The 41st World Amateur Go Championship in Vladivostok

OutlinePlayersBroadcasts & Results
Winner [ China ]   Ma TIANFANG, 7D
Runner-up [ Chinese Taipei ]   CHAN I-Tien, 7D
3rd place [ South Korea ]   KIM Dabeen, 7D

The World Amateur Go Champion will be held from June 3 (Thurs.) to 9 (Wed.), 2021 in the form of online games using Pandanet, with players from all around the world taking part.

Tournament outline

Name of the tournament
The 41st World Amateur Go Championship in Vladivostok

The Russian Go Association, the International Go Federation

System cooperation
Pandanet and others

Vladivostok, Russia (Far East University), and online

Tournament dates and schedule
Thursday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 9

June 3 (Thu.) 17:00 Opening Ceremony
June 4 (Fri.)   17:00 Round 1
June 5 (Sat.)  17:00 Round 2
June 6 (Sun.) 17:00 Round 3
June 7 (Mon.) 17:00 Round 4
June 8 (Tue.)  17:00 Round 5
June 9 (Wed.) 17:00 Round 6 / Closing Ceremony

*Time above is Japanese time. Local time in Vladivostok is 18:00 (UTC+10).

Participating countries (as of May 31)

Asia Brunei, China, Japan, Korea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Chinese Taipei, China Hong Kong
Middle East Israel, Turkey
Europe Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, RGF, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, U.K.
Africa Madagascar, South Africa
North, Central and South America Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, U.S., Venezuela
Oceania Australia, New Zealand

Competition rules

  1. A six-round Swiss System tournament will be held. One game a day will be played.
  2. All games are on even, with black giving a komi of 6.5 points.
  3. Time allowance is 60 minutes per player, followed by 60-second byo-yomi x 3.
  4. The World Amateur Go Championship Rules will be used. Any problems that arise will be adjudicated by the referees.
  5. Players who are unable to come to Vladivostok can play online. However, if its representative is playing online, the Go federation or association of each country or territory concerned needs to confirm that a referee or official will monitor by video the playing room and the game process.
  6. Referees will be professional players or internationally recognized referees.


  1. The winner will be awarded the title of 41st World Amateur Go Champion.
  2. The winner will be awarded an amateur 7-dan diploma by the Korean Baduk Association.
  3. Cups will be awarded to place-getters from 2nd to 8th.

The 41st WAGC Official Website

For all the information about the 41st WAGC, you can visit the official website below in English.

The 41st World Amateur Go Championship Vladivostok, 2021