Pandanet Open Professional and Amateur
Internet World Go Championship

Naoki Hane won the Final!

Special IGS-PandaNet event

Live commentary by Ms. Feng Yun, 9p

Feng Yun
IGS-PandaNet will broadcast the quarter-final, semi-final and final featuring live commentary in English by Ms. Feng Yun, 9p

(more about Ms. Feng Yun...)

The schedule
17th of April 10:00final
igsNaoki Hane won the Final!igs
Tournament results
The final
The semifinal
The quarterfinal
6th round
5th round
4th round
3rd round
2nd round 2nd game
2nd round 1st game
1st round 1st game


Starting Saturday the 29th of January 2005 IGS-PandaNet is happy to organize the 1st World Go Championship by Internet. You strength does not matter, so everybody can join.

However, you can only enter the tournament after registration. Registration will start the 11th of January and closes the 24th of January.

The tournament will be played from the 29th of January 2005 through the 17th of April 2005. The winner will be the 1st Internet World Go Champion.

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(more details...)

igsTournament scheduleigs

All time and dates below are in Japanese local time. To see the corresponding time in your region please check the IGS-PandaNet World Time Zones or if you prefer the Fixed Time World Clock.

Qualification tournament
Internet Go server
29th of January10:00 1st round
19th of February10:00 2nd round (1st game)
14:00 2nd round (2nd game)
26th of February10:00 3rd round
12th of March10:00 4th round
19th of March10:00 5th round
2nd of April10:00 6th round
Main tournament
Tokyo, Japan
16th of April10:00 quarter-finals, semi-finals
17th of April10:00 final

(professionals participated from the 3rd round onward)

igsPrize moneyigs
Winner 3.000.000,- about $ 25.000,-
Runner-up 1.000.000,- about $ 8.000,-
3rd-4th 500.000,- about $ 4.000,-
5th-8th 200.000,- about $ 1.600,-
igsHow to registerigs
From the IGS-PandaNet homepage please follow the link Subscribe to the Pandanet Open Professional and Amateur Internet World Go Championship and fill out the form. You will receive a confirmation of your subscription by E-mail. Also your schedule and opponents will be communicated to you through E-mail.

(application is closed)

Organization: Committee of Internet World Go Championship
Sponsor: Nihon Ki-in, Kansai Ki-in, China Qi-Yuan, Japan Pair-Go Association
Co-sponsor: IGS-PandaNet
With support of: The Mainichi Newspapers, The Sankei Shimbun, Nihon Keizai Shimbun

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