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7th Meijin title


The lowest three players from the previous year are demoted, and entrance matches determine which three new players enter the League.

game date black white result sgf
Qualification final 1981-11-05 Ishida Yoshio Hane Yasumasa W+5.5 sgf
Qualification final 1981-11-05 Fujisawa Shuko Shimamura Toshihiro W+4.5 sgf
Qualification final 1981-11-19 Honda Kunihisa Takagawa Shukaku B+10.5 sgf


Results (in the first column the white player, on the top row the black player). The ordering of the first six players is according to their results in the previous year. The last three are the winners of the entrance matches.

# player result 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Kato Masao 4-4 W+R B+R W+F B+R
2. Otake Hideo 7-1 B+R W+3.5 W+6.5 W+R
3. Rin Kaiho 5-3 B+11.5 B+R W+F W+R
4. Takemiya Masaki 3-5 W+4.5 B+0.5 W+12.5 W+.5
5. Kobayashi Koichi 5-3 B+2.5 W+R W+F W+R
6. Sakata Eio 5-3 W+R B+R W+T W+R
7. Shimamura Toshihiro 1-7 B+F W+2.5 B+R B+R
8. Honda Kunihisa 2-6 B+1.5 B+3.5 W+3.5 W+7.5
9. Hane Yasumasa 4-4 B+R W+1.5 B+R W+R

Shimamura Toshihiro suffered a stroke during his game with Sakata Eio and was unable to finish that game or play subsequent games in the tournament.

Shimamura Toshihiro, Honda Kunihisa, and Takemiya Masaki are demoted.

7th Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1982-09-08 Cho Chikun Otake Hideo B+R sgf
2 1982-09-20 Otake Hideo Cho Chikun W+R sgf
3 1982-09-29 Cho Chikun Otake Hideo B+R sgf
4 1982-10-13 Otake Hideo Cho Chikun B+R sgf
5 1982-10-27 Cho Chikun Otake Hideo B+R sgf

Cho Chikun won 4-1.