World Amateur Go Championship

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World Amateur Go Championship
Dates March, 1979 –
Competitors 54 players (2014)
Nations 54 nations and areas (2014)
Total prize money none
Venue Hotel Hyundai (2014)
Location Gyeongju  Korea (2014)
Champions
Men Yi-Tien Chan ( Chinese Taipei)

The World Amateur Go Championship (WAGC) is an international tournament for amateur Go players, held once a year since 1979. The organising body is the International Go Federation (IGF). Each participating country sends one player, although in the beginning of the contest there were multiple players from the stronger Go Countries (e.g. Japan, China); in 2007 there were 68 participants. Some of the participants have gone on to become top professional players.

Past Champions[edit]

The names are ordered as Given name and Surname.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd
1979[1] Wei-Ping Nie ( China) Zu-De Chen ( China) Jia-Rui Chen ( China)
1980[2] Fumiaki Imamura ( Japan) Zu-De Chen ( China) Hajime Yasunaga ( Japan)
1981[3] Zhen-Zhong Shao ( China) Xiao-Chun Ma ( China) Bunsho Murakami ( Japan)
1982[4] Da-Yuan Cao ( China) Jin-Ha Yang ( China) Hironori Hirata ( Japan)
1983[5] Xiao-Chun Ma ( China) Hiroshi Miura ( Japan) Fumiaki Imamura ( Japan)
1984[6] Qun Wang ( China) Chang-Hyuk Yoo ( South Korea) Hironori Hirata ( Japan)
1985[7] Jian-Hong Wang ( China) Jia-Rui Chen ( Hong Kong) Yasuro Kikuchi ( Japan)
1986[8] Jia-Rui Chen ( Hong Kong) Yasuro Kikuchi ( Japan) Xue-Lin Song ( China)
1987[9] Fumiaki Imamura ( Japan) Bin Yu ( China) Gwan-Cheol Lee ( South Korea)
1988[10] Wen-Dong Zhang ( China) Fumiaki Imamura ( Japan) Ronald Schlemper ( Netherlands)
Chul-Joong Kim ( South Korea)
1989[11] Ze-Wu Che ( China) Wen-He Cai ( Taiwan) Hironori Hirata ( Japan)
1990[12] Hao Chang ( China) Quan-Wuk An ( South Korea) Hiroshi Miura ( Japan)
1991[13] Fumiaki Imamura ( Japan) Xia-Nyu Xia ( Taiwan) Ronald Schlemper ( Netherlands)
1992[14] Yasuro Kikuchi ( Japan) Young-Man Lee ( South Korea) Qi-Yu Han ( China)
1993[15] Yi-Guo Sun ( China) Soon-Joo Seo ( South Korea) Hironori Hirata ( Japan)
1994[16] Satoshi Hiraoka ( Japan) Chun-Hsun Chou ( Taiwan) Chun Wang ( China)
1995[17] Hironori Hirata ( Japan) Hong-Yi Shi ( China) Ying Kan ( Hong Kong)
1996[18] Jun Liu ( China) Hironori Hirata ( Japan) Yong-Man Yi ( South Korea)
1997[19] Jun Liu ( China) Hideyuki Sakai ( Japan) Yeong-Sam Mun ( North Korea)
1998[20] Ch'an-U Kim ( South Korea) Satoshi Hiraoka ( Japan) Wen-Dong Zhao ( China)
1999[21] Chae-Seong Yu ( South Korea) Hideyuki Sakai ( Japan) Pong-Il Ri ( North Korea)
2000[22] Hideyuki Sakai ( Japan) Ho-Kil Pak ( North Korea) Maleun-Saem Hong ( South Korea)
2001[23] Dai-Chun Li ( China) Moriei Kanazawa ( Japan) Dong Ming Liu ( Australia)
2002[24] Li Fu ( China) Maleun-Saem Hong ( South Korea) Yasuro Kikuchi ( Japan)
2003 Not held due to SARS outbreak.
2004[25] Kang-Wook Lee ( South Korea) You-Zheng Lai ( Taiwan) Li Fu ( China)
2005[26] Yu-Qing Hu ( China) Tae-Weon Cho ( North Korea) Cheng-Rui Yu ( Taiwan)
2006[27] Satoshi Hiraoka ( Japan) Wei-Xing Tang ( China) Tae-Weon Cho ( North Korea)
2007[28] Zi-Teng Shan ( China) Tong-Ha U ( South Korea) Hironobu Mori ( Japan)
2008[29] Sung-Bong Ha ( South Korea) Yu-Zheng Guo ( China) Fernando Aguilar ( Argentina)
2009[30] Yu-Ging Hu ( China) Shin-Hwan Yu ( South Korea) Nai-San Chan ( Hong Kong)
2010[31] Hong-Suk Song ( South Korea) Chen Wang ( China) Tae-Weon Cho ( North Korea)
2011[32] Bao-Xiang Bai ( China) Woo-Soo Choi ( South Korea) Eric Lui ( United States)
2012[33] Zhi-Jian Qiao ( China) Hyun-Joon Lee ( South Korea) Cheng-Hsun Chen ( Taiwan)
2013[34] Hyun-Jae Choi ( South Korea) Yu-Qing Hu ( China) Artem Kachanovskyi ( Ukraine)
2014[35] Yi-Tien Chan ( Chinese Taipei) Tae-woong Wei ( South Korea) Ruoran Wang ( China)

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