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19th 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 1993-10-28 Komatsu Hideki Kataoka Satoshi W+R sgf
Qualification final 1993-11-04 Kudo Norio Sato Masaharu W+2.5 sgf
Qualification final 1993-11-11 Kojima Takaho Awaji Shuzo W+1.5 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. Otake Hideo 3-5 B+4.5 W+0.5 B+R W+R
2. Cho Chikun 6-2 W+R B+R W+R W+0.5
3. Takemiya Masaki 4-4 W+R W+2.5 B+4.5 B+1.5
4. Yoda Norimoto 2-6 B+2.5 W+3.5 W+R B+0.5
5. Rin Kaiho 6-2 W+R B+R W+R W+2.5
6. Kato Masao 6-2 B+R W+4.5 W+R W+1.5
7. Sato Masaharu 0-8 B+R B+R B+R B+R
8. Awaji Shuzo 4-4 W+0.5 W+R B+R B+R
9. Kataoka Satoshi 5-3 W+R W+8.5 B+R W+R

Sato Masaharu, Yoda Norimoto, and Otake Hideo are demoted.


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

game date black white result sgf
Challenger playoff 1994-08-15 Cho Chikun Rin Kaiho W+R sgf

19th Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1994-09-07,08 Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi W+2.5 sgf
2 1994-09-21,22 Kobayashi Koichi Rin Kaiho B+R sgf
3 1994-10-05,06 Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi W+R sgf
4 1994-10-12,13 Kobayashi Koichi Rin Kaiho B+3.5 sgf

Kobayashi Koichi won 4-0.