(Redirected from Gosei Tournament)
|Title Matches Played|
|June through August|
|Nihon Keizai Shinbun|
|Time Allotted (Title)|
|Time Allotted (League)|
The Gosei tournament is a Japanese professional go competition featuring a challenge against the Gosei for his title.
The Gosei tournament is comprised of a 24-player league single-knockout tournament.
The winner of the tournament earns the right to challenge the Gosei in the finals, which are played as a best-of 5 series.
The winner of the series gains (or retains) the title of Gosei.
The four semifinalists are seeded in the next year's Gosei tournament.
"Gosei" may be assumed as an honourary title by players who have won the title 10 times in a row, or at the age of 60 or at retirement by players who have mounted 5 successful sequential defences of the title.
It takes 18 months to progress from Preliminary C to the final title match.
- Preliminary C
- March through April (first year)
- Preliminary B
- May through July (first year)
- Preliminary A
- August through October (first year)
- Main Tournament
- November (first year) through June (second year)
- Title Matches
- July through August (second year)
|March||C Preliminary||Main Tournament|
|April||C Preliminary||Main Tournament|
|May||B Preliminary||Main Tournament|
|June||B Preliminary||Main Tournament|
|July||B Preliminary||Title Matches|
|August||A Preliminary||Title Matches|