Teikei Cup

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The Female Legends Teikei Cup or Teikei Cup (Female Legend) is a Japanese professional tournament for women aged 45 to 60, first (and currently only) held in 2021.

It is sponsored by Teikei Inc. and "supported" by the Igo Shogi channel.

With the exception of Hosaka (3p) and Nakazawa (5p), all the players of the first edition were at least 6p.

For more information, see the [ext] Go to Everyone! page.

1st Edition

The unseeded players were:

  • Aoki Kikuyo, b. 1968. Record-setter for fastest woman to 8p and youngest woman to 400 career wins. Winner of the 1989, '91 and '97 Kido Women's Prize. Female Kisei 2012.
  • Kato Tomoko, b. 1969. Female Honinbo 1992, Female Meijin 1995.
  • Koyama Mitsuru (née Nishida), b. 1970. Winner of the 1996 Kido Women's Prize. Female Meijin 1996-1998, 2005.
  • Chinen Kaori, b. 1974. Winner of the 1999 and 2004 Kido Women's Prize. Female Kisei 2000-03, 2005. Female Honinbo 1997-1999, 2004.
  • Kobayashi Chizu, b. 1954. Winner of the Kido Women's Prize in 1976 and '77. Runner up in the Female Honinbo (1991) and Female Kisei (1998).

The players seeded into the second round were:

Aoki, Okada, Kato, Tsukuda and Chinen advanced to the second round.

In the second round, Aoki beat Yoshihara (seeded), Hosaka (seeded) beat Okada, Kato beat Kuwabara (seeded), and Tsukuda beat Chinen.

Aoki, Hosaka, Kato and Tsukuda entered the semifinal. Aoki beat Hosaka, and Kato beat Tsukuda.

The final was thus contested between Aoki and Kato, and was won by Aoki, who received a prize purse of two million yen.

See also

Legends Teikei Cup


Teikei Cup last edited by Dieter on May 2, 2022 - 14:59
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