WAGC 1998 - Players

20th World Amateur Go Championship 1998

Tuesday 2nd June - Friday 5th June 1998



Players

  Player's name   strength
  Go career
Country

Area
  Scolnik, Hugo   2. dan
  Age 56, plays Go from 1971.
  3rd, Argentine Championship 1997.
Argentina

South America
  Zhou, Yi Ren   7. dan
  Age 54
  3rd, Australian Open 1997.
Australia

Oceania
  Huttler, Franz   4. dan
  Age 33
  Participated in WAGC 1995,1996.
  Austrian Champion 1997.
Austria

Europe
  Bogaerts, Jan   3. dan
  Age 33
  Belgian Champion 1997.
Belgium

Europe
  Watanabe, Kazuo   5. dan
  Age 62
  2nd, Brazilian Championship 1998.
Brazil

South America
  Yu, Zhiqi   6. dan
  Age 44
  Participated in WAGC 1996.
  Winner, Canadian Open 1997.
Canada

North and Central America
 Carrillo, Juan Carlos   3. dan
  Age 46
  Participated in WAGC 1989,1992,1995.
  Winner, Qualifying Tournament
Chile

South America
  Zhao, Wen Dong   7. dan
  Age 25
  Winner, Amateur Newspaper Tournament
China

Asia
  Chou, Ping Chiang   6. dan
  Age 16
  Winner, National Amateur Tournament 1998.
Chinese Taipei

Asia
  Mutabzija, Zoran   5. dan
  Age 54, plays Go from 1965.
  Champion of Europe 1967,1971.
  Participated in WAGC 1980,1985,1990.
  Champion of Croatia 1997.
Croatia

Europe
 Castellanos, Rogelio   3. kyu
  Age 29
  Winner, Granma Tournament 1997.
Cuba

North and Central America
  Nechanicky, Radek   6. dan
  Age 26, plays Go from 1980.
  Participated in WAGC 1993,1994,1995.
  2nd, Czech Championship 1997.
Czech Republic

Europe
  Staub, Michael   6. dan
  Age 37
  Danish Champion 1997.
Denmark

Europe
  Mun, Yong Sam   7. dan
  Age 19
  Participated in WAGC 1992,1993,1997.
  Winner, High-Dan Players Tournament 1997.
DPR Korea

Asia
  Laatikainen, Vesa   5. dan
  Age 33, plays Go from 1983.
  Participated in WAGC 1987,1989,1992,1994,1996.
  Champion of Finland 1997.
Finland

Europe
  Colmez, Pierre   6. dan
  Age 35
  Participated in WAGC 1984,1990,1996.
  2nd, Points System 1997.
France

Europe
  Rittner, Egbert   6. dan
  Age 37
  Participated in WAGC 1988,1989,1991,1995.
  German Champion 1997.
Germany

Europe
  Wang, Yee Hsun   6. dan
  Age 31
  Winner, Hong Kong Go Club Tournament 1997.
Hong Kong China

Asia
  Mero, Csaba   5. dan
  Age 19, plays Go from 1993.
  Youth Champion 1996,
  Participated in WAGC 1997.
  Hungarian Champion 1997.
Hungary

Europe
 Sagar, Arun   5. kyu
  Age 15
  Winner, Delhi Go Club Tournament 1997.
India

Asia
  Djap, Woei Haw   3. dan
  Age 40
  Participated in WAGC 1995,1996,1997.
  Winner, Qualifying Tournament 1997.
Indonesia

Asia
  Rafferty, Christopher   1. kyu
  Age 47
  3rd, Irish Championship 1998.
Ireland

Europe
  Entin, Leonid   3. dan
  Age 37
  Israeli Champion 1997.
Israel

Near and Middle East
  Baizini, Giacomo   1. kyu
  Age 28
  4th, Italian Championship 1997.
Italy

Europe
  Hiraoka, Satoshi   7. dan
  Age 27
  Participated in WAGC 1994.
  Winner, Qualifying Tournament
Japan

Asia
 Kim, Chan Woo   7. dan
  Age 26
  National Amateur Champion
Korea

Asia
  Brauch, Jean   1. kyu
  Age 42
  Winner, Qualifying Tournament
Luxembourg

Europe
  Chu, Pai Yee   4. dan
  Age 28
  Malaysian Champion 1998.
Malaysia

Asia
  Quintero, Ricardo   5. dan
  Age 47
  Participated in WAGC 1986,1987,1992,1994.
  Champion of Mexico 1987.
Mexico

North and Central America
 Janssen, Frank   6. dan
  Age 39
  Participated in WAGC 1991,1993.
  2nd, Dutch Championship 1987.
Netherlands

Europe
  Kang, Injune   6. dan
  Age 43
  New Zealand Champion 1987.
New Zealand

Oceania
  Flood, Jostein   5. dan
  Age 31
  Participated in WAGC 1988,1990,1992,1994,1995.
  Norwegian Champion 1987.
Norway

Europe
  Lubos, Jan   5. dan
  Age 41, plays Go from 1980.
  2nd, Polish Championship 1997.
Poland

Europe
  Branco, Gabriel   1. kyu
  Age 37
  Participated in WAGC 1993,1996.
  Winner Qualifying Tournament.
Portugal

Europe
  Mateescu, Robert   6. dan
  Age 26
  Participated in WAGC 1991,1994,1995.
  Romanian Champion 1997.
Romania

Europe
  Lazarov, Alexei   6. dan
  Age 38, plays Go from 1975.
  Participated in WAGC 1989,1991,1992,1997.
  Russian Champion 1998.
Russian Federation

Europe
 Ong, Peng Chwan   5. dan
  Age 24
  Participated in WAGC 1994.
  Winner, Qualifying Tournament
Singapore

Asia
  Kostolansky, Miroslav   2. dan
  Age 40
  3rd, 6th International Championship.
Slovakia

Europe
  Matoh, Leon   5. dan
  Age 36, plays Go from 1981.
  Participated in WAGC 1987,1993,1995,1996.
  Slovenian Champion 1997.
Slovenia

Europe
  Hunt, Clive  
  Age 40
  7th, South African Championship 1997.
South Africa

Africa
  Sánchez Muñoz, César   4. dan
  Age 26
  Participated in WAGC 1994,1996.
  Champion of Spain 1997.
Spain

Europe
  Kylemark, Magnus   2. dan
  Age 26
  2nd, Swedish Championship 1997.
Sweden

Europe
  Reiser, Stefan   1. kyu
  Age 36
  1st, Point System.
Switzerland

Europe
  Ngamjarassrivichai, Veerachote   3. dan
  Age 21
  Thailand University Champion 1996.
Thailand

Asia
  Karaerkek, Kerem   3, dan
  Age 26
  Winner, Alpar Kiling Go Tournament
Turkey

Near and Middle East
  Yatsenko, Dmytro   6. dan
  Age 32
  Participated in WAGC 1996.
  2nd, Ukrainian Championship 1997.
Ukraine

Europe
  Hall, T. Mark   4. dan
  Age 50, plays Go from 1966.
  1st, Point System.
United Kingdom

Europe
  Hsiang, Thomas   6. dan
  Age 49
  Winner, US Open 1997.
United States of America

North and Central America
  Heiryck, González   3. kyu
  Age 26, plays Go from 1993.
  Champion of Venezuela 1997.
Venezuela

South America
  Stankovic, Mijodrag   5. dan
  Age 44, plays Go from 1974.
  Champion of Yugoslavia 1997.
Yugoslavia

Europe