|Title Matches Played|
|June through March|
|Time Allotted (Title)|
|Time Allotted (League)|
The NEC Cup is a Japanese professional go competition featuring 14 invited players in an all-star single-knockout tournament.
The participants include last year's winner; the Kisei, Meijin, Hon'inbou, Juudan, Tengen, Ouza, and Gosei titleholders; the NHK Cup winner, and the remaining slots are filled with the Nihon Ki-in's top players as ranked by prize-money won.
The tournament is single-knockout, played over four rounds.