I will report the trend of Shogi society on June 2007.
Because MORIUCHI has got Meijin five times, he has got the right of 18th “EISEI Meijin”. (aka. permanent Meijin)
1. Professional shogi society
1-1. Major 7 title matches
|65th Meijin-sen||MORIUCHI toshiyuki Meijin 4-3 GODA masataka. Moriuchi defended.||7 set matches (4wins-match)|
|78th Kisei-sen||SATO yasumitsu Kisei 2-1 WATANABE akira||5 set matches (3wins-match)|
|48th Oi-sen||FUKAURA koichiwon against WATANABE akira and becomes the challenger to HABU yoshiharu Oi.||7 set matches (4wins-match)|
|56th Osho-sen||HABU yoshiharu Osho 4-3 SATO yasumitsu. Habu defended.||7 set matches (4wins-match)|
|32nd Kio-sen||MORIUCHI toshiyuki Kio 2-3 SATO yasumitsu. Sato got Kio title.||5 set matches (3wins-match)|
1-2. other title matches
|1st DAIWA Securities Cup||The finalists are GODA masataka and MARUYAMA tadahisa.||knock out tournament|
|25th ASAHI Open Tournament||HABU yoshiharu Asahi 3-1 AKUTU chikara.HABU got the championship. ASAHI Open Tournament end this time and a new knock out tournament named “ASAHI cup shogi open tournament” will be held instead of it.||5 set matches (3wins-match)|
|56th NHK TV shogi Tournament||Sato yasumitsu won over Moriuchi toshiyuki and got the championship for the first time.||knock out tournament|
2. Female professional shogi society
2-1. Major 4 female title matches
|29th Female Osho-sen||CHIBA ryoko female Osho 1-3 SIMIZU ichiyo. Shimizu got Female Osho title.||5 set matches (3wins-match)|
|33rd Female meijini-sen||YAUCHI rieko female meijin 3-2 NAKAI hiroe. Yauchi defended.||5 set matches (3wins-match)|
2-2. other title matches
I think that there is no topic to write on June.
See you next report!