March 18th, 2005

It is a great pleasure for the AEGO (Spanish Go Association) to organize the 22nd Ing World Youth Goe Championship 2005, that will be held in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) from August 22nd to August 27th.

Twenty youth players from the whole world, who have qualified on national and continental championships will take part in the event. The Championship is held in two categories - Senior (under 18) and Junior (under 12).

This event is sponsored by the Ing Foundation.

pix available

August 29th, 2005

The first set of pictures by Mr Gabriel Costoya is available. We ask the players and guests to send us some, or to give us a link to a page where they intend to upload some.

Soon there will be more. This website is expected to grow in the next weeks.

Final Results

August 26th, 2005

The finals have just finished.

Korea senior has won China and China junior has won Korea.

Semifinals Results

August 26th, 2005

The semifinals have finished, and the results are:


SONG Sang-Min (KR) vs Igor NEMLY (RUS)
LAI Yu-Cheng (ROC) vs TANG Wei-Xing(CN)


LIAO Xing-Wen(CN) vs Calvin SUN(US)
NA Hyun(KR) vs Joanne Jia-Jia MISSINGHAM(ROC)

Finals will be:

Senior: SONG Sang-Min (KR) vs TANG Wei-Xing(CN)

Junior: LIAO Xing-Wen(CN) vs NA Hyun(KR)

5th round : finalists are …

August 24th, 2005

The results of the 5th round are available at: results page

This means the following qualified for semifinals (1 vs 4, 2 vs 3) :

senior :

1. Song San-Ming (KR) : 5/5
2. Lai Yu-Chen (TW) : 4/5
3. Tang Wei-Xing (CN) : 3/5
4. Igor Nemly (RU) : 3/5

junior :

1. Liao Xing-Wen (CN) : 5/5
2. Na Hyun (KR) : 4/5
3. JiaJia Missingham (TW) : 3/5
4. Calvin Sun (US) : 3/5

4th round

August 24th, 2005

The 4th round results are available at: results page

WYGC broadcast

August 24th, 2005

Some games are being broadcast live on KGS.

visit to FC Barcelona

August 24th, 2005

Today the WYGC people visited the FC Barcelona stadium and museum. Players and team captains were offered a small souvenir.

The club had prepared a special reception, but since one executive (Enric Masip) who was supposed to meet us did not arrive on time due to a car crash that caused a big traffic jam.

The WYGC committee feels really thankful and honoured by their warm reception, arranged by the FC Barcelona Foundation. It would be nice if in next visits of FC Barcelona to Eastern Asian countries meetings between go and football players could be arranged, leading to media exposure.

mixing go and 4-in-a-row

August 24th, 2005

It is quite amazing to see the WYGC participants playing a funny go variant during the pauses. It consists on a mix of go and 4-in-a-row. If you manage to play 4 stones in a row (even diagonal), you get an extra move. It has really funny tesujis, amongst other things, ladders don’t work.

the WYGC in the press

August 23rd, 2005

Information and results about the WYGC appeared today in 2 newspapers : El Periodico de Catalunya and El Punt.

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