All Japan Female Amateur Championship

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All Japan Female Amateur Championship (全日本女流アマチュア囲碁選手権大会) is the only Go tournament in Japan open to all female amateur players from any prefecture. It is sponsored by the Nihon Ki-in. Many participants eventually became professional players. [ext] The Japanese Wikipedia includes a complete list of all professionals who attended the tournament before turning professional.

Notable winners

Note that the 2020 tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Year Winner
1965 Ogawa Tomoko
1970-1971 and 1975 Kanai Kazuko
1977-1978, 1980, 1985 and 1987 Kamekura Yoshiko
1981-1984 Yoshie Yasuko
1990-1991 and 1993-1995 Sato Akiko
1997 Osawa Narumi
2000-2001 Nakajima Mieko
2002 and 2013 Osawa Maya (I) (Narumi's sister. The Osawa sisters are the first sisters to win at here)
2003 Mukai Kaori (Mukai Chiaki's sister, currently known as Mimura Kaori)
2004 Shimosaka Miori (W)
2005 and 2007 Ishii Akane (currently known as Tatsumi Akane at Kansai Ki-in)
2008 Oda Ayako (I)
2014-2015 Fujiwara Akiko (I) (W)*
2016 Oshima Reina (I)

  1. Players marked * have also won the Female Student Honinbo.
  2. (W) = Waseda University Go Club alumni
  3. (I) = ex-Insei player

Other participants who later turned pro

Name Notes
Chinen Kaori Top 16 players in 1988 and 1989
Kobayashi Izumi Top 32 players in 1989
Umezawa Yukari 3rd place in 1995
Fujisawa Rina 4th place in 2009
Deguchi Mariko Runner Up in 2010
Nyu Eiko 3rd place in 2013

All Japan Female Amateur Championship last edited by hnishy on October 21, 2022 - 02:25
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