The Teikei Cup or Female Legend is a Japanese female tournament, currently being held in 2021 for the first time.
It is sponsored by Teikei Inc. and "supported" by the Igo Shogi channel.
The tournament is reserved for successful older players. As such, they will be listed here with their birth years. With the exception of Hosaka (3p) and Nakazawa (5p), all the players are at least 6p.
For more information, see the Go to Everyone! page.
The unseeded players are:
- 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.
- Sakakibara Fumiko, b. 1970
- Okada Yumiko (née Abe), b. 1970
- Yoshida Mika, b. 1971. Female Honinbo 1993-6.
- Kato Tomoko, b. 1969. Female Honinbo 1992, Female Meijin 1995.
- Tsukuda Akiko, b. 1971.
- 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 are:
- Hosaka Mayu, b. 1969
- Kuwabara Yoko (née Inori), b. 1974. Winner of the 2000 Kido Women's Prize. Female Honinbo 2000, Female Meijin 2004.
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, which has not yet been reported on as of 25 November.