|2015 Canadian Shogi Championship||Tournament|
|Start time||2015-06-06 00:01|
|End time||2015-06-14 23:59|
|Contact||Vancouver Shogi Club (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
2015 Canadian Shogi Championship to be held June 6-14
Canada will hold its national shogi (Japanese chess) championship on June 6-14, 2015, hosted online at 81Dojo.com. The tournament’s format will feature a two-group round-robin stage, followed by a final match between the two group winners.
This will be the fourth time for Canada to hold a national shogi championship, as such tournaments were previously held in 1999, 2008 and 2014. The 2015 championship will also mark the first time that the tournament will been held in consecutive years (2014 and 2015), and it is expected that the Canadian Shogi Championship will continue to be held on an annual basis in the future.
Eligibility to participate in the 2015 Canadian Shogi Championship is limited to those with Canadian citizenship. Canadian shogi players of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
The 2015 edition of the championship will once again be held online at 81Dojo.com, eliminating the travel barriers normally associated with competing in a national tournament in a country as large as Canada. 81Dojo.com is a free shogi website that has more than 27,000 registered users from 90 countries, and is aimed at the international community.
Colin Ng from Toronto was the winner of the 2014 Canadian Shogi Championship, and was invited to represent Canada at the 2014 International Shogi Forum in Shizuoka, Japan. Ng advanced to the quarter finals of the tournament and defeated several players, which was the best result to date for a Canadian player at the ISF.
People interested in participating in the 2015 Canadian Shogi Championship are encouraged to download the tournament rules and registration form from http://shogivancouver.wordpress.com/csc. The registration deadline is Friday, May 29 at 7:00pm PT / 10:00pm ET. More information about getting started at playing shogi can also be found on the same website.