International Amateur Pair Go Championship

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The International Amateur Pair Go Championship (IAPGC as known as IAPG CUP) is an international tournament for amateur Go players under the Pair Go rule, held once a year since 1990. This competition is partly on the international championship and partly on the Japanese national championship. The organising body is the Japan Pair Go Association (JPGA) and the International Amateur Pair Go Championship Executive Committee.[1]

History[edit]

Hisao Taki, the president of NKB inc. in traffic advertisement Industry, originated Pair Go and promoted first pair go championship named International Go Amateur Pair Tournament as known as the NKB Cup on December 23, 1990. However, this event is officially translated as 1st International Amateur Pair Go Championship in English. 64 players from 4 countries were invited in this event.[2]

On November 24, 1991, 2nd International Amateur Pair Go Championship was held at Hotel Edmont in Tokyo. Since this event, the neme of event was fixed.

In 2008, Pair Go was one of the official sports in World Mind Sports Games. For this reason, 19th event was promoted in 2008 World Mind Sports Games.[3]

In March 2010, "Pair Go 20th Anniversary WPGA Pair Go World Cup 2010 Hangzhou" was held in Hangzhou, China.

Past champions[edit]

Year Winner 2nd 3rd
1990 Shoji Komori ( Japan) Toshiyuki Sogabe ( Japan) Tomoyasu Fueno ( Japan)
Sachiko Minatogawa ( Japan) Chikako Nakamura ( Japan) Taiko Nakamura ( Japan)
1991 Yu-Guo Xie ( China) Shoji Komori ( Japan) Toei Kanazawa ( Japan)
Cheng-Hua Zhang ( China) Sachiko Minatogawa ( Japan) Tomoko Kanai ( Japan)
1992 Shoji Komori ( Japan) Yoichiro Matsuta ( Japan) Toshihiko Muraoka ( Japan)
Sachiko Minatogawa ( Japan) Tomoko Kanai ( Japan) Hisako Koike ( Japan)
1993 Akira Yoshida ( Japan) Toshihiko Muraoka ( Japan) Shun Nagano ( Japan)
Tomoyumi Baba ( Japan) Kana Makiguchi ( Japan) Mutsumi Hayashi ( Japan)
1994 Yukihide Sakai ( Japan) Sung-Soo Park ( South Korea) Masaaki Kanno ( Japan)
Yukari Umezawa ( Japan) Jung-Won Lee ( South Korea) Yuko Tsukuda ( Japan)
1995 Hyo-Jin Kwun ( South Korea) Kai-Hin Chang ( Taiwan) Takashi Kuboniwa ( Japan)
Kyong-Bo Lee ( South Korea) Chih-Han Lin ( Taiwan) Yuki Imamura ( Japan)
1996 Toshiyuki Sogabe ( Japan) Satoshi Koitabashi ( Japan) Shigeaki Ishihara ( Japan)
Chikako Nakamura ( Japan) Yasuko Imamura ( Japan) Sachiko Yoshioka ( Japan)
1997 Hsiang-Jen Huang ( Taiwan) Kuniki Sato ( Japan) Hak-Yong Lee ( South Korea)
Shu-Chin Cheng ( Taiwan) Hong-Mei Fu ( China) Min-Jin Lee ( South Korea)
1998 Sung-Kyun Park ( South Korea) Masayoshi Nagai ( Japan) Bungo Taga ( Japan)
Se-Sil Kim ( South Korea) Shoko Takanashi ( Japan) Naoko Goto ( Japan)
1999 Bungo Taga ( Japan) Shoji Komori ( Japan) Shin-Young Kang ( South Korea)
Naoko Goto ( Japan) Yumiko Tanaka ( Japan) Se-Yong Kim ( South Korea)
2000 Hyon-Chol Kim ( North Korea) Satoshi Hiraoka ( Japan) Koichi Shimohashi ( Japan)
Mi-Hyon Kwon ( North Korea) Yuriko Hiraoka ( Japan) Momoyo Sato ( Japan)
2001 Chen Huang ( China) Dong-Seob Kim ( South Korea) Yoshiyuki Imabun ( Japan)
Wei-Jing Fan ( China) Ha-Jin Lee ( South Korea) Yasuko Imamura ( Japan)
2002 Le-Ping Qian ( China) Minoru Harada ( Japan) Yong-Sam Mun ( North Korea)
Ni-Qiao Wang ( China) Kazuko Kanai ( Japan) Un-A Choe ( North Korea)
2003 Nam-Hoon Kim ( South Korea) Bungo Taga ( Japan) Akio Ito ( Japan)
Se-Young Kim ( South Korea) Naoko Arai ( Japan) Miori Shimosaka ( Japan)
2004 Pon-Gil Ri ( North Korea) Sung-Bong Ha ( South Korea) Satoshi Hiraoka ( Japan)
Sae-Byol Jo ( North Korea) Ji-Eun Kim ( South Korea) Yuriko Hiraoka ( Japan)
2005 Fan Liu ( China) Seong-Hoon Kim ( South Korea) Kikou Emura ( Japan)
Nian-Nian Li ( China) Tae-Hyun Kim ( South Korea) Risa Sasako ( Japan)
2006 Yu-Tae Seo ( South Korea) Lin Long ( China) Masaki Date ( Japan)
Ye-Seul Song ( South Korea) Ling Yan ( China) Fuko Fukasaka ( Japan)
2007 Chang-Bae Kang ( South Korea) Kazumori Nagaya ( Japan) Sugitaro Saito ( Japan)
Hye-Lim Kim ( South Korea) Ayako Oda ( Japan) Tomoyumi Baba ( Japan)
2008 Seok-Ui Hong ( South Korea) Tae-Won Jo ( North Korea) Tibor Pocsai ( Hungary)
Shin-Young Kim ( South Korea) Sae-Byol Jo ( North Korea) Rita Pocsai ( Hungary)
2009 Sang-Heun Lee ( South Korea) Kazumori Nagoya ( Japan) Toshiaki Kushiro ( Japan)
Ye-Seul Song ( South Korea) Ayako Oda ( Japan) Kushiro Geishun ( Japan)
2010 Song-Hong Suk ( South Korea) Satoshi Hiraoka ( Japan) Tsubasa Miyamoto ( Japan)
Yeon-Gju Lee ( South Korea) Yuriko Hiraoka ( Japan) Sayuri Hoshi ( Japan)
2010 WC He Xie ( China) Jin-Seuk Mok ( South Korea) Xing Liu ( China)
Rong-Hui Song ( China) Min-Jin Lee ( South Korea) Yi Tang ( China)
2011 Ho-Seung Lee ( South Korea) Ping-Sin Tseng ( China) Nobuyuki Tanaka ( Japan)
Hee-Sue Kim ( South Korea) Hsiao-Tung Lin ( China) Noriko Horimoto ( Japan)
2012 Ho-Seung Lee ( South Korea) Satoshi Hiraoka ( Japan) Minoru Kuramoto ( Japan)
Yun-Jeong Jang ( South Korea) Yuriko Hiraoka ( Japan) Naoko Arai ( Japan)
2013 Jun-Hak Jeon ( South Korea) Sheng-Cheih Lo ( Taiwan) Kazumori Nagaya ( Japan)
Soo-Young Kim ( South Korea) Hung-Ping Lin ( Taiwan) Ayako Oda ( Japan)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tournament Outline
  2. ^ Japan Pair Go Association (23 May 2013). "The Path of Pair Go" (PDF). 
  3. ^ WMSG Pair Go report

External links[edit]