Division A

1 Belarus 24 / 58
2 Belarus 13 / 58
3 United States 13 / 47
4 Hungary2 / 48
5 Austria2 / 47
6 Spain 12 / 57
7 Taiwan2 / 57
8 Russia 12 / 46
9 France 11 / 44
10 United States 21 / 44

Division B

1 Japan 13 / 510
2 Ukraine 23 / 48
3 Brazil2.5 / 47.5
4 Denmark2.5 / 47
5 Ukraine 12 / 46
6 Netherlands2 / 45.5
7 Hong Kong2 / 45
8 Great Britain2 / 55
9 Peru 11 / 45
10 Chile1 / 42

Division C

1 Russia 24 / 510
2 Malaysia4 / 48
3 France 23 / 48
4 United Arab Emirates3 / 48
5 Russia 32 / 45
6 Australia 21.5 / 45.5
7 Ukraine 31 / 45
8 Italy 11 / 55
9 Mongolia1 / 43
10 Czech Republic0.5 / 42.5

Division D

1 France 34 / 512
2 New Zealand4 / 49
3 Mexico3 / 49
4 Australia 13 / 46
5 Ivory Coast2.5 / 56.5
6 Indonesia1.5 / 44.5
7 Peru 21.5 / 43.5
8 Guatemala1 / 45
9 Spain 20.5 / 43.5
10 Italy 20 / 41

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Upcoming games

Date (UTC)Div. Player 1 Player 2Link
2019-07-25 16:00:00A Amorusovs.Yamaguchi12381Dojo Web System: Amoruso vs. Yamaguchi123 
2019-07-27 13:00:00B Jeff_fongvs.SergiiT81Dojo Web System: Jeff_fong vs. SergiiT 
2019-07-27 14:00:00C Lorenzo_Favavs.Uheifff81Dojo Web System: Lorenzo_Fava vs. Uheifff 
2019-07-31 19:00:00A Thomasvs.vicky1381Dojo Web System: Thomas vs. vicky13 


Recent games

DateDiv.Rd.Player 1ResultPlayer 2Links
2019-07-22A5Nieruchomy1 - 0ginkKifu81Dojo Web System: Nieruchomy vs. gink
2019-07-22A5mayuki0 - 1yamito00181Dojo Web System: mayuki vs. yamito001
2019-07-22A5shuriken770 - 1shogiluva81Dojo Web System: shuriken77 vs. shogiluva
2019-07-22A5eric810 - 1cliffvine81Dojo Web System: eric81 vs. cliffvine
2019-07-22D5joymota1 - 0SchweizerKifu81Dojo Web System: joymota vs. Schweizer




Registration for 2019

Dear all, the registration period for the 2019 World Shogi League has ended!

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

Best wishes, the 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