Gosei (competition)

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Gosei (competition)
Full name Gosei
Started 1976
Honorary Winners Ōtake Hideo
Kobayashi Kōichi
Sponsors Regional Newspaper League
Prize money 7.7 million Yen ($67,000 USD)
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

The Gosei (碁聖?, literally Go sage) is a Go competition in Japan or a title of the competition's winner.[1]

Outline[edit]

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.

Past Winners[edit]

Winners by number of titles:

Player Titles Years Held
Kobayashi Kōichi 9 1988 - 1993, 1999, 2001, 2002
Ōtake Hideo 7 1978, 1980 - 1985
Yoda Norimoto 6 1996 - 1998, 2003 - 2005
Iyama Yuta 5 2012 - 2016
Cho U 4 2006 - 2009
Katō Masao 3 1976, 1977, 1987
Cho Chikun 2 1979, 1986
Hane Naoki 1 2011
Kobayashi Satoru 1 1995
Rin Kaiho 1 1994
Sakai Hideyuki 1 2010
Yamashita Keigo 1 2000

Winners in chronological order:

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1. 1976 Kato Masao 3-2 Otake Hideo
2. 1977 3-0 Takemiya Masaki
3. 1978 Otake Hideo 3-1 Kato Masao
4. 1979 Cho Chikun 3-0 Otake Hideo
5. 1980 Otake Hideo 3-1 Cho Chikun
6. 1981 3-1 Kato Masao
7. 1982 3-2 Cho Chikun
8. 1983 3-2 Awaji Shuzo
9. 1984 3-1 Kato Masao
10. 1985 3-1 Kudo Norio
11. 1986 Cho Chikun 3-0 Otake Hideo
12. 1987 Kato Masao 3-1 Cho Chikun
13. 1988 Kobayashi Koichi 3-0 Kato Masao
14. 1989 3-1 Imamura Toshiya
15. 1990 3-0 Kobayashi Satoru
16. 1991 3-2
17. 1992 3-1
18. 1993 3-0 Rin Kaiho
19. 1994 Rin Kaiho 3-1 Kobayashi Koichi
20. 1995 Kobayashi Satoru 3-2 Rin Kaiho
21. 1996 Yoda Norimoto 3-0 Kobayashi Satoru
22. 1997 3-1 Yuki Satoshi
23. 1998 3-0 Sonoda Yuichi
24. 1999 Kobayashi Koichi 3-2 Sakata Eio
25. 2000 Yamashita Keigo 3-2 Kobayashi Koichi
26. 2001 Kobayashi Koichi 3-2 Yamashita Keigo
27. 2002 3-1 Yuki Satoshi
28. 2003 Yoda Norimoto 3-2 Kobayashi Koichi
29. 2004 3-1 Yamada Kimio
30. 2005 3-0 Yuki Satoshi
31. 2006 Cho U 3-0 Sakata Eio
32. 2007 3-0 Yokota Shigeaki
33. 2008 3-1 Yamashita Keigo
34. 2009 3-0 Yuki Satoshi
35. 2010 Sakai Hideyuki 3-2 Cho U
36. 2011 Hane Naoki 3-2 Sakai Hideyuki
37. 2012 Iyama Yuta 3-0 Hane Naoki
38. 2013 3-2 Kono Rin
39. 2014 3-2
40. 2015 3-1 Yamashita Keigo
41. 2016 3-0 Murakawa Daisuke

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GoBase.org, Gosei tournament; retrieved 2012-11-25.

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