Nongshim Cup

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The Nongshim Cup is a Go tournament sponsored by Nongshim, an instant noodle food company of South Korea.


The Nongshim Cup is a gathering of the best players from South Korea, Japan, and China. The Nongshim Cup is sponsored by Nongshim, an instant noodle food company of South Korea.[1] Each team sends 5 best players to compete. The prize is 500 million Korean Won (approximately $450,000 USD) raised in 2016 from the previous 200 million Korean Won (about $180,000 USD).[2]

Past winners[edit]

Edition Year Winner Runner-Up Third Place
1st 1999–2000  South Korea 6W-4L  China 4W-5L  Japan 4W-5L
2nd 2000–2001  South Korea 7W-4L  Japan 4W-5L  China 3W-5L
3rd 2001–2002  South Korea 6W-4L  China 7W-5L  Japan 1W-5L
4th 2002–2003  South Korea 6W-4L  China 6W-5L  Japan 2W-5L
5th 2003–2004  South Korea 5W-4L  Japan 6W-5L  China 3W-5L
6th 2004–2005  South Korea 6W-4L  China 4W-5L  Japan 4W-5L
7th 2005–2006  Japan 6W-4L  South Korea 5W-5L  China 3W-5L
8th 2006–2007  South Korea 6W-4L  China 6W-5L  Japan 2W-5L
9th 2007–2008  China 7W-3L  South Korea 4W-5L  Japan 2W-5L
10th 2008–2009  South Korea 7W-3L  China 5W-5L  Japan 1W-5L
11th 2009–2010  South Korea 6W-4L  China 6W-5L  Japan 2W-5L
12th 2010–2011  South Korea 7W-3L  China 4W-5L  Japan 2W-5L
13th 2011–2012  China 8W-4L  South Korea 6W-5L  Japan 0W-5L
14th 2012–2013  South Korea 6W-4L  China 7W-5L  Japan 1W-5L
15th 2013–2014  China 8W-4L  South Korea 5W-5L  Japan 1W-5L
16th 2014–2015  China 6W-3L  South Korea 4W-5L  Japan 3W-5L
17th 2015–2016  China 5W-4L  South Korea 5W-5L  Japan 4W-5L
18th 2016–2017  China 8W-1L  South Korea 2W-5L  Japan 1W-5L
19th 2017- 2018  South Korea 8W-3L  China 5W-5L  Japan 0W-5L
20th 2018–2019  China 8W-1L  South Korea 2W-5L  Japan 1W-5L


  1. ^ "Chang Hao makes history at Nong Shim Cup". CCTV International. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Ke Jie defeated Lee Sedol to win for China -17th Nongshim Cup".