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New Professional 4-Dan Player

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Published at: 2016-03-05 19:55

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/post_1362.html

Round 17 and 18 of the 58th Shouri-kai 3-Dan League (October 2015 ~ March 2016) was played today, and 3-Dan Junpei Ide decided his promotion to 4-Dan with the game count of 12 wins and 6 losses.
3-Dan Ide will be promoted to 4-Dan on April 1st 2016, together with 3-Dan Ryuma Tonari who decided his promotion on February 21st (final game count: 14 wins 4 losses).
The 3rd place was taken by 3-Dan Daichi Sasaki with 12 wins 6 losses. 3-Dan Sasaki has finished 3rd for the second time following the 55th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League (April 2014 ~ September 2014), obtaining the right to enter Free Class based on the regulation.

Ryuma Tonari, professional player ID = 304

都成竜馬新四段

Date of birth
January 17th 1990 (26 years old)
Hometown
Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki
Currently resides in
Fukushima-ward, Osaka
Pupil of
9-Dan Koji Tanigawa
Enrollment to Shourei-kai
September 2000
Enrollment to 3-Dan League
October 2007 (since the 42nd Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)
Favorite strategy
Central Rook
Background of starting playing shogi
By seeing his father and elder brother playing
Comment
I just concentrated on each of my own games, so I didn't notice I had decided my promotion. I felt the reality only after I reported it to my teacher (9-Dan Koji Tanigawa). I hope I can show the fans good games played with my own style, particularly at a big match like the final of Rookies Tournament that I played before.

Junpei Ide, professional player ID = 305

井出隼平四段

Date of birth
May 3rd, 1991 (24 years old)
Home town
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Currently resides in
Suginami-ward, Tokyo
Pupil of
9-Dan Noboru Tamura
Enrollment to Shourei-kai
September 2003
Enrollment to 3-Dan League
October 2009 (since the 46th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)
Favorite strategy
4th-file Rook
Background of starting playing shogi
Being taught by his father
Comment
I came up to 3-Dan relatively quickly, but I had to play in 3-Dan League for such long time that I cannot tell how long it was. I just feel surprised myself at the promotion to 4-Dan. I will keep trying hard so I can appear in a title match.
Translated by Hidetchi

4-Dan Hiroshi Miyamoto has been promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2016-03-04 14:30

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/post_1360.html

宮本広志五段 4-Dan Hiroshi Miyamoto (30 years old) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
Thursday, March 3rd 2016
Game
74th Ranking League C2-class (opponent: 8-Dan Tosa)
Ground of promotion
Promotion to Ranking League C1-class





Translated by Hidetchi

Absence of Ladies 3-Dan Sayuri Honda

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Published at: 2016-02-29 14:35

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/02/post_1359.html

Ladies 3-Dan Sayuri Honda will be absent from the tournaments from March 1st 2016 until August 31st 2016 due to maternity. The tournaments she will be absent from are list below.
We would appreciate the understanding of the sponsors and related parties.

・27th Ladies Ou-i, challenger deciding league (opponent: Ladies 6-Dan Ichiyo Shimizu): Loss-by-default
・24th Kurashiki-Wisteria: Absence
・38th Ladies Oushou: Absence
・6th Ladies Ouza Absence
・10th Mynavi Open Absence

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Participants Lined Up for the 6th Ricoh-Cup Ladies Ouza Championship, Foreign Players' Online Preliminary - 1st Round starts on February 27th -

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Published at: 2016-02-25 13:50

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/event/2016/02/post_1358.html

The application for the foreign player's online preliminary of the 6th Ricoh-Cup Ladies Ouza Championship has been closed. 20 players from 8 countries (Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Poland, Spain, and Ukraine) have lined up.

The players are divided into two leagues and will play the 1st Round at the online shogi site 81Dojo from February 27th. The final game to decided the foreign guest player will be played by the winner from each league on Saturday, March 26th. All games can be watched on 81Dojo free of charge; please look forward to seeing the games.

The referee of this online preliminary will be Ladies Professional 3-kyu Karolina Styczynska.

<League table>
http://81dojo.com/event/RicohCup2016/womens-ouza-online-preliminary.html

<Schedule>
February 27th ~ March 13th: 1st Round
March 26th: Final game
May 22nd: 1st Qualify of the 6th Ricoh-Cup Ladies Ouza Championship

Contact info for inquiries:
Executive office of the 6th Ricoh-Cup Ladies Ouza Online Preliminary  info@81dojo.com
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Report: Title Acquisition Ceremony of the 5th Ricoh-Cup Ladies Ouza

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Published at: 2016-02-25 13:40

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/02/5_22.html

On February 19th, 2016, the title acquisition ceremony of the 5th Ricoh-Cup Ladies Ouza was held at Palace Hotel Tokyo in Chiyoda-ward, Tokyo, celebrating the title acquisition by Ladies Ouza Momoko Katou

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Congratulatory speech by the sponsor (Shirou Kondou, CEO of Ricoh)

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Congratulatory speech by JSA (Chairman Koji Tanigawa)

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Presentation of Ladies Ouza Acquisition Letter

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Presentation of the winner's cup

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Presentation of memorial gift

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Speech of toast: (Katsuyoshi Kondou, Senior Director of Nikkei Newspaper)

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Congratulatory speech (Shigeki Nishihara, Mayor of Makinohara-city)

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Speech of thanks by Ladies Ouza Momoko Katou
The title match turned out to be a 6-game match, while I and the opponent , Ladies Professional 2-Dan Sae Itou, tried our best to play good games. We know each other very well since the time she was in Shourei-kai, so I thought both of us know almost everything about each other's playing style and character, but inf fact maybe I had not known everything about her shogi.
The opponent always had the initiative, and I was put more and more in a pinch as the games went on. I was so tense in the last game, but I was able to hang in there at the last moment and took the last game. This made me have more confidence in playing shogi.
I am a Ladies Professional title holder and at the same time a Shourei-kai member. No matter what standpoint I take, there is no difference in my desire to become stronger. In official games, sometimes I feel I still have weakness. I definitely want to keep improving my shogi skills.

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Presentation of bouquet (by Mr. Watanabe of Ricoh Black Rams rugby team)

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Saki Satomi to become Ladies Professional 3-kyu

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Published at: 2016-02-24 14:00

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/02/post_1357.html

里見咲紀女流3級 Saki Satomi (19 years old) has submited the application for a certification of Ladies Professional 3-kyu. Based on this, she will become Ladies Professional 3-kyu on February 22nd, 2016.
If she meets the conditions described below for becoming Ladies Professional 2-kyu, she will be officially certified as a Ladies Professional player, becoming the third pair of sister players following the Nakakura family and the Oba family.

Name
Saki Satomi
Date of birth
April 28th, 1996 (19 years old)
Hometown
Izumo-city, Shimane
Currently resides in
Izumo-city, Shimane
School career
Graduated from Tsukuba Kaisei High School
Pupil of
9-Dan Keiji Mori
Enrollment to Kenshu-kai
July 2012 (entering E1 class)
Favorite strategy
Swinging Rook
Former achievements
Represented Shimane Prefecture in the National High School Shogi Ryu-ou Tournament
Hobby
Piano
Background of starting playing shogi
From family (as her elder brother and sister started)
Comment
I will keep working on to become much stronger

Conditions for a Ladies 3-kyu to become 2-kyu

  1. The number of winning games is as many as that of the participated tournaments in 1 year.
  2. The number of winning games is 3/4 time as many as that of the participated tournaments in 2 years.
  3. 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.

Translated by Hidetchi

New Professional 4-Dan Player

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Published at: 2016-02-21 21:30

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/syodan/2016/02/post_1354.html

3-Dan Ryuma Tonari won both the 15th and 16th games in the 58th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League (October 2015 ~ March 2016) Kansai-region meeting, resulting in the game count of 14 wins and 2 losses, and decided his promotion to 4-Dan even before the final game. He will be promoted to 4-Dan on April 1st, 2016.

Ryuma Tonari

都成竜馬新四段

Date of birth
January 17th 1990 (26 years old)
Hometown
Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki
Currently resides in
Fukushima-ward, Osaka
Teacher
9-Dan Koji Tanigawa
Enrollment to Shourei-kai
September 2000
Enrollment to 3-Dan League
October 2007 (since the 42nd Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)
Favorite strategy
Central Rook
Background of starting playing shogi
By seeing his father and elder brother playing
Comment
I just concentrated on each of my own games, so I didn't notice I had decided my promotion. I felt the reality only after I reported it to my teacher (9-Dan Koji Tanigawa). I hope I can show the fans good games played with my own style, particularly at a big match like the final of Rookies Tournament that I played before.
Translated by Hidetchi

7-Dan Akira Inaba has been promoted to 8-Dan

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Published at: 2016-02-19 14:05

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/02/post_1355.html

稲葉 陽八段 7-Dan Akira Inaba (27 years old) has been promoted to 8-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
Thursday, February 18th 2016
Game
74th Ranking League, B1-class (opponent: Mamoru Hatakeyama)
Ground of promotion
Enrollment to Ranking League A-class







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Kenshu-kai Member Saki Satomi has Obtained the Right to be Ladies 3-kyu

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Published at: 2016-02-15 11:05

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/02/post_1351.html

Saki Satomi, a Kenshu-kai member, has been promoted to C1 class based on the latest results of 9 wins and 3 losses, by winning the 1st game of February's monthly meeting of Kansai Kenshu-kai held at Kansai Shogi-kaikan on February 14th. This gives her the right to become Ladies 3-kyu. If an application is made, she will be a Ladies Professional 3-kyu. Saki Satomi is the younger sister of Ladies Meijin / Oushou / Ou-i / and Kurashiki-Wisteria holder Kana Satomi
If she meets the below described condition for becoming 2-kyu, she will officially become a Ladies Professional player, making them the third pair of sister players following the Nakakura family and Oba family.

里見咲紀研修会員
Name
Saki Satomi
Date of birth
April 28th 1996 (19 years old)
Hometown
Izumo-city, Shimane
Currently resides in
Izumo-city, Shimane
School career
Graduated from Tsukuba Kaisei High School
Teacher
9-Dan Keiji Mori
Enrollment to Kenshu-kai
July 2012, in E1 class
Favorite strategy
Swinging Rook
Hobby
Piano
Background of starting playing shogi
From her family (as the elder brother and sister started)

Conditions for a Ladies 3-kyu to become 2-kyu

  1. The number of winning games is as many as that of the participated tournaments in 1 year.
  2. The number of winning games is 3/4 time as many as that of the participated tournaments in 2 years.
  3. 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.

Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 3-kyu Aiko Takahama has been promoted to Ladies 2-kyu

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Published at: 2016-02-05 18:15

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/02/32_9.html

高浜愛子女流2級 Ladies 3-kyu Aiko Takahama (31 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 2-kyu, winning the game described below.
Her Ladies Professional ID will be 54.

Date of promotion
Friday, February 5th 2016
Decided game
43rd Okada Museum Cup, Ladies Meijin Championship, Qualify Round
opponent: Ladies 1-Dan Momoko Nakamura
Ground of promotion
Winning the same number of games as that of the tournaments one participated in last 1 year

※Listed below are the tournaments counted in the above mentioned 1 year.
・23rd Meijin Oyama's Cup, Kurashiki Wisteria
・37th Kirishima Brewing Industry's Cup, Ladies Oushou Championship
・5th Ricoh Cup, Ladies Ouza Championship
・9th Mynavi Ladies Open
・27th Ladies Ou-i Championship
・43rd Okada Museum Cup, Ladies Meijin Championship

Translated by Hidetchi