1st Polish Youth Shogi Open Champions
Fostering shogi fans of the future! The appeal of shogi open to everyone from children to adults.
Shogi started in Poland as the game for self-learning, mainly adult people usually meeting on virtual boards. During last few years a network of tournaments has been developed but there was still a lack of separate youth tournaments (which are generally lacking in Europe with only few exceptions). There is also a luck of youth and children training methods and of efforts to promote shogi among children. The tournament was held to fulfill this lack and to make a connection between European groups interested in training of young shogi players and between the young players themselves. Although only Belarussian children joined the tournament, we were able to make close contacts with groups from Ukraine and Germany, which can bear fruits next years.
23-24 Jul. 2016
Wroclaw City Public Library
Madoka Kitao (Ladies 2-dan Shogi Professional), Kota Fujiwara
International Shogi Popularization Society
Polish Shogi Association