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Ms. Sakura Ishimoto has been Promoted to Ladies 2-kyu

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Published at: 2016-09-01 08:20

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石本さくら女流2級 Ms. Sakura Ishimoto (17 years old) of Kansai Kenshu-kai, B1-class submitted an application for Ladies Professional.
This makes her become Ladies Professional 2-kyu on September 1st, 2016.
Although new players start from Ladies 3-kyu in principle, Ms. Ishimoto has already entered the main round in the 3rd and the 4th Ricoh Ladies Ouza Championship, and therefore has qualified for Ladies 2-kyu, meeting the third condition described below.

Sakura Ishimoto
Date of birth
January 27th, 1999 (17 years old)
Educational career
Currently in 3rd grade in Osaka Gakugei High School
Currently resides in
Suita city, Osaka
Pupil of
7-Dan Nobuo Mori
B1-class of Kansai Kenshu-kai
Listening to music
Background of starting playing shogi
Started to learn in a shogi class, after seeing her friends playing shogi in the class room when she was 4th grade in elementary school.
Winner of the 33rd Junior High School Tournament, Girls Class (2012)

Conditions for a Ladies 3-kyu to become 2-kyu

  1. The number of winning games is as many as that of the participated tournaments in 1 year.
  2. The number of winning games is 3/4 time as many as that of the participated tournaments in 2 years.
  3. Conditions for becoming Ladies 1-kyu in "Ladies Professional Promotion Regulations" are met.

If none of the above conditions are met within 2 years, the rank of Ladies 3-kyu becomes invalid, in which case one can move back to C2 class of Kenshu-kai.

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