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3rd SportAccord World Mind Games

IGF Ranka - Tue, 03/12/2013 - 02:46

The 3rd SportAccord World Mind Games will be held in Beijing December 12-18. Contestants will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in five disciplines: chess, contract bridge, draughts, go, and xianqi. This year the go competition will include a round-robin men’s team tournament, a double-knockout women’s individual tournament, and a single-knockout pair-go tournament. China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and Korea are each sending three men and two women. North America is sending three men and one woman, and Europe is sending three pairs, who will also compete in the men’s and women’s events.

The all-new Chinese contingent includes this year’s winners of three major international tournaments (the Ing, Bailing, and Bingsheng Cups), plus the Bingsheng runner-up. The two Koreans who missed winning medals last year will return to try again, accompanied by three Korean players making their first SportAccord appearances. Among the players from Chinese Taipei and Japan are six teenagers, including the granddaughter of the legendary Fujisawa Shuko.

Europe and North America are fielding mixed pro-amateur teams. The European contingent is primarily Russian, but also includes this year’s European champion (from France) and runner-up (from Slovakia). They will be seeking in particular to avenge Europe’s various losses to the North Americans in the first two SportAccord World Mind Games. Three veteran players on the North American men’s team and one young Canadian woman will try to stop them.

Kovaleva (left) and Yu

Representing these thirty go players to the world at large will be Russia’s Natalia Kovaleva and China’s Yu Zhiying, the Go Ambassadors of the 2013 World Mind Games. Besides playing in the women’s and pair-go competitions, they will join some of the world’s top stars in the other disciplines in a program of social and publicity events.

Live coverage of the go competition will be provided to a worldwide audience via the SAWMG YouTube channel and other media, with a running commentary by the popular duo of Chris Garlock and Michael Redmond. In addition, daily reports and commentaries will be posted on the Ranka website.

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3rd SAWMG – Contestants

IGF Ranka - Tue, 03/12/2013 - 02:25
China Chenxing WANG Ruiyang ZHOU Tingyu FAN Xi WANG Zhiying YU Age: 22 Age: 22 Age: 17 Age: 29 Age: 17 5 Dan Pro 9 Dan Pro 9 Dan Pro 9 Dan Pro 4 Dan Pro Cat: Women’s Ind./Pair Men’s Team/Pair Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Women’s Ind. Chinese Taipei Joanne MISSINGHAM Yuan-Jyun WANG Chun-Hsun CHOU Chun-Yen LIN Chen-Ping CHANG Age: 18 Age: 17 Age: 33 Age: 16 Age: 32 6 Dan Pro 6 Dan Pro 9 Dan Pro 6 Dan Pro 3 Dan Pro Cat: Women’s Ind./Pair Cat: Men’s Team/Pair Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Women’s Ind. Europe Russia France Russia Russia Russia Natalia KOVALEVA Hui FAN Svetlana SHIKSHINA Ilya SHIKSHIN Dina BURDAKOVA Age: 26 Age: 31 Age: 33 Age: 23 Age: 26 5 Dan 2 Dan Pro 3 Dan Pro 7 Dan 5 Dan Cat: Women’s Ind./Pair Cat: Men’s Team/Pair Cat: Women’s Ind./Pair Cat: Men’s Team/Pair Cat: Women’s Ind./Pair Slovakia Pavol LISY Age: 18 6 dan Cat: Men’s Team/Pair Japan Rina FUJISAWA Akihiko FUJITA Tomoya HIRATA Kazushi TSURUTA Mika YOSHIDA Age: 15 Age: 22 Age: 19 Age: 18 Age: 43 2 Dan Pro 4 Dan Pro 3 Dan Pro 2 Dan Pro 8 Dan Pro Cat: Women’s Ind./Pair Cat: Men’s Team/Pair Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Women’s Ind. Korea Ji Eun PARK Jiseok KIM Jeong Hwan PARK Hanseung CHO Jeonga OH Age: 30 Age: 24 Age: 20 Age: 31 Age: 20 Strenght: 9 Dan Pro Strenght: 9 Dan Pro Strenght: 9 Dan Pro Strenght: 9 Dan Pro Strenght: 2 Dan Pro Cat: Women’s Team/Pair Cat: Men’s Team/Pair Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Women’s Ind. North America Canada USA USA Canada Jin YU Daniel Daehyuk KO Huiren YANG Yongfei GE Age: 23 Age: 37 Age: 60 Age: 44 6 Dan 7 Dan 1 Dan Pro 7 Dan Cat: Women’s Ind./Pair Cat: Men’s Team/Pair Cat: Men’s Team Cat: Men’s Team

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3rd SAWMG – Go Competitions Format

IGF Ranka - Tue, 03/12/2013 - 02:23

Date and Venue:
December 11th to 19th, 2012
Beijing International Convention Center, Room 203

Events:
Three events: Men’s team, Women’s individual and Pair go

Competition System:
A total number of 30 players from China, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Europe and North America will participate in the competition, with 18 male players and 12 female players.

Men’s team: 6 teams from China, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Europe (France, Russia, Slovakia) and North America (Canada-USA-USA). Each team has 3 players.
Women’s Individual: 12 players, including 2 players from each of the top 4 countries or regions in the 2011 Beijing 1st SportAccord World Mind Sports Games team event (China, Korea, Japan and Chinese Taipei). 3 from Russia, 1 from Canada.
Pair Go: 8 pairs. 1 pair from each of the top 4 countries or regions in the 2012 Beijing SportAccord World Mind Sports Games Pair Go event (China, Korea, Japan and Chinese Taipei). 2 pairs from Europe (France-Russia, Slovakia- Russia), 1 pair from Russia and 1 pair from North America (Canada-USA).

Competition Rules
2002 Chinese Weiqi competition rules approved by Chinese Weiqi Association will be adopted in the Competition. If there is any ambiguity or inconsistency among versions in different languages, the Chinese version shall prevail.
If a situation not covered in the rules occurs, the Technical Delegate has the right to take appropriate measures to deal with it. Appeals against referees’ decisions will be made through the procedure of appeal approved by International Go Federation.

Men’s individual (6 teams): Single Round Robin system will be applied with a total of 5 rounds. The time allowance is 2 hours per player, followed by five renewable 60-seconds overtime periods. Players’ will be matched according to numbers determined by drawing during the Technical Meeting before the competition starts.
Women’s individual (12 players): A double knockout system will be applied with a total of 7 rounds. The time allowance is 60 minutes per player, followed by three renewable 30-seconds overtime periods. The top 4 countries or regions in the 2011 Beijing 1st SportAccord World Mind Games Go competition team event will select 1 player each to get a bye in first round. Players’ will be matched according to numbers determined by drawing during the Technical Meeting held before the competition starts. Players from the same country or region may be matched against each other except for the 1st round.
Pair Go (8 pairs): Pair Go will be conducted in 3 rounds by single knockout system. The time allowance is 60 minutes per pair, followed by three renewable 30-second overtime periods. Pairs will be matched according to numbers determined by drawing during the Technical Meeting held before the competition starts.

Prize and Awards

3rd SAWMG – Money Prize (Total Prize USD 400,000) Men’s Team Women’s Individual Pair Go Gold
USD 120,000 USD 40,000 USD 24,000 Silver 60,000 20,000 16,000 Bronze 30,000 10,000 8,000 4th Place
15,000 8,000 6,000 5th Place
9,000 5,000 5,000 6th Place
6,000 2,000 4,000 7th Place
2,000 2,000 8th Place
2,000 2,000 9th-12th Places
1,000 TOT. USD 240,000 TOT. USD 93,000 TOT. USD 67,000

 

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3rd SAWMG – Go Competitions Schedule

IGF Ranka - Wed, 16/10/2013 - 04:13
3rd SAWMG: Go Competitions Schedule Dec. 2013 Time Tournament Men’s Team Women’s Individual Pair Go Mon 09 All day TD reporting in Tue 10 All day Venue set-up / Referees, Players and ITO reporting in Wed 11 All day Venue set-up / Referees, Players and Officials reporting in 18:30-19:30 Welcome Reception 19:30-20:30 Opening ceremony 20:30-21:30 Technical meeting, drawing of player order Thu 12 12:30-18:00 Round 1 (9 tables)
15:00-18:00 Round 1 (4 tables)
Fri 13 09:30-12:30 Round 2 (4 tables) 12:30-18:00 Round 2 (9 tables)
15:00-18:00 Round 3 (6 tables)
Sat 14 12:30-18:00 Round 3 (9 tables)
15:00-18:00 Round 4 (4 tables)
Sun 15 09:30-12:30
Round 5 (2 tables) 12:30-18:00 Round 4 (9 tables) 15:00-18:00
Round 6 (2 tables) Mon 16 12:30-18:00 Round 5 (9 tables)
15:00-18:00 Round 7 (1 table)
19:00 Prize Giving Ceremony
Tue 17 09:30-12:30 Round 1 14:00 School visiting
15:00-18:00 Round 2 Wed 18 09:30-12:30 Round 3 17:00 Prize Giving Ceremony evening Closing Ceremony Thu 19 daytime Departure

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