MALAYSIA WEIQI ASSOCIATION TO ORGANIZE THE 31st WORLD YOUTH GOE CHAMPIONSHIP FROM 13TH TO 19TH AUGUST 2014
Kuala Lumpur, 12 July 2014 – The Malaysia Weiqi Association (MWA) has been awarded the opportunity to organize the 31st World Youth Goe Championship, an international event sponsored by the Ing Chang-Ki Wei-Ch’i Educational Foundation.
The Championship will see participants from 14 countries/territories, i.e Germany, Russia, Ukraine, The United States of America, China, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Spain, Singapore, Romania, Canada and Malaysia. 24 players will compete in two categories, one Under 12 and the other Under 16.
The event will be held from the 13th to 19th August 2014 at The Mines Resort and Golf Club while the Opening Ceremony will be held at 10.30a.m. on the 14th August 2014 at the Mines Wellness Hotel (Hang Li Poh Ballroom).
We invite all our media friends to attend the opening ceremony. The event is also open to the public to watch and admission is free of charge.
Goe, or also known as Weiqi (围棋 Chinese) or Baduk (Korean) is the oldest strategy board game in the world. It was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is a very popular game in China, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei and gaining popularity in Europe and the USA. More than 60 million people in the world now play the game.
Goe was also featured in popular culture, such as in the movie A BEAUTIFUL MIND and TRON: LEGACY as well as in novel such as THE MASTER OF GO by the Nobel Prize winning author Yasunari Kawabata.
For more information please visit www.wygc2014.weiqi.org.my
Please contact Mr. Tiong Kee Soon, President of the Malaysia Weiqi Association at +6012 329 2205 should you require further information or clarifications.