Female Strongest

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The Female Strongest (or Saikyo) in English refers to two different tournaments in Japan: one past and one present.

1) (東京精密杯女流プロ最強戦)Tokyo Seimitsu Cup was a Japanese tournament for female professionals. It started in 1999 and discontinued in 2008.

The winner of this tournament played an exhibition match against a Westerner each year: the opponent was decided in a playoff between an American and a European representative selected at the US Go Congress and the European Go Congress, respectively.

Winners and defeated finalists
Ed. Year Winner Runner-up
1st 1999 Shinkai Hiroko Yashiro Kumiko
2nd 2000 Kato Tomoko Aoki Kikuyo
3rd 2001 Aoki Kikuyo Yoshida Mika
4th 2002 Okada Yumiko Umezawa Yukari
5th 2003 Suzuki Ayumi Nakazawa Ayako
6th 2004 Shinkai Hiroko Okada Yumiko
7th 2005 Kobayashi Izumi Konishi Kazuko
8th 2006 Xie Yimin Konishi Kazuko
9th 2007 Suzuki Ayumi Aoki Kikuyo
10th 2008 Kato Keiko Xie Yimin

2) (扇興杯女流囲碁最強戦) Senko Cup (domestic) In 2016, a new tournament with a slightly different name started with the sponsorship of SENKO Group Holdings. Note that there is an international version of the tournament, Senko Cup World Go Female Strongest.

Winners and defeated finalists
Ed. Year Winner Runner-up
1st 2016 Xie Yimin Mukai Chiaki
2nd 2017 Fujisawa Rina Xie Yimin
3rd 2018 Mannami Nao Nyu Eiko
4th 2019 Fujisawa Rina Xie Yimin
5th 2020 Ueno Asami Xie Yimin
6th 2021 Fujisawa Rina Ueno Asami
7th 2022 Nyu Eiko Nakamura Sumire

Female Strongest last edited by hnishy on September 22, 2022 - 01:18
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