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Ryusei - Go competition

The Ryusei (竜星戦 Ryūsei-sen) is a Go competition.

Biography

The Ryusei is a Go competition used by the Japanese Nihon-Kiin. It was started in 1991 and is a fast go tournament. The tournament consists of four sections. The winner from each section, along with the player who won the most games in each section play in a single knockout tournament. The winner is decided this way. The winner's purse is 5,000,000 Yen ($43,000).

Past winners

Year Winner Runner-up
1991 Cho Chikun Ishida Yoshio
1992 Otake Hideo Cho Chikun
1993 Cho Chikun Ryu Shikun
1994 Morita Michihiro Rin Kaiho
1996 Kobayashi Satoru Nakaonoda Tomomi
1997 Kobayashi Koichi Komatsu Hideki
1998 Kato Masao Cho Chikun
1999 Yamada Kimio Morita Michihiro
2000 Takao Shinji Takagi Shoichi
2001 Kato Masao Cho U
2002 Kobayashi Koichi O Meien
2003 Kobayashi Koichi Hane Naoki
2004 Takao Shinji Yamada Kimio
2005 Yuki Satoshi Cho U
2006 Cho U Yuki Satoshi
2007 Cho U Yuki Satoshi
2008 Kono Rin Cho U
2009 Iyama Yuta Cho U
2010 Yamashita Keigo Nakano Hironari
2011 Iyama Yuta Yuki Satoshi
2012 Iyama Yuta Rin Kanketsu
2013
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