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Pair Go World Championship 2018

The ‘Pair Go World Championship 2018 ‘ is being held on August 20 and 21 and four games will be broadcast live on YouTube with Michael Redmond 9p commenting on the games in English.

The YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOVEBlYNi-k5Rc_g6E3VSMA

About the event

The Pair Go World Championship consists of “the Challengers Tournament” followed by the “Pair Go World Championship 2018 Final”

There are a total of eight pairs, three of Japan, one of China, two of Korea, and two of Chinese Taipei.  They will participate in a three-round knock-out tournament. The winning pair will challenge the 2016 winner Yu Zhiying 6-dan and Ke ji 9-dan of China.

The timetable is as follows

August 20 (Mon): Round 1, Semi-finals

August 21 (Tue): Final (Challengers Tournament) / Third-place Match, Final (Pair Go World Championship 2018 Final)

The Challengers are

Japan:

Kato Keiko 6-dan & Iyama Yuta 9-dan pair

Fujisawa Rina 4-dan & Ichiriki Ryo 8-dan pair

Hsieh Yi Min 6-dan & Takao Shinji 9-dan pair

China:

Rui Naiwai 9-dan & Chen Yaoye 9-dan pair

Korea:

Choi Jeong 9-dan & Park Jeonghwan 9-dan pair

Oh Yujin 6-dan & Shin Jinseo 9-dan pair

Chinese Taipei:

Missingham Joanne Jia-Jia 7-dan & Lin Chun Yen 7-dan pair

Yang Tzu Hsuan 2-dan & Wang Yuan-Jyun 8-dan pair

Current champions

The Pair Go World Champions are Yu Zhiying 6-dan & Ke Jie 9-dan pair (China)