Congratulations to Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 2002 Japan National Champion!

  1. Kazuhiko Mitsuya ($20,000)
  2. Michihisa Onoda ($10,000)
  3. Yuusuke Sasaki (Miyagi) ($5,000)
  4. Yuuki Murakami (Miyagi) ($3,000)
  5. Hiroki Okamoto ($2,000)
  6. Masayuki Higashino ($2,000)
  7. Yoshitaka Nakano ($1,500)
  8. Koutarou Ootsuka ($1,500)

top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

Hiroki Okamoto

Michihisa Onoda

Yoshitaka Nakano

Yusuke Sasaki

Masayuki Higashino

Kazuhiko Mitsuya

Yuuki Murakami

Kotaro Otsuka

Yusuke Sasaki

Yuuki Murakami

Semi-finals

Michihisa Onoda, 3-0

Yusuke Sasaki, 3-2

Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 3-1

Yuuki Murakami, 3-2

Finals

Michihisa Onoda, 3-1

Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 3-0

Champion

Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 3-2

 

Quick Interview (archive)

"Question 6: What do you plan on using your winnings for?"

"I've been wanting to get a laptop for a long time."
-Yuusuke Sasaki (semi-finalist)
"I'll probably save it until I graduate from high school next year, then use it to get my own apartment."
-Michihisa Onoda (finalist)
"To pay off my student loans."
-Kazuhiko Mitsuya (champion)

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