Standings

Division A

NrTeamPointsScore
1 Russia 18.5 / 920.5
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

NrTeamPointsScore
1 Ukraine 18 / 922
2 Great Britain 17.5 / 919
3 Russia 27 / 916
4 Peru 16 / 917
5 Brazil 15 / 913
6 Denmark 13 / 910
7 Czech Republic 23 / 910
8 Malaysia2 / 97
9 Chile2 / 97
10 Portugal1.5 / 99

Division C

NrTeamPointsScore
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

NrTeamPointsScore
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:

 
 

Upcoming teaching games
on 81dojo:

Jul 19th, 2024, Pro vs.
K. Masegi1 - 0socrates+rKifu
K. Masegi1 - 0Nicolous123+rKifu
K. Masegi1 - 0Spinaltap+rKifu

Jul 20th, 2024, Pro vs.
T. Kuroda1 - 0fugasuki+2pKifu
T. Kuroda1 - 0trithom+2pKifu
T. Kuroda1 - 0Berlin_Richi=Kifu

 
 

Upcoming important dates:

  •  
    Saturday, Jul 27th, 2024:
    WSL Day
  •  
    Saturday, Aug 10th, 2024:
    Due date for team setups
  •  
    Tuesday, Aug 20th, 2024:
    Due date for game schedules
  •  
    Saturday, Aug 31st, 2024:
    WSL Day

Upcoming games

Date (UTC)Div. Player 1 Player 2Link
2024-07-23 06:00:00A Nicolous123vs.Melkor25681Dojo Web System: Nicolous123 vs. Melkor256 
2024-07-23 23:30:00A koshirovs.dais7981Dojo Web System: koshiro vs. dais79 
2024-07-24 17:00:00A M_D_Kvs.Berlin_Richi81Dojo Web System: M_D_K vs. Berlin_Richi 
2024-07-25 02:00:00E Yancallivs.Darkmun81Dojo Web System: Yancalli vs. Darkmun 
2024-07-25 11:00:00C neochaplinevs.Vieridin81Dojo Web System: neochapline vs. Vieridin 
2024-07-25 19:00:00C shogibanvs.lou1181Dojo Web System: shogiban vs. lou11 
2024-07-26 03:00:00E Toorovs.DrLennon81Dojo Web System: Tooro vs. DrLennon 
2024-07-26 13:00:00D Pagnivs.degringolade81Dojo Web System: Pagni vs. degringolade 
2024-07-26 13:00:00B kambuyvs._Uheifff_legacy_81Dojo Web System: kambuy vs. _Uheifff_legacy_ 
2024-07-26 20:00:00E SparkCAvs.NoahCrow81Dojo Web System: SparkCA vs. NoahCrow 
2024-07-27 10:00:00B Aavygeilvs.SnowMonkeys81Dojo Web System: Aavygeil vs. SnowMonkeys 
2024-07-27 13:00:00B LedZeppelinvs.kazimierz_vn81Dojo Web System: LedZeppelin vs. kazimierz_vn 
2024-07-27 16:00:00B ETpartyvs.lambkin81Dojo Web System: ETparty vs. lambkin 
2024-07-27 16:00:00D skykeepervs.SachaBreton81Dojo Web System: skykeeper vs. SachaBreton 
2024-07-28 00:00:00E Anime_Nyanvs.FlavioFam81Dojo Web System: Anime_Nyan vs. FlavioFam 
2024-07-28 04:00:00E Siowketanvs.redkha_1981Dojo Web System: Siowketan vs. redkha_19 
2024-07-28 10:00:00C DICKBRAZILvs.PrunusSerrulata81Dojo Web System: DICKBRAZIL vs. PrunusSerrulata 
2024-07-28 12:30:00C Joao_Guilhermevs.Osbycc81Dojo Web System: Joao_Guilherme vs. Osbycc 
2024-07-28 14:00:00A KENAYU1vs.kohkis81Dojo Web System: KENAYU1 vs. kohkis 
2024-07-28 16:00:00D EPplayervs.amoisol81Dojo Web System: EPplayer vs. amoisol 
2024-07-28 21:00:00E TheVermilionVixenvs.Xikovis81Dojo Web System: TheVermilionVixen vs. Xikovis 
2024-07-29 13:00:00E WhoDaresWinsvs.Tokyopeach81Dojo Web System: WhoDaresWins vs. Tokyopeach 

 

Recent games

DateDiv.Rd.Player 1ResultPlayer 2Links
2021-02-22B8NeonFury0 - 0jogomes81Dojo Web System: NeonFury vs. jogomes
2021-02-07B8Ganzo1 - 0MeninoDaFoz81Dojo Web System: Ganzo vs. MeninoDaFoz
2021-02-07B8chilenito0 - 1Lusitano81Dojo Web System: chilenito vs. Lusitano
2021-01-31A9cliffvine0 - 1MaxxZaharKifu81Dojo Web System: cliffvine vs. MaxxZahar
2021-01-25B9SnowMonkeys0 - 0SirGandalf81Dojo Web System: SnowMonkeys vs. SirGandalf

 

 

News

Teaching games with professional players for WSL 2023 winners

Thanks to support of Japan Shogi Association the WSL 2023 winner teams will play teaching games on 81Dojo against professional players.

United States 1 (Divison A winner) will play on 18th July 2024 (EDT).
Germany 2 (Division B winner) will play on 20th July 2024 (CEST).

Planning is ongoing for the teaching games of the winning teams of the other divisions and will be announced soon.
read more...

WSL 2024 season well under way

The WSL 2024 season is in full swing. These are the leaderboards after 5 rounds ...

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Registration for WSL 2024

58 teams have registered for the 2024 season. We will have again 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 2023 Winners

Division A:

1. United States 1
2. Taiwan
3. Brazil 1

Relegated teams:
Ukraine 1 and Ukraine 2


Division B:

1. Germany 2 (promoted)
2. Japan 1 (promoted)
3. Great Britain 1

Relegated teams:
Denmark 1 and France 1


Division C:

1. Brazil 2 (promoted)
2. Vietnam (promoted)
3. Hong Kong

Relegated teams:
Guatemala 1 and Great Britain 2


Division D:

1. Canada (promoted)
2. Brazil 3 (promoted)
3. United States 5

Relegated teams:
Poland 2 and Brazil 5


Division E:

1. Spain (promoted)
2. Slovakia (promoted)
3. Peru 2


Congratulations to the winners!

Registration for WSL 2023

Dear all, the registration for the 2023 World Shogi League has finished!

53 teams have registered for the 2023 season. We will have again 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.

Teams from Russia and Belarus are allowed to participate, they will however have to play under the neutral flag WSL like in 2022.

Best wishes, the WSL team

WSL 2022 Winners

Division A:

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

Relegated team:
Germany
Withdrawn:
WSL 1


Division B:

1. Taiwan (promoted)
2. China (promoted)
3. France 1

Relegated team:
Malaysia 1
Withdrawn:
WSL 3


Division C:

1. WSL 4 (promoted)
2. WSL 2 (promoted)
3. Ukraine 4

Relegated teams:
United Arab Emirates and Colombia


Division D:

1. United States 4 (promoted)
2. Guatemala (promoted)
3. Japan 3

Relegated teams:
Australia 2 and Chile 1


Division E:

1. United States 5 (promoted)
2. Brazil 3 (promoted)
3. Ukraine 3


Congratulations to the winners!

Teaching games with professional players for WSL 2021 winners

Thanks to support of Japan Shogi Association the WSL 2021 winner teams played teaching games on 81Dojo against professional players.

Netherlands (Divison A winner) played on July 9th.
France 2 (Division B winner) played on July 10th.
Australia 1 (Division C winner) played on August 6th.
United States 3 (Division D winner) played on August 7th.
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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.
read more...

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.
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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 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