Postal Shogi League - News


The Postal Shogi League (PSL) is an international association of Shogi and Tori-Shogi players, who want to play the games by post and/or by email. The PSL maintains a register of postal players, and provides new postal/email opponents for its members of similar strength. The results of games played between members are used to adjust their current playing strengths, which are recorded in 2 'leagues' for Shogi and Tori-Shogi. Every year a report of these postal playing strengths is published for the members, and includes news of Shogi-related events organised by these members.


PSL National Breakdown

Current breakdown as of December 2001:
Country: Number of PSL members: Percentage of total:
Australia 1 [1] 2% [2%]
Belgium 1 [1] 2% [2%]
Canada 3 [2] 7% [4%]
France 3 [4] 7% [9%]
Germany 3 [4] 7% [9%]
Israel 1 [1] 2% [2%]
Italy 3 [3] 7% [7%]
Japan 5 [5] 12% [11%]
Netherlands 1 [1] 2% [2%]
UK 16 [18] 38% [40%]
Uruguay 1 [1] 2% [2%]
USA 4 [4] 10% [9%]
Total 42 [45] -
key: [] - values in December 2000 table


International Postal Shogi Team Tournament (IPSTT)

The following table lists the final positions in the IPSTT (which completed at the end of 1998), based on the number of wins scored:

Final Table as at 1st December 1998:
Place Team EE EW F G H I JE JW T U Win Lose Draw
1. Japan E (JE) 3-1(1) x 3-2(0) x 4-1(0) 4-1(0) x x 4-1(0) 4-1(0) 22 7 1
2. Japan W (JW) 2-2(1) 3-2(0) x 1-4(0) 5-0(0) x x x 3-1(0) 3-2(0) 17 11 1
3. France (F) x 3-2(0) x 1-2(2) 4-1(0) 3-1(1) 2-3(0) x 3-2(0) x 16 11 3
4. Germany (G) 0-1(4) 5-0(0) 2-1(2) x x 3-1(1) x 4-1(0) x 1-0(4) 15 4 11
5. USA (U) x 3-2(0) x 0-1(4) 3-1(1) 2-1(1) 1-4(0) 2-3(0) x x 11 12 6
6. England W (EW) x x 2-3(0) 0-5(0) x 2-3(0) x 2-3(0) 2-2(1) 2-3(0) 10 19 1
7. England E (EE) x x x 1-0(4) 2-2(1) 3-0(2) 1-3(1) 2-2(1) 0-0(5) x 9 7 14
8. Thailand (T) 0-0(5) 2-2(1) 2-3(0) x 2-2(1) x 1-4(0) 1-3(0) x x 8 14 7
9. Italy (I) 0-3(2) 3-2(0) 1-3(1) 1-3(1) x x 1-4(0) x x 1-2(1) 7 17 5
10. Holland (H) 2-2(1) x 1-4(0) x x x 1-4(0) 0-5(0) 2-2(1) 1-3(1) 7 20 3


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