International Go Federation
The International Go Federation (in Japanese, Kokusai Igo Renmei) was founded on March 18th, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. At that time it included 29 national and regional member organizations but as of 2008 has grown to include 71 members. In addition, it has three association members: the Iberoamerican Go Federation?, the European Go Federation, and the World Pair Go Association. The International Go Federation publishes Ranka yearbook and maintains the Ranka Online website.
In 2010, IGF underwent a fundamental structural change and is now sponsored by three professional go associations, the Nihon Kiin, the China Qiyuan?, and the Hankuk Kiwon. The first president under the new structure is Chang Zhengmin, president of the Chinese Citic Group.
Willemien Is the IGF working towards uniform rules? their rules statement says "the IGF is oriented towards adopting different rules sets to be used in competitions like the WAGC and the Intellympiads?."
The following events are held under the auspices of the International Go Federation:
- Fujitsu Cup
- International Amateur Pair Go Championship?
- World Students Go Oza Championship
- World Amateur Go Championship