Pair Go Tournaments

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There are multiple Pair Go tournaments held around the world. Here is a listing of some with links and brief descriptions.


Pair Go World Cup


13th Pair Go Ricoh Cup (2006-2007)
Ricoh Cup [ext] web site

16 pairs of some of the best male and female players in Japan compete through 5 rounds for a 5,000,000 yen winners prize. Notable features include: 1) Random initial pairing of male and female players 2) Playoffs held on 9x9 boards to determine quarter-finalists 3) Very short time limits: 30 seconds per move plus 10 1-minute byo-yomi periods

17th Amateur Pair Go Araki Cup (2006)
Araki Cup [ext] web site

Held in Japan with pairs from across the globe. This tournament is now better known as the International Amateur Pair Go Championship.

International Student Amateur Pair Go Championship
Introduced in 2014 this tournament is for university students who are amateurs.


Te wo Tsunaide
Te wo Tsunaide [ext] web site

This took place in Denver, Colorado, from 2005 until 2008. It was the first tournament specifically for Pair Go in the United States, outside of the US Go Congress. Notable features included: 1) Strong youth participation. 2) Additional prizes awarded for "Most In-Sync Pair", “Out-Standing Youth Pair”, and other categories.

US Go Congress
US Go Congress [ext] web site

Held annually at various locations in the United States. As part of the general Congress, a 2 round Pair Go tournament is held. Notable features include: 1) 60 pairs participated in the Congress’ 2006 Pair Go tournament.


Since 1992 [ext] France organises a national Pair Go Championship.


German Pair Go Championship

5 round Swiss event. To qualify as a team, 1 player must be 1 dan or better and the other 5 kyu or better.

United Kingdom

3 round Swiss event. Top 8 rated pairs play. The BGA website has detailed information on [ext] this page.

European Championship

The EGF runs its own Pair Go championship. See [ext] their archive for links to individual competitions.

Pair Go Tournaments last edited by DudleyMoore on October 20, 2022 - 15:27
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