27th International Amateur Pair Go Championship

3rd - 4th December 2016, Tokyo

The 27th edition of the IAPGC was held in early December in its usual Tokyo location, the Hotel Metropolitan Edmont.

Winners of the event were the Korean pair of Kim Sooyoung and Park Jongwook. They beat the Chinese Taipei pair in the final, who were second. Third was China and fourth to sixth were all Japanese pairs on four wins.

The European Championship Pair (Rita Pocsai and Pal Balogh) won three games to take 7th place.

The USA, Thailand and Vietnam also won three.

Other European pairs were from Russia, Germany, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Slovakia, Belgium, Austria and Norway.


World Students

The third World Students Pair Go Championship was held at the same time and was again opened up to non-Asian teams.

Winners were Fujiwara Akiko and Hirano Shodai. The second place was the other Japanese pair, with a Chinese Pair third and Korea fourth.

For Europe, Laura-Augustina Avram from Romania and Johannes Obenaus from Germany won two games out of four. Julia Seres and Peter Marko from Hungary won one game.