17th International Amateur Pair Go Championship
18th - 19th November 2006, Tokyo
Korea were winners of the International Amateur Pair Go Championships in Tokyo. Their pair, a student Song Ye-Seul and Go instructor Seo Yu-Tae, beat China in the final. China's Yan Ling and Long Lin were second. All the next places were taken by Japanese pairs (the one from Shikoku coming third). Only three non-Japanese pairs won three out of five: Taipei in 13th, USA in 14th and New Zealand in 16th. The last two both featured schoolboys: Curtis Wang playing with Wan Chen, and Edwin Phease playing with his mother Yucong. Marie Claire Chaine and Pierre Colmez from France was the top pair on two wins in 17th. Vietnam, Canada, UK (Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke), Germany (Lisa Ente and Benjamin Teuber), Netherlands (Els Bunstma and Geert Groenen), Mongolia, Indonesia and Russia (Margarita Bogdanova and Victor Bogdanov) all scored 2/5. Sweden (Kerstin Bergstrom and Charlie Akerblom), Chile, Hungary (Szonia Msicolczi and Gyorgy Csizmadia), Bulgaria (Nina Toleva and Stanislav Traykov) and South Africa won 1/5. Cyprus (Maria Leonidou and Nicholas Roussos) took last place as expected being the lowest graded pair.