The 8th World Students GO OZA Championship [The Final Game]
Mar.3 2010 Ginza Internet Forum (Tokyo)
[The Final Game]
Black : XiaoLong Meng [China]  vs   White : Yutae Seo [Korea]
**13:00 on 3rd March, (JPN Time)**
[ 1-167 Black won by resign ]
4th Round [3rd March 2010]
XiaoLong Meng [China]3-0 1-165 Black won by resign Yutae Seo [Korea]3-0
Takunori Yamamoto [Japan]2-1 1-183 Black won by resign Sunah Lee [Korea]2-1
Yucheng Lai [Chinese Taipei]2-1 1-279 White won by 14.5 Yohei Taniguchi [Japan]2-1
Hongbing Lin [Chinese Taipei]2-1 1-243 Black won by resign Artem Kachanovsky [Ukraine]2-1
Zhuo Wang [China]1-2 1-143 Black won by resign Reiko Sekine [Japan]1-2
Gabrirl Benmergui [Argentina]1-2 1-202 Black won by 15.5 Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit
Zxang Xiang [Singapore]1-2 Black won by 2.5 Garcia Emil [Mexico]1-2
Mile Gu [New Zealand]0-3 1-214 Black won by 18.5 Anna Prokov [Czech Republic]0-3
3rd Round [3rd March 2010]
XiaoLong Meng [China]3-0 1-301 Black won by 8.5 Yohei Taniguchi [Japan]2-1
Yutae Seo [Korea]3-0 1-270 White won by 14.5 Takunori Yamamoto [Japan]2-1
Sunah Lee [Korea]2-1 1-302 White won by 4.5 Zhuo Wang [China]1-2
Yucheng Lai [Chinese Taipei]2-1 1-247 Black won by resign Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit
Hongbing Lin [Chinese Taipei]2-1 1-131 Black won by resign Reiko Sekine [Japan]1-2
Artem Kachanovsky [Ukraine]2-1 1-238 White won by resign Gabrirl Benmergui [Argentina]1-2
Zxang Xiang [Singapore]1-2 1-248 Black won by 13.5 Mile Gu [New Zealand]0-3
Garcia Emil [Mexico]1-2 1-196 Black won by resign Anna Prokov [Czech Republic]0-3
2nd Round [2nd March 2010]
XiaoLong Meng [China]2-0 1-274 White won by 2.5 Yucheng Lai [Chinese Taipei]1-1
Takunori Yamamoto [Japan]2-0 1-165 Black won by resign Zhuo Wang [China]1-1
Yohei Taniguchi [Japan]2-0 1-155 Black won by resign Sunah Lee [Korea]1-1
Yutae Seo [Korea]2-0 1-96 White won by resign Reiko Sekine [Japan]1-1
Hongbing Lin [Chinese Taipei]1-1 1-110 White won by resign Mile Gu [New Zealand]0-2
Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit
1-1 1-176 White won by resign Zxang Xiang [Singapore]0-2
Gabrirl Benmergui [Argentina]1-1 1-210 White won by 9.5 Garcia Emil [Mexico]0-2
Artem Kachanovsky [Ukraine]1-1 1-114 White won by resign Anna Prokov [Czech Republic]0-2
1st Round [2nd March 2010]
Yucheng Lai [Chinese Taipei]1-0 1-137 Black won by resign Garcia Emil [Mexico]0-1
Takunori Yamamoto [Japan]1-0 1-157 Black won by resign Mile Gu [New Zealand]0-1
Sunah Lee [Korea]1-0 1-260 White won by 5.5 Hongbing Lin [Chinese Taipei]0-1
Zhuo Wang [China]1-0 1-210 White won by resign Zxang Xiang [Singapore]0-1
XiaoLong Meng [China]1-0 1-152 White won by resign Artem Kachanovsky [Ukraine]0-1
Yohei Taniguchi [Japan]1-0 1-157 Black won by resign Gabrirl Benmergui [Argentina]0-1
Yutae Seo [Korea]1-0 1-146 White won by resign Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit
Reiko Sekine [Japan]1-0 1-238 White won by 34.5 Anna Prokov [Czech Republic]0-1

Participation player
JapanTakunori YamamotoReiko Sekine *
Yohei Taniguchi
ChinaXiaoLong MengZhuo Wang *
Chinese TaipeiYucheng LaiHongbing Lin
KoreaYutae SeoSunah Lee *
Other AsianThailandNuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit
SingaporeZxang Xiang
EuropeUkraineArtem Kachanovsky
Czech RepublicAnna Prokov *
North, Central &
South America
ArgentinaGabrirl Benmergui
MexicoGarcia Emil
OceaniaNew ZealandMile Gu
* = Woman
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 8th championship will be held in March 2010. 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 Ltd. Changing the selection method in this way means that more students can participate, so in 2010 we can expect a high-level championship with many strong players from around the world competing.

Hiroshi Kano, Representative Manager, The All-Japan Students GO Association

Championship outline
Name:The 8th World Students GO OZA Championship
Organizer:The All-Japan Students GO Association / NIHON KEIZAI SHIMBUN INC. / PANDANET INC.
Cooperation:The International GO Federation / The Nihon Ki-in

Date:1 - 5 March 2010
(1 March: Reception / 2 March: Rounds 1 & 2 / 3 March: Rounds 3 & 4 / 4 March: Tokyo sightseeing / 5 March: End of official schedule)

Venue:Ginza Internet Forum
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 1)
Participating areas Notes
Chinese Taipeimale1female1
Other Asian2*2
North, Central & South America2

*1 The Japanese representatives will be the winner of the domestic 8th 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 a male and female player 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 qualifying round (free games) and a main round (championship) 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.

[ Preliminaries ]
Games will be held in a designated championship room where the players can play freely, with at least ten games to be played within the designated period (no one can play the same opponent 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.

championship deadlines: Applications: September, October 2009 / Preliminaries: October~December 2009 / Main championship: 1~5 March 2010

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 in early March to participate in the main championship.

Points to note and manners:
·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.