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8th 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.

Preliminaries

The finals of the last preliminaries were won by Kada Katsuji, Otake Hideo and Maeda Nobuaki.

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. Rin Kaiho 6-2 W+1 W+ W+ W+
2. Sakata Eio 4-4 W+R B+2 B+12 W+R
3. Hashimoto Shoji 5-3 W+ W+R W+ B+2
4. Fujisawa Shuko 6-2 B+3 W+5 W+1 W+R
5. Kubouchi Shuchi 3-5 B+R W+11 W+ B+2
6. Fujisawa Hosai 6-2 W+ W+R W+ W+
7. Maeda Nobuaki 0-8 B+ B+R B+ B+
8. Kada Katsuji 2-6 B+R W+0 B+R W+
9. Otake Hideo 4-4 B+R B+R W+R W+

Maeda Nobuaki, Kada Katsuji, and Kubouchi Shuchi are demoted.

8th Old Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1969-08-21,22 Rin Kaiho Takagawa Kaku B+R sgf
2 1969-08-29,30 Takagawa Kaku Rin Kaiho B+R sgf
3 1969-09-09,10 Rin Kaiho Takagawa Kaku W+8 sgf
4 1969-09-18,19 Takagawa Kaku Rin Kaiho W+R sgf
5 1969-10-02,03 Rin Kaiho Takagawa Kaku B+R sgf
6 1969-10-13,14 Takagawa Kaku Rin Kaiho W+2 sgf

Rin Kaiho won 4-2.