18:00:00E Bathusvs.sojelad81Dojo Web System: Bathus vs. sojelad 

 

Recent games

DateDiv.Rd.Player 1ResultPlayer 2Links
2022-12-01D9chilenito0 - 1Chch_Shokichi81Dojo Web System: chilenito vs. Chch_Shokichi
2022-12-01D10RobBennett1 - 0komahachi_36981Dojo Web System: RobBennett vs. komahachi_369
2022-12-01D10guma250.5 - 0.5chilenito81Dojo Web System: guma25 vs. chilenito
2022-11-30C10LilyLionmane0 - 1Barselona15Kifu81Dojo Web System: LilyLionmane vs. Barselona15
2022-11-30C104adun0 - 1_Uheifff_legacy_Kifu81Dojo Web System: 4adun vs. _Uheifff_legacy_

 

 

News

WSL believes in peace!

WSL is a non political organization. We see WSL as a possibilty to come together peacefully with people from all over the world and to enjoy playing shogi together. We all love to play shogi.

We are against the attacking war against Ukraine!

Many international sports organizations have currently banned sportsmen from Russia. We will implement the following for WSL:
- Players from Russia are allowed to continue their participation under the neutral name "WSL" and under a neutral flag.
- There will be no matches between Ukrainian teams and players from Russia.

With the difficulties of the war in Ukraine, players of Ukraine have of course problems to play their games. The Ukrainian teams and players can postpone their games and play them later.

We are hoping for the safety of our Ukrainian shogi friends!

WSL 2022 started

We have 59 teams in 5 divisions. Please add your team setups for the first round in February and the games can be started!

Please check also the rules.

The team captains have to add their team setup for the month until the 10th of the month.

Each player has to make at least one proposal for their game until the 20th of the month.

WSL day is always the last Saturday of the month, in February it is February 26th.

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 WSL 2022

Dear all, the registration for the 2022 World Shogi League has finished!

59 teams have registered for the 2022 season. We will have 5 divisions this year!

We are now preparing the pairings etc. and will be coming back with information to you soon!

The format will be the same as last season.

The first round will start in February, with one game per month.

Teams consist of at least 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 2021 Winners

Division A:

1. Netherlands
2. Russia 1
3. United States 1

Relegated teams:
Great Britain 1 and Canada 1


Division B:

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

Relegated teams:
Russia 2 and Great Britain 2


Division C:

1. Australia 1 (promoted)
2. France 3 (promoted)
3. Hong Kong

Relegated teams:
Chile 1 and Australia 2


Division D:

1. United States 3 (promoted)
2. Mexico (promoted)
3. Japan 3


Congratulations to the winners!

Teaching games with professional players for WSL 2020 winners

Thanks to support of Japan Shogi Association the WSL 2020 winner teams played teaching games on 81Dojo against professional players.

Russia 1 (Divison A winner) played on May 8th.
Ukraine 1 (Division B winner) played on May 9th.
France 2 (Division C winner) played on May 23rd.
United Arab Emirates (Division D winner) played on May 22nd.
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Start of WSL 2021

The WSL 2021 has started with 47 teams in 4 divisions.
The 1st round games (March) can be started!

Please check the new rules.

The team captains have to add their team setup for the month until the 10th of the month.

Each player has to make at least one proposal for their game until the 20th of the month.

WSL day is always the last Saturday of the month, in March it is March 27th.

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 WSL 2021

Dear all, the registration for the 2021 World Shogi League has finished!

47 teams have registered for the 2021 season.

We are now preparing the pairings etc. and will be coming back with information to you soon!

The format will be the same as last season.

The first round will start in March, with one game per month.

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 2020 Winners

Division A:

1. Russia 1
2. Belarus 1
3. Hungary 1

Relegated team:
Japan 1


Division B:

1. Ukraine 1 (promoted)
2. Great Britain 1
3. Russia 2

Relegated teams:
Chile and Portugal.


Division C:

1. France 2 (promoted)
2. Great Britain 2 (promoted)
3. New Zealand

Relegated team:
Ukraine 3


Division D:

1. United Arab Emirates (promoted)
2. Colombia
3. Slovakia


Congratulations to the winners!


Playoff matches:

Division A and Division B:
Taiwan - Great Britain 1

Taiwan renounced to play the playoff match.
Great Britain 1 is promoted to Division A.

Division C and Division D:
Italy 1 - Colombia 0-2

Colombia is promoted to Division C.
Italy 1 is relegated to Division D.

Teaching games for WSL 2019 winners on 81dojo!

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

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 Shogi.cz, 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 - Shogi.cz, Nekomado and Greencat!




WSL 2018 Winners



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

WSL 2018 Tournament System

Groupstage:

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.


Semifinals:

Random draw.


Finals

Registration for 2018

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

Please register your teams at: https://goo.gl/forms/yZLLCJF0kpDms7hT2

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.

Updates

- 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