Japan：Kato Keiko 6-dan & Iyama Yuta 9-dan pair / Fujisawa Rina 4-dan & Ichiriki Ryo 8-dan pair / Hsieh Yi Min 6-dan & Takao Shinji 9-dan pair
China：Rui Naiwai 9-dan & Chen Yaoye 9-dan pair
Korea：Choi Jeong 9-dan & Park Jeonghwan 9-dan pair / Oh Yujin 6-dan & Shin Jinseo 9-dan pair
Chinese Taipei：Missingham Joanne Jia-Jia 7-dan & Lin Chun-Yen 7-dan pair / Yang Tzu-Hsuan 2-dan & Wang Yuan-Jyun 8-dan pair
Carry out "the Challengers Tournament" and "the Pair Go World Championship 2018 Final"
A total of eight pairs, three of Japan, one of China, two of Korea, and two of Chinese Taipei, will participate in a three-round knock-out tournament. The winning pair will play the pair of Yu Zhiying 6-dan and Ke ji 9-dan of China, the Pair Go World Champions in the Final Match.
August 20 (Mon): Round 1, Semi-finals
August 21 (Tue): Final (Challengers Tournament) / Third-place Match, Final (Pair Go World Championship 2018 Final)
Advisor and Councilor, Japan Pair Go Association / Honorary Doctor, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Founder, Chairman and Representative Director, CEO, Gurunavi, Inc. / Founder and Chairman, NKB Inc.
Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Tokyu Corporation
Executive Officer, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Councilor, Japan Pair Go Association / President, Representative Director, Gurunavi, Inc.
First Vice Chairman, Japan Pair Go Association /
Vice President, World Pair Go Association /
Director, International Go Federation / President & CEO, Pandanet Inc.
General Manager of the National Team, China Qiyuan /
7 dan, Chinese Weiqi Association
Director, World Pair Go Association / Secretary General, Korea Baduk Association /
Vice President, International Go Federation / 9 dan, Korea Baduk Association
House of Representatives member
Chairperson, General Assembly of Party Members of the House of Councillors
House of Councillors member
President & CEO, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Honorary Gosei / Advisor, Nihon Ki-in
6 dan, Nihon Ki-in / Councilor, Japan Pair Go Association
8 dan, Kansai Ki-in
Kim Soo Joon
8 dan, Nihon Ki-in
7 dan, Nihon Ki-in
Cho Chi Hun
Honorary Meijin, 25th Honinbo Chikun
24th Honinbo Shuho / Councilor, Japan Pair Go Association