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36th World Amateur Go Championship

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:39

Players from six continents and assorted islands will gather at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok for eight rounds of Swiss system competition at this year’s World Amateur Go Championship June 7-10. At stake will be a championship cup and second and third place cups donated by the main sponsors (CP All, The Siam Commercial Bank, and Red Bull); plaques and certificates for fourth to tenth places; and two fighting spirit awards.

The Asian contingent will be young, including 12-year-old contestants from Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, and Malaysia and teenagers from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Singapore, and the host country Thailand. Japan will field a two-time former world champion, and Europe will field several players who have placed high in past years. Video self-introductions by sixteen of the fifty-eight players can be viewed here.

The schedule also includes a Directors’ Meeting and General Meeting of the International Go Federation on June 6, a “Triple Go” side-event likewise on June 6, and sightseeing with a dinner cruise on June 11. Seven games each round will be broadcast on Pandanet. Ranka online will carry reports of the entire event.

The list of players is here.

Categories: World news

36th WAGC Contestants

Sat, 02/05/2015 - 02:38

57 Countries and Territories

Asia (14) – Middle and Near East (3) – Europe (30) – Africa (1) – Americas (7) – Oceania (2)

Video self-introductions by players can be viewed here.

Asia Brunei China Chinese Taipei Hong Kong India En-Ru LI Aohua RUN Jyun-Fu LAI Chi Hin CHAN Sandeep DAVE Age: 23 Age: 15 Age: 12 Age: 17 Age: 51 1 Kyu 6 Dan 7 Dan 6 Dan 5 Kyu Indonesia Japan Korea Macau Malaysia Rafif FITRAH Satoshi HIRAOKA Changhun KIM In Hang SAM Fu Kang CHANG Age: 12 Age: 44 Age: 19 Age: 19 Age: 12 4 Dan 8 Dan 6 Dan 5 Dan 5 Dan Mongolia Nepal Singapore Thailand Vietnam Oyutbileg
TSENDJAV ABSENT Jie Hui KWA Krit JAMKACHORNKIAT  Khanh-Binh DO Age: 26 Age: 17 Age: 19 Age: 26 3 Dan 4 Dan 4 Dan 5 Dan Middle ad Near East Cyprus Israel Turkey Demetris REGGINOS Ofer ZIVONY Hayri KILIC Age: 46 Age: 31 Age: 31 1 Dan 4 Dan 2 Dan

Asia     –    Middle and Near East    –    Europe    –    Africa    –    Americas    –    Oceania     ↑TOP

Europe Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Karen MIKAYELYAN Alexander HUBER Bahadur THAIRBAYOV Aliaksandr SUPONEU Thomas CONNOR Age: 23 Age: 21 Age: 69 Age: 60 Age: 26 6 Kyu 5 Kyu 6 Dan 1 Dan 3 Dan Croatia Czeck Republic Denmark Finland France Dražen ODOBAŠIĆ Ondrej SILT Uffen
RASMUSSEN
Vesa LAATIKAINEN Benjamin PAPAZOGLOU Age: 33 Age: 28 Age: 41 Age: 50 Age: 28 12 Kyu 6 Dan 4 Dan 5 Dan 5 Dan Germany Hungary Ireland Italy Lithuania Johannes OBENAUS Pál BALOGH James HUTCHINSON Matias PANKOKE Ernestas ROMEIKA Age: 23 Age: 29 Age: 38 Age: 16 Age: 22 5 Dan 6 Dan 1 Dan 2 Dan 2 Dan Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Jeremies HERTZ Merlijn KUIN Jonas
EGEBERG
Koichiro HABU Pedro CARMONA
Age: 24 Age: 33 Age: 19 Age: 42 Age: 30 2 Kyu 6 Dan 2 Dan 4 Dan 2 Kyu Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Cornel BURZO Timur SANKIN Dusan MITIC Štefan SABO Leopold MATOH Age: 35 Age: 30 Age: 25 Age: 28 Age: 53 6 Dan 6 Dan 6 Dan 2 KYU 5 Dan Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Ukraine Juan PONS SAMELIS Klas ALMROT Sébastien KOCH Desmond CANN Artem
KACHANOVSKYI
Age: 52 Age: 28 Age: 42 Age: 58 Age: 22 3 Dan 4 Dan 2 Dan 5 Dan 6 Dan

Asia     –    Middle and Near East    –    Europe    –    Africa    –    Americas    –    Oceania     ↑TOP

Africa South Africa Andrew DAVIES Age: 56 3 Dan Americas Argentina Brazil Canada Colombia Costa Rica David POLITZER Rudolf PETERSEN Juyong KOH Diego RODRIGUEZ Luis  CAJIAO Age: 38 Age: 64 Age: 35 Age: 33 Age: 36 3 Dan 2 Dan 7 Dan 4 Dan 2 Dan Peru USA Leon RIOS JOELS Daniel KO Age: 30 Age: 38 1 Dan 7 Dan Oceania Australia New Zealand Raphael SHIN Ju Quiang CHEN Age: 58 Age: 49 7 Dan 2 Dan

Asia     –    Middle and Near East    –    Europe    –    Africa    –    Americas    –    Oceania     ↑TOP

Categories: World news

36th WAGC – Schedule

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 08:28
36th WAGC: Schedule  June 2015 Time  Event Place Fri 5 All day Arrival / Registration Suvarnabhumi Airport / Donmueang International Airport Sat 6 A.M. IGF Board of Directors Meeting Montien Riverside Hotel – – Triple Go Friendship Games – – Teaching Games by Professional P.M.  IGF Annual General Meeting – –  Opening Ceremony Sun 7~Tue 9 A.M. Morning Rounds (1,3,5) P.M  Afternoon Rounds (2,4,6) Wed 10 A.M Round 7 P.M. Round 8 – – Doping Test / Closing / Award Ceremony Thu 11 Sightseeing
Fri 12 Departure

 

Categories: World news