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SportAccord World Mind Games 2011

SportAccord (previously known as IMSA) held its first ever World Mind Games in Beijing, China, from 10th - 16th December 2011.

Go teams from six countries/regions took part: China, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, USA and Europe.

Teams

Player 5 on each team was female.

China

Kong Jie
Gu Li
Xie He
Piao Wenyao
Li He

Korea

Lee Saedol
Choi Chulhan
Park Jeonghwan
Lee Younggu
Kim Hyemin

Japan

Yamashita Keigo
Yamashiro Hiroshi
Sakai Hideyuki
Ogata Masaki
Mukai Chiaki

Chinese Taipei

Chen Shih-iuan
Hsiao Cheng-hao
Chou Chun-hsun
Wang Yuan-jun
Joanne Missingham

USA

Mingjiu Jiang
Jie Li
Andy Liu
Kevin Yuang
Feng Yun

Europe

Catalin Taranu
Cristian Pop
Cornel Burzo
Jan Simara
Vanessa Wong

Results

Round 1

China 5 - 0 Europe
Japan 5 - 0 USA
Korea 3 - 2 Taipei
(Taipei won 1 and 5)


Round 2

 Japan 5 - 0 Europe
 Korea 5 - 0 USA
 China 5 - 0 Taipei



Round 3

 China 3 - 2 Korea
 Japan 4 - 1 Taipei
   USA 3 - 2 Europe
(Korea won 1 and 4)
(Taipei won 2)
(Europe won 2 and 4)

Round 4

 China 4 - 1 Japan
 Korea 5 - 0 Europe
   USA 0 - 5 Taipei
(Japan won 5)


Round 5

 China 5 - 0 USA
 Korea 4 - 1 Japan
Europe 0 - 5 Taipei
(Japan won 3)


Final Team Places

  1. 5 wins - China
  2. 4 wins - Korea
  3. 3 wins - Japan
  4. 2 wins - Chinese Taipei
  5. 1 win - USA
  6. 0 wins - Europe

Pair Go

Round 1: Chinese Taipei beat USA; Japan beat Europe (China and Korea seeded to round 2)
Round 2: China beat Chinese Taipei; Korea beat Japan
Round 3: China beat Korea; Japan beat Chinese Taipei; USA beat Europe

Final Pair Go Places

  1. China (Li He/Piao Wenyao)
  2. Korea (Kim Hyemin/Choi Chunlan)
  3. Japan (Mukai Chiaki/Yamashita Keigo)
  4. Chinese Taipei (Joanne Missingham/Chou Chun-hsun)
  5. USA (Feng Yun/Jie Li)
  6. Europe (Vanessa Wong/Catalin Taranu)

For further info visit the

Ranka Online reports and SportAccord World Mind Games site.