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12th 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 1986-11-06 O Meien Fujisawa Shuko W+R sgf
Qualification final 1986-11-06 Shiraishi Yutaka Yukawa Mitsuhisa B+4.5 sgf
Qualification final 1986-11-21 Iwata Tatsuaki Otake Hideo W+8.5 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. Kobayashi Koichi 5-3 W+R B+R B+0.5 W+R
2. Cho Chikun 5-3 B+R W+R W+R B+R
3. Ishida Akira 4-4 B+R W+6.5 B+R B+R
4. Takemiya Masaki 4-4 W+R B+R W+R W+2.5
5. Rin Kaiho 6-2 W+T B+7.5 W+5.5 W+5.5
6. Yamashiro Hiroshi 2-6 B+R B+R B+R B+R
7. Fujisawa Shuko 4-4 B+R W+R B+R B+R
8. Otake Hideo 2-6 B+R B+R B+R B+R
9. Shiraishi Yutaka 4-4 B+R W+R B+R W+R

Demotion Playoff

Shiraishi Yutaka and Fujisawa Shuko both had 4 wins, and played a demotion playoff that was won by Fujisawa Shuko.

game date black white result sgf
Demotion playoff 1987-08-30 Shiraishi Yutaka Fujisawa Shuko W+3.5 sgf

Otake Hideo, Yamashiro Hiroshi, and Shiraishi Yutaka are demoted.

12th Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1987-09-17,18 Kato Masao Rin Kaiho B+5.5 sgf
2 1987-09-30,10-01 Rin Kaiho Kato Masao W+R sgf
3 1987-10-07,08 Kato Masao Rin Kaiho B+F sgf
4 1987-10-21,22 Rin Kaiho Kato Masao W+3.5 sgf

Kato Masao won 4-0.
Rin Kaiho lost the third game because he played while it was not his turn.