Hijikata and Kawahara grab the titles in the 27th Kansai Open 2016 – 土方、河原分獲第27屆關西公開賽優勝

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In men semifinals, Hayato Hijikata played against Yuuichi Inagawa and won 9:8 in the hill-hill match. That earned him a seat in the final match. Naoyuki Ooi overpower Li-Wen Lo in another semifinal with 9:4.

The men final match played between Hijikata and Ooi. Hayato took down Naoyuki with 9:4 to be the winner of the 27th Kansai Open. This is his third time took this title in four years.



2016 The 27th Kansai Open Winners Hayato Hijikata and Chihiro Kawahara

In women semis, the defending Champion Chihiro Kawahara winning 7:2 over Chie

In the final that was mainly determined by Chihiro Kawahara who defeated Kuribayashi clearly with 7:2. After winning the championship match, Kawahara defending her title successfully.


By Alison
Photos Courtesy Takayama Takao/On the hill!