Female Honinbo

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The Women's Honinbo (女流本因坊戦?, Joshi Honinbo-sen) is a Go competition.

Outline[edit]

The Women's Honinbo is the female version of the male Honinbo. It is sponsored by the Kyodo News Agency and Sompo Japan Insurance. The winner's purse is 5,800,000 Yen ($55,000).

Past winners[edit]

Winners by number of titels:

Player Titles Years Held
Xie Yimin 7 2007 - 2012, 2015
Kusunoki Teruko 5 1983, 1985, 1987 - 1989
Yoshida Mika 4 1993 - 1996
Chinen Kaori 4 1997 - 1999, 2004
Kobayashi Izumi 3 2001 - 2003
Fujisawa Rina 2 2014, 2016
Honda Sachiko 2 1982, 1984
Nakazawa Ayako 2 1990 - 1991
Yushiro Kumiko 2 2005 - 2006
Ogawa Tomoko 1 1986
Kato Tomoko 1 1992
Inori Yoko 1 2000
Mukai Chiaki 1 2013

Winners in chronological order:

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1. 1982 Honda Sachiko 2-1 Kobayashi Reiko
2. 1983 Kusunoki Teruko 2-1 Honda Sachiko
3. 1984 Honda Sachiko 2-0 Kusunoki Teruko
4. 1985 Kusunoki Teruko 2-1 Honda Sachiko
5. 1986 Ogawa Tomoko 2-0 Kusunoki Teruko
6. 1987 Kusunoki Teruko 2-1 Ogawa Tomoko
7. 1988 2-0
8. 1989 2-0
9. 1990 Nakazawa Ayako 2-1 Kusunoki Teruko
10. 1991 2-1 Kobayashi Chizu
11. 1992 Kato Tomoko 2-0 Nakazawa Ayako
12. 1993 Yoshida Mika 2-1 Kato Tomoko
13. 1994 2-0 Tsukuda Akiko
14. 1995 3-1 Chinen Kaori
15. 1996 3-0 Nakazawa Ayako
16. 1997 Chinen Kaori 3-1 Yoshida Mika
17. 1998 3-0 Kato Tomoko
18. 1999 3-1 Kobayashi Izumi
19. 2000 Inori Yoko 3-2 Chinen Kaori
20. 2001 Kobayashi Izumi 3-1 Inori Yoko
21. 2002 3-2 Chinen Kaori
22. 2003 3-1 Yushiro Kumiko
23. 2004 Chinen Kaori 3-1 Kobayashi Izumi
24. 2005 Yushiro Kumiko 3-0 Chinen Kaori
25. 2006 3-1 Inori Yoko
26. 2007 Xie Yimin 3-1 Yushiro Kumiko
27. 2008 3-1 Suzuki Ayumi
28. 2009 3-1 Aoki Kikuyo
29. 2010 3-0 Mukai Chiaki
30. 2011 3-1
31. 2012 3-0 Okuda Aya
32. 2013 Mukai Chiaki 3-2 Xie Yimin
33. 2014 Fujisawa Rina 3-0 Mukai Chiaki
34. 2015 Xie Yimin 3-2 Fujisawa Rina
35. 2016 Fujisawa Rina 3-1 Xie Yimin