Kansai Ki-in Oteai ends - new promotion rules

In October 2004 it was announced that that would be the last year of the Kansai Ki-in Oteai. That brought to an end a remarkable record by Seto Taiki, who in his five years in the Oteai scored 12-0, 12-0, 11-1, 8-2, 8-0, a total of 51-3 (94.4%).

In January 2005 the Kansai Ki-in announced that it was introducing a new system of promotions effective from that date. It was virtually the same as the Nihon Ki-in system but with the following differences:

More details of the history of the Oteai are on the GoGoD CD.