The 9th Ilyo Weekly News Cup World Children’s Baduk Championship is an online tournament that will be held on 5th May 2020.
This online tournament is open to all primary students, online Registration starts from 14-26 April 2020 at Website “Tygem“.
Preliminary Round (Online) ************************* ○ Date: May 5, 2020 – Until all qualifiers are decided ○ Registration period: April 14 – April 26, 5 PM ○ How to register: Go to Tygem’s website ( http://tygem.com )
○ Tournament Rules – Venue: Tygem, Tournament Server – Match Time: 7 PM (If a player does not show up within 15 minutes of the match time, the player shall forfeit the game.) – Time limit: 10 minutes main time plus byo-yomi of 30 seconds, 3 times – All games will be played without handicap, with komi of 6.5 points – Once players sign in to the Tournament Server, a match room will be set up automatically. Players are not allowed to start a game on their own.
● Main Round (Quarter Final and after) ************************************ ○ Dates: To be decided ○ Venue: To be decided ○ Pairing: Drawing will be done in-person ○ Time limit: 10 minutes main time with byo-yomi of 30 seconds, 3 times ○ All games are played without handicap, with komi of 6.5 points
● Eligibility: – Students enrolled in an elementary school or equivalent institution. – For Top division, 3 dan or higher is required.
● Divisions: * Top Division : 3 Dan or higher * Girls Division : Girls may choose to play in another division, but they can’t play in both. * 5-6th Grade Division * 3-4th Grade Division * 1-2nd Grade Division (International students may choose a division according to their age.)
Prize money (unit: 1,000 KRW)
5-6th Grades Division
3-4th Grades Division
1-2nd Grades Division
All participants who played in the Preliminary Round will receive 3 months Premium
Membership on Tygem
In each division, the top 4 players will receive trophies and the top 8 players will
All Main Round players will receive a t-shirt and a gift
● Co-host: The Korean Amateur Baduk Association / The Asian Go Federation ● Organizers: The Korean Amateur Baduk Association / The Elementary Baduk Association ● Sponsor: The Korea Sports Promotion Foundation ● Cooperation: Tygem
Interested players, please contact Mr. Tiong for further information.
In conjunction with the Pair Go World Cup 2020 JAPAN in July. The organizer World Pair Go Association with also hold The Pair Go Handicap Tournament for amateur players.
We are invited to select one pair (one male & one female player) to the Pair Go Handicap Tournament.
The selection tournament will be held :
Date: 8th February 2020, 2-6pm
Venue: Kongzi Institute, UM, KL
Interested players please take note of the following requirements:
* Final Tournament Venue: Atami, Shizuoka, Japan * Date: 1-6 July 2020 * Cost: Organizer sponsor 50% of airfare, full amount of accommodation and meals during tournament. * Representative Pair (One male and one female) * Players can go japan without escort and will share room with 3-4 people (same gender) * Players able to speak English or Japanese * Players able to play on Pandanet for 20 games on March 1-April 30
Those interested please contact Jimmy for further details.
16 Dec 2019: Chang FuKang (16 y.o) from Malaysia and Rafif Shidqi Fitrah (17 y.o.) from Indonesia were officially approved at the Nihon Ki-in and will get certified as a professional shodan (1p) by the Nihon Ki-in.
Both of them were an insei at the Nihon Ki-in, Tokyo.
Fukang became an insei from January 2019. He finished the 4th place of Winter 2019 pro exam with over 50% win rate (9 wins – 5 losses), which qualified him for Foreign National Pro status.
Fitrah became insei from October 2017 and he also finished the Winter 2019 pro exam with over 50% win rate (9 wins – 5 losses), which qualified him for Foreign National Pro status.