Royston Shogi Congress - 1997 Results


The Royston Shogi Congress was held on Saturday 13th September at the Coombes Community Centre in Royston, Herts, UK. The Congress was, to my great disappointment, very poorly attended, with only 7(!) players altogether competing in the 3 tournaments: Shogi, Tori-Shogi and Mini-Shogi. Unless the entry is much improved in 1998 (probably on September 12th), then the 1998 event will, regrettably, be the last to be held in Royston!

I hope I will see you all in Royston in 1998!!


The Congress was noted for a number of firsts:
1. 1st under-18 to enter the British Open Tori-Shogi Championship.
2. 1st player to win both Shogi and Tori-Shogi events on the same day.
3. 1st junior to defeat 3 Dan-players in the Mini-Shogi event.
The prizes awarded were as follows:

Doug McGown Memorial Shogi Tournament
1st - Stephen Lamb - 3 wins
2nd - Steven Cain - 2 wins
Junior - Sarah Holland - 1 win


It is recommended that Simon Wilcock be promoted from 10-kyu to 9-kyu.

British Open Tori-Shogi Championship
Champion - Stephen Lamb
Runner-up - Simon Wilcock
Junior - Rachel Holland


It is recommended that Stephen Lamb be promoted from 15-kyu to 14-kyu.

Mini-Shogi Competition (2pts for a win, 1pt for a defeat)
1. Rachel Holland - 16pts (5 wins)
2. Simon Wilcock - 12pts (4 wins)
3. Stephen Lamb - 11pts (5 wins)
4. Hideki Tanaka - 10pts (3 wins)


1997 Doug McGown Memorial Shogi Tournament

Round 1:
Steven Cain vs Stephen Lamb 0-1
Phil Holland vs Hideki Tanaka 0-1
Sarah Holland vs Simon Wilcock (Bishop) 0-1
Round 2:
Hideki Tanaka vs Stephen Lamb 0-1
Simon Wilcock vs Steven Cain (4 pieces) 0-1
Sarah Holland vs Phil Holland (4 pieces) 1-0
Round 3:
Phil Holland vs Stephen Lamb 0-1
Hideki Tanaka vs Steven Cain 0-1
Rachel Holland vs Simon Wilcock (2 pieces) 0-1

Final Table

Pos. Player's name (Club) Grade Pl. W. SOMS LASOMS
1. Stephen Lamb (Welwyn) 4-dan 3 3 0 -9
2. Simon Wilcock (Oxford) 10-kyu 3 2 -24 6
3. Steven Cain (London) 2-dan 3 2 -1 3
4. Hideki Tanaka (London) 1-dan 3 1 5 5
5. Sarah Holland (Royston) 13-kyu 2 1 -12 5
6. Phil Holland (Royston) 4-kyu 3 0 -5 14
7. Rachel Holland (Royston) 15-kyu 1 0 -8 2


1997 British Open Tori-Shogi Championship

Semi-finals:
. Stephen Lamb vs Phil Holland 1-0
. Rachel Holland vs Simon Wilcock 0-1
Finals:
1/2. Simon Wilcock vs Stephen Lamb 0-1
3/4. Rachel Holland vs Phil Holland 0-1

Final Table

Pos. Player's name (Club) Grade Pl. W. SOMS LASOMS
1. Stephen Lamb (Welwyn) 15-kyu 2 2 -27 3
2. Simon Wilcock (Oxford) 15-kyu 2 1 -28 2
3. Phil Holland (Royston) 14-kyu 2 1 -28 0
4. Rachel Holland (Royston) 15-kyu 2 0 -27 3


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