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Women's Saikyo Finals

The Women's Saikyo tournament (女流最強戦, Female Saikyo, Women's Strongest Player) or Tokyo Seimitsu Cup (東京精密杯) has been held 10 times, first in 1999, last in 2008. (A similarly named tournament started in 2016, see Senko Cup.)

Komi was 5.5 in the first four editions, and 6.5 in the last six. In the last edition each player had 1 hour time, plus 60 seconds/move. Maybe this was 1 hour plus 30 seconds/move earlier.

The tournaments were knockout tournaments, starting with 32 players (but 16 in the last year). In the last year, the final was a best-of-three match, earlier just a single game. Here we give the finals. More details for each year are given via the link in the first column.

# year winner opponent sgf
1 1999 Shinkai Hiroko Yashiro Kumiko 1
2 2000 Kato Tomoko Aoki Kikuyo 1
3 2001 Aoki Kikuyo Yoshida Mika 1
4 2002 Okada Yumiko Umezawa Yukari 1
5 2003 Suzuki Ayumi Nakazawa Ayako 1
6 2004 Shinkai Hiroko Okada Yumiko 1
7 2005 Kobayashi Izumi Konishi Kazuko 1
8 2006 Xie Yimin Konishi Kazuko 1
9 2007 Suzuki Ayumi Aoki Kikuyo 1
10 2008 Kato Keiko Xie Yimin 1 2

date black white result #mv sgf
1999-11-12 Shinkai Hiroko Yashiro Kumiko B+4.5 271 sgf
2000-12-05 Aoki Kikuyo Kato Tomoko W+1.5 293 sgf
2001-12-03 Aoki Kikuyo Yoshida Mika B+R 175 sgf
2002-12-16 Umezawa Yukari Okada Yumiko W+8.5 255 sgf
2003-12-22 Suzuki Ayumi Nakazawa Ayako B+11.5 305 sgf
2004-12-07 Okada Yumiko Shinkai Hiroko W+12.5 275 sgf
2005-12-08 Konishi Kazuko Kobayashi Izumi W+3.5 287 sgf
2006-12-25 Konishi Kazuko Xie Yimin W+R 256 sgf
2007-11-26 Aoki Kikuyo Suzuki Ayumi W+1.5 257 sgf
2008-08-11 Xie Yimin Kato Keiko W+R 234 sgf
2008-08-25 Kato Keiko Xie Yimin B+R 175 sgf