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The 9th Ilyo Weekly News Cup World Children’s Baduk Championship

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 ( )

○ 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)
Division WinnerRunner-upSemi-FinalQuarter Final
Top Division1000500300200
Girl’s Division20015010050
5-6th Grades Division20015010050
3-4th Grades Division20015010050
1-2nd Grades Division20015010050
  • 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
  • receive certificates
  • 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
● Sponsor: The Korea Sports Promotion Foundation
● Cooperation: Tygem

Interested players, please contact Mr. Tiong for further information.

41st WAGC 2020 – Selection Tournament

Selection Tournament :-
41st World Amateur Go Championship (WAGC) in Vladivostok, Russia.

A selection tournament will be held :

  • Venue: Kong Zi Institute, Uiversity Malaya
  • Date / Time: 7 March 2020 (Sat). 2:00pm

The winner will be selected to represent MWA to the 41st WAGC in Vladivostok, Russia Schedule to be held on 27 May to 3 June, 2020.

More information about events here: 

All MWA members (High Kyu & Dan players) are welcome to join, please contact Mr. Tiong or Jimmy if you are interested.

Selection – The Pair Go Handicap Tournament 2020

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.

Atria Cup Weiqi Tournament Board 9×9

Atria Cup Weiqi Tournament Board 9×9

主办单位 Organize: 新世界围棋棋院 N World Go Academy

协办单位 Co-organize: 马来西亚围棋协会 Malaysia Weiqi Association
雪隆围棋协会 Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Weiqi Association

赞助商 Sponsor: Atria Shopping Gallery

Date 日期: 15th March 2020 (Sunday)
Time 时间: 11.00am – 5.30pm
Venue 地点: Atria Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS22/23 Damansara Jaya. 47400 Petaling Jaya.

Tournament Rules & Regulations 赛事规章 :
1)比赛分为五个组别 (5 Groups) :
A 组 ( 15 岁或以下 )
B 组 ( 13 岁或以下 )
C 组 ( 11 岁或以下 )
D 组 ( 9 岁或以下 )
E 组 ( 7 岁或以下 )􀀁􀀁

2)赛事系统采用瑞⼠制度,每位参赛需下6 盘棋。

3)赛事采用9 路棋盘, 中国数⼦法。( ⿊棋43 ⼦胜 )

4)⼤会将颁发奖牌给各组别前15 名选⼿。

a,军师奖励 全胜或五胜者选⼿
b,将军奖励 四胜选⼿
c,勇敢小兵奖励 三胜或以下

6)报名费RM30 包含午餐与活动费用。

7)⼀切比赛相关疑问请联络 李老师 016 3888 758 。
For inquiry please contact Mr Lee 016 3888 758

Download Entry Form (报名表格):

Malaysia First Professional Go Player : Chang FuKang

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.

Selection Tournament – 7th GLOBIS Cup 2020

The 7th GLOBIS Cup will be held from 7 May 2020 in Tokyo. This event is organised by The Nihon Ki-in and sponsor by GLOBIS Corporation, Japan.

Same as the previous years, there is one representative from ASEAN region. The player will be selected from preliminary matches among Thai, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Preliminary tournament among Asean countries will be play through internet go server, tournament date and details will be confirm later by organiser.

MWA will hold a selection tournament to select a payer to compete in the preliminary matches;

  • Selection Tournament: 7th GLOBIS Cup 2020 (Preliminary Match)
  • Date : 28th Dec 2019 (Sat)
  • Venue : Kongzi Institute, UM
  • Eligibility : MWA Member & Age below 20 (as of 1 Jan 2020)

Anyone interested to participate please contact Mr. Jimmy for registration.

Selection Tournament : 2020 World Amateur Women’s Go Championship in Tokyo

Due to the 2020 Summer Olympic Game in Tokyo, The International Go Federation have specially planned and will host the World Amateur for Women’s Go players.

The Championship will be held at the Nihon Ki-in in Tokyo from 1st May till 8th May 2020.

MWA is invited to nominate 2 (two) players:

  • the first player will be definitely a representative of Malaysia
  • the second player could also be a representative player if the number of players could not reach certain number like 50 players or so. (subject to confirmation by IGF later)

Selection Tournament :
Date: 28 Dec 2019. Saturday
Venue: Kongzi Institute, UM

Registration is open to all MWA members, those interested please contact Mr. Tiong of Jimmy Cheng for registration.

The 4th Confucius Cup Weiqi Competition Final Results

第四届孔子杯总排名 The 4th Confucius Cup Weiqi Competition Finals.
Date : 16th-17th Nov 2019

Champion:李崧恺 Lee Shou Kai
1st Runner-up:廖康宇 Liaw Kang Yi
2nd Runner-up:李淞葳 Lee Shou Wei

4th Place:江宣融 Kong Shiun Yung
5th Place:吴康维 Goh Gan Wei
6th Place:罗伟豪 Lo Wei Haw
7th Place:吴家骏 Ng Jia Jun
8th Place:李松轩 Lee Shou Xuan
9th Place:杨晴 Yong Qing
10th Place:叶俊良 Yap Jun Liang
11th Place:林政远 Lim Zheng Yuan
12th Place:洪瑞昇 Hong Rui Sheng
13th Place:江伟杰 Kong Wai Keat
14th Place:陈景霖 Tan Jing Lin
15th Place:洪瑞毅 Hong Rui Yi
516th Place:胡铭杰 Hu Ming Jie
优胜奖:陈彦盈 Tan Yan Ying, 温宇翔 On Yu Xiang, 钟品轩 Cheng Pin Xuan.

Upcoming International Tournament

Below are list of International Tournament Coming Soon, open for registration.

  1. October 17-22 – China
    • GUI ZHOU SEA Tournament
    • 3 Player+ 1 player (Age 8-14)
    • China (All included)
    • Selection tournament on 7th Sept 2019 at Kongzi Institute from 2pm-8pm.
  2. October 26-29 (Japan)
    • Fukui Igo Exchange
    • 5-8 Player
    • Japan (Air ticket-Lowest Rm1500)
  3. October 31- November 3 (Austria)
    • Vienna Sikl Round Tournament
    • 3 Player
    • Austria (Air ticket- Lowest Rm3500+Registration rm400)
  4. December 15-23 (Singapore)
    • 1st South East Asia Go Congress
    • 5 Player
    • Singapore (with discount 5 star hotel, RM 1500+ Transport and Meal

As only GUI Zhou included all expenses, we will have selection on 7th September 2019 at Kongzi Institute from 2pm-8pm.

Registration is open to all MWA members, those who are interested to participate please contact Jimmy or Mr Tiong for more information and registration.