ESC/WOSC – 2017 comes to Kyiv!

Ukrainian Shogi Federation in cooperation with Japan Shogi Assotiation (JSA), Federation of European Shogi Assotiations (FESA) invites all Shogi players to take part in ESC/WOSC – 2017.

Date: 3rd – 6th August 2017

Place of tournament: Congress Center “Ukrainian House” (website – in the center of Kyiv

Address: city Kyiv, Khreschatic street, 2

Nearest metro station: Maidan Nezalezhnosti (near 300m), bus #62, trolleybus #18 from “Maidan Nezalezhnosti” and other

How to get there:

from airport “Boryspil” – by Skybus to “Vokzalna” metro station (price – near 100 UAH ~ 4 EUR); then take red line metro to “Khreschatic” station and change at it to “Maidan Nezalezhnosti” (blue line). Walk on Khreschatic street.

from airport “Zhuliany” – by bus #499 to metro “Luk’yanivska” (green line); then take metro to “Maidan Nezalezhnosti” (blue line). Walk on Khreschatic street.

From railway station – take metro from “Vokzalna” to “Maidan Nezalezhnosti”

From central bus station – take metro from “Demeevska” to “Maidan Nezalezhnosti”

No visas needed for:

  • EU citizens;
  • Other European countries: Andorra, Vatican, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, San Marino;
  • America: United States, Canada, Panama, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Saint Kitts and Nevis;
  • Asia: South Korea, Japan, Israel, Brunei, Turkey, Hong Kong
  • If you need official invitation, please, contact directly with us.

Where to stay (Accomodation): 

Expected 10% discount for ESC/WOSC participants

Expected 10% discount for ESC/WOSC participants

  • Many hostels with prices starting from 4 EUR/person/night (you can find them on; if you need our help, contact us)

Food at tournament’s place:

In Congress Center “Ukrainian House” there’s a restaurant: from 10 EUR/person service

Prices in Kiyv: 

Public transport – 3-4 UAH per trip=0,1-0,15 EUR

Average prices in café-restaurants: from 3-5 EUR

Program overview:

  • ESC/WOSC (The winner of the ESC and the runner up (2nd place) will qualify for the International Shogi Forum (ISF) in Kitakyushu in October 2017 year)
  • Blitz Tournament
  • Team tournament
  • Dobutsu tournament
  • FESA Meeting Participation
  • Tourist program – sightseeing Kyiv (by participants request)
  • Dinner meeting (by participants request)

The organizing committee:

Boris Baydenko (, +38(066)341-01-57

Victoria Ryasnyanskaya (, +38(050)493-10-78

Sergiy Stavroiani, (