Women's Kisei

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(女流棋聖戦) This is the female-only namesake of the Japanese Kisei title, though its prestige among the women's titles is considerably lower than the open Kisei for its quickplay format. The 2020 Nihon Ki-in ordering of women's events is 1. Women's Honinbo, 2. Women's Meijin, 3. Tachiaoi Cup(former Aidu Chuo Hospital Cup), 4. Women's Kisei, 5. Female Strongest (domestic Senko Cup).

Title holders
27th 2024 Ueno Risa Nakamura Sumire 21
26th 2023 Nakamura Sumire Ueno Asami 21
25th 2022 Ueno Asami Suzuki Ayumi 20
24th 2021 Ueno Asami Suzuki Ayumi 21
23th 2020 Suzuki Ayumi Ueno Asami 21
22nd 2019 Ueno Asami Fujisawa Rina 20
21st 2018 Ueno Asami Xie Yimin 20
20th 2017 Xie Yimin Nyu Eiko 21
19th 2016 Xie Yimin Yoshihara Yukari 20
18th 2015 Xie Yimin Konishi Kazuko 20
17th 2014 Xie Yimin Aoki Kikuyo 20
16th 2013 Xie Yimin Aoki Kikuyo 20
15th 2012 Aoki Kikuyo Xie Yimin 21
14th 2011 Xie Yimin Umezawa Yukari 20
13th 2010 Xie Yimin Umezawa Yukari 20
12th 2009 Umezawa Yukari Kato Keiko 21
11th 2008 Umezawa Yukari Mukai Chiaki 20
10th 2007 Umezawa Yukari Mannami Kana 21
9th 2006 Mannami Kana Chinen Kaori 21
8th 2005 Chinen Kaori Mannami Kana 20
7th 2004 Mannami Kana Chinen Kaori 21
6th 2003 Chinen Kaori Kato Keiko 21
5th 2002 Chinen Kaori Ogawa Tomoko 21
4th 2001 Chinen Kaori Kato Keiko 21
3rd 2000 Chinen Kaori Kobayashi Izumi 20
2nd 1999 Kobayashi Izumi Sugiuchi Kazuko 21
1st 1998 Kobayashi Izumi Kobayashi Chizu 20

Winning the 21st edition, Ueno Asami 2p became the youngest Female Kisei at 16 years 3 months (*).

Nakamura Sumire broke the record by winning the 26th edition at 13 years 11 months, at the same time becoming the youngest ever titleholder in Japan.

(*)Reference - [ext] https://lifein19x19.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15382 thx to John Fairbarn


Women's Kisei last edited by Dieter on March 8, 2024 - 17:05
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