WAGC 1995

17th World Amateur Go Championship
Tokyo, Japan
23rd - 26th May 1995

The World Amateur Go Championship was held in Tokyo, with a record forty-four countries and territories participating, including new entries from Indonesia and Slovakia. For the first three days it was a one-woman show, as Kan Ying of Hong Kong defeated one strong opponent after another, culminating in wins over Park Sung-Kyun of Korea and Hirata Hironori of Japan. On the fourth day, however, Kan suffered consecutive losses to Shi Hongyi of China and Jong-Moon Lee of the United States. Hirata beat Park by half a point in what proved the deciding game in the final round to capture his first world championship in six tries. Shi was second by one SOS point.

Final standings:

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  1  H. Hirata (Japan)           7-1 | 23 E. Shaw (UK)               4-4
  2  H. Shi (China)              7-1 | 24 K. Mai (Singapore)         4-4
  3  Y. Kan (Hong Kong)          6-2 | 25 L. Matoh (Slovenia)        4-4
  4  S. Park (Korea)             6-2 | 26 K. Chairasmisak (Thailand) 4-4
  5  J. Lee (USA)                6-2 | 27 J. Pons Semelis (Spain)    4-4
  6  W. Wang (Chinese Taipei)    6-2 | 28 I. Zagorodny (Ukraine)     4-4
  7  B. Chi (Australia)          5-3 | 29 S. Koch (Switzerland)      4-4
  8  E. Rittner (Germany)        5-3 | 30 C. Asato (Argentina)       3-5
  9  R. Schlemper (Netherlands)  5-3 | 31 T. Yeo (Malaysia)          3-5
  10 R. Mateescu (Romania)       5-3 | 32 S. Jakubec (Slovakia)      3-5
  11 V. Laatikainen (Finland)    5-3 | 33 L. Willfor (Sweden)        3-5
  12 J. Seailles (France)        5-3 | 34 C. Torres (Mexico)         3-5
  13 R. Saifullin (Russian Fed.) 5-3 | 35 O. Dodinval (Belgium)      3-5
  14 A. Gondor (Hungary)         5-3 | 36 W. Djap (Indonesia)        3-5
  15 S. Hong (Canada)            5-3 | 37 M. Vitari (Italy)          3-5
  16 J. Flood (Norway)           4-4 | 38 K. Karaerkek (Turkey)      3-5
  17 G. Chow (South Africa)      4-4 | 39 S. Flinter (Ireland)       3-5
  17 B. Phease (New Zealand)     4-4 | 40 J. Carrillo (Chile)        2-6
  19 T. Heshe (Denmark)          4-4 | 41 A. Cymbalista (Brazil)     2-6
  20 R. Nechanicky (Czech Rep.)  4-4 | 42 P. Schmit (Luxembourg)     2-6
  21 F. Huttler (Austria)        4-4 | 43 L. Faria (Portugal)        1-7
  22 J. Kraszek (Poland)         4-4 | 44 S. Romero (Venezuela)      0-8
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