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28th 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
Group 1 Final 2002-11-07 Takemiya Masaki Kudo Norio B+R sgf
Group 2 Final 2002-11-07 Mizokami Tomochika Morita Michihiro B+2.5 sgf
Group 3 Final 2002-10-17 Cho U Ishida Akira B+R sgf


It was decided to change komi from 5.5 to 6.5 points in Sept. 2002. The 28th Meijin League was played with the new komi of 6.5 points. The qualifying rounds had been played with the old 5.5 points komi.

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 4-4 W+7.5 W+R B+6.5 W+6.5
2. Ryu Shikun 2-6 B+R B+1.5 B+R B+14.5
3. Yamashita Keigo 8-0 W+R W+R W+1.5 W+7.5
4. O Meien 3-5 W+R B+R W+R B+3.5
5. Rin Kaiho 6-2 W+R B+6.5 B+R W+1.5
6. O Rissei 5-3 B+0.5 W+R W+4.5 B+R
7. Takemiya Masaki 1-7 B+0.5 B+R B+0.5 B+R
8. Mizokami Tomochika 1-7 B+R B+2.5 B+R B+R
9. Cho U 6-2 W+R B+7.5 B+0.5 W+8.5

Mizokami Tomochika, Takemiya Masaki, and Ryu Shikun are demoted.

28th Meijin Title

1 2003-09-10,11 Yoda Norimoto Yamashita Keigo B+7.5 sgf
2 2003-09-24,25 Yamashita Keigo Yoda Norimoto W+R sgf
3 2003-10-01,02 Yoda Norimoto Yamashita Keigo W+2.5 sgf
4 2003-10-15,16 Yamashita Keigo Yoda Norimoto W+3.5 sgf
5 2003-10-22,23 Yoda Norimoto Yamashita Keigo B+R sgf

Yoda Norimoto won 4-1.