NEC Cup

NEC Cup
Title
NECカップ
Established
1981
Title Matches Played
June through March
Sponsor
NEC
Affiliation
Nihon Ki-in
Purse
¥10,000,000
Best of
Time Allotted (Title)
10 minutes
Byouyomi (Title)
30 seconds
Time Allotted (League)
Byouyomi (League)


Tournament

The NEC Cup is a Japanese professional go competition featuring 14 invited players in an all-star single-knockout tournament.

Invited Participants

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.

Tournament structure

The tournament is single-knockout, played over four rounds.

Schedule

January Tournament
February Tournament
March Tournament
April
May
June Tournament
July Tournament
August Tournament
September Tournament
October Tournament
November Tournament
December Tournament

References