The 13th World Students GO OZA Championship
The 13th World Students GO OZA Championship
Feb.24-25 2015 Ginza Internet Forum (Tokyo)
Winner : Su Guangyue [ China ]
[The Final Game]
Black : Su Guangyue [ China ]  vs   White : Yeh Kang-Ting [ Chinese Taipei ]
**13:30 on 25th Wed, (JPN Time)**
[ 1-137 Black won by resign ]
RankNo.Name1R2R3R4RWon
1 1Su Guangyue [ China ] 11 8 3 6 4
WWWW
2 3Park Jong Wook [ Korea ] 9 2 1 15 3
WWLW
3 6Yeh Kang-Ting [ Chinese Taipei ] 14 16 15 1 3
WWWL
4 4Jang Yun Jeong [ Korea ] 10 15 2 16 3
WLWW
5 7Cheuk Leung Lee [ C·Hong Kong ] 16 12 14 9 3
LWWW
6 15Niwa Junya [ Japan ] 12 4 6 3 2
WWLL
7 16Tsukada Karin [ Japan ] 7 6 8 4 2
WLWL
8 11Johannes Obenaus [ Germany ] 1 5 9 8 2
LWLW
9 9Zhu Haichen [ America ] 3 13 11 7 2
LWWL
10 2Yao Jiahui [ China ] 13 3 4 14 2
WLLW
11 5Ke Yi-Ning [ Chinese Taipei ] 8 11 12 10 2
LLWW
12 8Chidsanupong Jangmark [ Thailand ] 5 1 16 11 1
WLLL
13 14Kai Kun Xie [ New Zealand ] 6 10 7 2 1
LWLL
14 12Petr Kouba [ Czech ] 15 7 5 13 1
LLLW
15 10Thiago Shinji Shimada Ramos [ Brazil ] 4 14 13 5 1
LLWL
16 13Laura-Augustina Avram [ Romania ] 2 9 10 12 0
LLLL

Participation player
ChinaSu GuangyueYao Jiahui *
KoreaPark Jong WookJang Yun Jeong *
Chinese TaipeiKe Yi-Ning *Yeh Kang-Ting
Other AsianC·Hong KongCheuk Leung Lee
ThailandChidsanupong Jangmark
North, Central &
South America
AmericaZhu Haichen
BrazilThiago Shinji Shimada Ramos
EuropeGermanyJohannes Obenaus
CzechPetr Kouba
RomaniaLaura-Augustina Avram *
OceaniaNew ZealandKai Kun Xie
JapanNiwa JunyaTsukada Karin *
* = Woman

4th Round [25th February 2015]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Su Guangyue [ China ]4-0 Black won
by resign
Yeh Kang-Ting [ Chinese Taipei ]3-1
Park Jong Wook [ Korea ]3-1 Black won
by resign
Niwa Junya [ Japan ]2-2
Jang Yun Jeong [ Korea ]3-1 White won
by 11.5
Tsukada Karin [ Japan ]2-2
Cheuk Leung Lee 
[ C·Hong Kong ]
3-1 White won
by resign
Zhu Haichen [ America ]2-2
Johannes Obenaus [ Germany ]2-2 White won
by 6.5
Chidsanupong Jangmark 
[ Thailand ]
1-3
Yao Jiahui [ China ]2-2 Black won
by 18.5
Kai Kun Xie [ New Zealand ]1-3
Ke Yi-Ning [ Chinese Taipei ]2-2 Black won
by resign
Thiago Shinji Shimada Ramos 
[ Brazil ]
1-3
Petr Kouba [ Czech ]1-3 White won
by 5.5
Laura-Augustina Avram 
[ Romania ]
0-4
3rd Round [25th February 2015]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Su Guangyue [ China ]3-0 Black won
by timeout
Park Jong Wook [ Korea ]2-1
Jang Yun Jeong [ Korea ]2-1 Black won
by 7.5
Yao Jiahui [ China ]1-2
Ke Yi-Ning [ Chinese Taipei ]1-2 Black won
by resign
Petr Kouba [ Czech ]0-3
Yeh Kang-Ting [ Chinese Taipei ]3-0 Black won
by 8.5
Niwa Junya [ Japan ]2-1
Cheuk Leung Lee 
[ C·Hong Kong ]
2-1 White won
by resign
Kai Kun Xie [ New Zealand ]1-2
Tsukada Karin [ Japan ]2-1 Black won
by resign
Chidsanupong Jangmark 
[ Thailand ]
1-2
Zhu Haichen [ America ]2-1 White won
by 8.5
Johannes Obenaus [ Germany ]1-2
Thiago Shinji Shimada Ramos 
[ Brazil ]
1-2 Black won
by resign
Laura-Augustina Avram 
[ Romania ]
0-3
2nd Round [24th February 2015]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Su Guangyue [ China ]2-0 White won
by resign
Chidsanupong Jangmark 
[ Thailand ]
1-1
Park Jong Wook [ Korea ]2-0 White won
by resign
Yao Jiahui [ China ]1-1
Niwa Junya [ Japan ]2-0 White won
by 0.5
Jang Yun Jeong [ Korea ]1-1
Yeh Kang-Ting [ Chinese Taipei ]2-0 White won
by 16.5
Tsukada Karin [ Japan ]1-1
Johannes Obenaus [ Germany ]1-1 White won
by 11.5
Ke Yi-Ning [ Chinese Taipei ]0-2
Cheuk Leung Lee 
[ C·Hong Kong ]
1-1 White won
by resign
Petr Kouba [ Czech ]0-2
Zhu Haichen [ America ]1-1 White won
by resign
Laura-Augustina Avram 
[ Romania ]
0-2
Kai Kun Xie [ New Zealand ]1-1 White won
by 30.5
Thiago Shinji Shimada Ramos 
[ Brazil ]
0-2
Click the results. Records displayed.
1st Round [24th February 2015]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Su Guangyue [ China ]1-0 Black won
by 18.5
Johannes Obenaus [ Germany ]0-1
Yao Jiahui [ China ]1-0 White won
by resign
Laura-Augustina Avram 
[ Romania ]
0-1
Park Jong Wook [ Korea ]1-0 Black won
by timeout
Zhu Haichen [ America ]0-1
Jang Yun Jeong [ Korea ]1-0 White won
by 16.5
Thiago Shinji Shimada Ramos 
[ Brazil ]
0-1
Chidsanupong Jangmark 
[ Thailand ]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Ke Yi-Ning [ Chinese Taipei ]0-1
Yeh Kang-Ting [ Chinese Taipei ]1-0 Black won
by timeout
Kai Kun Xie [ New Zealand ]0-1
Tsukada Karin [ Japan ]1-0 Black won
by 0.5
Cheuk Leung Lee 
[ C·Hong Kong ]
0-1
Niwa Junya [ Japan ]1-0 White won
by resign
Petr Kouba [ Czech ]0-1
Click the results. Records displayed.
[ Preliminary Games Result ]
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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 13th championship will be held in February 2015. 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 2013 we can expect a high-level championship with many strong players from around the world competing.

Masato Imai, Representative Manager, The All-Japan Students GO Association

Photos from The World Students GO OZA Championship
Championship outline
[ Name ] The 13th 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 ] 23 February - 27 February 2015
(23 February: Reception / 24 February: Rounds 1 & 2 / 25 February: Rounds 3 & 4 / 26 February: Tokyo sightseeing / 27 February: 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, Chinese Taipei 2, Korea 2, other Asian countries 2, Europe 3, North, Central & South America 2, Oceania & Africa 1)
Participating Countries & Regions Number of players Notes
Male Female
China 1 1
Korea 1 1
Chinese Taipei 1 1
Other Asian 2 *2
Europe 2 1
North, Central & South America 2
Oceania & Africa 1
Japan 1 1 *1
*1 The Japanese representatives will be the winner of the domestic 13th 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.
●Each area will have a preliminary tournament to select their representative(s).
●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 Preliminary 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 Preliminary, the colours will be chosen by computer and by nigiri in the main championship.

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

[ Schedule ]
Applications : 17 September - 16 November 2014
Preliminary round : 7 December - 8 December 2014
Main championship : 23 February - 27 February 2015
( Japan Time(GMT+9) )

[ Qualifications for participants ]
·Being an amateur player
·Being a university / college student under the age of 30. (Graduate students cannnot participate.)
·Being able to use Pandanet to participate in the preliminary round
·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 the following email addresses.
igoworldasia@gmail.com ( Asia )
igoworldeu@gmail.com ( Europe )
igoworldusa@gmail.com ( North, Central & South America )
igoworldau@gmail.com ( Oceania & Africa )