Female Kisei

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The Women's Kisei is a Go competition.

Outline[edit]

The Women's Kisei is sponsored by NTT DoCoMo, and uses a hayago format, unlike the male Kisei, which uses an eight-hour thinking time format. The winner's purse is 35,000,000 Yen ($330,000).

Past winners[edit]

Winners by number of titels:

Player Titles Years Held
Xie Yimin 7 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2017
Chinen Kaori 5 2000 - 2003, 2005
Yoshihara Yukari 3 2007 - 2009
Kobayashi Izumi 2 1998 - 1999
Mannami Kana 2 2004, 2006
Aoki Kikuyo 1 2012

Winners in chronological order:

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1. 1998 Kobayashi Izumi 2-0 Kobayashi Chizu
2. 1999 2-1 Sugiuchi Kazuko
3. 2000 Chinen Kaori 2-0 Kobayashi Izumi
4. 2001 2-1 Kato Reiko
5. 2002 2-1 Ogawa Tomoko
6. 2003 2-1 Kato Reiko
7. 2004 Mannami Kana 2-1 Chinen Kaori
8. 2005 Chinen Kaori 2-0 Mannami Kana
9. 2006 Mannami Kana 2-1 Chinen Kaori
10. 2007 Yoshihara Yukari 2-1 Mannami Kana
11. 2008 2-0 Mukai Chiaki
12. 2009 2-1 Kato Reiko
13. 2010 Xie Yimin 2-0 Umezawa Yukari
14. 2011 2-0
15. 2012 Aoki Kikuyo 2-1 Xie Yimin
16. 2013 Xie Yimin 2-0 Aoki Kikuyo
17. 2014 2-0
18. 2015 2-0 Konishi Kazuko
19. 2016 2-0 Yoshihara Yukari
20. 2017 2-1 Nyu Eiko