2000 British Open Shogi Championships - Results


Report:

The 2000 British Open Shogi Championships were held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May at The Boathouse in Cambridge, UK. The Championships entry was small, with a total of 12 entrants, including 1 player from France, but sufficient to guarantee that the tournament would be an official qualifying event for the Shogi World Championships being held in New York at the end of May.

The weather was, this year, warm enough to encourage some of the players to play some of their matches outside. Everyone seemed to enjoy a good weekend of Shogi, refreshments and hospitality at The Boathouse.

The tournament was dominated by Tony Hosking 3-dan, who won the British Open Shogi Title with a perfect score of 6 out of 6. His prize was an expenses-paid trip to New York to represent Britain at the World Championships.

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


Prizes:

2000 British Open Shogi Championships
British Open Champion: Tony Hosking - 6 wins
Runner-up: Les Blackstock - 5 wins


Final Table and Results:

 
No.   Player's name (Country)       Grade     Pl.  W.   SOS   Results                                                
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 1.   Tony Hosking (GB)             3-dan      6   6   20.5    2+  5+  7+  6+  9+  3+
 2.   Les Blackstock (GB)           3-dan      6   5    18     1- 11+  9+  4+  6+ 10+
 3.   Stephen Lamb (GB)             4-dan      6   4   18.5    7+  4- 12+  9+  5+  1-
 4.   Guillaume Schmidt (F)         3-dan      6   4   17.5   11+  3+  6-  2- 10+  8+
 5.   Steven Cain (GB)              2-dan      6  3.5  19.5    9+  1- 10+  8x  3-  6+
 6.   Alan Baker (GB)               1-kyu      6   3    23    10+  8+  4+  1-  2-  5-
 7.   Dave Morris (GB)              7-kyu      6   3   15.5    3-  9-  1- 12+  8+ 11+
 8.   Mike Brewer (GB)              2-kyu      6  2.5  14.5   12+  6- 11+  5x  7-  4-
 9.   Ian Spence (GB)               1-kyu      6   2   21.5    5-  7+  2-  3-  1- 12+
10.   Phil Holland (GB)             4-kyu      6   2   16.5    6- 12+  5- 11+  4-  2-
11.   Matthew Reid (GB)             4-kyu      6   1   16.5    4-  2-  8- 10- 12+  7-
12.   Nick Langford (GB)           10-kyu      6   0   14.5    8- 10-  3-  7- 11-  9-
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Email: Phil Holland <phil.holland@bcs.org.uk>