International Go Federation

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International Go Federation
FormationMarch 18, 1982
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Official language
English
Parent organization
International Mind Sports Association[1][2]
Websiteintergofed.org

The International Go Federation (IGF) is an international non-profit organization that connects Go federations around the world. They strive to promote fair play among all players.

Activities[change | change source]

IGF aims to promote Go all over the world. They do so by the following actions:

  • Organize international tournaments such as the World Amateur Go Championship[3][4]
  • Publish updates about Go activities on the IGF website

Members[change | change source]

IGF is formed by national members and continental members (such as the European Go Federation[5] in Europe).

References and notes[change | change source]

  1. "IMSA - International Mind Sports Association". www.imsaworld.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  2. "History | Uniting six federations of the traditional mind sports : Chess, Bridge, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi with over 400 National Associations and close to 500 million players". www.imsaworld.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  3. World Amateur Go Championship at Sensei's Library
  4. Some international tournaments are not managed by the IGF.
  5. www.eurogofed.org
  6. www.college-go.org
  7. Kansai Ki-in and All Japan Student Go Federation does not have IGF membership.