Official News Release
Ms. Sakura Ishimoto has been Promoted to Ladies 2-kyu
Published at: 2016-09-01 08:20
Original site: http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/09/9_14.html
Ms. Sakura Ishimoto (17 years old) of Kansai Kenshu-kai, B1-class submitted an application for Ladies Professional.
This makes her become Ladies Professional 2-kyu on September 1st, 2016.
Although new players start from Ladies 3-kyu in principle, Ms. Ishimoto has already entered the main round in the 3rd and the 4th Ricoh Ladies Ouza Championship, and therefore has qualified for Ladies 2-kyu, meeting the third condition described below.
- Sakura Ishimoto
- Date of birth
- January 27th, 1999 (17 years old)
- Educational career
- Currently in 3rd grade in Osaka Gakugei High School
- Currently resides in
- Suita city, Osaka
- Pupil of
- 7-Dan Nobuo Mori
- B1-class of Kansai Kenshu-kai
- Listening to music
- Background of starting playing shogi
- Started to learn in a shogi class, after seeing her friends playing shogi in the class room when she was 4th grade in elementary school.
- Winner of the 33rd Junior High School Tournament, Girls Class (2012)
Conditions for a Ladies 3-kyu to become 2-kyu
- The number of winning games is as many as that of the participated tournaments in 1 year.
- The number of winning games is 3/4 time as many as that of the participated tournaments in 2 years.
- Conditions for becoming Ladies 1-kyu in "Ladies Professional Promotion Regulations" are met.
If none of the above conditions are met within 2 years, the rank of Ladies 3-kyu becomes invalid, in which case one can move back to C2 class of Kenshu-kai.