1st Pan American Shogi Tournament at Los Angeles on 10/6 and 10/7
US Shogi Club Association is holding the 1st Pan American Shogi Tournament as follows.
Date: October 6(Sat) and 7(Sun), 2018
Site: Fred Hesse, Jr. Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Ranchos Palos Verdes
Registration Fee $50
Entry Deadline: September 15, 2018
Local Host: LA Shogi Club
Karolina Styczyńska, the first non-Japanese female-professional shogi player, will join us as an official judge of the tournament. Various prizes/awards will be provided to the winners ($1000 for the 1st and $500 for the 2nd…). We will organize a kid tournament on 10/6 at the same site (registration fee $10).
We have received entries from Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Japan, Mexico and USA so far. For an entry or any questions, please contact Mark Ono (firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-424-246-2170 ext.101 ) of LA Shogi Club.
More information: The tournament will be based on Swiss system. The number of registered participants is roughly 45. It seems that the players from Columbia have withdrawn from the tournament. Another female professional player (Nakai 6-dan) will join us. The tournament for kids will be held in the morning on 10/7. The deadline for registration has already passed, but your registration can be still accepted. If you like to attend, contact Mark as soon as possible.
There is no website for this tournament. No visible announcement in English is available, so I am advertising this tournament here.
Anyone with any rating can join this tournament. I heard that 40-50 have registered for the tournament, but I will check the actual number. I believe the plan was to use Swiss system, but that may depend on the size of the tournament and the time constraint, so I am not sure at this point. I will check and update on that as well.
Also wanting more info. Is there a website???
Could you please provide information on the structure of the tournament, and whether there’s a minimum ranking you must have in order to join? How many people have registered so far? Any additional information would be great! Thanks!