|3rd Gosei Tournament (sample page)||1978|
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HAVING TROUNCED his fellow but junior pupil Takemiya Masaki in Term 2, reigning Honinbo Kato Masao now had to face his senior co-pupil Otake Hideo. Otake got off to an ideal 2-0 start, and although he dropped Game 3 he went on to take the Gosei title 3-1 from its only holder so far.
This was sweet revenge for Otake as he had been beaten by Kato in the first term.
|Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4|
|Kato Masao 9d||W+R||1|
|Otake Hideo 9d||B+2.5||W+3.5||W+1.5||3|
It was felt that Kato was showing tiredness from the burden of defending his Honinbo title, and he missed a certain win in Game 1. But in Game 3 he was at least able to put an end to a 13-game winning streak by Otake, which was the record for 1978.
The scheduling of the event was moved forward appreciably compared with the previous two terms, the league games beginning on 9 March. Another major change was that, for the first time, not all the final games were played at the Nihon Ki-in.
|Otake Hideo 9d||--||1||1||1||1||4-0||1|
|Takemiya Masaki 9d||0||--||1||1||1||3-1||2|
|Ishida Yoshio 9d||0||0||--||1||1||2-2||3|
|Kobayashi Koichi 9d||0||0||0||--||1||1-3||4|
|Hashimoto Utaro 9d||0||0||0||0||--||0-4||5|
The league this year was formed from a preliminary partial knockout of 24 players (19 Nihon Ki-in, 5 Kansai Ki-in).
Veteran Hashimoto Utaro set a record in the qualification tournament by qualifying for the league at the age of 71. He was, however, unable to win a game in the league itself.
All the title games and nine of the league games are in the GoGoD database.
|Final Preliminary (last two rounds)|
|Sakakibara Shoji 9d||Sakakibara||Hashimoto U.|
|Sugiuchi Masao 9d|
|Hashimoto Utaro 9d||Hashimoto U.|
|Ohira Shuzo 9d|
|Sakaguchi Ryuzo 7d||Kudo||Takemiya|
|Kudo Norio 9d|
|Tsujii Ryotaro 6d||Takemiya|
|Takemiya Masaki 9d|
|Kojima Takaho 8d||Kojima||Otake|
|Miyamoto Naoki 9d|
|Iwata Tatsuaki 9d||Otake|
|Otake Hideo 9d|
|Chino Tadahiko 8d||Rin||Kobayashi|
|Rin Kaiho 9d|
|Hashimoto Shoji 9d||Kobayashi|
|Kobayashi Koichi 8d|
|Fujisawa Hideyuki 9d||Ishida||Ishida|
|Ishida Yoshio 9d|
|Kubouchi Shuchi 9d||Kubouchi|
|Yoshida Yoichi 9d|