24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship
2nd - 3rd November 2013, Tokyo
The IAPGC was held in early November in its usual Tokyo location, the Hotel Metropolitan Edmont.
Winners of the event were the Korean pair of Kim Soo-Young, 6d and a student, and Jeon Jun-Hak, 4d and a Go instructor. They beat one of the Japanese pairs, Oda and Nagayo, in the final, who took third. Chinese Taipei were 2nd having lost to the third place pair in round 4.
Congratulations go to the Russian pairing of Natalia Kovaleva and Dmitriy Surin who took fouth place, only losing to a Japanese pair in round 2. Two more Japanese pairs won 4 games to take 5th and 6th position.
10 European teams took part, including one pair selected at the European Pair Go Championship. Germany's Olga Silber and Bejamin Teuber won three games to take 9th place, Romania's Irina Davis (formerly Suciu) and Lucretiu Calota were 11th and Sweden's Kirstin Bergström and Charlie Akerblom were 13th, all with 3 wins. The European Championship place getters, Klara Zaloudkova and Jan Hora, also got 3 wins and were 16th.
The Vietnam team also won three wins as did several more Japanese pairs.