Tianyuan (Go)

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The Tianyuan (Chinese: 天元; Pinyin: Tiān Yuán) is the name of a Go competition in China organized by the Chinese Weiqi Association. The word tiānyuán literally means the center or origin of heaven, and is the center point on a Go board. The Tianyuan is equivalent to the Nihon Ki-in's Tengen and the Hanguk Kiwon's Chunwon.

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The Tianyuan competition is sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan, New People's Evening News, and New People's Weiqi Monthly Magazine. It consists of a preliminary tournament in which 32 players compete against one another to determine the challenger to the previous year's winner. The preliminary is a single-elimination format, and the title match is decided in a best-of-three. The winner's purse is ¥250,000 ($39,026) and ¥100,000 ($15,611) for the runner-up, as of 2018.

Past Winners and Runners-up[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
1987 Ma Xiaochun 2–1 Nie Weiping
1988 Liu Xiaoguang 3–2 Ma Xiaochun
1989 3–2 Jiang Zhujiu
1990 3–2 Qian Yuping
1991 Nie Weiping 3–0 Liu Xiaoguang
1992 3–1 Ma Xiaochun
1993 Liu Xiaoguang 3–1 Nie Weiping
1994 Ma Xiaochun 3–0 Liu Xiaoguang
1995 3–1 Nie Weiping
1996 3–1 Liu Xiaoguang
1997 Chang Hao 3–1 Ma Xiaochun
1998 3–2 Wang Lei
1999 3–1 Liu Xiaoguang
2000 3–1 Dong Yan
2001 3–0 Ding Wei
2002 Huang Yizhong 2-0 Chang Hao
2003 Gu Li 2–1 Huang Yizhong
2004 2–0 Xie He
2005 2–1 Zhou Heyang
2006 2-1 Zhou Ruiyang
2007 2-1 Liu Shizhen
2008 2-1 Zhou Heyang
2009 Chen Yaoye 2–0 Gu Li
2010 2-1
2011 2–0 Zhou Hexi
2012 2–0 Zhou Hexi
2013 2–0 Gu Lingyi
2014 2–1 Ke Jie
2015 2–0 Mi Yuting
2016 2–0 Tang Weixing
2017 Lian Xiao 2-0 Chen Yaoye
2018 2-1 Xie Ke

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