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Notice of "Players' Society" board members

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Published at: 2019-06-11 01:30

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Following JSA "Players' Society" (Kishikai) board members have been assigned at JSA general meeting on June 7th, 2019. The term is 2 years.

【JSA Board Members】(from June 7th, 2019)
President Nakamura Osamu 9-dan(56 years old)reassignment
Vice President Hatakeyama Mamoru 7-Dan(50 years old)reassignment
Vice President Itodani Tetsuro 8-Dan(30 years old)new assignment
Vice President Toyama Yusuke 6-Dan(39 years old)new assignment

※Vice president Kubo Toshiaki 9-Dan has resigned from board.

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Toyoshima Masayuki 2-Crown has been promoted to 9-Dan

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Published at: 2019-05-20 03:00

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Toyoshima Masayuki Double-Crown (Oui, Kisei) (29 years old) has been promoted to 9-Dan by winning the 4th match of 7-game series for 77th Meijin-sen held on May 16-17th, to have completed a 4-0 sweep and acquired Meijin title.

Date of promotion
May 17th, 2019
The 77th Meijin Title match, 4th game
(opponent: Sato Amahiko Meijin)
Reason of promotion
Winning Meijin title once
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Ito Sae Ladies 2-Dan has been promoted to Ladies 3-Dan

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Published at: 2019-05-07 06:00

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伊藤沙恵女流三段Ito Sae Ladies 2-Dan (25 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 3-Dan by winning a following game.

Date of Promotion
April 26th, 2019
The 1st Hulic Seirei-sen Qualification round
(Opponent: Odaka Sakiko Ladies 2-Kyu)
Reason of Promotion
90 wins since becoming Ladies 2-Dan
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Overseas invitee Turmunkh Munkhzul from Mongol participate in the 9th RICOH Ladies Oza Tournament preliminary qualification

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Published at: 2019-04-30 09:00

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"The first qualification round same-day games" of the 9th RICOH Ladies Oza will be held on May 11th among total 64 players, including 6 amateur players (qualified East Japan amateur tournament on 7th April and West Japan amateur tournament on 21th April), an overseas invitee player, and 57 professional Ladies players.

The 9th tournament's overseas invitee player is Turmunkh Munkhzul from Mongol.
Munkhzul is a 17 years old student who won over Tatiana Milyukova (Belarus), who was the invitee player of previous year. Her first game opponent is Watanabe Mio Ladies 1-Dan.

I would like to play Shogi with a professional Ladies player.
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Yashiro Wataru 6-Dan has been promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2019-04-24 02:50

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Yashiro Wataru 6-Dan (25 years old) won the game below and promoted to 7-Dan.

Date of Promotion
April 23rd, 2019
32nd Ryuo-sen Ranking Class 3
(vs Sanmaido Tatsuya 6-Dan)
Reason of Promotion
Consecutive promotion in Ryuo-sen Ranking since becoming 6-Dan
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Yamasaki Takayuki 8-Dan achieved 600 wins (Shogi Honor Award)

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Published at: 2019-04-15 03:00

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山崎隆之 Yamasaki Takayuki 8-Dan (38 years old) won a game of 67th Oza Tournament secondary qualification (Supported by Nikkei Inc.) on April 12th at Kansai Shogi Kaikan against Kitahama Kensuke 8-Dan, and achieved total 600 wins in official games, receiving 56th Shogi Honor Award.

Total result of Yamasaki Takayuki 8-Dan at 600 wins
929 games with 600 wins and 329 loses (winning ratio 0.646)
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Free Class transferees since 2019

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Published at: 2019-04-03 07:30

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Free Class transferees for 2019 are as follows.

Waki Kenji 8-Dan
Izumi Masaki 8-Dan

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

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Published at: 2019-03-27 06:30

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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”.

Kato Momoko
Date of Birth
March 9th, 1995 (aged 24)
Setagaya, Tokyo
Yasue Terutaka 8-Dan
Admission to Shoreikai
September, 2006
Ballet, Reading, Karaoke
Title match history
Appeared 12 times, won 8 times (4-time Queen, 4-time Ladies Ouza)
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Takebe Sayuri Ladies 3-Dan has been promoted to Ladies 4-Dan

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Published at: 2019-01-17 03:00

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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
1st Hulic Cup Seireisen, Qualify Round
(opponent: Kitao Madoka Ladies 2-Dan)
Ground of promotion
120 wins in official tournaments since becoming 3-Dan
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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

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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.

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JSA Chairman Yasumitsu Sato presented a letter of appreciation, a souvenir and a gold badge.

Translated by Yuuna Kurita