High school Go clubs in Kansai
High school Go clubs in Kansai are believed to be powerful rivals to High school Go clubs in Tokyo. This is because the Kansai region is a large scale metropolitan area like Tokyo with many Go players.
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The largest Go faclities in this area are the Kansai Ki-in, Nihon Ki-in Umeda Go Salon and the Nihon Ki-in Kansai Headquarters. Both of them are located in the Osaka Prefecture, but since there are convinient railway services ( JR-West, Osaka Metro etc.), residents outside Osaka can reach them easily.
The following tables summarizes the notable Go clubs in the Kansai region.
|School Name||Gender||Type||Benesse Corporation Ratings (BCR)||Go club status|
|Nada||Male||Private||79 (Highest in Japanese private schools)||35 appearances at the High School Championship, 8-time high school champion (1989-1991 and 1995-1999)|
|Rakunan||Co-educational||Private||71-74 (Highest in Kyoto private schools)||28 appearances at the High School Championship, 3-time high school champion (1993, 2018-2019)|
|Hikone Higashi||Co-educational||Public||68||23 appearances at the High School Championship|
|Rakuhoku||Co-educational||Public||48-64||2009-2010 high school champion and winner at the High School Invitational Tournament, 9 appearances at the High School Championship|
|Shitenoji||Girls||Private||50-74||2013-2014 winner at the High School Invitational Tournament, 5 appearances at the High School Championship|
See also: High school Go clubs in Japan