General Information

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 60million people in the world now play the game.

The 36th World Youth Goe Championship 2019 (WYGC2019) is an annual international tournament for youths, the championship consists of a Junior Group (age under 12) and a Senior Group (age 12-15). This event is sponsored by the Ing Chang-Ki Wei-Chi Educational Foundation.


The WYGC-2019 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.  Malaysia Weiqi Association has been awarded the opportunity to organize the esteemed event.

The tournament will see participants from other countries / territories, i.e China, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Singapore, The United States of America, Romania, Canada, Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine, etc. Click here to see the list of participants.

The tournament is scheduled to be held from  29th July – 3rd Aug, 2019.

Participants will be compete in 5 rounds competitions using Ing’s rules .

Venue (Accommodation & Tournament)

Philea Mines Beach Resort
Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City,
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia.