Female Go players

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This is an airticle aboot Female Go players.

Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Female Go players are viewit tae be a minority group. This is due tae thir reasons:

  • Thare are mony male players but anly few female players.
    • In Japan, thare are anly three female 8-dan players.[1] And thare are no female 9-dan. In addition, thare are no female winners at gemmes wioot gender rules. Asami Ueno wis the first female player who managed tae be a finalist.[2][3]
    • In China, thare wis no female 9-dan afore Rui Naiwei.[4]
    • Most players an winners at Warld championships[5] are male.
  • Not aw female players are fairly peyed. Joanne Missingham[6][7][8] is kent for her protests tae this issue.[9][10]
  • At maist Go organisations, directors are anly male.[11]

Thir are causit bi mony reasons. Ane factor is thay retire earlier due tae marriage an pregnancy.

Comparison wi female shogi players[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Japan, Go players are ayeweys comparit wi shogi players. This is acause newspapers treat them equal. But thare is a big difference amang female players. Female Go players uisually belong tae the same organisation wi others. But this daesna happen for shogi. Female shogi players belong tae the Ladies Perfaisional Shogi Association (LPSA).[12] The others belong tae the Japan Shogi Association (JSA).[13] Some LPSA players lik Kana Satomi hae triit tae enter JSA. But currently, no ane haes enterit.

Promotion o female players[eedit | eedit soorce]

Europe[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Europe, thare war no notable female players afore Svetlana Shikshina[14] an Diana Koszegi.[15] In order tae increase female players, the European Go Federation is holdin the European Womens Go Championship (EWGC) syne 1996 an the European Pair Go Championship (EPGC) syne 1997.[16][17]

Japan[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kansai Ki-in haes easit the age rules tae female players.[18] At Nihon Ki-in, thare is a special exam for female players. Most female perfaisionals (except Xie Yimin an Keiko Kato etc.) hae got thair pro status bi this wey.[19] In 2019, Nihon Ki-in haes startit a female player test seestem tae gie mair support tae them.[20] Nihon Ki-in is an aw sponsorin female amateur gemmes.

All Japan Female Amateur Go Championship[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Aw Japan Female Amateur Go Championship is the heichest match for female amateur Go players. Some winners hae became a pro. The next table shows the notable winners.

Year Winner
1965 Tomoko Ogawa[21]
1970-1971 an 1975 Kazuko Kanai
1977-1978, 1980, 1985 an 1987 Yoshiko Kamekura
1981-1984 Yasuko Yoshie
1990-1991 an 1993-1995 Akiko Sato
1997 Narumi Ohsawa[22][23]
2000-2001 Mieko Nakajima[24]
2002 an 2013 Maya Ohsawa (Narumi Ohsawa's sister. The Ohsawa sisters became the first sisters tae win at here)
2003 Kaori Mukai (Chiaki Mukai's sister, nou kent as Kaori Mimura[25])
2004 Miori Shimosaka
2005 an 2007 Akane Ishii (currently kent as Akane Tatsumi[26])
2014-2015 Akiko Fujiwara[27][28][29]
2016 Reina Oshima[30]
2017 Saeka Iwata[31]

Kaori Chinen, Yukari Yoshihara an Rina Fujisawa an aw joinit this gemme.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kazuko Konishi, Kazuko Sugiuchi an Mika Yoshida
  2. senseis.xmp.net?UenoAsami
  3. Asami Ueno profile at Nihon Ki-in
  4. senseis.xmp.net?RuiNaiwei
  5. senseis.xmp.net?WorldAmateurGoChampionship
  6. senseis.xmp.net?JoanneMissingham
  7. Joanne Missingham on Instagram
  8. Joanne Missingham on Twitter
  9. "Joanne Missingham Stands up for Gender Equality in Go". American Go Association. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  10. Moskowitz, Marc. Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China. University of California Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0520276314.
  11. At Nihon Ki-in, there were no female directors before Chizu Kobayashi, Sachiko Hara an Tomoko Ogawa.
  12. LPSA website
  13. JSA website
  14. senseis.xmp.net?SvetlanaShikshina
  15. senseis.xmp.net?DianaKoszegi
  16. senseis.xmp.net?EuropeanWomensGoChampionship
  17. European Tournament Results by EGF
  18. "Kansai Ki-in player recruitment". Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  19. Nihon Ki-in player recruitment
  20. Nihon Ki-in announcement
  21. Tomoko Ogawa profile at Nihon Ki-in
  22. Narumi Osawa profile at Nihon Ki-in
  23. senseis.xmp.net?OsawaNarumi
  24. Mieko Nakajima profile at Nihon Ki-in
  25. Kaori Mimura profile at Nihon Ki-in
  26. kansaikiin.jp/kisi_prof/tatsumiakane.html
  27. Waseda Weekly interview in 2018
  28. Tournament report airticle in 2018 Archived 2021-01-19 at the Wayback Machine bi Asahi Shinbun
  29. Akiko Fujiwara at Sensei's Library
  30. senseis.xmp.net?OshimaReina
  31. kansaikiin.jp/kisi_prof/iwatasaeka.html