Announcement of the 23rd World Computer Shogi Championship

It is our pleasure to announce that the 23rd World Computer Shogi Championship will be held in Japan in May 2013.
Please note that the venue has been changed.

Takenobu Takizawa
Chair of the Computer Shogi Association (CSA)
Kentaro Kayama
Director of the Computer Shogi Association & Director of the World Computer Shogi Championship

The 23rd World Computer Shogi Championship

Competition Dates
May 3-5, 2013

Competition Venue
International Conference Center, Waseda University
1-20-14 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
Phone: 03-5286-1755 Fax: 03-5272-2063
(+81-3-5286-1755) (+81-3-5272-2063)
The International Conference Center is Building 18 on the map.

Registration Deadline
January 31, 2013

First Prize
A notebook computer (planned)

Open to anyone of any nationality. Only originally produced programs may be entered.
Furthermore, only one program from each development team may enter the tournament. The program may use CSA library modules. Each development team must disclose all the members' first and last names and the name of any library module (package) used.

Any computer may be used.
Competitors are strongly urged to bring their own computer.
The CSA may provide an IBM compatible, but it may be a relatively slow machine.
The rules of the tournament are on the CSA homepage.

Access the following URI to register your ID
and then proceed with the application.

If you have any questions about the championship, please send an email to

Application Fee
10,000 yen

Please transfer the fee to the following bank account by cable:

Mizuho Bank, Machida Branch, Tokyo, Japan
Ordinary Account No. 2117839
Account Holder: The Computer Shogi Association

Payment in cash will also be accepted at the tournament.

The Rules and Regulations of the Computer Shogi Championship are available in both Japanese and English. In all questions of interpretation, the Japanese version shall be regarded as authoritative.

January 23, 2012

World Computer Shogi Championship Policies

Computer Shogi Association

These are the policies for the World Computer Shogi Championships (WCSCs) hosted by the Computer Shogi Association (CSA).

1. The WCSCs are for deciding the strongest computer shogi at the time under conditions of fair and impartial operation.

2. The CSA does not restrict the hardware of any entrant for the WCSCs. Any person may enter the WCSCs without restriction.

3. The CSA maintains interchange among developers at the WCSCs.