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34th Meijin title

Qualification tournament

The lowest three players from the previous year are demoted from the League, and a qualification tournament with three groups determines which three new players enter the League.

Yamada Noriyoshi Yamada Noriyoshi Yamada Noriyoshi
W+0.5
2008-09-25
O Meien
B+7.5
2008-10-30
Mizokami Tomochika
Takemiya Masaki Takemiya
Masaki
W+R
2008-08-21
Takemiya Masaki
B+R
2008-09-04
Kamimura Haruo
Tsuruyama Atsushi
O Meien O Meien
W+R
2008-08-14
O Meien
W+2.5
2008-09-25
Cho Sonjin
Nakaonoda Tomomi Yoda Norimoto
B+0.5
2008-09-04
Yoda Norimoto
Fujii Shuya Kono Rin
B+R
2008-09-04
Hane Naoki
B+3.5
2008-09-25
Cho Riyu
B+R
2008-11-06
Kono Rin
Yamashiro Hiroshi Han Zenki Hane Naoki
W+R
2008-09-04
Han Zenki
Hane Naoki
Shuto Shun Cho Riyu Cho Riyu Cho Riyu
Cho Riyu
Ito Yoji
Yamamoto Kentaro Chin Kaei
Chin Kaei
Kato Atsushi Kato Atsushi
W+0.5
2008-08-21
Ryu Shikun
W+R
2008-09-25
Ogata Masaki
B+4.5
2008-10-16
Kobayashi Koichi
Ryu Shikun Ryu Shikun
B+R
2008-08-14
Ryu Shikun
B+R
2008-09-11
Kubo Katsuaki
Yamashita Keigo
Yukawa Mitsuhisa Ogata Masaki Ogata Masaki Ogata Masaki
Ogata Masaki
Ha Youngil
Murakawa Daisuke Ko Iso
Ko Iso

League

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. Iyama Yuta 8-0 W+R W+R W+R W+R
2. Yamada Kimio 6-2 B+R W+R B+R W+R
3. Cho Chikun 3-5 B+0.5 B+0.5 W+R W+R
4. Takao Shinji 5-3 B+R W+1.5 W+4.5 B+3.5
5. Sakai Hideyuki 5-3 B+R B+R W+3.5 W+R
6. Kobayashi Satoru 3-5 B+R B+R B+R W+R
7. O Meien 2-6 B+0.5 B+R W+R W+R
8. Ogata Masaki 4-4 B+R W+R B+R W+R
9. Cho Riyu 0-8 B+R B+2.5 B+R B+R

Cho Riyu, O Meien, and Kobayashi Satoru are demoted.

34th Meijin Title

date black white result #mv sgf
2009-09-03,04 Cho U Iyama Yuta B+0.5 304 sgf
2009-09-16,17 Iyama Yuta Cho U B+R 255 sgf
2009-09-24,25 Cho U Iyama Yuta W+R 246 sgf
2009-10-07,08 Iyama Yuta Cho U B+R 159 sgf
2009-10-14,15 Cho U Iyama Yuta W+R 176 sgf

Iyama Yuta won 4-1.