(Redirected from Shinjin-Ou Tournament)
|Title Matches Played|
|September through October|
|Time Allotted (Title)|
|Time Allotted (League)|
The Shinjin-Ou tournament is a Japanese professional go competition.
The Shinjin-Ou tournament was comprised of a 33-player tournament for players 30 and under (as of April 1st) who were 7-dan and under. The winner of the Shinjin-Ou does not sit as titleholder and wait for a challenger; he bypasses the preliminary, but is seeded into next year's tournament.
As of its 31st iteration in 2006, the age restriction was lowered to players 25 and under who were also 7-dan and under.
As of its 33rd iteration in 2008, the dan restriction was lowered to 6-dan and under. The winner "graduates" from the Shinjin-Ou and is no longer eligible to participate; as a result, the number of participants in the main tournament was lowered to 32.
32 players participate in the main tournament. 20 are seeded directly, and 12 progress from the preliminary.
- The Nihon Ki-in seeds its 16 top players based on prize money won.
- The Kansai Ki-in seeds its top 4 players based on prize money won.
- The top 8 players in the preliminary held by the Nihon Ki-in progress to the main tournament.
- The top 4 players in the preliminary held by the Kansai Ki-in progress to the main tournament.
The final match-up is played as a best-of-3 series.
It takes 13 months to progress from the preliminary to the final title match.
- October through December (first year)
- Main Tournament
- January through August (second year)
- Final Best-of-3
- September through October (second year)