Joanne Missingham

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Joanne Missingham
Personal information
OccupationProfessional Go player

Joanne Missingham (Chinese name: Hei Jiajia, 黒嘉嘉) is an Australian-born Taiwanese professional Go player.

Life[change | change source]

She gained media attention in 2011 when she held up a fan with "protest gender discrimination" in professional tournaments. She protested because she learned that female Go players were not paid fairly.[1][2]

Performance[3][4][change | change source]

The following tables are the summary of her career.

Promotion record[change | change source]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 2008 Promoted to professional rank for performance in the Chinese professional qualification tournament. She became the first Australian citizen to obtain this status.
2 dan 2010 Attained 20 wins as a 1 dan.
3 & 4 dan 2010 Skipped due to the Taiwan Qiyuan (Taiwan Go Association, 台湾棋院) promotion rules.
5 dan 2010 Reached the final of the 1st Bingsheng Cup.
6 dan 2013 Attained 70 wins as a 5 dan.
7 dan 2015 Won the 1st Female Zuiqiang title.

Notable achievements[3][change | change source]

Year Notes
2004 Represented Taiwan in the Amateur Pair Go Championship.
2005 Represented Taiwan in the World Youth Go Championship in Barcelona, Spain.
2006 Obtained the Taiwan National Female Champion title.
2008 Obtained the Oceania Toyota and Denso Cup Open Champion title. She also represented Oceania in the World Oza tournament (became the youngest player ever to do so), and represented Australia at the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing.
2010 Represented Taiwan at the Asian Games.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joanne Missingham Stands up for Gender Equality in Go". American Go Association. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. Moskowitz, Marc. Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China. University of California Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0520276314.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Joanne Missingham at Sensei's Library
  4. Interview with Joanne Missingham

Other websites[change | change source]