National Go contest concludes in Tiantai
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-07-04Print Print
The second National Women’s Go Open concludes in Tiantai county, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province on July 2. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]
The second National Women's Go Open wrapped up in Tiantai county, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province on July 2, local media reported.
The four-day event, which was sponsored by the Chinese Weiqi Association and Tiantai government, was attended by 47 female Go players, professional and amateur, from across the nation, with the youngest aged less than 10 years old.
Go player Fang Ruoxi won the competition, while the second prize went to Wu Yiming. Li He and Ding Kewen were tied for third place.
The ancient board game of Go is also known as weiqi in China. Tiantai is dubbed the "hometown of Go" in the nation as it is home to 11 professional Go players, more than any other county-level cites in China.
Tiantai has in recent years made great efforts to promote the board game. For example, it has hosted the World Women's Go Team Championship for eight consecutive years. Last year, the inaugural National Women's Go Open, which was also held in Tiantai, adopted a new system allowing professional and amateur players compete with each other for the first time.
Lin Jianchao, chairman of the Chinese Weiqi Association, noted that the competition has offered a stage for professional female players as well as those aspiring to be professionals.
Go player Fang Ruoxi wins the first prize at the second National Women’s Go Open held in Tiantai county, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]