International Go Federation

international organization that connects the various national Go federations

The International Go Federation (IGF) is an international non-profit organization that connects Go federations around the world. They strive to promote fair play among all players.

International Go Federation
FormationMarch 18, 1982
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Official language
Parent organization
International Mind Sports Association[1][2]


IGF aims to promote Go all over the world. They do so by the following actions:

  • Organize international tournaments such as the World Amateur Go Championship[3][4]
  • Publish updates about Go activities on the IGF website


IGF is formed by national members and continental members (such as the European Go Federation[5] in Europe).

References and notesEdit

  1. "IMSA - International Mind Sports Association". Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  2. "History | Uniting six federations of the traditional mind sports : Chess, Bridge, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi with over 400 National Associations and close to 500 million players". Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  3. World Amateur Go Championship at Sensei's Library
  4. Some international tournaments are not managed by the IGF.
  7. Kansai Ki-in and All Japan Student Go Federation does not have IGF membership.