The 15th World Students GO OZA Championship
The 15th World Students GO OZA Championship
Feb.21-22 2017 Ginza Internet Forum (Tokyo)
Winner : Ozeki Minoru [ Japan ]
[The Final Game]
Black :Sanghyeop Lee [ United States ]  vs   White :Ozeki Minoru [Japan ]
**13:30 on 22nd Wed, (JPN Time)**
[ 1-222 White won by resign ]
RankNo.Name1R2R3R4RWon
1 15Ozeki Minoru [ Japan ] 14 1 5 9 4
2 9Sanghyeop Lee [ United States ] 6 2 3 15 3
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3 1Lou Yunxiao [ China ] 10 15 2 16 3
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4 6Lin Hsiao-Tung [ Chinese Taipei ] 9 8 4 14 3
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5 3Song Jaehwan [ Korea ] 13 4 9 5 3
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6 5Tseng Ping-Sin [ Chinese Taipei ] 12 16 15 3 2
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7 14Hantao Huang [ Australia ] 15 13 11 6 2
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8 2Wang Shijie [ China ] 11 9 1 12 2
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9 4Chae Hyunji [ Korea ] 8 3 6 10 2
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10 16Fujiwara Akiko [ Japan ] 7 5 12 1 2
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11 11Amir Fragman [ Israel ] 2 7 14 8 2
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12 12Stanislaw Frejlak [ Poland ] 5 10 16 2 1
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13 10 Wu Qiyou [ Canada ] 1 12 13 4 1
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14 8Oran Rochanaburanon [ Thailand ] 4 6 7 11 1
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15 13Laura-Augustina Avram [ Romania ] 3 14 10 7 1
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16 7Pamela Tiong [ Singapore ] 16 11 8 13 0
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Participation player
ChinaLou YunxiaoWang Shijie *
KoreaSong JaehwanChae Hyunji *
Chinese TaipeiTseng Ping-SinLin Hsiao-Tung *
Other AsianSingaporePamela Tiong *
ThailandOran Rochanaburanon
North, Central &
South America
United StatesSanghyeop Lee
CanadaWu Qiyou
EuropeIsraelAmir Fragman
PolandStanislaw Frejlak
Romania Laura-Augustina Avram *
OceaniaAustraliaHantao Huang
JapanOzeki MinoruFujiwara Akiko *
* = Woman
4th Round [22nd February 2017]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Ozeki Minoru
[ Japan ]
4-0 White won
by resign
Sanghyeop Lee
[ United States ]
3-1
Lou Yunxiao
[ China ]
3-1 Black won
by resign
Fujiwara Akiko
[ Japan ]
2-2
Song Jaehwan
[ Korea ]
3-1 White won
by resign
Tseng Ping-Sin
[ Chinese Taipei ]
2-2
Lin Hsiao-Tung
[ Chinese Taipei ]
3-1 White won
by resign
Hantao Huang
[ Australia ]
2-2
Wang Shijie
[ China ]
2-2 Black won
by 13.5
Stanislaw Frejlak
[ Poland ]
1-3
Chae Hyunji
[ Korea ]
2-2 Black won
by resign
Wu Qiyou
[ Canada ]
1-3
Amir Fragman
[ Israel ]
2-2 Black won
by 22.5
Oran Rochanaburanon
[ Thailand ]
1-3
Laura-Augustina Avram
[ Romania ]
1-3 Black won
by resign
Pamela Tiong
[ Singapore ]
0-4
Click the results. Records displayed.
3rd Round [22nd February 2017]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Sanghyeop Lee
[ United States ]
3-0 Black won
by resign
Song Jaehwan
[ Korea ]
2-1
Ozeki Minoru
[ Japan ]
3-0 White won
by timeout
Tseng Ping-Sin
[ Chinese Taipei ]
2-1
Lou Yunxiao
[ China ]
2-1 Black won
by resign
Wang Shijie
[ China ]
1-2
Lin Hsiao-Tung
[ Chinese Taipei ]
2-1 White won
by resign
Chae Hyunji
[ Korea ]
1-2
Hantao Huang
[ Australia ]
2-1 White won
by 1.5
Amir Fragman
[ Israel ]
1-2
Fujiwara Akiko
[ Japan ]
2-1 Black won
by resign
Stanislaw Frejlak
[ Poland ]
1-2
Oran Rochanaburanon
[ Thailand ]
1-2 White won
by resign
Pamela Tiong
[ Singapore ]
0-3
Wu Qiyou
[ Canada ]
1-2 White won
by resign
Laura-Augustina Avram
[ Romania ]
0-3
Click the results. Records displayed.
2nd Round [21st February 2017]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Ozeki Minoru
[ Japan ]
2-0 White won
by resign
Lou Yunxiao
[ China ]
1-1
Sanghyeop Lee
[ United States ]
2-0 White won
by 12.5
Wang Shijie
[ China ]
1-1
Song Jaehwan
[ Korea ]
2-0 White won
by resign
Chae Hyunji
[ Korea ]
1-1
Tseng Ping-Sin
[ Chinese Taipei ]
2-0 Black won
by resign
Fujiwara Akiko
[ Japan ]
1-1
Lin Hsiao-Tung
[ Chinese Taipei ]
1-1 Black won
by 19.5
Oran Rochanaburanon
[ Thailand ]
0-2
Amir Fragman
[ Israel ]
1-1 Black won
by resign
Pamela Tiong
[ Singapore ]
0-2
Stanislaw Frejlak
[ Poland ]
1-1 White won
by resign
Wu Qiyou
[ Canada ]
0-2
Hantao Huang
[ Australia ]
1-1 White won
by resign
Laura-Augustina Avram
[ Romania ]
0-2
Click the results. Records displayed.
1st Round [21st February 2017]
Win Record Result Lose Record
Lou Yunxiao
[ China ]
1-0 White won
by resign
Wu Qiyou
[ Canada ]
0-1
Wang Shijie
[ China ]
1-0 Black won
by 7.5
Amir Fragman
[ Israel ]
0-1
Song Jaehwan
[ Korea ]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Laura-Augustina Avram
[ Romania ]
0-1
Chae Hyunji
[ Korea ]
1-0 White won
by resign
Oran Rochanaburanon
[ Thailand ]
0-1
Tseng Ping-Sin
[ Chinese Taipei ]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Stanislaw Frejlak
[ Poland ]
0-1
Sanghyeop Lee
[ United States ]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Lin Hsiao-Tung
[ Chinese Taipei ]
0-1
Fujiwara Akiko
[ Japan ]
1-0 Black won
by resign
Pamela Tiong
[ Singapore ]
0-1
Ozeki Minoru
[ Japan ]
1-0 White won
by 19.5
Hantao Huang
[ Australia ]
0-1
Click the results. Records displayed.
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 15th championship will be held in February 2017. 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 we can expect a high-level championship with many strong players from around the world competing.

Amon Kumagai, Chief Secretary, The All-Japan Students GO Association

Photos from The World Students GO OZA Championship
Championship outline
[ Name ] The 15th World Students GO OZA Championship
[ Organizer ] The All-Japan Students GO Association / Nikkei Inc. / PANDANET INC.
[ Cooperation ] The Nihon Ki-in / The International Go Federation

[ Date ] 20 February - 24 February 2017
(20 February: Reception / 21 February: Rounds 1 & 2 / 22 February: Rounds 3 & 4 / 23 February: Tokyo sightseeing / 24 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 highest-placed male player and female player in the 15th All-Japan Student Oza Tournament. If there is a tie, there will be a play-off on the Net.
*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 rounds and the Main championship are to use Japanese rules.
All games to be played on even, with Black giving a komi of 6½ points.

1.Preliminary rounds
The colours will be chosen by computer.
The time allowance is 90 minutes. If you run out of time, you lose.

2.Main Championship
The colours will be chosen by nigiri.
The time allowance is 60 minutes, followed by 30-second byo-yomi.

[ 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 : 1 September - 17 October 2016
Preliminary round : 6 November 2016
Main championship : 20 February - 24 February 2017
( Japan Time(GMT+9) )

[ Qualifications for participants ]
·Being an amateur player
·Participants must be enrolled at a university or college as of February 2017.
·Being an undergraduate under the age of 30. (Doctoral students and master's students can't 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.
world.sgo.oza@gmail.com