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11th 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 1985-11-07 Takemiya Masaki Hane Yasumasa B+F sgf
Qualification final 1985-11-07 Honda Kunihisa Yamashiro Hiroshi W+R sgf
Qualification final 1985-11-21 Tono Hiroaki O Meien W+2.5 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. Cho Chikun 6-2 W+2.5 B+R W+R W+0.5
2. Otake Hideo 1-7 B+R B+R B+0.5 B+R
3. Kato Masao 6-2 W+R W+0.5 B+2.5 W+R
4. Ishida Akira 6-2 W+F B+1.5 W+9.5 W+R
5. Rin Kaiho 4-4 W+R B+0.5 W+R W+R
6. Takagi Shoichi 2-6 B+R B+R W+4.5 B+R
7. Takemiya Masaki 6-2 W+R W+R W+R W+5.5
8. Yamashiro Hiroshi 3-5 B+R B+0.5 W+4.5 B+4.5
9. O Meien 2-6 B+R B+1.5 W+1.5 W+R

The game between Cho Chikun and Ishida Akira was not played, due to Cho's traffic accident.

Otake Hideo, O Meien, and Takagi Shoichi are demoted.


Kato Masao and Cho Chikun both had 6 wins, and played a challenger playoff that was won by Kato Masao.

game date black white result sgf
Challenger playoff 1986-08-25 Kato Masao Cho Chikun B+R sgf

11th Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1986-09-10,11 Kato Masao Kobayashi Koichi B+R sgf
2 1986-09-17,18 Kobayashi Koichi Kato Masao W+0.5 sgf
3 1986-10-01,02 Kato Masao Kobayashi Koichi B+4.5 sgf
4 1986-10-08,09 Kobayashi Koichi Kato Masao W+2.5 sgf

Kato Masao won 4-0.