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7th 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.

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. Sakata Eio 5-3 B+7 W+2 W+ B+6
2. Takagawa Shukaku 7-1 W+R W+2 W+R W+R
3. Hashimoto Shoji 5-3 W+2 W+ W+ W+
4. Fujisawa Shuko 5-3 B+5 W+0 W+R W+R
5. Fujisawa Hosai 3-5 W+R B+R W+ B+
6. Yamabe Toshiro 3-5 W+ B+R B+ W+
7. Shimamura Toshihiro 3-5 B+ B+R B+ B+R
8. Kubouchi Shuchi 4-4 B+R W+5 W+R B+
9. Hisai Keishi 1-7 B+1 B+ B+ B+

Hisai Keishi, Shimamura Toshihiro and Yamabe Toshiro are demoted.

7th Old Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1968-08-21,22 Takagawa Shukaku Rin Kaiho B+R sgf
2 1968-08-30,31 Rin Kaiho Takagawa Shukaku B+R sgf
3 1968-09-09,10 Takagawa Shukaku Rin Kaiho B+3 sgf
4 1968-09-21,22 Rin Kaiho Takagawa Shukaku W+0 sgf
5 1968-10-03,04 Takagawa Shukaku Rin Kaiho B+1 sgf

Takagawa Shukaku won 4-1.