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The tournament known as Lightning Go Championship (Tokyo Channel 12 TV) (sponsored by a commercial TV station) has two divisions. One with well-known strong players, usually 8- and 9-dans, here called Hayago. And one with newcomers, usually 5-, 6- and 7-dans, called ShinEi (新鋭, new faces / new stars).
In 2003 this tournament was continued under the name JAL Shinei Hayago.
Earlier, in 1962, there had been a "ShinEi Selection" tournament (新鋭選抜トーナメント).

Playing time is 10 min each, plus 20 seconds/move.

# Year Winner Runner up sgf
1 1969 Ishida Yoshio Ishii Kunio sgf
2 1970 Takagi Shoichi Kudo Norio sgf
3 1971 Kojima Takaho Cho Hunhyun sgf
4 1972 Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun sgf
5 1973 Cho Chikun Hane Yasumasa sgf
6 1974 Cho Chikun Kobayashi Koichi sgf
7 1975 Kobayashi Koichi Kato Masao sgf
8 1977 Cho Chikun Tokimoto Hajime sgf
9 1978 Awaji Shuzo Sakai Takeshi sgf
10 1979 Kamimura Haruo Kobayashi Koichi sgf
11 1980 Awaji Shuzo Kori Toshio sgf
12 1981 Ishida Akira Hashimoto Yuijiro sgf
13 1982 Kobayashi Satoru Kanda Ei sgf
14 1983 O Rissei Kobayashi Satoru sgf
15 1984 Imamura Toshiya Yoda Norimoto sgf
16 1985 Sonoda Yasutaka Kobayashi Kenji sgf
17 1986 Yoda Norimoto Oya Koichi sgf
18 1988 Yoda Norimoto Hikosaka Naoto sgf
19 1989 Komatsu Hideki Ogata Masaki sgf
20 1990 Hiroe Hiroyuki Yoda Norimoto sgf
21 1991 Komatsu Hideki Tei Meiko sgf
22 1992 Cho Sonjin Oya Koichi sgf
23 1993 Ryu Shikun Nakazawa Ayako +F
24 1994 Yamada Kimio Nakaonoda Tomomi sgf
25 1995 Enda Hideki Ryu Shikun sgf
26 1996 Hane Naoki Mimura Tomoyasu sgf
27 1997 Yo Kagen Kurotaki Masanori sgf
28 1998 Yamada Kimio Yamada Noriyoshi sgf
29 1999 Mimura Tomoyasu Ishida Atsushi sgf
30 2000 Yamashita Keigo Takao Shinji sgf
31 2001 Takanashi Seiken Kim Sujun sgf
32 2002 Mizokami Tomochika Kim Sujun sgf
33 2003 Takao Shinji Kim Sujun sgf