Russian Go Federation, Polymetal International and SIBUR Holding invite businesspersons and players to participate in a Friendly Go match for businessmen and in the International Go tournament which is going to be held within the sports program of the IV Eastern Economic Forum. The prize fund of the tournament is 635 000 rubles (about 10 000$). However, the match for businessmen doesn’t provide a prize fund.
EEF is the largest economic forum in the region, it will bring together business people and politicians from Russia and Asia. It is the best place to present Go as the main strategic game in Asia and establish new connections between executives from Russian and Asian cities.
You can choose the participation
- in the Main Tournament: 3 days, 6 rounds
- in the Goodwill Business Event: 3 friendship games and AI Challenge Match, 13th of September.
The tournament will be held in the most active part of the forum – at the Far East Regions Exhibition. The exhibition is located on the embankment of the picturesque Ayaks bay. The largest industrial and infrastructural projects of the Russian Far East will be presented at the exhibition. Sakha Yakutia Republic will demonstrate an exposition of products made of mammoth. Amur Region and the tournament’s sponsor SIBUR will present a project of an Amur gas processing plant. Khabarovsk Territory will present a high-tech pavilion. In the exhibition area there will be a fish market and evening entertainment program.
The International Tournament pavilion the will be visited by the leaders of Russian business, including the Rosneft management, SIBUR and Polymetal, the leadership of the Primorsky Territory, and the Mayor of Vladivostok, as well as the head of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia. Together with the embassy, we are working on the possibility of official China delegation to visit the International Tournament.
Despite the fact that Go is the ancient game, it has a lot to teach the modern leader. It reminds a player that the purpose of winning is not destruction of the opponent at any cost, but a systematic expansion and control on the playing field. There are no kings or queens, pawns or bishops in Go like in a good team; all pieces are equal in potential and ability to act. I also see deep meaning in the fact that once a stone is placed on the Go board, it does not move again as long as it is not captured by the opponent.
I hope to welcome all of you at our event and to enjoy GO together, to share triumph and drama of playing this wonderful game».
Goodwill business Go event
The Closing Match between the representatives of leading international businesses at President’s Day, 13th of September.
Friendship games between EEF delegates and guests of the forum, among them politicians, businesspersons and public figures. Date: 11-13th of September.
Go Challenge Match AI GOLAXY vs 2 businessmen’s teams (4 members in each team) and Russian junior team (U-20). You can chose to play a team game against AI GOLAXY. There will be 2 teams with 4 seats in each team. GOLAXY is the special guest of our tournament. It is one of the strongest AI now that has beaten Chinese champion Ke Je. Date: 13th of September.
The organizers provide participants accreditation to the zone of the International Tournament, to the «Far East Street» exhibition area (green zone), and 5 accreditation packages per each county to the exhibition area of the pavilions of the largest Russian and international companies at the EEF (blue zone). You will be able to establish new contacts with Russian business representatives by inviting them to join you to play Go together in the game EEF zone.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that tournament participant accreditation doesn’t provide access to plenary sessions of the business program. In case you intend to participate in a EEF business program, you should register as a EEF participant yourself. However, we recommend you to refrain from attending the plenary meetings and business sessions, since it would interfere with participation in the program of the tournament.
All participants of EEF can receive an e-visa. We will give you more information after registration. About e-visa
Match rules (preliminary): Japanese rules; 45 minutes main time with a Canadian byo-yomi 5/15.
|Lu Bin (4d)||CEO of Thunisoft, President of CEGO||China|
|Xiang Kaijin (4d)||CEO of Luxin Investment Holding Group||China|
|Zhang Xiaopeng (15k)||Executive Vice President of China Science& Merchants||China|
|Wen Huisheng (20k)||Managing Partner of GENE Capital||China|
|Pan Deng (5d)||CEO of Changwei Metals Tech. Co.Ltd.||China|
|Ge Yuhong (5d)||Owner of GE Yuhong Go Academy||China|
|Li Gang (5d)||CTO of YIKE||China|
|Li Wenfeng (5d)||Director of Huadian Co. Ltd.||China|
|Du Jingyu (6d)||CEO of Guoshuo Co.Ltd.||China|
|Li Gangyi (5d)||Vice president of Xi’An Qi-yuan, founder of silk-road tournament||China|
|Liu Zengli (3d)||CEO of Xinjiang Aosheng Go Academy||China|
|Lin Lu (5d)||CEO of Tian-yi Weiqi, Director of CEGO||China|
|Gao Hu (5d)||CEO of Zhiqi Co.Ltd.||China|
|Liang Zhijie (4d)||General Manager of CEGO||China|
|Chen Ping (3d)||President of Yincheng Co.Ltd.||China|
|Guochen Xie (6d)||Analyst of Shanghai Gold Exchange||China|
|Park Myong-soo (5d)||Kookmin Bank||Korea|
|Nam Ki-chan (5d)||Elite Korea||Korea|
|Lee Hyuk (7d)||СЕО, Won-il Co||Korea|
|Jo Doo-yun (5d)||Korea Forest Welfare Institute||Korea|
|Jo Koon-hwan (5d)||Woori Accounting Corp. Accountant||Korea|
|Song Jae-soo (3d)||Korea Baduk Federation Executive Vice President||Korea|
|Song Sok-won (5d)||player||Korea|
|Park Ae-young (2d)||Former President of Korean Women’s Baduk Association||Korea|
|Song Jae-hwan (7d)||Yonsei University (student)||Korea|
|Lee Seung-hun (6d)||Yonsei University (student)||Korea|
|Kim Sung-woong (7d)||Chung-Ang University (student)||Korea|
|Kim Hyo-jung||Professional Baduk Player||Korea|
|Jang Yong-mi (2d)||player||Korea|
|Usami Taro (6d)||Nihon Kiin||Japan|
|Eguchi Taro (5d)||Komatsu Ltd. ICT Development Center Development Division||Japan|
|Inagaki Satoshi (6d)||Keio University, Law Majior 4th grade||Japan|
|Okamura Nanako (3d)||Waseda University, Cultural Initiative Faculty, grade2||Japan|
|Hino Rieko (5d)||Osaka University, School of Allied Health Science||Japan|
|Iwazaki Riho (1d)||Kokugakuin, Department of Economics, Department of Economic Networking, 4th grade||Japan|
|Uchiro Hitoe (5d)||Yokohama IGO salon||Japan|
|Yukumatsu Miki (4d)||Osaka University, School of Science, Department of Biological Sciences||Japan|
|Kihara Shunsuke (7d)||Osaka University||Japan|
|Verkeenko Vitaliy (19k)||mayor of Vladivostok||Russia|
|Vlasov Denis (5k)||Chairman of the bar Council VladPravo||Russia|
|Generalov Egor (8k)||Head of Department «LocoTech» LLC||Russia|
|Горячкин Аndrey (1d)||Deputy CEO «Madisson» LLC||Russia|
|Gorkov Sergey (17k)||Deputy Minister of Economic Development Russian Federation||Russia|
|Grankin Vladimir (7k)||Chairman of the Board, Cauri Ltd||Russia|
|Zatonskih Anton (5d)||CEO, Russian Business Bridge||Russia|
|Kositskiy Iliya (15k)||CEO, «Arneis Logistic» LLC||Russia|
|Mrochkovskiy Nikolay (9k)||CEO, business accelerator of educational program Captains of Russia||Russia|
|Mukhtarova Guli (12k)||Director of development, NTR Lab||Russia|
|Nechet Andrey (12k)||CEO, «JAPONICA» LLC||Russia|
|Nesis Vitaliy (4k)||CEO, Polymetal Int||Russia|
|Omelchenko Makar (8k)||Deneral Director’s Council JSC «Helicopter Avionics»||Russia|
|Radnaev Vitaliy (5d)||CEO, «Snezhniy Bars» LLC||Russia|
|Salykhov Dmitriy (15k)||CEO, «Aleurone» LLC||Russia|
|Sayapin Akexander (14k)||CEO, «Planeta Nedvizhimosty» LLC||Russia|
|Wang Zhijun (2d)||CEO, «Shengli» LLC||Russia|
|Chernykh Anton (6d)||junior||Russia|
|Fionin Grigoriy (7d)||junior||Russia|
|Shalneva Virginiya (4d)||junior||Russia|
|Kaimin Vyacheslav (6d)||junior||Russia|
|Surin Dmitriy (6d)||player||Russia|
|Dinershtein Alexander (7d)||player||Russia|
|Shikshin Iliya (2p)||player||Russia|
|Kalsberg Elvina (4d)||player||Russia|
|Kachanovskiy Artem (1p)||player||Europe|
|Surma Mateusz (1p)||player||Europe|
|Burnaevskiy Igor (6d)||player||Russia|
|Mitic Nikola (6d)||player||Europe|
|Lazarev Aleksey (5d)||President of the Kareliya Go Federation||Russia|
10:00 – … Arrival in Vladivostok
19:00 – dinner (for businessmen)
09:00 – Accreditation at EEF (FEFU Campus)
10:00 – Registration at Go Pavilion, Far East Street exhibition
10:30 – Opening Ceremony
11:00 – 1st round of the Main Tournament
11:00 – 1st game of the Goodwill Business Go Event
14:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 2nd round of the Main Tournament
15:00 – Free Programm (for businessmen)
10:00 – 3rd round of the Main Tournament
10:00 – special Programm at Far East Street exhibition (for businessmen)
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – Presentation of WAGC 2020
15:00 – 4th round of the Main Tournament
15:00 – 2nd game of the Goodwill Business Go Event
17:00 – Free Programm at EEF
13 September (President’s Day)
10:00 – Business-breakfast «Strategic Points of Silk Way» (for businessmen)
11:10 – Official Open Ceremony of International Go Tournament
11:30 – 5th round of the Main Tournament
14:00 – Lunch
17:00 – AI Golaxy Challenge Match
17:00 – 3rd game of the Goodwill Business Go Event
18:30 – Closing Ceremony
10:00 – … Departure from Vladivostok
Location and Activities
The tournament offers 10 seats to European participants (excluding Russia), Amateurs and Professionals, and 30 seats to Asian participants, Amateurs only.
Applicants must be 1 dan or stronger (If the number of applicants exceeds 10, participants will be decided by the maximum EGD rating between 01 June 2017 and 01 June 2018). All costs (except getting to Vladivostok and back) will be covered by the organizers, including accommodation (hotel double-room) and meals. It is valid only for applicants, who applied before 28th of May.
Additionally 3 players from each country (excluding Russia) will get compensation for air tickets to Vladivostok — up to 23000 RUB (about 300 Euro).
In addition everyone can register on its own if they take the payment of all costs themselves.
Participation fee: free.
Prizes (before tax, 30%):
1st place 225.000 RUB (about $3.600)
2nd place 125.000 RUB (about $2.000)
3rd place 75.000 RUB (about $1.200)
4th place 50.000 RUB (about $800)
5th-8th place 25.000 RUB (about $400)
Best women 30.000 RUB (about $480)
Under 20 years old 30.000 RUB (about $480)
Prizes are not summarized.
Organizers and Sponsors
Russian Go Federation unites one of the biggest Go community in Europe. There are 200 tournaments in 33 cities every year in Russia. EGC-2016 in Saint Petersburg was the biggest Go congress in history. Russian Go Federation won the right to host WAGC-2020 that will be held in Vladivostok.
Roscongress Foundation — a major organizer of Eastern Economic Forum.
SIBUR Holding is the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia. The Company serves more than 1,400 large customers in the automotive, construction, consumer goods, healthcare, food, energy, chemicals and other industries in 80 countries and employs over 27,000 people.
Polymetal Int is a leading precious metals mining group operating in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia listed on the London Stock Exchange and Moscow Stock Exchange. The company is a member of FTSE 250 и FTSE Gold Mines. Polymetal has a portfolio of eight producing gold and silver mines and an impressive pipeline of future growth projects.
If you have any questions about our events or condition of participation please write us a letter. We will be glad to see you at the International Go Tournament in Vladivostok, 11-13 of September 2018!