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World Go Championship

World Go Championship

Another major international tournament is coming soon.

Japan Nihon Ki-in will host the “World Go Championship” in March 2017.

The concept of the tournament is that the world class top professionals from Japan, China and Korea and a computer go AI will compete in the tournament.

The following representatives (to be confirmed) will be showing off in this tournament:

  • Japan => Iyama Yuta 9p
  • China => Mi YuTing 9p
  • Korea =>  Park Junghwan 9p
  • Computer AI =>  DeepZenGo.

Latest update: 10 Jan 2017 –


Deep Zen Go Vs Cho Chikun 9P

Another man vs machine match coming soon!

Three matches will be scheduled on 19th, 20th & 23 Nov 2016.

Man => The legendary Cho Chikun 9p (honorary Meijin) from Japan Nihon Ki-in

Machine => Deep Zen Go. 

Deep Zen Go is seen as the second best computer go program now in the world because it gets the same deep learning system as AlphaGo.
* For your reference, Deep Zen got the ranking No.1 as KGS 9-dan in September 2016 and he has got even stronger now since then.

How to watch the games:

Michael Redmond 9p and Antti Tormanen 1p will give live-commentaries on the special match in English at the following website (movie):
The match will begin 13:00h (*in Japan local time) on 19, 20 and 23 November.
* You can also watch the game on WBaduk (Cyberoro).

The match will be played with even game with 6.5 points komi.
The time allowance is 2 hours, followed by three renewable 60 seconds byo-yomi.

The following English page will be opened:

  1. Match 1: Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
    19 Nov. from 12:30h
  2. Match 2:Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
    20 Nov. from 12:30h
  3. Match 3:Cho Chikun vs DeepZenGo [English commentary]
    23 Nov. from 12:30h

3rd South East Asia Go Championship

3rd_seagcThe South East Asia Go Championship (SEAGC) is an annual event involving participants from South East Asia countries, each and every country’s weiqi association will take turns to organised the event.

This year the 3rd South East  Asia Go Championship will be hosted by Brunei Darussalam Go Association, they are planning to held the tournament from the 2nd to 6th December, 2016.



MWA is invited to participate in this coming event to send 2 teams of 4 players each and 2 team leaders as West Malaysia Team. The team must be of Total Rank-Cost not more than 4-dan.

Event: 3rd South East  Asia Go Championship (Brunei)

Date: 2nd to 6th December, 2016

Venue: Bandar Sri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Participating Teams: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia (West Malaysia), Singapore, the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Sarawak (East Malaysia) and Cambodia.

MWA members who are interested to participate in this tournament please contact us to register. We will organised selection tournament if they are more than 8 interested participants. Due date for registration is before 30th Sept 2016.

Please note that participants need to pay a Participation Fees of SGD100, and take care of their own return air ticket to/from Brunei International Airport. the organiser will covers accommodation and meals from 2nd to 6th Dec.



Japan Go Master Visit Malaysia

We are glad to announce that two Japanese Go Master will be visiting Malaysia from 16th – 22nd September 2016.

mizuma toshifumi

MIZUMA Toshifumi



MIZUMA Toshifumi(水間 敏文)7P

Go Career Profile:

  • He became a pro of the Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo), being certified as a professional shodan in 1990.
  • He got runner-up in the 16th Kisei Tournament Shodan game in 1991.
  • He got promoted to 7 dan pro in 2002.
  • He achieved 300 wins in Japan’s pro tournaments in 2009.
  • He has got very good reputation for teaching go and he has taught go wide range of people and ages from complete beginners to amateur dan players.
  • He has been teaching go at primary schools.
  • His teaching method is named as ‘Mizuma Method’, which is introduced in go class at many Japanese educational institutions.
KOMATSU Daiki (小松 大樹) 2P

Go Career Profile:

  • He became a pro of the Nihon Ki-in (Osaka), being certified as a professional shodan in 2012.
  • He got promoted to 2 dan pro in 2015.
  • His parents are also professional go players. (his father is Komatsu Hideki 9p and his mother is Komatsu Hideko 4p.)
  • He has taught go many primary school children in Osaka.
  • He studied English for over 10 months in 2015 at an English conversational school in Japan.
  • He was dispatched to Moscow and St.Peterburg in 2015 for promotion of go and to Romania for European Go Congress in 2014.

Below are weiqi activities scheduled for their visit (subject to changes):-

17-Sept (Sat)
* 1400-1800:  Visit Malaysia Weiqi Association at University Malaya-Kongzi Institute

18-Sept (Sun)
* 1000-1300: Visit N-world Puchong Go Academy at Puchong
* 1430-1800: Visit The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
* 1900-2100: Visit Kong Zi-PJ Adult Go Class at University Malaya-Kongzi Institute

19-Sept (Mon)
 * 1300-1500: Visit Primary School Go Class at SRJK© Han Ming
* 1900-2100: Visit N-world Setapak Go Academy

20-Sept (Tues)
* 1500-1700: Visit High School Go Club at Bin Hwa Independent School
* 1900-2100: Visit N-world BMC Go Academy

21-Sept (Wed)
 * 1000-1200: Visit Kindergarten Go Class Blossom Kids

We invite all MWA members and weiqi enthusiast to joint us on 17-Sept at Kongzi Institute to learn from the Go Master.

Malaysia International Amateur Go Championship (MIAGC)

Malaysia International Amateur Go Championship(MIAGC)

Malaysia International Amateur Go Championship(MIAGC)

The MIAGC is an international Weiqi tournament organised by Ipoh WeiQi Enterprise, this tournament is open to all amateur Dan players from around the world.

The championship comes in three stages: Preliminary, Semi-Final and Final.
All competitions for Preliminary & Semi-Final will be held online using the existing internal Go server OGS. Players who enter Final stage will meet in Syeun Hotel Ipoh, Malaysia to play 12 rounds tournament to decide the winners.

Attractive cash prizes will given to winners rank 1st to 20th, the Champion will walked away with RM50,000 cash prize. (Please note that final prizes may change due to the number of participants)

Championship Schedule

  1. Registration  : August 8, 2016 – September 30, 2016
  2. Preliminary (Online Selection) : October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
  3. Semi-final (Online Selection) : November 16, 2016 – December 15, 2016
  4. Final Match : (Syeun Hotel, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia) March 11, 2017 – March 16, 2017

All amateur Dan players who are interested to participate, please visit Ipoh WeiQi tournament website for further details.

MWOC 2016 – Results

Malaysia Weiqi Open Championship 2016 Final Results

Dan Group

Champion: Chang Fu Kang
* Malaysia Representative for Korea Prime Minister Cup in Korea *
1st Runner up: Wynes Leong Chee Weng
2nd Runner up: Chong Wei Quan
4th Place: James Lee Xin Qiang
5th Place: Tiong Kee Soon
6th Place: Chen Zhong
7th Place: Drake Chung Chun Chen
8th Place: Lo Wei Haw
Fighting Spirit award: Ong Chee Wei

==> Click here to view more photos

High Kyu Group

Champion: Liaw Kang Yi
* Promoted to 1 Dan *
1st Runner up: Lee Shou Wei
2nd Runner up: Wu Suen Kit
4th Place: Lee Shou Kai
5th Place: Cheng Pin Xuan
6th Place: Wu Hong Xiu
7th Place: Chin Jun Han
8th Place: Tiong Teck Yee
Fighting Spirit award: Chong Mei En

Intermediate Kyu Group Continue reading

Malaysia Weiqi Open Championship 2016

MWOC 2016 is open for registration now.

Event: Malaysia Weiqi Open Championship (MWOC 2016)

Organized by:
* Malaysia Weiqi Association (MWA)

*  Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC),  Sport and Exercise Science Society
*  Kong Zi Institute

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) Sport and Exercise Science Society, (TARUC) Kong Zi Institute

Venue: Sport Complex, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

Date: 11th June 2016(Saturday) and 12th June 2016 (Sunday)


  • Dan Group (1 Dan – 6 Dan)
  • High Kyu (9 kyu – 1 kyu)
  • Intermediate Kyu (15 kyu – 10 Kyu)
  • Low Kyu (25 Kyu – 16 Kyu)
  • University Group

Entry Fee:

* Dan = RM 80
* High Kyu = RM 60
* Intermediate & Low Kyu, University = RM 40
** Non-MWA member and non-student will have extra RM 10 surcharge for registration.
*** Meal and T-shirt will be included for registration before 15th May 2016

Prizes: Continue reading

Asian University GO Tournament 2016


Event: Asian University GO Tournament 2016 / Thai U-GO 2016 (20th)
Venue / Country: Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand.
Date: APRIL 4 – 9, 2016

MWA participating in the 2016 Asian University GO Tournament in Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand. This is the annual GO tournament organize by Thailand Go Association.

This year MWA is sending 3 teams to compete in the Asian U-Go & Local Thai U-Go category.

Team Leader: Billy Chia

Team 1. ASIAN U-Go
i) Ng Yow Aeng (1D)
ii) Chew Kar Chin (1D)
iii) Lo Wei Haw (1D)
Harry Ng
KC Chew
wei haw

Team 2. Thai U-Go (TARUC)
i) Ruthanne Goh Le Yin (3K)
ii) Poea Ming How (10K)
iii) Kok Mun Yee (15k)

Team 3. Thai U-Go (UTAR)
i) Liaw Kang Yi (3K)
ii) Chow Ming Hun (18K)
iii) Khoo Jia Ming (15k)

Others participation teams:

China, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia, and a Thai Team.

Final Results:-

Continue reading

37th World Amateur Go Championship

Dear MWA members, this year’s World Amateur Go Championship (WAGC) will be held in Wuxi city, China from 3-10 June. We are invited to send 1 representation to compete in this annual event.

Event: 37th World Amateur Go Championship
Dates: June 3 – 10, 2016
Location: Wuxi city, Jiangsu province, China

We will organize a selection tournament to select a player for 37th WAGC

Selection tournament open to all MWA members :
Date: 16 Apr 2016
Time: 2 pm-7 pm
Venue: Kong Zi Institute, UM

Please take note that player will have to pay for their own Airfare. Accommodations & meals during tournament period will be covered by local organizers.

Those interested to join please inform Jimmy 012-2009396 or Tiong 012-3292205

MWA Leaque 2015 – Round 1

Round-1 : 1st Oct – 5th Oct 2015

Group-A Group-B Group-C Group-D Group-E Group-F
A1 vs A2

A3 vs A4

A5 rest

B1 vs B2

B3 vs B4

B5 rest

C1 vs C2

C3 vs C4

C5 rest

D1 vs D2

D3 rest

E1 vs E

E3 rest

F1 vs F2

F3 rest

Please click here to view player’s group.

Kindly update the result on Whatsapp group chat.

Players who register for game review please record your game and send it to Wynes’ email.