Up 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 Asahi

4th 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
1964-08-13 Takagawa Shukaku Otake Hideo B+R 249 sgf
1964 Ohira Shuzo Sugiuchi Masao B+R 249 sgf
1964 Watanabe Shokichi Sakakibara Shoji W+4 275 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
1. Fujisawa Shuko 4-3 W+2 B+5 B+3
2. Go Seigen 0-7 B+11 B+3 B+2 B+3
3. Fujisawa Hosai 4-3 W+6 B+R W+
4. Hashimoto Shoji 5-2 W+R W+R W+R
5. Rin Kaiho 6-1 W+R W+4 W+R B+5
6. Ohira Shuzo 4-3 W+R W+21 W+R W+2
7. Takagawa Shukaku 3-4 B+R W+R B+R
8. Sakakibara Shoji 2-5 B+R B+R B+5

Kitani Minoru did not play because of illness. He, Go Seigen, and Sakakibara Shoji were demoted.

4th Old Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1965-07-29,30 Sakata Eio Rin Kaiho B+R sgf
2 1965-08-08,09 Rin Kaiho Sakata Eio B+4 sgf
3 1965-08-19,20 Sakata Eio Rin Kaiho W+0 sgf
4 1965-08-29,30 Rin Kaiho Sakata Eio B+3 sgf
5 1965-09-08,09 Sakata Eio Rin Kaiho B+R sgf
6 1965-09-18,19 Rin Kaiho Sakata Eio B+12 sgf

Rin Kaiho won 4-2.