Cedric Garnier (JPN/Tokyo) continued his dominance in Japan, winning the Tokyo Grand Prix against Asian No.1 player Antonio Carabillo (HKG/Dragons) 2-1.
Garnier beat Singapore’s Bernard Lim (SG Lions) in their semifinal 2-0, while Carabillo outlasted Stéphane Lambert (BEL/Yokohama) 3-2.
Hideaki Wada (JPN/Yamato) 0-3 Antonio Carabillo (HKG/Dragons)
Taichi Kato (JPN/Yokohama) 1-3 Bernard Lim (SGP/SG Lions)
Cédric Garnier (JPN/Tokyo) 3-2 Michäel Dupret (BEL/Magic Team Tournai)
Kenzo Koi (JPN/Yokohama) 1-1 (SO 1-3) Stephane Lambert (BEL/Yokohama)
In the Under 19 category, Taichi KATO (JPN/Yokohama) came out on top over Kazuki OKANO (JPN/Yokohama) 4-1.
Nicholas CARABILLO (HKG/Dragons) took third place ahead of Kosuke MUKAI (JPN/Sakuragicho).
In the Women’s event, Eiko YONEDA (JPN/Sakuragicho) beat Kimi WADA (JPN/Yamato) 3-2 on shots after their match was level 0-0.
In the Veterans, it was not to be for Carabillo again, as he fell to Lim 2-1. Lambert took 3rd place with Koi in 4th.
In the team event, Yokohama caused something of an upset by claiming the title, ahead of Tokyo and Sakuragicho.
Ayuki Fujii (JPN/Sakuragicho) claimed the Plate event, beating clubmate Eiko YONEDA (JPN) 2-1 in the final.