Masataka Sugimoto

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Masataka Sugimoto
Native name杉本昌隆
Born (1968-11-13) November 13, 1968 (age 50)
HometownNagoya
NationalityJapanese
Career
Achieved professional statusOctober 1, 1990(1990-10-01) (aged 21)
Badge Number197
Rank8 dan
TeacherSusumu Itaya [ja]
Meijin classB2
Ryūō class3
Notable students
Websites
JSA profile page

Masataka Sugimoto (杉本 昌隆, Sugimoto Masataka, born November 13, 1968) is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 8-dan. He is a former non-executive director of the Japan Shogi Association.

Early life[edit]

Sugimoto was born on November 13, 1968, in Nagoya, Japan.[1] In 1980, he finished third in the 5th Elementary School Student Meijin Tournament [ja] and entered the Japan Shogi Association's apprentice school that same year at the rank 6-kyū under the guidance of shogi professional Susumu Itaya [ja].[2]

Sugimoto was promoted to the rank of 1-dan in 1985 before obtaining full professional status and the rank of 4-dan in October 1990 after finishing the 7th 3-dan League (April 1990 – September 1990) with a record of 13 wins and 5 losses.[2][3]

JSA director[edit]

Sugimoto is a former member of the Japan Shogi Association's board of directors.[4] He was elected to a two-year term as a non-executive director at the association's 63rd General Meeting in June 2012.[5][6]

Promotion history[edit]

The promotion history for Sugimoto is as follows:[7]

  • 1980, August: 6-kyū
  • 1985, February: 1-dan
  • 1990, October 1: 4-dan
  • 1995, December 6: 5-dan
  • 2000, July 11: 6-dan
  • 2006, February 10: 7-dan
  • 2019, February 22: 8-dan[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

Sugimoto received the Japan Shogi Association's "25 Years Service Award" in 2015 in recognition of being an active professional for twenty-five years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Sugimoto Masataka" 棋士データベース: 杉本昌隆 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Masataka Sugimoto] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Geneki Purō Kishi DētaBukku 2016 [Ge] Ta-Wa Gyō 現役プロ棋士データブック2016 [下] た-わ行 [2016 Active Shogi Professional Databook [Last volume] Letter "Ta" to letter "Wa"] (in Japanese). MyNabi Publishing/Japan Shogi Association. 2015. p. 64. ASIN B019SSNKVA. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Heisei Nijūrokunenban Shōgi Nenkan Nisenjūyonnen" 平成26年版 将棋年鑑 2014 [Shogi Yearbook: Heisei 26 (2014) edition] (in Japanese). MyNabi Publishing/Japan Shogi Association. 2014. p. 563. ISBN 978-4-8399-5175-7. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Sugimoto Masataka Yakuin Rireki" 棋士データベース: 杉本昌隆 役員履歴 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Masataka Sugimoto JSA Officer History] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nihon Shōgi Renmei Shiyakuin no Oshirase" 日本将棋連盟新役員のお知らせ [New JSA officers announced] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. June 8, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dai Rokujūgokai Tsūjō Sōkai Kaisa" 第65回通常総会開催 [65th Annual General Meeting held] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. June 9, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Sugimoto Masataka Shōdan Rireki" 棋士データベース: 杉本昌隆 昇段履歴 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Masataka Sugimoto Promotion History] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Sugimoto Masataka Shichidan ga Hachidan ni Shōdan" 杉本昌隆七段が八段に昇段 [Masataka Sugimoto promoted to 8-dan] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.

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