Oza

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This article is about a title in Go. For a title in shogi, see Oza (shogi). Not to be confused with the defunct international title Toyota-Denso Cup - World Go Oza.
Oza
Full name Oza
Started 1953
Honorary Winners Masao Kato
Sponsors Nihon Kezai
Prize money ¥14 million
$173,000
(as of 2 July 2011)
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Oza (王座 Ōza?, Japanese for "Throne") is a title in Go. The association that holds this title is the Japanese Nihon Ki-in.

Outline[edit]

Recently, the format for the tournament was changed to a best of five. The challenger is decided in a tournament of 16 players, other than the title player.[1] The winner's purse is ¥14 million ($173,000).[2]

Past winners and runners-up[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1953 Utaro Hashimoto 1–0 Nobuaki Maeda
1954 Kaku Takagawa 2–1 Hidehiro Miyashita
1955 Utaro Hashimoto 2–1 Toshihiro Shimamura
1956 Utaro Hashimoto 2–0 Eio Sakata
1957 Toshihiro Shimamura 2–0 Dogen Handa
1958 Hosai Fujisawa 2–0 Dogen Handa
1959 Shoji Hashimoto 2–0 Toshiro Yamabe
1960 Dogen Handa 2–0 Hidehiro Miyashita
1961 Eio Sakata 2–1 Kaku Takagawa
1962 Hidehiro Miyashita 2–0 Katsuji Kada
1963 Eio Sakata 2–0 Hosai Fujisawa
1964 Eio Sakata 2–0 Takeo Kajiwara
1965 Dogen Handa 2–0 Ichigen Okubo
1966 Eio Sakata 2–1 Rin Kaiho
1967 Hideyuki Fujisawa 2–0 Shoji Hashimoto
1968 Hideyuki Fujisawa 2–0 Eio Sakata
1969 Hideyuki Fujisawa 2–0 Hideo Otake
1970 Eio Sakata 2–0 Hideyuki Fujisawa
1971 Eio Sakata 2–0 Shoji Hashimoto
1972 Eio Sakata 2–1 Utaro Hashimoto
1973 Rin Kaiho 2–1 Eio Sakata
1974 Yoshio Ishida 2–1 Rin Kaiho
1975 Hideo Otake 2–0 Yoshio Ishida
1976 Cho Chikun 2–1 Hideo Otake
1977 Norio Kudo 2–0 Cho Chikun
1978 Yoshio Ishida 2–1 Norio Kudo
1979 Masao Kato 2–0 Yoshio Ishida
1980 Masao Kato 2–0 Yoshio Ishida
1981 Shoji Hashimoto 2–1 Masao Kato
1982 Masao Kato 2–0 Shoji Hashimoto
1983 Masao Kato 2–0 Hideo Otake
1984 Masao Kato 3–0 Hiroshi Yamashiro
1985 Masao Kato 3–0 Koichi Kobayashi
1986 Masao Kato 3–1 Rin Kaiho
1987 Masao Kato 3–1 Cho Chikun
1988 Masao Kato 3–0 Masaki Takemiya
1989 Masao Kato 3–1 Yasumasa Hane
1990 Yasumasa Hane 3–2 Masao Kato
1991 Hideyuki Fujisawa 3–1 Yasumasa Hane
1992 Hideyuki Fujisawa 3–2 Koichi Kobayashi
1993 Masao Kato 3–0 Hideyuki Fujisawa
1994 Cho Chikun 3–2 Masao Kato
1995 O Rissei 3–0 Cho Chikun
1996 Ryu Shikun 3–0 O Rissei
1997 Kimio Yamada 3–1 Ryu Shikun
1998 O Rissei 3–0 Kimio Yamada
1999 O Rissei 3–1 Cho Chikun
2000 O Rissei 3–1 Cho Chikun
2001 Cho Chikun 3–0 O Rissei
2002 O Meien 3–2 Cho Chikun
2003 Cho U 3–1 O Meien
2004 Cho U 3–1 Keigo Yamashita
2005 Cho U 3–0 Keigo Yamashita
2006 Keigo Yamashita 3–1 Cho U
2007 Keigo Yamashita 3–1 Toshiya Imamura
2008 Cho U 3–1 Keigo Yamashita
2009 Cho U 3–0 Kimio Yamada
2010 Cho U 3–0 Kimio Yamada
2011 Cho U 3-0 Hane Naoki
2012 Yuta Iyama 3-0 Cho U
2013 Yuta Iyama 3-1 Cho U
2014 Daisuke Murakawa 3-2 Yuta Iyama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "oza tournament". gobase.org. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Title Holders". nihonkiin.or.jp. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 

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