List of professional Go tournaments

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This is a list of professional Go tournaments, for competitors in the board game of Go. The tradition, initiated by the Honinbo Tournament in Japan, is for an event to be run annually, leading up to a title match and the award of a title for one year to the winner. Tournaments do not consist, generally, of players coming together in one place for a short period, but are spread out over time.

For the latest annual schedule, with links, see 2011 in go.

International[edit]

Open[edit]

Major

Defunct tournaments[edit]

  • Tong Yang Cup
  • World Oza was a tournament sponsored by Toyota Denso every two years. The winner's purse is 30,000,000 Yen/$285,000. The last title holder in 2008 was Gu Li.
  • Zhonghuan Cup was a title sponsored by the Taiwan Qiyuan and JPMorgan Chase. The winner's purse is 2,000,000 TWD/$62,000. The competition is arguably a major tournament because players from China have never participated and the prize money is considerably less than other major ones. The current title holder (2007) is Lee Chang-ho.
  • Fujitsu Cup was a tournament sponsored by Fujitsu and Yomiuri Shimbun. The last title holder (2011) is Park Junghwan.
  • BC Card Cup was an annual tournament sponsored by BC Card. The winner's purse is 300,000,000 Won/$300,000. The last title holder (2012) is Paek Hongsuk.

Women's[edit]

Defunct tournaments[edit]

  • Haojue Cup
  • Dali Cup

Continental[edit]

Open[edit]

Asia[edit]

Major

Team

Defunct tournaments[edit]

  • Jinro Cup
  • Teda Cup Super Match
  • CSK Cup was a title sponsored by CSK. The current title holder is Team China.

China-Korea[edit]

China-Japan[edit]

Defunct tournaments[edit]

China-Taiwan[edit]

Team[edit]

Taiwan-USA[edit]

  • Chai-chin Cup

Women's[edit]

Asia[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Jeongganjang Cup is a title sponsored by Jeongganjang. The current title holder is Team Korea.

Defunct tournaments[edit]

  • Bohae Cup
  • Eastern Airlines Cup
  • Women Go Contest

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Open[edit]

Major

  • GS Caltex Cup is a title sponsored by GS Caltex. The winner's purse is 50,000,000 won/$51,000. The current title holder is Cho Hanseung.
  • Guksu is a title sponsored by the Far East Daily News. The winner's purse is 40,000,000 Won/$42,500. The current title holder is Lee Chang-ho.
  • Myungin is a title sponsored by the Kangwon Land Corporation. The current title holder is Lee Chang-ho.
  • Sibdan Cup is a title sponsored by the Wonik Corporation. The winner's prize is 25,000,000 Won/$26,000. The current title holder is Park Junghwan.
  • Prices Information Cup is a title sponsored by Korean Prices Information Foundation. The winner's purse is 22,000,000 Won/$23,000. The current title holder is Kim Jiseok.
  • Chunwon is a title sponsored by Sports Korea. The winner's purse is 20,000,000 Won/$17,000. The current title holder is Park Junghwan.

Minor

  • Maxim Cup is a title sponsored by Baduk TV and Dong Suh Foods. The winner's purse is 15,000,000 Won/$16,000. The current title holder is Choi Cheol-han.

Hayago

  • Electron-Land Cup is a title sponsored by Korean Economic News, Baduk TV, and Cyber Kiwon. The winner's purse is 40,000,000 Won/$42,500. The current title holder is Lee Chang-ho.
  • KBS Cup is a title sponsored by KBS. The winner's purse is 20,000,000 Won/$21,000. The current title holder is Lee Chang-ho.

Leagues

  • Korean Baduk League is a league sponsored by Baduk TV. The current title holder is Youngnam Ilbo.

Defunct tournaments[edit]

  • Kisung was a title sponsored by the World Newspaper. The winner's purse is 18,000,000 Won/$19,000. The current title holder is Park Young-Hoon.
  • BC Card Cup was a title sponsored by Sports Korea and BC Card. The winner's purse is 20,000,000 Won/$21,000. The current title holder is Kim Ki-young.
  • SK Gas Cup was a title sponsored by SK Gas. The winner's purse is 10,000,000 Won/$8,500. The current title holder is Yun Junsang.
  • Osram Cup was a title sponsored by Baduk TV. The current title holder is Kang Dongyoon.
  • Ch'eongpung Cup was a title sponsored by Sungpu Air Purifiers. The current title holder is Kim Dongyeop.
  • Yeongnam Ilbo Cup The winner's purse is 25,000,000 Won/$26,000. The current title holder is Park Young-Hoon.

Women's[edit]

  • Female Guksu is a title sponsored by Korean Daily News. The winner's purse is 10,000,000 Won/$10,500. The current title holder is Rui Naiwei.
  • Female Myungin is a title sponsored by Lami Cosmetics. The winner's purse is 8,000,000 Won/$8,500. The current title holder is Rui Naiwei.
  • Female Kisung The current title holder is Rui Naiwei.

China People's Republic of China[edit]

Open[edit]

Major

  • Qisheng (Kisei) is a title sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan. It was held between 1999-2001 and is relaunched in 2013. The winner's purse is 600,000 CNY, which is the highest among the national go tournaments in China. The current title holder (2013) is Zhou Ruiyang.
  • Mingren (Meijin) is a title sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan. The current winner's purse is 150,000 CNY. The current title holder (2013) is Tan Xiao.
  • Tianyuan (Tengen) is a title sponsored by Zhongguo Qiyuan, New People's Evening News and New People's Weiqi Monthly Magazine. The current winner's purse is 200,000 CNY. The current title holder (2013) is Chen Yaoye.
  • Chang-ki Cup is a title sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan. The winner's purse is 400,000 CY/$49,500. The current title holder (2012) is Chen Yaoye.

Minor

Hayago

  • CCTV Cup is a title sponsored by the CCTV. It is renamed China Citic Bank Cup since 2012 due to the sponsor change. The current winner's purse is 200,000 CNY. The current title holder is (2013) Wang Xi.
  • Ahan Tongshan Cup (Agon Cup) is a title sponsored by Agon Shu. The winner's purse is 200,000 CNY. The current title holder (2013) is Lian Xiao.
  • Xinan Wang is a title sponsored by Gyuqjing. The winner's purse is 50,000 CNY. The current title holder (2013) is Xie He.

Leagues

  • Chinese A League The current title holder is Team Chongqing (2012).

Defunct tournaments[edit]

  • NEC Cup
  • Bawang
  • All Chinese Championship
  • Da Guo Shou
  • Five Cows Cup
  • Friendship Cup
  • Lebaishi Cup
  • Nanfang Cup
  • NEC Xinxiu Cup
  • New Sports Cup
  • New Physical Education Cup
  • Qiwang
  • Top Ten Tournament
  • Yongda Cup

Women's[edit]

  • Female Weiqi Title is a title sponsored by Guodu. The current title holder is Ye Gui.
  • Xianye Cup is a title sponsored by Xianye. The current title holder is Zhang Xiang.
  • Bailing Cup is a title sponsored by Bailing Medicine Manufacturer. The current title holder is Li He.
  • Women's Xinren Wang is a title sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan. The current title holder is Cao Youyin.

Taiwan Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

Major

  • Tianyuan (Tengen) is a title sponsored by Minsheng Newspaper and the Taiwan Qiyuan. The current holder is Lin Zhihan.
  • Wangjia (Oza) is a title sponsored by the Taiwan Qiyuan. The current holder is Chen Shiyuan.
  • Guoshou (National Champion) is a title sponsored by the Taiwan Qiyuan. The current holder is Lin Zhihan.

Minor

  • CMC TV Cup is a title sponsored by the Taiwan Qiyuan. The current holder is Lin Zhihan.
  • Donggang Cup is a title sponsored by Donghe Gangtie and the Taiwan Qiyuan. The current holder is Chen Shiyuan.
  • Zhonghuan Cup is a title sponsored by the Taiwan Qiyuan. The current holder is Lin Shuyang.
  • New Star Match is a title sponsored by the Taiwan Qiyuan. The current holder is Yoo Kyeongmin.

North America[edit]

  • US Open The current title holder is Yuhan Zhang, 2007 title holder is Yongfei Ge, 2006 title holder is Andy Liu.
  • North American Ing Masters is a title sponsored by the Ing Foundation. The current title holder is Andy Liu, 2008 title holder is Yun Feng, 2007 title holder is Mingjiu Jiang, 2006 title holder is Zhaonian Chen.
  • North American Redmond Cup is a title named for US-born Japanese pro Michael Redmond and funded by the Ing Foundation. It has two divisions, junior and senior. Current junior title holder is Hugh Zhang and senior title holder is Gansheng Shi, 2007 junior title holder is Calvin Sun and senior title holder is Curtis Tang.
  • U.S.-Canada Team Tournament The current winner is U.S. team.

Defunct tournaments[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Open[edit]

Nihon Ki-in[edit]

Major

  • Kisei is a title sponsored by the Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper. The winner's purse is 45,000,000 Yen/$505,000. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
  • Meijin is a title sponsored by the Asahi Newspaper. The winner's purse is 37,000,000 Yen/$400,000. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
  • Honinbo is a title sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper. The winner's purse is 32,000,000 Yen/$350,000. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
  • Judan is a title sponsored by the Sankei Newspaper. The winner's purse is 15,000,000 Yen/$164,000. The current title holder is Yuki Satoshi.
  • Tengen is a title sponsored by the Three Newspaper Companies Newspaper. The winner's purse is 14,000,000 Yen/$153,000. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
  • Oza is a title sponsored by the Nihon Keizai Newspaper. The winner's purse is 14,000,000 Yen/$153,000. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.
  • Gosei is a title sponsored by the Regional Newspapers League. The winner's purse is 7,770,000 Yen/$84,700. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.

Minor

  • Shinjin-O is a title sponsored by the Akahata Newspaper. The winner's purse is 2,000,000/$29,000. The current title holder is Shirishi Yuichi.
  • Okan is a title sponsored by the Chunichi Newspaper. The winner's purse is 1,700,000 Yen/$15,000. The current title holder is Hane Naoki.
  • Daiwa Cup is a title sponsored by Daiwa Securities Group. The winner's purse is 3,000,000 Yen/$12,700. The current title holder is Kono Rin.

Hayago

  • NEC Cup is a title sponsored by NEC. The winner's purse is 17,000,000 Yen/$130,000. The current title holder is Kono Rin.
  • Agon Cup is a title sponsored by Agon Shu. The winner's purse is 10,000,000 Yen/$86,000. The current title holder is Yamashita Keigo.
  • NHK Cup is a title sponsored by NHK. The winner's purse is 5,000,000 Yen/$43,000. The current title holder is Yuki Satoshi.
  • Ryusei is a title sponsored by the Satellite Culture Japan. The winner's purse is 5,000,000 Yen/$43,000. The current title holder is Yamashita Keigo.

Kansai Ki-in[edit]

Defunct tournaments[edit]

Women's[edit]

Nihon Ki-in[edit]

Defunct tournaments[edit]

Kansai Ki-in[edit]

  • Kansai Lady's Tournament is a title sponsored by TV Osaka. The current title holder is Konishi Kazuko.

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