Standings

Division A

NrTeamPointsScore
1 United States 19 / 1019
2 Taiwan7.5 / 1021
3 Brazil 17 / 1018
4 Germany 16.5 / 1020
5 France 25 / 1015
6 Peru 15 / 1013
7 Austria4 / 1013
8 China4 / 1011
9 Japan 23 / 1012
10 Ukraine 13 / 1011
11 Ukraine 21 / 109

Division B

NrTeamPointsScore
1 Germany 28 / 1018
2 Japan 17 / 1019
3 Great Britain 17 / 1019
4 France 35.5 / 1015.5
5 Brazil 45 / 1016
6 Australia 14.5 / 1014
7 WSL 44.5 / 1011.5
8 WSL 24 / 1015.5
9 Poland 14 / 1015
10 Denmark 13.5 / 1010.5
11 France 12 / 109

Division C

NrTeamPointsScore
1 Brazil 27 / 919
2 Vietnam7 / 919
3 Hong Kong5 / 914
4 New Zealand 14.5 / 914.5
5 United States 34.5 / 912.5
6 Mexico 14 / 914
7 Ukraine 44 / 911
8 Japan 34 / 911
9 Guatemala 13 / 912
10 Great Britain 22 / 98

Division D

NrTeamPointsScore
1 Canada7 / 918
2 Brazil 37 / 915.5
3 United States 56 / 918
4 Malaysia 26 / 917
5 New Zealand 24 / 912
6 Italy4 / 912
7 France 44 / 912
8 Ukraine 33 / 911.5
9 Poland 23 / 911
10 Brazil 51 / 97

Division E

NrTeamPointsScore
1 Spain9 / 1024
2 Slovakia8 / 1021
3 Peru 28 / 1019
4 Mexico 26.5 / 1017.5
5 Chile5.5 / 1018.5
6 Mongolia5 / 1013
7 United States 64 / 1014
8 Australia 24 / 1013
9 Malaysia 34 / 1012
10 Bolivia1 / 107
11 Guatemala 20 / 106

 

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:

  •  
    Monday, May 20th, 2024:
    Due date for game schedules
  •  
    Saturday, May 25th, 2024:
    WSL Day
  •  
    Monday, Jun 10th, 2024:
    Due date for team setups
  •  
    Thursday, Jun 20th, 2024:
    Due date for game schedules

Upcoming games

Date (UTC)Div. Player 1 Player 2Link
2024-05-20 11:00:00A ichimavs.Melkor25681Dojo Web System: ichima vs. Melkor256 
2024-05-20 14:00:00C goldie64vs.Trash_et_al81Dojo Web System: goldie64 vs. Trash_et_al 
2024-05-20 15:00:00B skztvs.Tanhyka81Dojo Web System: skzt vs. Tanhyka 
2024-05-20 18:00:00C torbenvs.MisanthropeTroll81Dojo Web System: torben vs. MisanthropeTroll 
2024-05-20 18:00:00D LyahMat08vs.Ipherius81Dojo Web System: LyahMat08 vs. Ipherius 
2024-05-20 19:00:00C Gemmer0vs.Ganil81Dojo Web System: Gemmer0 vs. Ganil 
2024-05-21 17:30:00D DontKnowvs.gosttone81Dojo Web System: DontKnow vs. gosttone 
2024-05-21 20:00:00D ousamavs.Francesco_Frank81Dojo Web System: ousama vs. Francesco_Frank 
2024-05-21 20:00:00B CheFirKavs.tythius81Dojo Web System: CheFirKa vs. tythius 
2024-05-22 11:00:00B perthianvs.SnowMonkeys81Dojo Web System: perthian vs. SnowMonkeys 
2024-05-22 17:00:00B Aavygeilvs._Uheifff_legacy_81Dojo Web System: Aavygeil vs. _Uheifff_legacy_ 
2024-05-24 10:00:00B mgearingvs.lambkin81Dojo Web System: mgearing vs. lambkin 
2024-05-24 20:00:00A dais79vs.KENAYU181Dojo Web System: dais79 vs. KENAYU1 
2024-05-25 12:00:00C Akira72vs.Nozomi66966481Dojo Web System: Akira72 vs. Nozomi669664 
2024-05-25 13:00:00E Yancallivs.FlavioFam81Dojo Web System: Yancalli vs. FlavioFam 
2024-05-25 19:00:00C PrunusSerrulatavs.MARC4470681Dojo Web System: PrunusSerrulata vs. MARC44706 
2024-05-25 20:00:00E codeblack7vs.Tekiku81Dojo Web System: codeblack7 vs. Tekiku 
2024-05-26 05:00:00B Odessamanvs.phuctuyen81Dojo Web System: Odessaman vs. phuctuyen 
2024-05-26 08:00:00D jaconvs.NZMao81Dojo Web System: jacon vs. NZMao 
2024-05-26 09:00:00C gunjinvs.DICKBRAZIL81Dojo Web System: gunjin vs. DICKBRAZIL 
2024-05-26 12:00:00B Archonvs.stevenc81Dojo Web System: Archon vs. stevenc 
2024-05-26 14:00:00C KatZvs.Brusing3381Dojo Web System: KatZ vs. Brusing33 
2024-05-26 14:00:00C neochaplinevs.Joao_Guilherme81Dojo Web System: neochapline vs. Joao_Guilherme 
2024-05-26 18:00:00A Harumasavs.Pouace_l_isotaupe81Dojo Web System: Harumasa vs. Pouace_l_isotaupe 
2024-05-26 19:00:00E Osvaldovs.LucySkyDuthie81Dojo Web System: Osvaldo vs. LucySkyDuthie 

 

Recent games

DateDiv.Rd.Player 1ResultPlayer 2Links
2024-01-09A11Thomas0 - 1SpinaltapKifu81Dojo Web System: Thomas vs. Spinaltap
2024-01-09E11Jeolp0 - 1Lukas181Dojo Web System: Jeolp vs. Lukas1
2024-01-09E11GuillermoB1 - 0Tonyko81Dojo Web System: GuillermoB vs. Tonyko
2024-01-09D9mikikimb1 - 0miloszroman81Dojo Web System: mikikimb vs. miloszroman
2024-01-09B11Doutor_Abobrinha1 - 0gunjin81Dojo Web System: Doutor_Abobrinha vs. gunjin

 

 

News

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 2020 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.

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