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Free Class transferees since 2019

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Published at: 2019-04-03 07:30

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/04/2019.html?utm_source=rss

Free Class transferees for 2019 are as follows.

Waki Kenji 8-Dan
Izumi Masaki 8-Dan

Translated by Len_kurina

Kato Momoko Shoureikai 1-Dan becomes Ladies Professional player 3-Dan from April

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Published at: 2019-03-27 06:30

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/03/4_29.html?utm_source=rss

加藤桃子

Kato Momoko Shoureikai 1-Dan, aged 24, resigned from Shoureikai and submitted her application for Ladies Professional player.
Hence she becomes Ladies Professional player 3-Dan on April 1st 2019, based in Tokyo branch.
Acknowledging her achievement of total 8 titles (4-time Queen, 4-time Ladies Ouza), the JSA entitles her to Ladies 3-Dan, as opposed to Ladies 1-Dan in accordance with the original regulation of Shoureikai; “In case a female Shoureikai member, who holds 2-Kyu or higher, resigns from Shoureikai she is entitled to Ladies Professional player with the same Kyu or Dan of Shoureikai”.

Name
Kato Momoko
Date of Birth
March 9th, 1995 (aged 24)
Address
Setagaya, Tokyo
Master
Yasue Terutaka 8-Dan
Admission to Shoreikai
September, 2006
Hobbies
Ballet, Reading, Karaoke
Title match history
Appeared 12 times, won 8 times (4-time Queen, 4-time Ladies Ouza)
Translated by Hattorium130

Takebe Sayuri Ladies 3-Dan has been promoted to Ladies 4-Dan

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Published at: 2019-01-17 03:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2019/01/post_1762.html?utm_source=rss

Takebe Sayuri Ladies 4-DanTakebe Sayuri Ladies 3-Dan (40 years old)has been promoted to Ladies 4-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
January 16th, 2019
Game
1st Hulic Cup Seireisen, Qualify Round
(opponent: Kitao Madoka Ladies 2-Dan)
Ground of promotion
120 wins in official tournaments since becoming 3-Dan
Translated by Hattorium130

A letter of appreciation to Frank Rövekamp, ​​President of the Federation of European Shogi Associations

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Published at: 2018-08-24 06:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/08/post_1720.html?utm_source=rss

On Friday, August 24, the Japan Shogi Association presented a letter of appreciation to Frank Rövekamp, President of the Federation of European Shogi Associations (FESA).
It is because of his great achievement in his overseas spread. Specifically, he managed the European Championship (ESC / WOSC), energetically spread Shogi in Europe for many years, and served as an official interpreter at the International Shogi Forum held every three years.

フランク・レーヴェカンプ氏に感謝状贈呈_01 フランク・レーヴェカンプ氏に感謝状贈呈_02
JSA Chairman Yasumitsu Sato presented a letter of appreciation, a souvenir and a gold badge.

Translated by Yuuna Kurita

Promotion Regulations Changed (Conditions of 8-Dan Promotion)

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Published at: 2018-05-22 08:45

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/05/post_1694.html?utm_source=rss

The regulations of 8-Dan promotion will be partly changed. The changed part is as follows. The enforcement of this change will take place on June 1, 2018. We thank you for your understanding.

【Promotion Regulations of the Japan Shogi Association】

Conditions of 8-Dan Promotion
BEFORE
Acquiring Ryuo title for the first time
Promotion to A-class of Ranking League (Jun'isen)
190 wins in official games after becoming 7-Dan
AFTER
Acquiring Ryuo title for the first time
Promotion to A-class of Ranking League (Jun'isen)
Acquiring major title of the second time
190 wins in official games after becoming 7-Dan

[End of note]

Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 3-Dan Ueda Hatsumi Promoted to Ladies 4-Dan

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Published at: 2018-05-22 07:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/05/post_1693.html?utm_source=rss

上田初美女流四段Ladies 3-Dan Ueda Hatsumi has been promoted to Ladies 4-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
May 21, 2018
Game
45th Okada Art Museum Cup, Ladies Meijin Tournament, Final League
(opponent: Ladies 1-Dan Yamane Kotomi)
Reason of promotion
By number of games won (120 wins after becoming Ladies 3-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi

6-Dan Fujii Sota Promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2018-05-18 14:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/05/post_1691.html?utm_source=rss

藤井聡太

6-Dan Fujii Souta has been promoted to 7-Dan by being upgraded to Class 4 of Ryuo Tournament, winning a game against 6-Dan Funae Kohei in the semi-finals of Class 5 of Ranking Tournament in 31st Ryuo Tournament.

His promotion is because of "two consecutive upgrade in Ryuo Ranking Tournament". He reached 7-Dan at the age of 15 years and 9 months, which is 18 months shorter than the so far youngest record of 17 years and 3 months achieved by 9-Dan Kato Hifumi.

Link to the promotion regulations (in Japanese)

Fujii was promoted to 5-Dan in February by being upgraded in the Ranking League (Jun'isen), winning all games in C2-class of the 76 Ranking League. As shortly as 16 days after that, he received promotion to 6-Dan by winning the championship in the 11th Asahi Cup Shogi Open. This time he was promoted for the third time this year.

Date of promotion
May 18, 2018
Game
31st Ryuo Tournament, Ranking Tournament Class 5
(opponent: 6-Dan Funae Kohei)
Reason of promotion
Two consecutive upgrade in Ryuo Ranking Tournament

Comments from players

佐藤康光

JSA Chairman and 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu
Congratulations for achieving the youngest record of 7-Dan promotion. Thinking of the fact that he was still 4-Dan at the beginning of the year, I am very surprised by the unprecedented speed. Even the games he played were also perfect. It is just great. I look forward to his further progress.

羽生善治

Ryuo Habu Yoshiharu
I am very surprised at his speed of being upgraded, becoming 7-Dan only 3 months after the promotion to 6-Dan in February.
His playing style in the games is such that he makes active moves, and is even improving. I look forward to his further progress.

杉本昌隆

Fujii's Master and 7-Dan Sugimoto Masataka
I admire his 3-time promotion in a year. I pay my respect to this strong player, who keeps making achievements.
It is a great joy for the master to have his pupil catch up to the same rank. I do not have any mixed feeling at all.

加藤一二三

9-Dan Kato Hifumi
I heartily congratulate him on his rapid advancement and the youngest and quickest 7-Dan promotion in history. It is just amazing that he entered high-Dan region as early as in 15 years old. I am looking forward to seeing the never-before-seen things he will show to us in future, with his peerless talent, full spirit of exploration, and ceaseless passion.
Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 1-kyu Iino Ai Promoted to Ladies 1-Dan

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Published at: 2018-04-03 00:50

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/04/1_38.html?utm_source=rss

飯野愛女流初段Ladies 1-kyu Iino Ai (31 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 1-Dan, fulfilling the criteria in her game results as described below.

Date of promotion
April 1, 2018
Results
Year 2017: 14 games 8 wins 6 losses (winning rate 0.571)
Reason of promotion
Annual winning rate over 50% (at least 7 wins) after becoming Ladies 1-kyu
Translated by Hidetchi

Players Moving Out to Free-class in 2018

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Published at: 2018-03-30 09:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/03/2018_1.html?utm_source=rss

The players who move out to Free-class in 2018 are as follows.

9-Dan Kobayashi Kenji
8-Dan Kanzaki Kenji

Translated by Hidetchi

4-Dan Tonari Ryuuma Promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2018-03-16 04:50

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/03/post_1661.html?utm_source=rss

都成竜馬五段4-Dan Tonari Ryuuma (28 years old) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
March 15, 2018
Game
76th Ranking League (Jun'i-sen), C2-class
(opponet: 4-Dan Sugimoto Kazuo)
Reason of promotion
Being upgraded C1-class of Ranking League
Translated by Hidetchi