2005 British Open Shogi Championships - Results


Report:

The 2005 British Open Shogi Championships were held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May at Netherhall School in Cambridge, UK, as part of the MSO Cambridge 2005 weekend. The tournament was a very close competition with Tony Hosking narrowly beating Andy Hammond to the title, and Kingsley Pratt winning the knock-out competition and securing a place in the British Shogi Team travelling to Japan in October 2005. We also had the first tied game in the British Shogi Championships for many years when Justin Hollingworth and Ian Spence both achieved 'entering Kings' while both were in byoyomi.

We hope to again be part of MSO Cambridge in 2006.

Special thanks are due to MSO Cambridge for allowing us to share their venue.


Prizes:

2005 British Open Shogi Championships
British Open Champion: Tony Hosking - 5 wins
Runner-up: Andy Hammond - 5 wins
Kyu Knock-Out Winner (qualifying for a place in the British Shogi Team) : Kingsley Pratt
Other prizes:
 ... 1 to 2-kyu = Ian Spence
 ... 3 to 5-kyu = Tony Stebbings
 ... 6 to 7-kyu = Stuart Patterson
 ... Novice = Danny O'Shea


British Open Shogi Championships Final Table and Results:


No.   Player's name (Country)       Grade     Pl.  W.   SOS   Results                                                
---   ------------------------     ------     --- ---  ----  -----------------------  
 1.   Tony Hosking (GB)             3-dan      6   5    20    6+  4+  5+  3- 11+  7+
 2.   Andy Hammond (GB)             5-kyu      6   5    19    9+  3+  7-  5+  8+ 10+
 3.   Tony Stebbings (GB)           3-kyu      6   5    18   14+  2- 15+  1+  6+  5+
 4.   Les Blackstock (GB)           3-dan      6   4    18   7+  1- 10+ 11+  5-  6+
 5.   Dave Faldon (GB)              3-kyu      6   3    23    8+ 13+  1-  2-  4+  3-
 6.   Kingsley Pratt (GB)           5-kyu      6   3    22   1- 10+  8+  7+  3-  4-
 7.   Stuart Patterson (GB)         6-kyu      6   3    21   4- 11+  2+  6-  9+  1-
 8.   Peter Hingley (GB/DE)         7-kyu      6   3    15   5-  9+  6- 15+  2- 11+
 9.   Justin Hollingworth (GB)      7-kyu      6   2   17   2-  8- 13+ 10=  7- 12+
10.   Ian Spence (GB)               1-kyu      6   2   15  15+  6-  4-  9= 13+  2-
11.   Marc Hiles (GB)               1-kyu      6   2    18   13+  7- 14+  4-  1-  8-
12.   Phil Holland (GB)             4-kyu      3   2     3   X   X   X  13+ 15+  9-
13.   Danny O'Shea (GB)            15-kyu      6   1    13   11-  5-  9- 12- 10- 15+
14.   Arron Springate (GB)          2-kyu      3   1     7    3- 15+ 11-  X   X   X
15.   Nigel Day (GB)               15-kyu      6   0    16  10- 14-  3-  8- 12- 13-
---   ------------------------     ------     --- ---  ----  -----------------------

Kyu Knockout Tournament Results (included in the Open Championships):


                 Stuart Patterson -+ 
Marc Hiles ---+                    +- Stuart Patterson -+
              +---- Marc Hiles ----+                    |             
Danny O'Shea -+                                         +- Stuart Patterson -+
                 Tony Stebbings ---+                    |                    |
                                   +--- Andy Hammond ---+                    |
                  Andy Hammond ----+                                         |
                                                                             +- Kingsley Pratt
              Justin Hollingworth -+                                         |
                                   +-- Peter Hingley ---+                    |
                  Peter Hingley ---+                    |                    |
Ian Spence ---+                                         +-- Kingsley Pratt --+
              +---- Ian Spence ----+                    |            
Nigel Day ----+                    +-- Kingsley Pratt --+
                  Kingsley Pratt --+


Email: Phil Holland <phil.holland@bcs.org.uk>

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