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