Amateur Meijin

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(朝日アマチュア囲碁名人戦) The Amateur Meijin is a major tournament for Japanese amateurs. It has been held since 2006. The winner hold the title and is challenged by the knockout tournament winner next year in a 3-game match.

The games in 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19.

Notable winners

Year Winner Notes
2009 and 2010 Tsuneishi Takashi Currently a professional at the Nihon Ki-in
2011-2014 Hong Seok-ui Also won the Amateur Honinbo, turned pro soon after.
2017,2019,2021,2022 Ozeki Minoru Former Insei, 3-time winner of the All Japan Students Go Oza Championship

Each year, the winner plays an exhibition game with the professional Meijin, playing Black and receiving 6.5 point komi.

Amateur Meijin last edited by hnishy on October 24, 2022 - 02:37
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