We’re pleased to invite you to European Shogi Championship and World Open Shogi Championship 2019 in Bratislava.

This event is organised under patronage of Embassy of Japan in the Slovak republic

The tournament will take place from 15th to 18th of August 2019 in Hotel Sorea Regia **** in Bratislava.

We’ll keep you updated about the schedule and other information related to the event.

Facebook event

Live Stream

During the tournament, there will be a live stream of ESC games commented by Karolina Styczyńska, sometimes accompanied by commentaries of other professional players attending this year’s ESC/WOSC.

You can follow the games on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/shogi_harbour) or 81dojo


Registrations are now open! You can register to the event following this link: http://shogi2019.eu/registration/
Players who register and pay for starting fee until the end of June 2019 will benefit from discounted starting fee of the main event.
To see list of registered players, please follow this link: http://shogi2019.eu/registered-players/

Payment information

Name of account holder: “Slovenská asociácia šógi (Slovak Shogi Association)”
Address of account holder: “Staré grunty 332, 84103 Bratislava – Karlova Ves, Slovenská republika”
IBAN: SK0783300000002201299343

Information for beneficiary: Please state your full name along with full names of any other participants that you’re covering the starting fee for in the information for the beneficiary. If you have any questions about payment information, please do not hesitate to contact us at this email address: esc.wosc.shogi2019@gmail.com.
Starting fee can be paid by cash in Bratislava during registration for the tournament.

Starting fees

Team Tournament – 5 EUR per player
Open Blitz Tournament – 5 EUR
Main Tournament (ESC/WOSC) – 30 EUR (25 EUR if paid until June 30th)

Starting fee can be paid by cash in Bratislava during registration for the tournament.

Getting to Bratislava

Bratislava has international airport with connections to several European cities. For many participants however, the most practical and cheapest option might be to fly to the Vienna Airport Schwechat instead. There’s a bus that goes from the Vienna airport to Bratislava in hourly interval. We recommend to get off at Bratislava Central Bus station, but you can also take off the bus at Einsteinova or the Airport. (However the airport is much further away from the venue than the above mentioned stops, so we don’t recommend that). The bus ride takes only about an hour and there’s an entertainment system onboard of the bus for every (sitting) passenger (look for the bus line operated by company Slovak Lines, a red bus)

For many participants, getting to Bratislava by bus or train is also an option.


The event will be held in Hotel Sorea Regia ****, Kralovske udolie 6.
There’s tram and bus station within walking distance. Name of the station is ‘Kralovske udolie‘.

You can get to the venue by bus lines 29, 30, 31, 39.

Alternatively you can take a tram of line x6.

To get to the venue from the airport, the easiest route is to take the bus line 61, take off the bus at the station ‘Trnavske myto‘ and transfer to tram line 4. This tram will take you to ‘Kralovske udolie‘, above mentioned stop, near the venue. From there it’s a few meters uphill by foot.

For local public transportation information, please use this website: http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport


Our recommendation is to book a room in the Hotel Sorea Regia directly. Price is around 70-80 EUR for a double room. You can book a room via booking.com, or you can do so via a form on website of the hotel directly: https://www.sorea.sk/en/bratislava/hotel-sorea-regia. Hurry up, rooms are getting filled up by guests already.

There are many other accommodation options in Bratislava as well, one of the closer ones is Hotel Ibis in the same price category

For cheaper options you can try:
Old City Hotel

City Hostel

You’ll find plenty of other options at Booking.com


Both Uber and Bolt(previously known as Taxify), are available in Bratislava. Another similar service is called Hopin. Getting on waiting taxi directly at the airport or bus station or any other public place is not advised, because taxi drivers in Bratislava apply more expensive price if you get on waiting taxi, as opposed to calling taxi via a phone, or any of the above mentioned service. Unfortunately some taxi drivers also take advantage of foreigners, which will not happen if you use Uber, Bolt(Taxify) or Hopin.

We highly encourage using Uber or Taxify to get to your accommodation from the Bratislava airport, or train station or bus station. Prices are very affordable. The airport is located the furthest from the venue and even then, the price to get from the airport to the venue is less than 10 EUR.

Food, Drinks

You’ll be able to pre-order lunch during registration. Price for the meal is 6 EUR. Lunch will be served directly at the hotel. There will be a two-choice menu, first one will contain meat, the other will be vegetarian. During the tournament a minibar will be open, where you can purchase drinks.

Contact information

If you need to contact us for any reason, please send us an email to this email address: esc.wosc.shogi2019@gmail.com