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11th 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. Fujisawa Shuko 6-2 W+R W+R W+R W+1
2. Shimamura Toshihiro 3-5 W+R B+17 B+11 B+4
3. Takagawa Shukaku 3-5 B+R W+R B+R B+R
4. Fujisawa Hosai 4-4 B+R B+R W+R B+
5. Otake Hideo 6-2 W+R W+R W+R W+5
6. Honda Kunihisa 3-5 B+R B+R B+R B+
7. Kada Katsuji 4-4 W+R W+0 B+1 B+R
8. Kudo Norio 3-5 B+R W+R B+ B+2
9. Ishida Yoshio 4-4 B+R B+R B+1 W+R

Kudo Norio, Honda Kunihisa, and Takagawa Shukaku are demoted.

11th Old Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1972-08-16,17 Fujisawa Shuko Rin Kaiho B+R sgf
2 1972-08-28,29 Rin Kaiho Fujisawa Shuko B+1 sgf
3 1972-09-05,06 Fujisawa Shuko Rin Kaiho W+R sgf
4 1972-09-13,14 Rin Kaiho Fujisawa Shuko B+R sgf
5 1972-09-26,27 Fujisawa Shuko Rin Kaiho B+3 sgf
6 1972-10-04,05 Rin Kaiho Fujisawa Shuko B+2 sgf

Rin Kaiho won 4-2.