Welcome to ESC/WOSC 2022 in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen!

The ESC/WOSC, the European Shogi Championship and World Open Shogi Championship the most important shogi event of the year in Europe, will take place fromĀ 28th to 31st of July 2022 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

With this website we provide you therefore with all information needed about the tournament and other arrangements for your consideration. For any questions or additional information do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail to esc2022@shogideutschland.de.

As the host of the tournament, Shogi Deutschland supports the declaration of FESA.

The organizing committee


Attendance of Japanese Shogi professionals

July 3rd 2022
We are happy to announce that also three professional players will attend the event:
Shohei Takada 7-dan, Madoka Kitao Ladies 2-dan and Karolina Styczynska Ladies 1-Dan.

Shohei Takada Madoka Kitao Karolina Styczynska

New hotel arrangement and 9-Euro-Ticket

June 25rd 2022
Now a special offer for overnight stay at the new venue is available. Also useful information about the "9-Euro-Ticket" and about public transportation in the Mannheim-Ludwigshafen area was added. More details on the Venue page.

New venue is Heinrich-Pesch-Hotel in Ludwigshafen

June 23rd 2022
Due to organizational issus we had to change the venue within the area to Ludwigshafen. The new venue will be the Heinrich Pesch Hotel. For more information check out the Venue page.

COVID-19 entry restrictions provisionally lifted

June 22nd 2022
All COVID-19 entry restrictions to Germany will be provisionally lifted. From this date, entries to Germany will again be permitted for all travel purposes, including tourism and visiting trips (except for persons residing in the People's Republic of China). For entry into Germany, proof of vaccination or testing is no longer required. For further information please check the Federal Foreign Offices' website.

Travel restrictions for some travellers lifted

March 29th 2022
No pandemic-related travel restrictions currently apply to travellers entering Germany from member states of the European Union or from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland and selected other states.
Visitors from other states currently have to be fully vaccinated. The traveller must have received the last vaccination dose that is necessary for full vaccination at least 14 days before the date of travel. Accepted vaccines are Corminaty (BioNTech/Pfizer), Spikevax(Moderna), Jannssen, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) and Nuvaxovid (Novavax).

The website goes online

March 21st 2022
Today the website for the ESC / WOSC 2022 in Mannheim officially goes online. We are looking forward to the event. The website already contains all important information and also a registration option is implemented. Registration is only possible via the webform. Do you have questions? The best way to do this is to contact us by e-mail to esc2022@shogideutschland.de.