The World Students GO OZA Championship is a championship in which 16 students chosen from various countries around the world, including from Asia, compete. It was founded in 2003, and the 9th championship will be held in March 2012. Not only the players but also the organizers are students: it’s an international championship run by students for students.
This championship is held not only to decide the world’s number one student player but also to promote exchange among Go-playing students around the world. Besides the Go competition, sightseeing events are also organized for the participants.
Above taken from http://igooza.nikkei.co.jp/students/10th/index-we.htm.
Register now at https://sec.pandanet.co.jp/event/igooza_nikkei/10th_student_ws/form.htm
Note: registration closes 30 October 2011.
Preliminaries 1: 6 – 20 November 2011
Preliminaries 2: 27 November – 11 December 2011
Main championship: 27 February – 2 March 2012
Requirements to qualify:
- Being an amateur player.
- Being a university / college student under the age of 30.
- Being able to use Pandanet to participate in the preliminaries.
- Being able to communicate in English by E-mail.
- Being able to come to Japan to participate in the main championship.
Playing in the preliminaries is free. The organizers will cover flights and accommodation for the championship. The players will be required to cover some meals at the championship.