The 27th International Amateur Pair Go Championship

Tournament Outline

Name
:The 27th International Amateur Pair Go Championship (IAPG Cup / JAPG Cup)
Date
: December 3rd (Sat) & 4th (Sun), 2016
Venue
: Hotel Metropolitn Edmont (3-10-8 Iidabashi, Chiyodaku-ku, Tokyo)
Participation
: 21 countries and territories, 32 pairs, 64 individuals
Asia China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Chinese Taipei
Europe Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Romania,
Russia, Slovakia, Sweden
North America USA
Central & South America Argentina
Oceania / Africa South Africa
Organizers
: Japan Pair Go Association /
The International Amateur Pair Go Championship Executive Committee
Supervisors
: World Pair Go Association / International Go Federation
Supported by
: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan /
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism /
Agency for Cultural Affairs / The Japan Foundation / Tokyo Metropoiltan Government /
Nihon Ki-in / Kansai Ki-in / The Yomiuri Shimbun / Sankei Shimbun CO., Ltd. /
Nikkei Inc. / The Mainichi Newspapers / The Asahi Shimbun Company
Special Cooperation
: East Japan Railway / Hitachi / Japan Airlines
Sponsored by
: IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL INC. / its communications Inc. /
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation / Gurunavi, Inc. /
Keikyu Corporation / East Japan Marketing & Communications,Inc. /
JR East Urban Development Corporation / JR East Building Co., Ltd. /
JR East Retail Net Co., Ltd. / DAIKO DENSHI TSUSHIN,LTD. /
TetsudoKaikan co.Ltd. / TOKYU CORPORATION / Tokyo Metro Co.,Ltd. /
Japan Freight Railway Company / Nippon Computer Dynamics Co., Ltd. /
Nihon Michelin Tire Co., Ltd. / Nippon Restaurant Enterprise Co., Ltd. / NTT EAST /
Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. / Hitachi Document Solutions Co., Ltd. / Hotel Mets /
Hotel Metropolitan Edmont / YAMAZAKI BAKING CO.,LTD. / LUMINE Co.,Ltd. /
PANDANET Inc. / Japan Traffic Culture Association / NKB Inc.
Cooperation
: East Japan Marketing & Communications,Inc./ Go Weekly
Planning and
Administration
: NKB Inc.

Tournament Details

Main Tournament (IAPG Cup / JAPG Cup)

A five-round Swiss System tournament will be played by 32 pairs, made up of 31 pairs representing 20 overseas countries and territories and eight regions of Japan and the winning pair in the Pandanet Qualifying Tournament held by the Internet Go Salon Pandanet.

[ Prizes ]

First Place Second Place Third Place 4th to 8th Place Best Japanese Pair
IAPG Cup, Certificate, Medal, Prize Certificate, Medal, Prize Certificate, Medal, Prize Certificate, Prize JAPG Cup, Medal, Prize

Handicap Games (The Araki Cup)

Entry is open to teams that apply in advance. A four-rounds Swiss System tournament will be held in three groups, A, B, and C, divided according to level.
Tournament rules:Please see the rulebook.

[ Prizes ] (The Araki Cup, Groups A, B C )

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Gifts will be presented to all players in appreciation for their participation.
The Araki Cup,
Certificate, Medal, Prize
Certificate,
Medal, Prize
Certificate,
Medal, Prize

Tournament Officials

Chairman, Tournament Executive Committee

Masaaki Kokubun

Tournament Advisers

Masatake Matsuda
Koichiro Matsuura
Shinji Yazaki
Kenji Yoshihara
Takehiko Kiyohara
Hidehiko Sato
Shigeru Tanabe
Kazuo Ishii
Yoshiaki Hompo
Naohiko Ito
Tadaaki Jagawa
Bernard Delmas
Kiyofumi Kamijo
Kaoru Yosano
Masazumi Gotoda

Executive Committee

Toru Ishida
Mikio Suziki
Hisao Taki

Executive Committee (Director of overseas division)

Hiroko Taki

Executive Subcommittee

Takamasa Nakanori
Hirokatsu Mibu

Official Guests

Wang Runan
Yang Jae-Ho
Martin Stiassny
Thomas Hsiang
Eduardo López Herrero
Wang Yi
Yoo Changhyuk
Andy Okun
Vanthanee Namasonthi

Chief Referee

Yoshio Ishida (24th Honinbo Shuho) / Tomoko Ogawa (6dan) /

Referee

Michael Redmond (9dan)  

Chairman of the Committee Decide the Best Dresser Prize

Junko Koshino

Professionals in attendance

Naoki Hane (9dan) / Noboru Ishikura (9dan) / Toshiya Imamura (9dan) /
Tomoyasu Mimura (9dan) / Kimio Yamada (9dan) / Mika Yoshida (8dan) /
Kaori Aoba (5dan) / Sachiko Hara (4dan) /

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