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Hayago Meijin

Hayago Meijin (早碁名人) was a tournament held approximately from 1956 to 1961 in two separate halves: an eastern half (日本棋院早碁名人戦, Nihonkiin hayago meijin-sen), and a western half (関西棋院早碁名人戦, Kansaikiin hayago meijin-sen). The winners of the two tournaments then played a telegraph game (電報碁) to determine the all-Japan winner. The eastern half was for 5-dans and higher; there was a separate Hayago tournament (早碁トーナメント) for 1- to 4-dans.

year East West Final
# winner runner-up # winner runner-up # winner
1955 1 Kubouchi Shuchi
1956 1 Sakata Eio Magari Reiki 2 Kubouchi Shuchi 3 E
1957 2 Miyashita Shuyo Sakata Eio 3 Handa Dogen Kubouchi Shuchi 4 E
1958 3 Miyashita Shuyo Takagawa Shukaku 4 Tainaka Shin Handa Dogen 5 E
1959 4 Sugiuchi Masao Miyashita Shuyo 5 Tainaka Shin Hashimoto Utaro 6 E
1960 5 Fujisawa Hosai Sugiuchi Masao 6 Tono Hiroaki Tainaka Shin
1961 6 Fujisawa Hosai Sakata Eio 7 Hashimoto Utaro Tono Hiroaki
1962 8 Sato Sunao Hashimoto Utaro

Sankei East-West telegraph matches

# year East West result sgf
1 1955 Sakata Eio Hashimoto Utaro B+R sgf
2 1956 Sakata Eio Hashimoto Utaro B+R sgf
3 1957 Sakata Eio Kubouchi Shuchi W+R sgf
4 1958 Miyashita Shuyo Handa Dogen B+R
5 1959 Miyashita Shuyo Tainaka Shin W+2.5
6 1960 Sugiuchi Masao Tainaka Shin B+R sgf

East won all games.

Hayago Tournament

# year winner 2nd 3rd 4th
2 1957 Otake Hideo Watanabe Hideo Ide Yaojiro Sakamaki Kosuke