Asian Games


Go at the [ext] Asian Games is a professional tournament, however participating countries that do not have sufficient professional players also sent in amateur players as well.

2010 Asian Games

The 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou (Canton), China, 2010[1]) had Go as a recognised sport, there were three gold medal events.

Men's team

Six players in each team, the time is one hour of main time, followed by three periods of 30-second byo-yomi.


Gold: Korea, Silver: China, Bronze: Japan

Women's team

Four players in each team, the time is same as men's team.


Gold: Korea, Silver: China, Bronze: Chinese Taipei

Mixed double

It's known as Pair Go, the time system is absolute timing, each side has forty-five minutes.


Gold: Korea (Park Jung Hwan and Lee Sula)

Silver: China (Xie He and Song Ronghui)

Bronze: Korea (Choi Chul Han and Kim Yunyoung), defeating Chinese Taipei (Zhou Junxun and Joanne Missingham)

[1] Official website of Guangzhou 2010: [ext]

2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

The 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were held in Korea, at the Yonsei Global University Campus, from 30 June to 5 July 2013. Go was an event for the first and perhaps only time in the history of the Games.

Of Asia's 49 generally recognised nation states, only five participated: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan (as Chinese Taipei) and Thailand.

For more information, see the excellent [ext] Wikipedia article.

Both China and Korea (and perhaps all the competing countries) seem to have treated the event as a chance to train their promising young players, with all their team members having (probably) been born 1992-98.

Gold was won by Tang Weixing, Silver by Byun Sangil, and Bronze by Tan Xiao and Lee Donghoon.

The winning men's team was Korea: Byun Sangil, Kang Seungmin, Lee Donghoon, and Na Hyun. The runner up was China: Mi Yuting, Peng Liyao, Tan Xiao and Tang Weixing.

The winning women's team was China: Gao Xing, Wang Shuang, Yu Zhiying and Zhang Peipei. The runner up was Korea: Choi Jung, Kim Chaeyeong, O Jeonga and O Yujin.

The winning mixed pair was Peng Liyao with Gao Xing. The runner up was Na Hyun with Choi Jung. The Bronze medals also went to the Koreans and Chinese: to Kang Seungmin with O Jeonga and to Mi Yuting with Yu Zhiying.

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) managed to take Bronze in both the men's and women's team events, whilst Japan was only able to get Bronze in the men's. The Chinese Taipei men's team was Chen Shiyuan, [ext] Cho Chunhsun, Xiao Zhenghao and Lin Zhihan. The women's team was Chang Chengping?, Zhang Kaixin, Joanne Missingham and Su Shengfang. The Japanese men's team was Hirata Tomoya, Motoki Katsuya, Sada Atsushi and Tsuruta Kazushi.

Achieving the women's team Bronze is one of the most notable successes of Thai Go to date. The players were Pattraporn Aroonphaichitra, Juthamate Jaruratchataphun, Aroonkorn Prathoomwan and Ribakah Wongchugaew.

2023 Asian Games

Go in the 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from 24th September to 3rd of October in 2023. The games were originally scheduled for 2022, but were postponed by a year due to Covid.

The men will compete in an individiual competition and men and women will compete in separate team competitions, thus medals will be rewarded from 3 different competitions. The following players will be competing.[1]

Country Male Female
China Ke Jie, Zhao Chenyu, Yang Dingxin, Mi Yuting, Li Qincheng, Yang Kaiwen Yu Zhiying, Wang Yubo, Wu Yiming, Li He
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Xu Haohong, Wang Yuanjun, Lin Junyan, Lai Junfu, Xu Jingen, Hsu Chiayuan Hei Jiajia (Joanne Missingham), Lu Yuhua, Yang Zixuan, Li Jiaxin?
Japan Iyama Yuta, Ichiriki Ryo, Seki Kotaro, Shibano Toramaru, Sada Atsushi Fujisawa Rina, Ueno Asami, Ueno Risa
Korea Shin Jinseo, Park Junghwan, Byun Sangil, Kim Myunghoon, Shin Minjun, Lee Jihyun Choi Jung, Oh Yujin, Kim Cheayoung, Kim Eunji

Male teams were composed by 5 members, female teams by 3 three members; in both competition, teams were allowed to designate a substitute member, sixth in men's case, fourth in the women's case, and only Japan chose to bring no substitutes.

In the men's individual competition from 24th to 28th of September China will bring Yang Dingxin and Ke Jie, Korea will have Shin Jinseo and Park Junghwan, Japan Shibano Toramaru and Ichiriki Ryo, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Xu Haohong and Lai junfu.

The team competitions will be held from 29th September to 3rd of October. Each team in men's competition has 5 players plus one substitute player. Each team in women's competition has 3 players plus one substitute player.

[1] [ext]

Men's individual tournament

Loser of bronze medal final was Ichiriki Ryo

Men's team tournament

Loser of bronze medal final was Taipei (Xu Haohong, Wang Yuanjun, Lin Junyan, Lai Junfu, Xu Jingen, Hsu Chiayuan)

Women's team tournament

Loser of bronze medal final was Hong Kong (Kan Ying? 2p, Liu Yuxin 2p, Lee Lok Yi 5d, Yang Sin Ki 5d )

Asian Games last edited by on October 5, 2023 - 00:26
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