Saori Shimai

Saori Shimai (島井 咲緒里, Shimai Saori, born May 15, 1980) is a Japanese women's professional shogi player ranked 2-dan.[1] She is the currently serving as an executive director of the The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan (LPSA).

LPSA director

Shimai was chosen to be a director of the LPSA for the first time in February 2014,[2] and reelected to the same post in February 2016.[3] In February 2018, she was chosen to be one of the organization's two executive directors.[4]

Personal life

Shimai is married to professional shogi player Hiroaki Yokoyama. The couple married in July 2011.[5]

Promotion history

Shimai has been promoted as follows:[6][7]

  • 1995, April: Women's Professional Apprentice League
  • 1996, April 1: 2-kyū
  • 2001, April 1: 1-kyū
  • 2003, April 1: 1-dan
  • 2012, January: 2-dan[8]

Note: All ranks are women's professional ranks.

References

  1. ^ 所属棋士 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nihon Joshi Puro Shōgi Kyōkai Yakuin Meibō (Heisei Nijūrokunen Nigatsu Nijūrokunichi Genzai)" 日本女子プロ将棋協会 役員名簿 (平成26年2月26日現在) [The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan Board of Directors (as of February 26, 2014)] (PDF) (in Japanese). The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan. February 26, 2014. Archived from the original (pdf) on March 4, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Heisei Nijūnananendo Teiji Sōkai Shūryō no Gohōkoku" 平成27年度定時総会終了のご報告 [2016 Annual Meeting Report] (in Japanese). The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan. February 24, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Heisei Nijūkyūnendo Teiji Sōkai Shūryō no Gohōkoku" 平成29年度定時総会終了のご報告 [2018 Annual Meeting Report] (in Japanese). The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan. February 23, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Yokoyama Hiroaki Godan & Shimai Saori Joryūshodan Kishidōshi ga Kekkon" 横山五段&島井女流初段 棋士同士が結婚 [Hiroaki Yokoyama 5d and female professional Saori Shimai 1d announce marriage]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). August 18, 2011. Archived from the original on August 18, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Kireki (Shimai Saori)" 棋歴(島井咲緒里) [Player history: Saori Shimai] (in Japanese). The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Shimai Saori Joryū Shōdan (Joryū Kishi Bangō 39)" 島井咲緒里 女流初段 (女流棋士番号39) [Saori Shimai Women's Professional 1d (Women's Professional Badge Number 39)] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Archived from the original on March 9, 2007. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Shimai Saori, Joryū Nidan ni Shodan" 島井咲緒里, 女流二段に昇段 [Saori Shimai promoted to women's professional 2-dan] (in Japanese). The Ladies Professional Shogi-player's Association of Japan. January 29, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2019.

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