|Honorary Winners||Ōtake Hideo
|Sponsors||Regional Newspaper League|
|Prize money||7.7 million Yen ($67,000 USD)|
Gosei is a Go competition used by the Japanese Nihon Ki-in and Kansai Ki-in. It is one of the seven big titles in Japan, although it pays much less than the top three. The payout is only 7,700,000 Yen ($67,000) compared to the Kisei's payout, which is a large 42,000,000 Yen ($386,000). Gosei uses the same format as the other big seven. The winner of the knockout tournament faces the title holder in a best of five match. There is one restriction that the other titles don't have, and that is to be able to enter the Gosei tournament, you must be at least 5 dan.
The promotion rules are just like the Judan's. If the player gets to challenge the title holder, they are promoted to 7 dan. If that player wins the title match, they are promoted to 8 dan. If they defend the title for another year, they are promoted to 9 dan.
|Katō Masao||1976, 1977, 1987|
|Ōtake Hideo||1978, 1980 - 1985|
|Cho Chikun||1979, 1986|
|Kobayashi Kōichi||1988 - 1993, 1999, 2001, 2002|
|Yoda Norimoto||1996 - 1998, 2003 - 2005|
|Cho U||2006 - 2009|
|Iyama Yuta||2012 - 2015|
- GoBase.org, Gosei tournament; retrieved 2012-11-25.