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Report: the 1st Kyorindo Cup, Japan-China Friendship Junior Shogi Championship

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Published at: 2016-08-10 09:25

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/event/2016/08/1_38.html

The 1st Kyorindo Cup, Japan-China Friendship Junior Shogi Championship, organized by Beijin Shogi Club and jointly sponsored by Kyorindo Pharmacy, was held on August 6th and 7th in Beijin, China.
The championship was held in two classes for elementary school students and the younger (25 participants), and junior high school students and the older (29 participants). Participating players were students of the teachers from various regions in China, who work for shogi promotion. One player participated from Japan as well.
The winner of the younger class receives a special privilege of being invited to the East Division of the 4th Sanaru Cup, Elementary School Meijin Tournament held in March next year.
From Japan, 9-Dan Teruichi Aono, 7-Dan Eiji Iijima, and Mr. Masayuki Atsumi, the chairman of Kyorindo participated. Collaborators from the International Shogi Popularization Society (ISPS) also joined in Beijin, kindly helping with translation and so forth, making the tournament successful.

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Opening Ceremony. On the left is Mr. Li Minsheng, the chairman of Beijin Shogi Club, giving the opening speech. On the stage are, from the left, Mr. Kita and Mr. Kohari from ISPS, Kyorindo Chairman Mr. Atsumi, 9-Dan Aono, 7-Dan Iijima, and Mr. Hakamada from ISPS.

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Younger class tournament

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Teaching games by 9-Dan Aono

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Teaching games by 7-Dan Iijima

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Final game of the elder class tournament. Lin Yanxing (Left, from Beijin region) won the tournament by beating Ao Xuedi (Right, from Beijin region). 7-Dan Iijima performed the game notation.

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Final game of the younger class tournament. Shen Tianyi (Right, from Shanghai region) won the tournament by beating Zheng Yiheng (Left, from Shanghai region). Shen will participate in the East Division of the 42th Sanaru Cup, Elementary School Meijin Tournament next year.

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9-Dan Aono, commentating on the final game of the elder class tournament. On the left is Mr. Hakamada as translator.

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Four top players of the younger class tournament

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Four top players of the elder class tournament

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