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3rd Old Meijin title

The first 14 years (1962-1975) the Meijin Title was sponsored by the Yomiuri newspaper. This period is known as "Old Meijin" or "Meijin (Yomiuri)". In 1976 the Asahi newspaper took over, and a new numbering started from 1.

Newcomers

The lowest three players from the previous year are demoted, and entrance matches determine which three new players are allowed to enter the League.

date black white result #mv sgf
1963-08-29 Takagawa Shukaku Miyashita Shuyo W+R 182 sgf
Sanno Hirotaka Nakamura Yutaro W+
1963-08-31 Rin Kaiho Sugiuchi Masao B+R 213 sgf

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 (in some order).

# player result 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Fujisawa Shuko 7-1 W+2 W+15 B+R W+R
2. Go Seigen 6-2 W+R B+5 W+R W+2
3. Fujisawa Hosai 6-2 W+F W+R W+R W+
4. Kitani Minoru 6-2 W+R B+3 W+ W+7
5. Miyamoto Naoki 2-6 B+4 B+R B+ B+R
6. Hashimoto Shoji 4-4 B+3 B+R W+ W+F
7. Rin Kaiho 4-4 W+9 B+6 W+R W+7
8. Nakamura Yutaro 1-7 B+R B+ B+ W+
9. Miyashita Shuyo 0-8 B+6 B+R B+ B+

Once more:

# player result 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Fujisawa Shuko 7-1 W+2 W+15 B+R W+R
2. Go Seigen 6-2 W+R B+5 W+R W+2
3. Fujisawa Hosai 6-2 W+F W+R W+ W+R
4. Kitani Minoru 6-2 B+3 W+ W+R W+7
5. Rin Kaiho 4-4 W+R B+6 W+7 W+9
6. Nakamura Yutaro 1-7 B+R B+ W+ B+
7. Hashimoto Shoji 4-4 B+3 B+R W+F W+
8. Miyashita Shuyo 0-8 B+6 B+R B+ B+
9. Miyamoto Naoki 2-6 B+4 B+R B+ B+R

Or again:

# player result 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Kitani Minoru 6-2 B+3 W+ W+R W+7
2. Miyamoto Naoki 2-6 B+R B+4 B+R B+
3. Rin Kaiho 4-4 W+9 W+R B+6 W+7
4. Fujisawa Shuko 7-1 B+R W+R W+2 W+15
5. Nakamura Yutaro 1-7 B+ B+R B+ W+
6. Go Seigen 6-2 B+5 W+R W+2 W+R
7. Hashimoto Shoji 4-4 W+ B+3 B+R W+F
8. Fujisawa Hosai 6-2 W+F W+R W+ W+R
9. Miyashita Shuyo 0-8 B+ B+6 B+R B+

Miyashita Shuyo, Nakamura Yutaro, and Miyamoto Naoki are demoted.

3rd Old Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1964-07-29,30 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio W+4 sgf
2 1964-08-08,09 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Shuko W+2 sgf
3 1964-08-18,19 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio W+R sgf
4 1964-08-27,28 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Shuko B+R sgf
5 1964-09-06,07 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio W+R sgf

Sakata Eio won 4-1.