Annual Shogi Awards

The Annual Shogi Awards (将棋大賞 shōgi taishō) are a number of prizes awarded yearly by the Japan Shogi Association to professional and amateur shogi players who have achieved particular success. The first Annual Shogi Awards were presented in 1974.[1][2]

Annual Shogi Awards
Awarded forAchievements of professional or amateur shogi players of the previous calendar year
Presented byJapan Shogi Association
First awarded1974
Websitehttps://www.shogi.or.jp/player/winner.html

WinnersEdit

Below is a table of the awards given and the award winners for each year.[3][4]

No. Year Player of the Year Special Award Excellent Player Fighting Spirit Game of the Year Special Game of the Year Best Winning Percentage Most Games Won
49 2022 Sōta Fujii Akira Watanabe Tatsuya Sugai Masayuki Toyoshima vs. Sōta Fujii Takumi Itō (0.818) Sōta Fujii (54 wins)
48 2021 Sōta Fujii Akira Watanabe Masayuki Toyoshima Akira Watanabe vs. Sōta Fujii Sōta Fujii vs. Ayumu Matsuo Sōta Fujii (0.846)
  • Sōta Fujii (44 wins)
  • Takuya Nagase (44 wins)
47 2020 Akira Watanabe (2) Kazuki Kimura Masayuki Toyoshima Takuya Nagase Masayuki Toyoshima vs. Kazuki Kimura Akihito Hirose vs. Sōta Fujii Sōta Fujii (0.815) Sōta Fujii (53 wins)
46 2019 Masayuki Toyoshima Akira Watanabe Akihito Hirose Amahiko Satō vs. Yoshiharu Habu Mana Watanabe vs. Hatsumi Ueda Sōta Fujii (0.849) Daichi Sasaki (46 wins)
45 2018 Yoshiharu Habu (22) Sōta Fujii Tatsuya Sugai Masayuki Toyoshima Akira Watanabe vs. Yoshiharu Habu Sōta Fujii (0.836) Sōta Fujii (61 wins)
44 2017 Amahiko Satō Hifumi Katō Yoshiharu Habu Toshiaki Kubo Yasumitsu Satō vs. Kōichi Fukaura Kana Satomi vs. Hatsumi Ueda Shōta Chida (48 wins)
43 2016 Yoshiharu Habu (21) Akira Watanabe Amahiko Satō Akira Watanabe vs. Amahiko Satō Kenjirō Abe vs. Yoshiharu Habu Shintarō Saitō (0.769) Amahiko Satō (41 wins)
42 2015 Yoshiharu Habu (20) Tetsurō Itodani Masataka Gōda Yoshiharu Habu vs Masayuki Toyoshima Mitsunori Makino vs Ryuuma Tonari Tatsuya Sugai (0.796) Tatsuya Sugai (43 wins)
41 2014 Toshiyuki Moriuchi (2) Yoshiharu Habu Masataka Gōda Yoshiharu Habu vs Taichi Nakamura Hiroyuki Miura vs Toshiaki Kubo Yasuaki Murayama (0.767) Yoshiharu Habu (42 wins)
40 2013 Akira Watanabe Yoshiharu Habu Yoshiharu Habu Taichi Nakamura Yoshiharu Habu vs. Akira Watanabe Kana Satomi vs. Hatsumi Ueda Takuya Nagase (0.786) Habu (51 wins)
39 2012 Yoshiharu Habu (19) Akira Watanabe Masataka Gōda Akira Watanabe vs. Tadahisa Maruyama Taichi Nakamura (0.851)
  • Yoshiharu Habu (44 wins)
  • Masayuki Toyoshima (44 wins)
38 2011 Yoshiharu Habu (18)
  • Toshiaki Kubo
  • Akira Watanabe
Akihito Hirose Akihito Hirose vs. Kōichi Fukaura Toshiyuki Moriuchi vs. Takeshi Fujii Amahiko Satō (0.795) Yoshiharu Habu (43 wins)
37 2010 Yoshiharu Habu (17) Toshiaki Kubo Kazuki Kimura Toshiaki Kubo vs. Yasumitsu Satō Kōichi Kodama vs. Kōta Kanai Masayuki Toyoshima (0.763) Masayuki Toyoshima (45 wins)
36 2009 Yoshiharu Habu (16) Makoto Nakahara Akira Watanabe Toshiaki Kubo Akira Watanabe vs. Yoshiharu Habu Atsushi Miyata (0.757) Toshiaki Kubo (49 wins)
37 2008 Yoshiharu Habu (15) Yasumitsu Satō Kōichi Fukaura Kōichi Fukaura vs. Yoshiharu Habu Yasuaki Murayama (0.783) Yoshiharu Habu (44 wins)
36 2007 Yasumitsu Satō Yoshiharu Habu Akira Watanabe Kōji Tanigawa vs. Yoshiharu Habu Chikara Akutsu (0.776) Yasumitsu Satō (57 wins)
35 2006 Yoshiharu Habu (14)
  • Toshiyuki Moriuchi
  • Akira Watanabe
Yasumitsu Satō Shin'ya Satō (0.787) Akira Watanabe (41 wins)

Kōzō Masuda AwardsEdit

The Kōzō Masuda Award (升田幸三賞 Masuda Kōzō shō) and the Kōzō Masuda Special Prize (升田幸三賞特別賞 Masuda Kōzō shō takubetsu shō) are two prizes awarded to professional or amateur players who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and evolution of shogi openings by way of innovation or excellence in shogi theory or tactics. The awards are named after the innovative player, Kōzō Masuda. The Masuda Award is given out yearly since 1995 while the Masuda Special Prize is awarded infrequently.[3][4]

WinnersEdit

Masuda AwardEdit

Masuda Special PrizeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shōgi Saiyūshūkishishō ni Habu Nikan" 将棋 最優秀棋士賞に羽生二冠 [Habu 2-crown chosen "Player of the Year"] (in Japanese). NHK. April 2, 2018. Archived from the original on April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018. 将棋大賞は, 日本将棋連盟が1年間に活躍した棋士に与える賞で, 昭和49年に設けられ, ことしが45回目の表彰です。[Tha Annual Shogi Awards are given out by the Japan Shogi Association to players for their performances during the previous year. The awards were started in 1974, and this year marks the 45th year they have been presented.]
  2. ^ "Shogi Taisho Jushosha Ichiran" 将棋大賞受賞者一覧 [List of Annual Shogi Award Winners] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Kishi Dētabēsu: Shōgi Taishō Jushōsha Ichiran" 棋士データベース: 将棋大賞受賞者一覧 [Professional Shogi Player Database: List of Annual Shogi Award Winners] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Saiyūshūkishi Habu Yoshiharu Ryūō, Tokubetsushō ni Fujii Sōta Rokudan. Dai Yonjūgokai Shōgi Taishō Kimaru" 最優秀棋士賞に羽生善治竜王, 特別賞に藤井聡太六段. 第45回将棋大賞決まる [Shogi News: 45th Annual Award Winners] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.