World Pair Go Association

World Pair Go Association

Pair Go Promotion Partner

Pair Go Promotion Partners

Numbers to the right of photos indicate the tournaments played in.

Ar - Ca | Ch - Cz | Cz - Fr | Ge - It | Ko - Ma |
Ma - Ne | No - Ro | Ru - Sp | Sw - Uk | Un - Yu | Ch - Ho

United Kingdom

  • Sue Paterson
    ②⑨
  • Jim Barty
  • Kirsty Healey
    ③⑥⑫⑬⑲⑳
  • Matthew Macfadyen
    ③⑥⑫⑲⑳
  • Alison Bexfield
    ④⑤⑩㉒㉕
     I think that playing Pair Go with someone is a good test of whether they would make a good husband or wife. I met Simon Bexfield at a Go tournament. We were married in 2000 and have been Pair Go partners since that time. When I play Pair Go with Simon we are both very understanding of any mistakes either of us makes. There is no tension between us. We also have different strengths and weaknesses which work well together. Our daughters are now growing up and playing Go. Our eldest daughter is hoping to one day play in the IAPGC.
  • Andrew Jones
  • Nicholas Webber
  • John Mcleod
  • Alison Cross
  • Desmond Cann
  • Jackie Siew Yoong Chai
  • Tony Atkins
  • Natasha Regan
    ⑰㉔
  • Martin Harvey
  • Francis Roads
     Very well organised, an excellent venue, and the tournament played in true Pair Go spirit.
  • Matt Cocke
    ⑰㉔
  • Simon Bexfield
    ㉒㉕
     My first visit to Japan was with a friend, Alison, but when I returned from it Alison was my fiancee. During the trip to Japan for the Pair Go, I did not know that I was about to propose, and it seems I was more surprised than Alison that I did. Now with two Go-playing daughters (aged 13 and 10), it seems that Pair Go helps bind people and families together as well as bringing them together.

Uruguay

  • Eugenia Ellis
  • Alvaro Rittatore

USA

  • Debbie Siemon
    ②④⑤⑦⑫
     It is hard to believe that 25 years have passed since the first Pair Go tournament. I think Pair Go has added a whole new dimension to the game of Go, and the idea that it would bring an element of social and more women to the game was proven to be correct!
  • Peng Zhili
  • Judy Schwabe
  • Thomas Hsiang
    ③⑦⑫
     It is extraodinary that the Japan Pair Go Association and Mr. and Mrs. Taki were able to sustain and expand the Pair Go to where it is today 25 years. This tournament is great for building friendship and for promoting Go.
  • Leeanne Bowie
  • John Lee
    ④⑤
     Wonderful.
  • Pauline Pohl
     Pair Go is more popular than ever here in the United States and there are so many more young women playing Go. It is such a fun tournament here in the United States, men seek out women and girls asking them to play as their partner. People become friends this way.
  • James Chien
    ⑥⑩
     I have a picture from the tournament still hanging on my wall at home.
  • Joanne Phipps
  • Louisa Chan
     I met a lot of people from many countries and cultures. It was fun.
  • Ted Ning
    ⑧⑬
  • Ned Phipps
  • Gina Shi
    ⑪⑭
     They were a lot of fun and gave me the opportunity to meet different Go players from around the world.
  • Joey Hung
    ⑪⑯
  • Mozheng Guan
  • Wan Chen
    ⑬⑰㉑
     Japan Pair Go Association has made a great contribution to the world, very good for the Go community around the world. Pair Go inspires people to play Go together and make us think about Go in a new way. It builds teamwork, and players respect each other.
  • Yuan Zhou
    ⑮⑳㉒
  • Curtis Tang
    ⑰㉑
  • Kristen Burral
  • Eric Lui
     In many ways, Pair Go is just as exciting, dynamic, and important as individual Go. Through Pair Go, I made a lifelong friend.
  • Cherry Shen
    ⑯⑱
  • Yinli Wang
     Playing Pair Go is more fun than one to one playing. I believe that if more and more people come to play Pair Go, then more and more pairs would get married.
  • Lionel Zhang
     Met many interesting people from around the world and had a great time!
  • Justin Ching
     Very fun and glad to meet so many Go lovers from all around the world.
  • Roxanne Tam
  • Amy Su
     I enjoyed the goodwill match and being able to see so many people from many different countries. It was incredible to see that Pair Go is quickly spreading across the world in 25 years.
  • Daehyuk Ko
  • Amy Wang
     I find it fascinating that Pair Go was created more than 10 years before I was born.
  • Yiwen Ye
  • USSR(former)

    • Irina Guskova
    • Alexey Lazarev

Venezuela

  • Maria Puerta
    ⑫㉒
     Is a great success to keep a tournament for 25 years! Sure, it is a big improvement to spread Go through the world. Specially for ladies. Playing Pair Go is competitive but cultivates a deeper sense of the human feeling.
  • Miguelangel Yabrudes
  • Angel Gutierrez

Vietnam

  • Nguyen Thi Huong
    ⑪⑬
  • Hoang Nam Thang
  • Le Mai Duy
    ⑬⑮
     Very interesting! I enjoyed very much!
  • Nguyen Thi Hong Anh
    ⑮⑳
  • Thanh Tran
  • Mai Tran
    ⑰㉒
  • Bui Le Khanh Lam
  • Nguyen Thi Tam Anh
  • Pham Minh Quang
     It was an amazing week I spent in Japan and I was honored to participate in.
  • Do Khanh Binh

Yugoslavia(former)

  • Slavica Stankovic
  • Dragan Mitic

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