Japan Women Chess Championship was held from 4th to 5th Aug in Tokyo. The venue was Ikegami Kaikan.
The tournament was played using the Swiss System with 6 rounds, time control was 45 min + 30 sec. increment from move 1.
The final standing will be used to determine qualifiers for international events except for Chess Olympiad.
The winner qualifies to play at 2019 Japan Championship.
9 players took part in the event.
The winner is Ranran Qin with 5,5 points out of 6. She won 5 games and drew only against Azumi Sakai.
Second is Mirai Ishizuka with 4,5 points and better tiebreak.
Third is Azumi Sakai who went undefeated with 3 wins and 3 draws.
The Japan open and women’s teams for the 2018 Chess Olympiad is already known!
Women’s team consists of: Karen Hoshino, Meilin Hoshino, Natsumi Kojima, Azumi Sakai and Misaki Shibata.
The team captain is: Reigin Hoshino.
Open team consists of: Shinya Kojima, Tomohiko Matsuo, Ryosuke Nanjo, Yuto Otawa and Kohei Yamanda.
The team captain is: Mihajlo Stojanovic.
1 Qin Ranran 5,5
2 Ishizuka Mirai 4,5
3 Sakai Azumi 4,5
4 Kojima Natsumi 3
5 Ishii Koto 3
6 Sekine Yuri 3
7 Misawa Yuki 2,5
8 Yamada Yuki 1
9 Uehara Erina 1
Pictures are taken by Mr. Akihiro Yamada.
Thanks to Mr. Yamada, Azumi Sakai and JCA for the cooperation.