Aidu Chuo Hospital Cup

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Aidu Chuo Hospital Cup (会津中央病院杯) is an all female professional tournament in Japan. It is sponsored by Onchikai (Aidu Chuo Hospital). From the 4th edition, the name was changed to the 'Female Tachiaoi Cup' (女流立葵杯). Tachiaoi is the Japanese name of Althaea rosea, which is the city flower of Aizu-Wakamatsu City where the sponsor is based.

The prize for the winner is JPY 7,000,000, while the runner up will get JPY 2,200,000.

All women pro players will play from preliminaries. Eight players will be qualified to the main tournament. Women's title holder will be seeded to the main tournament.*

In its original format, it was the only women's tournament to feature a (single) 2-day final game (six hours each). From the 4th edition it was restructured to become a title tournament, the final being best-of-3 match with 3 hours of main time.

Ed. Year Winner Runner-up Result
1st 2014 Fujisawa Rina Okuda Aya B+R
2nd 2015 O Keii Xie Yimin W+1.5
3rd 2016 Xie Yimin Aoki Kikuyo W+4.5
4th 2017 Fujisawa Rina Xie Yimin 2-1
5th 2018 Fujisawa Rina Xie Yimin 2-1
6th 2019 Fujisawa Rina Ueno Asami 2-0
7th 2020 Fujisawa Rina Suzuki Ayumi 2-0
8th 2021 Fujisawa Rina Ueno Asami 2-0
9th 2022 Ueno Asami Fujisawa Rina 2-1

It's interesting to note that the 2019-21 editions have served as matches between Fujisawa Rina and the Female Kisei, which have all been won cleanly by Rina. However, in Rina's only (2019) challenge for the Female Kisei, she was beaten 2-0 by Asami.

RandomThoughts: The proper transcription of 会津 is Aizu, not Aidu. I have already corrected the spelling inside the article, but have no idea how to change the page title.

Dave: I suppose "proper" is in the eye of the beholder. This tournament is named for the sponsor, 会津中央病院, which happens to call itself "Aidu" Chuo Hospital, as can be seen in the upper left of its website, [ext] So I reverted the spelling.

Aidu Chuo Hospital Cup last edited by bugcat on August 22, 2022 - 15:27
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