The 29th International Amateur Pair Go Championship

The 29th International Amateur Pair Go Championship

Tournament Outline

Name:
The 29th International Amateur Pair Go Championship (IAPG Cup / JAPG Cup)
Date:
December 2nd (Sat) & 3rd (Sun), 2018
Venue:
Hotel Metropolitn Edmont (3-10-8 Iidabashi, Chiyodaku-ku, Tokyo)
Participation:
20 countries and territories, 32 pairs, 64 individuals
Asia Brunei , China , Indonesia , japan , Korea , Singapore , Thailand , Chinese Taipei
Europe Cyprus , Germany , Lithyuania , Netherlands , Russia , Spain , Turkey , Ukraine
North America Canada , USA
Central & South America Costa Rica
Oceania / Africa New Zealand
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 HOTEL Co., Ltd.
Nihon Michelin Tire Co., Ltd.
Nippon Restaurant Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
Hitachi Document Solutions Co., Ltd.
HOTEL NEW AKAO
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 19 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 ] (The Araki Cup, Groups A, B C )

First Place Second Place Third Place Best Japanese Pair
Pair
IAPG Cup, Certificate,
Medal, Prize
Certificate,
Medal, Prize
Certificate,
Medal, 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 All playes
The Araki Cup,
Certificate, Medal, Prize
Certificate,
Medal, Prize
Certificate,
Medal, Prize
Gifts

Tournament Officials

Chairman, Tournament Executive Committee

Masatake Matsuda

Tournament Advisers

Masaaki Kokubun
Koichiro Matsuura
Shinji Yazaki
Kenji Yoshihara
Takehiko Kiyohara
Hidehiko Sato
Shigeru Tabnabe
Chieko Fukushi
Yoshiaki Hompo
Naohiko Ito
Tadaaki Jagawa
Bernard Delmas
Kiyofumi Kamijo

Executive Committee

Hideyuki Terui
Atsushi Takahashi
Hisao Taki

Executive Committee (Director of overseas division)

Hiroko Taki

Executive Subcommittee

Takamasa Nakanori
Hirokatsu Mibu

Official Guests

Zhu Guoping
Kim Youngsam
Martin Stiassny
Thomas Hsiang
Eduardo López Herrero
Wang Yi
Andy Okun

Chief Referee

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

Referee

Michael Redmond (9dan)

Chairparson of the Committee Decide the Best Dresser Prizes

Junko Koshino   

Professionals in attendance

Naoki Hane (9dan)
Noboru Ishikura (9dan)
Toshiya Imamura (9dan)
Kimio Yamada (9dan)
Lin Han Chieh (8dan)
Kaori Aoba (5dan)
Sachiko Hara (4dan)