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International Go Federation
Formation March 18, 1982
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Official language
Parent organization
International Mind Sports Association

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.


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
  • Publish updates about Go activities on the IGF website


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

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