This tournament, which was a league in 1955, and a regular tournament from 1957-1961, was sponsored by the Asahi Shinbun and replaced after a gap by the Pro Best Ten title. Also known as the Saikoi Tournament.
The winners of this title were:
|1st||1955||Sakata Eio||none (league)|
|2nd||1957||Kitani Minoru||Sakata Eio|
|3rd||1958||Kitani Minoru||Shimamura Toshihiro|
|4th||1959||Sakata Eio||Kitani Minoru|
|5th||1960||Fujisawa Hideyuki||Sakata Eio|
|6th||1961||Sakata Eio||Fujisawa Hideyuki|