World Championship

The idea of World Championships was discussed in the first RIF meeting in 1988. At that time, there were only 3 renju countries Japan, Sweden, USSR. It was decided that the First Renju World Championship should be held in Kyoto a year later - in 1989.Everybody was waiting for this big event excitedly. It was the first time the peope from western countries could have a chance to see the legendary Shigeru Nakamura playing the tournament games. That was the beginning of the history of Renju World Championships...

World Championships

EventLocationResultsArticlesGamesPhotosVideos
World Championship 1989(Kyoto Japan)ResultsArticles (1)Games (45)Photos (25)-
World Championship 1991(Moscow Russia)ResultsArticles (1)Games (65)Photos (2)-
World Championship 1993(Arjeplog Sweden)ResultsArticles (1)Games (66)Photos (1)-
World Championship 1995(Tallinn Estonia)ResultsArticles (1)Games (64)Photos (15)-
World Championship 1997(Saint Petersburg Russia)ResultsArticles (5)Games (66)Photos (14)-
World Championship 1999(Beijing China)ResultsArticles (5)Games (65)Photos (35)-
World Championship 2001(Kyoto Japan)ResultsArticles (6)Games (66)Photos (57)-
World Championship 2003(Vadstena Sweden)ResultsArticles (1)Games (66)Photos (27)-
World Championship 2005(Tallinn Estonia)ResultsArticles (5)Games (66)Photos (25)-
World Championship 2007(Tyumen Russia)Results-Games (66)Photos (18)-
World Championship 2009(Pardubice Czech Republic)Results-Games (66)Photos (11)-
World Championship 2011(Huskvarna Sweden)Results-Games (66)Photos (8)-
World Championship 2013(Tallinn Estonia)Results-Games (66)Photos (19)-

Qualification Tournament (QT) and Open Tournament (BT)

The System and Rules of World Championship

The Participants of World Championships of all times

No Name Country 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 Times Points
Ando Meritee Estonia - - 8.5 8 8 9.5 11 7.5 8.5 - 7 61
Hideki Nara Japan 7 7 8 6 6.5 - 6 - - - 6 40.5
Vladimir Sushkov Russia - - - - - 5 9 8.5 8 7 5 37.5
Stefan Karlsson Sweden - - 3.5 3 3.5 7 5 4.5 3.5 4.5 8 34.5
Kazuto Hasegawa Japan 5.5 7 6.5 - 9 6 - - - - 5 34
Mikhail Kozhin Russia 2.5 5 7 - 5 5.5 - - - 3 6 28
Igor Sinyov Russia - 3 - - 5 7 8 4.5 - - 5 27.5
Ants Soosõrv Estonia - - 6.5 3.5 6 5.5 5 - - - 5 26.5
Aldis Reims Latvia - 7 7.5 5.5 6 - - - - - 4 26
Konstantin Chingin Russia - - - - - - - 6.5 8 8 3 22.5
Tunnet Taimla Estonia - - - - - - - 9 5.5 6.5 3 21
Yusui Yamaguchi Japan - 8 - - - - - 4 - 7 3 19
Shigeru Nakamura Japan 8.5 10 - - - - - - - - 2 18.5
Petter Gardström Sweden 2 3.5 - 6 1 - 5.5 - - - 5 18
Takashi Sagara Japan - - 5.5 - 7.5 3 - - - - 3 16
Hiroshi Okabe Japan - - - - - - - 6.5 5 3.5 3 15
Norihiko Kawamura Japan - - - 9 5.5 - - - - - 2 14.5
Ingvar Sundling Sweden 3 5.5 5.5 - - - - - - - 3 14
Andry Purk Estonia - - - - - - - - 6.5 6.5 2 13
Savrasova Yulia Russia - - - - - - - - 4 6 2 10
Wu Di China - - - - - - - - - 9 1 9
Dmitry Ilyin Russia - - - 7.5 - - - - - - 1 7.5
Jan Palmgren Sweden 2 5.5 - - - - - - - - 2 7.5
Nikolay Mikhailov Uzbekistan 4.5 - 3 - - - - - - - 2 7.5
Konstantin Nikonov Russia - - 3.5 - - - 4 - - - 2 7.5
Yoshihiro Iio Japan - - - - - - - 4.5 - 3 2 7.5
Sergey Artemyev Russia - - - - - - - - 6.5 - 1 6.5
Gaulitz Joachim Sweden - - - - - - 3 3.5 - - 2 6.5
Toshio Nishimura Japan 6 - - - - - - - - - 1 6
Stepan Peskov Russia - - - 6 - - - - - - 1 6
Tord Andersson Sweden - - - - - - - 3 3 - 2 6
Pavel Salnikov Russia - - - 5.5 - - - - - - 1 5.5
Yuriy Tarannikov Russia - - - - - - - - 5.5 - 1 5.5
Yoshimi Hayakawa Japan - - - - - 4.5 - - - - 1 4.5
Zhang Jinyu China - - - - - 4.5 - - - - 1 4.5
Norio Nishizono Japan - - - - - 4.5 - - - - 1 4.5
Shinichi Ishitani Japan - - - - - - 4.5 - - - 1 4.5
Yevgeniy Bobkov Russia 4 - - - - - - - - - 1 4
Arnis Veidemanis Latvia - - - 4 - - - - - - 1 4
Pavel Makarov Russia - - - - - 4 - - - - 1 4
Kim Byoung-Jun Korea - - - - - - 4 - - - 1 4
Martin Carlsson Sweden - - - - - - - 4 - - 1 4
Eduard Voskanyan Armenia - 3.5 - - - - - - - - 1 3.5
Alexandr Klimashin Russia - - - - 3 - - - - - 1 3
Albert Poghosyan Armenia - - 1 2 - - - - - - 2 3
Hannes Hermansson Sweden - - - - - - - - 2 - 1 2
Aivo Oll Estonia - - - - - - - - - 2 1 2
Michael Unterweger Austria - 1 - - - - - - - - 1 1
Lin Shieng-Min Ch. Taipei - - - - - - 1 - - - 1 1