Tournament Outline

Organizers : Japan Pair Go Association
Special Cooperation : Nihon Ki-in
Cooperated : Kansai Ki-in / Go Weekly / Japan Go Federation
With a support of : Yomiuri Shimbun
Sponsors : Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. / Tokyo Metro Urban Development Co., Ltd. /
QTnet / NEC Corporation / Yamazaki Baking Co.,Ltd. /
Japan Freight Railway Company / Pandanet Inc. / NKB Inc.

Tournament Outline

16 pairs of male and female professional Go players who represent the Japanese Go world will play tournament games, and in the 4th round, the winning pair will be decided. Games from the 1st round to the Semifinals will be played at the Nihon Ki-in on November 23.


The winning pair will be awarded the title of "Professional Pair Go Champions," a trophy, and prize money.


This is a four-round knockout tournament, with pairings in the first round made by drawing lots. All games are played on even, with Black giving a komi of 6.5 points. The time allowance is 30 seconds per move plus ten minutes of thinking time, to be used in one-minute units.


Date November 23(Tue.) 2021 February 13(Sun.) 2022
Round Round 1 / Round 2 / Semifinals Final
Selection number 16 pairs / 32 players 2 pairs / 4 players
(Japan time)
10:00 - Opening ceremony
10:30 - Round 1
13:30 - Round 2
16:00 - Semifinals
14:00 - Opening ceremony
14:30 - Final
16:30 - Closing Ceremony
Venue Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo)

* Time is subject to change depending on circumstances.