Division A

1 Canada1 / 13
2 Austria0 / 00
3 Belarus 10 / 00
4 Belarus 20 / 00
5 Hungary 10 / 00
6 Japan 10 / 00
7 Russia 10 / 00
8 Ukraine 20 / 00
9 United States 10 / 00
10 Taiwan0 / 10

Division B

1 Brazil 10 / 00
2 Chile0 / 00
3 Colombia0 / 00
4 Czech Republic 20 / 00
5 Denmark 10 / 00
6 Great Britain 10 / 00
7 Malaysia0 / 00
8 Peru 10 / 00
9 Russia 20 / 00
10 Ukraine 10 / 00

Division C

1 France 21 / 12
2 Australia 10 / 00
3 Australia 20 / 00
4 Brazil 20 / 00
5 Great Britain 20 / 00
6 Hong Kong0 / 00
7 Hungary 20 / 00
8 Italy 10 / 00
9 New Zealand0 / 00
10 Ukraine 30 / 00
11 France 30 / 10

Division D

1 Brazil 30 / 00
2 China 20 / 00
3 Guatemala0 / 00
4 Italy 20 / 00
5 Ivory Coast0 / 00
6 Mexico0 / 00
7 Mongolia0 / 00
8 Peru 20 / 00
9 Slovakia0 / 00
10 United Arab Emirates0 / 00

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Upcoming games

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2020-04-05C1KENAYU11 - 0DarumaGamaKifu81Dojo Web System: KENAYU1 vs. DarumaGama
2020-04-05A1scallop1 - 0shogisaiKifu81Dojo Web System: scallop vs. shogisai
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WSL 2020 has started

The WSL 2020 has started with 41 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!

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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- 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