Shinjin-O

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Shinjin-O
Started 1976
Prize money 3,280,000 Yen
($29,000)
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

The Shinjin-O (新人王, King of the New Stars) is a professional Go competition.

An annual Japanese tournament, it has been held continuously since 1976.

Format[edit]

The Shinjin-O tournament is organised by the Japanese Nihon Ki-in. The tournament started in 1976 and is only open to players under 7-Dan and below 30 years of age. It is a single knockout tournament.

In 2006, the tournament was renamed the Shinjin-O U-25 (King of the New Stars U-25) and the age restriction was lowered to 25. The original thinking time was 4 hours but, along with the new age restriction, the time was shortened to 3 hours. The winner's purse is 3,280,000 Yen ($29,000).

Past winners[edit]

Player Years Held
Koichi Kobayashi 1976, 1977
Akira Ishida 1978, 1979
Goro Miyazawa 1980, 1985
O Rissei 1981
Satoshi Kataoka 1982
Norimoto Yoda 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
Toshiya Imamura 1984
Hideki Komatsu 1988, 1992
Cho Sonjin 1991
Satoshi Yuki 1993
Tomoyasu Mimura 1994, 1995
Shinji Takao 1996
Kimio Yamada 1997
Keigo Yamashita 1998 - 2001
Cho U 2002
So Yokoku 2003
Tomochika Mizokami 2004
Kim Shushun 2005
Takehisa Matsumoto 2006
Iyama Yuta 2007
Uchida Schuhei 2008
Ri Ishu 2009
Shiraishi Yuichi 2010

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