About the Championship
  • Russia is the first European country to host the World Amateur Go Championship during its 40-year history

  • National Go champions from 77 countries will take part in the WAGC 2020
The 41st World Amateur Go Championship 2020 will be held in Russia. This decision was made at the 38th International Go Federation Board and General Assembly meeting in Guiyang in 2017. The Russian Go Federation qualified to host the championship of Asia's biggest strategy game.

For the first time in 40 years the WAGC is held outside of Asia. National champions from 77 countries will be warmly welcomed in the Russian capital of the Far East.

It is hardly a coincidence — Russian team is the leader of European Go: in the last 20 years we were champions 15 times. Today almost every region of the country has its Go clubs and group classes. The Russian Go community is one of the biggest in Europe.

WAGC schedule
May 27
● Arrival, hotel check-in
May 28
● IGF general meeting of the International Go Federation (FEFU campus)
● Opening ceremony of the 41st World Amateur Go Championship (FEFU campus)
● World Championship participants VS Russian Far Eastern players match (Vladivostok)

May 29
● Rounds 1&2 of the Championship (FEFU campus)
May 30
● Rounds 3&4 of the Championship (FEFU campus)
May 31
● Rounds 5&6 of the Championship (FEFU campus)
June 01
● Rounds 7&8 of the Championship (FEFU campus)
● Awards ceremony (FEFU campus)

June 02
● Off day for sightseeing
June 03
● Departure
The Championship will be held on Russky Island on the campus of Far Eastern Federal University. The Far East of Russia is the leader in Go development in the country.

For the first time in the history of the Championship, the Russian Go Congress and Go FanFest will be held together with the WAGC. This way every guest will be able to play, not just the WAGC participants.

Organizing the fanzone will get thousands of people in Vladivostok involved in the WAGC program and Internet broadcasts will let everyone on the planet watch the championship online.

The WAGC is held under the auspices of the International Go Federation (IGF), Russia being its member as well. Our country has been participating in this Championship ever since the Soviet Union era — since 1986.
FEFU campus
Far Eastern Federal University
Russia, Primorsky Krai, Russky Island, Ayaks, 10, FEFU campus
Words of Welcome
Organizing committee
Alexander Kozlov
Acting Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic
Оleg Kozhemyako
Governor of Primorsky Krai

Aysen Nikolayev
Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Vitaly Nesis
CEO Polymetal
Sergey Gorkov
Director General and Chairman of the Management Board of JSC Rosgeologiya
Kairat Kelimbetov
Governor of Astana International Financial Centre
Roman Trotsenko
Chairman of the Board of Directors of AEON Corporation
Nikita Anisimov
FEFU President
Satoru Kobayashi
President of the International Go Federation
President of the Nihon Ki-in
Mikhail Yemelyanov
Director of the 41st World Amateur Go Championship
Maxim Volkov
President of the Russian Go Federation
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