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The 10th World Students GO OZA Championship
Feb.28-29 2012 Ginza Internet Forum (Tokyo)
[The Final Game]
Black : XU Jin [China]  vs   White : SEO Yutae [Korea]
**13:30 on 29th Feb, (JPN Time)**
[ 1-237 Black won by 2.5 ]
RankNo.Name1R2R3R4RWon
11XU Jin [ China ] 10 2 15 3 4
WWWW
2 3SEO Yutae [ Korea ] 13 6 4 1 3
WWWL
3 2LI Yuankun [ China ] 9 1 11 15 3
WLWW
4 6LIN, Hung-ping [ Taiwan ] 12 3 5 8 3
WLWW
5 4KIM Sooyoung [ Korea ] 14 5 3 9 3
WWLW
6 15TANAKA Nobuyuki [ Japan ] 8 11 1 2 2
W WLL
7 8Xiang ZHANG [ Singapore ] 15 12 10 6 2
LWWL
8 9ZHANG Yue [ U.S.A ] 2 7 16 4 2
LWWL
9 5LO,Sheng-Chieh [ Taiwan ] 7 4 6 16 2
WLLW
10 11Ondrej SILT [ Czech ] 16 15 2 10 2
WLLW
11 12Fredrik BLOMBACK [ Sweden ] 6 8 7 13 2
LLWW
12 10Bruno BORCHARTT[ Brazil ] 1 13 8 11 1
LWLL
13 13AVRAM Laura Augustina [ Romania ] 3 10 14 12 1
LLWL
14 16HORIMOTO Noriko [ Japan ] 11 14 9 5 1
LWLL
14 7King Man KWAN [ Taiwan ] 5 9 12 14 1
LL L W
16 14Matthew John Crossman [ Australia ] 4 16 13 7 0
LLLL

4th Round [29th February 2012]
Player Record Result Player Record
XU Jin
[China]
4-0 Black won
by 2.5
SEO Yutae
[Korea]
3-1
LI Yuankun
[China]
3-1 White won
by resign
TANAKA Nobuyuki
[Japan]
2-2
KIM Sooyoung
[Korea]
3-1 Black won
by resign
ZHANG Yue
[U.S.A]
2-2
LO,Sheng-Chieh
[Taiwan]
3-1 Black won
by resign
Zxang Xiang
[Singapore]
2-2
LIN, Hung-ping
[Taiwan]
2-2 Black won
by resign
HORIMOTO Noriko
[Japan]
1-3
Ondrej SILT
[Czech Republic]
2-2 White won
by resign
Bruno BORCHARTT
[Brazil]
1-3
Fredrik BLOMBACK
[Sweden]
2-2 Black won
by resign
AVRAM Laura Augustina
[Romania]
1-3
King Man KWAN
[C·Hong Kong]
1-3 Black won
by timeout
Matthew John Crossman
[Australia]
0-4
3rd Round [29th February 2012]
Win Record Result Lose Record
XU Jin
[China]
3-0 Black won
by resign
TANAKA Nobuyuki
[Japan]
2-1
SEO Yutae
[Korea]
3-0 Black won
by 8.5
KIM Sooyoung
[Korea]
2-1
LI Yuankun
[China]
2-1 White won
by resign
Ondrej SILT
[Czech Republic]
1-2
LO,Sheng-Chieh
[Taiwan]
2-1 Black won
by 1.5
LIN, Hung-ping
[Taiwan]
1-2
Zxang Xiang
[Singapore]
2-1 Black won
by resign
Bruno BORCHARTT
[Brazil]
1-2
ZHANG Yue
[U.S.A]
2-1 Black won
by resign
HORIMOTO Noriko
[Japan]
1-2
Fredrik BLOMBACK
[Sweden]
1-2 Black won
by 8.5
King Man KWAN
[C·Hong Kong]
0-3
AVRAM Laura Augustina
[Romania]
1-2 Black won
by timeout
Matthew John Crossman
[Australia]
0-3
2nd Round [28th February 2012]
Win Record Result Lose Record
XU Jin
[China]
2-0 White won
by resign
LI Yuankun
[China]
1-1
SEO Yutae
[Korea]
2-0 White won
by resign
LO,Sheng-Chieh
[Taiwan]
1-1
KIM Sooyoung
[Korea]
2-0 Black won
by 19.5
LIN, Hung-ping
[Taiwan]
1-1
TANAKA Nobuyuki
[Japan]
2-0 White won
by resign
Ondrej SILT
[Czech Republic]
1-1
ZHANG Yue
[U.S.A]
1-1 White won
by 16.5
King Man KWAN
[C·Hong Kong]
0-2
Zxang Xiang
[Singapore]
1-1 Black won
by resign
Fredrik BLOMBACK
[Sweden]
0-2
Bruno BORCHARTT
[Brazil]
1-1 Black won
by 11.5
AVRAM Laura Augustina
[Romania]
0-2
HORIMOTO Noriko
[Japan]
1-1 Black won
by resign
Matthew John Crossman
[Australia]
0-2
1st Round [28th February 2012]
Win Record Result Lose Record
SEO Yutae
[Korea]
1-0 White won
by resign
AVRAM Laura Augustina
[Romania]
0-1
LIN, Hung-ping
[Taiwan]
1-0 Black won
by 9.5
King Man KWAN
[C·Hong Kong]
0-1
TANAKA Nobuyuki
[Japan]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Zxang Xiang
[Singapore]
0-1
XU Jin
[China]
1-0 White won
by resign
Bruno BORCHARTT
[Brazil]
0-1
Ondrej SILT
[Czech Republic]
1-0 White won
by 19.5
HORIMOTO Noriko
[Japan]
0-1
LI Yuankun
[China]
1-0 Black won
by resign
ZHANG Yue
[U.S.A]
0-1
LO,Sheng-Chieh
[Taiwan]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Fredrik BLOMBACK
[Sweden]
0-1
KIM Sooyoung
[Korea]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Matthew John Crossman
[Australia]
0-1


Participation player
JapanTANAKA NobuyukiHORIMOTO Noriko*
ChinaXU JinLI Yuankun *
KoreaSEO YutaeKIM Sooyoung *
TaiwanLO,Sheng-ChiehLIN, Hung-ping*
Other AsianC·Hong KongKing Man KWAN
SingaporeXiang ZHANG
EuropeCzechOndrej SILT
SwedenFredrik BLOMBACK
RomaniaAVRAM Laura Augustina *
North, Central &
South America
U.S.AZHANG Yue
BrazilBruno BORCHARTT
OceaniaAustraliaMatthew John Crossman
* = Woman
Entry Form Closed.
What is The World Students GO OZA Championship?
The World Students GO OZA Championship is a championship in which 16 students chosen from various countries around the world, including from Asia, compete. It was founded in 2003, and the 9th championship will be held in March 2012. Not only the players but also the organizers are students: it’s an international championship run by students for students.

This championship is held not only to decide the world’s number one student player but also to promote exchange among Go-playing students around the world. Besides the Go competition, sightseeing events are also organized for the participants.

Until the 7th championship, the players were chosen by recommendation by their national Go associations, but as of the 8th championship preliminary championships are being held on the Internet with the cooperation of Pandanet Inc. Changing the selection method in this way means that more students can participate, so in 2011 we can expect a high-level championship with many strong players from around the world competing.

Michiko Tomon, Representative Manager, The All-Japan Students GO Association

Championship outline
[ Name ] The 10th World Students GO OZA Championship
[ Organizer ] The All-Japan Students GO Association / NIHON KEIZAI SHIMBUN INC. / PANDANET INC.
[ Cooperation ] The Nihon Ki-in / The International GO Federation

[ Date ] 27 February - 2 March 2012
(27 February: Reception / 28 February: Rounds 1 & 2 / 29 February: Rounds 3 & 4 / 1 March: Tokyo sightseeing / 2 March: End of official schedule)

[ Venue] Ginza Internet Forum (Tokyo, Japan)
[ Championship format ] Face-to-face games, Swiss system.

[ Number of games ] 4
[ Number of players ] 16
(Japan 2, China 2, Taiwan 2, Korea 2, other Asian countries 2, Europe 3, North, Central & South America 2, Oceania & Africa 1)
Participating areas Notes
Japanmale1female1*1
Chinamale1female1
Taiwanmale1female1
Koreamale1female1
Other Asian2*2
Europemale2female1
North, Central & South America2
Oceania & Africa1
*1 The Japanese representatives will be the winner of the domestic 10th All Japan Students Oza championship and the highest-placed female player.
*2 When the representatives are from the same country, the highest-placed player from another country will be chosen.
However, no change will be made if male and female players from the same country are chosen (because one of the objectives of this championship is to promote exchange among students).
●When the player who has acquired the right to be the representative becomes unable to play, the next-ranked player will take his or her place.
●In areas where the players are divided into male and female, separate championships will be held for males and females.
●The preliminaries in each area will be based upon a first qualifying round (free games) and a second qualifying round (tournament) to choose the participants.
●In principle, the number of players to advance to the main championship will be 16, but the allowance for each area may vary according to the number of participants.

championship rules: Both preliminaries and the main championship are to use Japanese rules. The time allowance is 60 minutes, followed by 30-second byo-yomi. All games are to be played on even. In the preliminaries, the colours will be chosen by computer and by nigiri in the main championship.

[ First qualifying round (free games) ]
Games will be held in a designated game room where the players can play freely, with at least five games to be played within the designated period (no one can play the same opponents twice). The order will be decided by the methods given below.
1.Points will be calculated by the following methods, and the players will finish in the order of their points.
Points = winning percentage (games won / number of games) + number of wins by 0.02.
2.When the players have the same number of points, the player with more wins will be placed higher.
3.If there is still a tie, the player with the higher SOS (sum of opponents’ scores) will be placed higher.
4.If there is still a tie, the players will be given the same place.

[ Second qualifying round (tournament) ]
Qualifiers in first qualifying round are set in tournament. Games are held in a designated game room of Pandanet on determined time and date. Qualifiers in second qualifying round can participate in main championship.

[ Championship deadlines ]
Applications : 3 ~ 31 October 2011
Preliminaries 1 : 6 ~ 20 November 2011
Preliminaries 2 : 27 November ~ 11 December 2011
Main championship : 27 February ~ 2 March 2012

[ Qualifications for participants ]
·Being an amateur player.
·Being a university / college student under the age of 30.
·Being able to use Pandanet to participate in the preliminaries.
·Being able to communicate in English by E-mail.
·Being able to come to Japan to participate in the main championship.

[ Points to note and manners ]
·The registration is done based on the country where the player's university exists. You are required to show your student identification when you become the representative.
  (Ex. If you go to a university in Japan, you will be the Japanese representative even if you have Korean nationality.)
·Games to be played in the established game room of Pandanet.
·Games must all be played by the player concerned in person, and no advice concerning the game should be given. If a breach of the rules is later discovered, such as a different player playing or advice being given, the game may be confiscated and, in the worst case, the player concerned may be stripped of the right to play in the championship.
·In principle, games are to be played at home. The championship office at The All-Japan Students GO Association will carry out a survey of access, so please inform us if you will be playing at a go club or surrounded by a group of people.
·Proper greetings should be made at the beginning and end of games. Also, slandering the opponent is expressly forbidden. If something happens, please inform the championship office.
·If a bad breach of manners or a violation has been detected, disqualification is possible even after the result of the game has been confirmed.
·If an objection is lodged, it will be adjudicated at a conference at the championship office in The All-Japan Students GO Association.

·If you have any questions, please e-mail to gakusei15league@gmail.com