1999 British Open Shogi Championships - Results


Report:

The 1999 British Open Shogi Championships were held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April at The Boathouse in Cambridge, UK. The Championships were well attended, with a total of 19 entrants, including 2 players from Sweden. The weather was a great improvement on 1998, with sunshine warm enough to encourage some of the players to conduct their post mortems outside. Everyone seemed to enjoy a good weekend of Shogi, refreshments and hospitality at The Boathouse.

The Dan Group of 8 players was dominated by Carl Johan Nilsson 1-kyu, who won the group and the British Open Shogi Title with a perfect score of 6 out of 6. He did not have it all his own way though, as his 3rd round game against Les Blackstock included at least 40 minutes with both players in byoyomi, during which time the board had to be relocated to a different room at the venue!

The Kyu-group of 11 players was also won with a perfect score of 6 out of 6 by Alan Baker 3-kyu, but his victories were more convincing as he was not in check once during any of his games!

We are hoping to see you all again next year in Cambridge.


Prizes:

1999 British Open Shogi Championships
British Open Champion: Carl Johan Nilsson - 6 wins
British Champion: Les Blackstock - 4 wins (SOS=18)
Kyu Group Winners: Alan Baker - 6 wins


Final Table and Results:

 
No.   Player's name (Country)       Grade     Pl.  W.   SOS   Results                                                
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 1.   Carl Johan Nilsson (S)        1-kyu      6   6    17     6+  3+  2+  5+  7+  4+                          
 2.   Les Blackstock (GB)           3-dan      6   4    18     4+  5+  1-  3+  6-  8+                          
 3.   Tony Hosking (GB)             3-dan      6   4    17     7+  1-  8+  2-  5+  6+                          
 4.   David Moskovic (GB)           2-kyu      6   3    17     2-  6+  5-  7+  8+  1-                          
 5.   Ian Spence (GB)               1-kyu      6   2    20     8+  2-  4+  1-  3-  7-                          
 6.   Steven Cain (GB)              2-dan      6   2    20     1-  4-  7-  8+  2+  3-                          
 7.   Demis Hassabis (GB)           1-kyu      6   2    18     3-  8-  6+  4-  1-  5+                          
 8.   Martin Danerud (S)            1-dan      6   1    17     5-  7+  3-  6-  4-  2-
                          
 9.   Alan Baker (GB)               3-kyu      6   6    18    15+ 11+ 10+ 13+ 14+ 12+                       
10.   Tony Stebbings (GB)           4-kyu      6   5    15    19+ 12+  9- 14+ 18+ 11+                          
11.   Mike Brewer (GB)              2-kyu      6   3    21    12-  9- 14+ 16+ 13+ 10-                          
12.   Matthew Reid (GB)             4-kyu      6   3    19    11+ 10- 13- 19+ 15+  9-                         
13.   Justin Hollingworth (GB)     10-kyu      6   3    16    14- 19+ 12+  9- 11- 15+                          
14.   Matthew Woodcraft (GB)        7-kyu      6   2    21    13+ 15+ 11- 10-  9- 16-                          
15.   Mark Howard (GB)             12-kyu      6   2    18     9- 14- 16+ 17+ 12- 13-                          
16.   Nick Langford (GB)           10-kyu      5   2    10     x  18+ 15- 11- 17- 14+                          
17.   Phil Holland (GB)             4-kyu      3   2     5     x   x   x  15- 16+ 18+                          
18.   Epi (GB)                     13-kyu      4   1     9     x  16- 19+  x  10- 17-                          
19.   Chris Kreuzer (GB)           13-kyu      4   0    12    10- 13- 18- 12-  x   x                                 
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Email: Phil Holland <phil.holland@bcs.org.uk>