International Go Federation
The International Go Federation (in Japanese, 国際囲碁連盟 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 2015 has grown to include 75 members. In addition, it has five association members: The Asian Go Federation, the European Go Federation, the Iberoamerican Go Federation?, the World Pair Go Association, and the Ing Chang-Ki Wei-Ch'i Educational Foundation. 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.
The International Go Federation is a member of the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) and SportAccord.
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
- World Mind Sports Games (in collaboration with the International Mind Sports Association )