World Championships in Renju

There are several world championships in Renju organized by the Renju International Federation, including World Championship, Women World Championships, Team World Championships, Youth World Championships and Correspondence World Championships.[1]

World ChampionshipsEdit

Renju World Championships have occurred every second year, since 1989.[2] The opening rule was Yamaguchi from 2009 to 2015, and has been changed to Soosõrv-8 since 2017.

The results of previous World Championships are following:

Title year Hosting city, country Gold Silver Bronze Opening rule
1989   Kyoto, Japan   Shigeru Nakamura   Hideki Nara   Toshio Nishimura Swap
1991   Moscow, Soviet Union   Shigeru Nakamura   Makoto Yamaguchi   Aldis Reims Swap
1993   Arjeplog, Sweden   Ando Meritee   Hideki Nara   Aldis Reims Swap
1995   Tallinn, Estonia   Norihiko Kawamura   Ando Meritee   Dmitry Ilyin Swap
1997   Saint Petersburg, Russia   Kazuto Hasegawa   Ando Meritee   Takashi Sagara RIF
1999   Beijing, China   Ando Meritee   Igor Sinyov   Stefan Karlsson RIF
2001   Kyoto, Japan   Ando Meritee   Vladimir Sushkov   Igor Sinyov RIF
2003   Vadstena, Sweden   Tunnet Taimla   Vladimir Sushkov   Ando Meritee RIF
2005   Tallinn, Estonia   Ando Meritee   Vladimir Sushkov   Konstantin Chingin RIF
2007   Tyumen, Russia   Wu Di   Konstantin Chingin   Yusui Yamaguchi RIF
2009   Pardubice, Czech Republic   Vladimir Sushkov   Tunnet Taimla   Cao Dong Yamaguchi
2011   Huskvarna, Sweden   Cao Dong   Lin Huang-Yu   Huang Jinxian Yamaguchi
2013   Tallinn, Estonia   Tunnet Taimla   Yuuki Oosumi   Vladimir Sushkov Yamaguchi
2015   Suzdal, Russia   Qi Guan   Lin Huang-Yu   Lan Zhiren Yamaguchi
2017   Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Vladimir Sushkov   Zhu Jianfeng   Lin Shu-Hsuan Soosõrv-8
2019   Tallinn, Estonia   Cao Dong   Vladimir Sushkov   Shunsuke Kamiya Soosõrv-8

The statistics for the players in the Renju World Championships following.

Place Player Gold Silver Bronze Entries
1   Ando Meritee 4 2 1 7
2   Vladimir Sushkov 2 4 1 10
3   Tunnet Taimla 2 1 0 7
4   Cao Dong 2 0 1 4
5   Shigeru Nakamura 2 0 0 4
6   Kazuto Hasegawa 1 0 0 5
7   Norihiko Kawamura 1 0 0 2
7   Wu Di 1 0 0 2
7   Qi Guan 1 0 0 2
10   Hideki Nara 0 2 0 6
11   Lin Huang-Yu 0 2 0 3
12   Igor Sinyov 0 1 1 5
13   Yusui Yamaguchi 0 1 1 3
13   Konstantin Chingin 0 1 1 3
15   Yuuki Oosumi 0 1 0 2
16   Zhu Jianfeng 0 1 0 1
17   Aldis Reims 0 0 2 4
18   Stefan Karlsson 0 0 1 8
19   Takashi Sagara 0 0 1 3
19   Shunsuke Kamiya 0 0 1 3
21   Lan Zhiren 0 0 1 2
22   Toshio Nishimura 0 0 1 1
22   Dmitry Ilyin 0 0 1 1
22   Huang Jinxian 0 0 1 1
22   Lin Shu-Hsuan 0 0 1 1

Women World ChampionshipsEdit

The Women World Championships started in 1997 and are played every second year, at the same time and place with the World Championships.[3] The results are following:

Title year Hosting city, country Gold Silver Bronze Opening rule
1997   Saint Petersburg, Russia   Irina Metreveli   Natalya Vasilyeva   Yelena Lebedeva RIF
1999   Beijing, China   Yulia Savrasova   Irina Metreveli   Yelena Lebedeva RIF
2001   Kyoto, Japan   Yulia Savrasova   Irina Metreveli   Hsu Wen-Ching RIF
2003   Vadstena, Sweden   Yulia Savrasova   Yang Hsiao-Yu   Irina Metreveli RIF
2005   Tallinn, Estonia   Oxana Sorokina   Irina Metreveli   Maris Tuvikene RIF
2007   Tyumen, Russia   Tatyana Krayeva   Oxana Sorokina   Irina Metreveli RIF
2009   Pardubice, Czech Republic   Yulia Savrasova   Yao Jinrui   Hu Xi Yamaguchi
2011   Huskvarna, Sweden   Kazumi Arai   Irina Metreveli   Anastasja Oborina Yamaguchi
2013   Tallinn, Estonia   Irina Metreveli   Kira Lashko   Olga Kurdina Yamaguchi
2015   Suzdal, Russia   Kira Lashko   Wang Qingqing   Irina Metreveli Yamaguchi
2017   Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Chien Yung-Hsuan   Wang Qingqing   Liu Xun Soosõrv-8
2019   Tallinn, Estonia   Wu Zhiqin   Li Xiaoqing   Irina Metreveli Soosõrv-8

Team World ChampionshipsEdit

Team World Championships in Renju have occurred every second year since 1996, except for 2020.[4] Since 2010 the opening rule being played is Yamaguchi. The results are following.

Title year Hosting city, country Gold Silver Bronze
1996   Saint Petersburg, Russia   Russia
Dmitry Ilyin
Stepan Peskov
Igor Sinyov
Konstantin Nikonov
Mikhail Kozhin
  Estonia
Ando Meritee
Ants Soosõrv
Margus Tuvikene
Marek Kolk
  Latvia
Aldis Reims
Arnis Veidemanis
Nerses Grigorian
Eduard Voskanian
1998[a]   Yerevan, Armenia No champion title awarded
2000   Tallinn, Estonia   Russia-1
Igor Sinyov
Alexandr Klimashin
Vladimir Sushkov
Pavel Salnikov
Mikhail Kozhin
  Sweden
Stefan Karlsson
Rickard Johannesson
Joachim Gaulitz
Tord Andersson
  Japan
Kazuto Hasegawa
Hideki Nara
Yoshimi Hayakawa
Hirouji Sakamoto
2002   Vadstena, Sweden   Russia-1
Pavel Salnikov
Alexandr Klimashin
Sergey Artemyev
Alexey Skuridin
Vladimir Semyonov
  Estonia
Ants Soosõrv
Tunnet Taimla
Johann Lents
Timo Ilu
Maris Tuvikene
  Sweden-1
Stefan Karlsson
Peter Gardstrom
Goran Holgersson
Linus Hermansson
Joachim Gaulitz
2004   Tyumen, Russia   Russia-1
Vladimir Sushkov
Alexandr Klimashin
Konstantin Chingin
Konstantin Nikonov
Igor Sinyov
  Estonia
Ando Meritee
Tunnet Taimla
Ants Soosõrv
Timo Ilu
Irene Karlsson
  Russia-2
Pavel Salnikov
Pavel Makarov
Sergey Artemyev
Vladimir Semyonov
Mikhail Kozhin
2006   Tallinn, Estonia   Russia-1
Vladimir Sushkov
Konstantin Chingin
Sergey Artemyev
Yulia Savrasova
Pavel Vershinin
  Estonia-1
Ando Meritee
Tunnet Taimla
Ants Soosõrv
Aivo Oll
Johann Lents
  China
Chen Wei
Wu Hao
Zhu Jianfeng
Ge Lingfeng
2008   Helsinki, Finland   Estonia
Tunnet Taimla
Aivo Oll
Andry Purk
Ants Soosõrv
Johann Lents
  Russia-1
Vladimir Sushkov
Egor Serdyukov
Konstantin Chingin
Yulia Savrasova
Alexandr Kadulin
  China
Cao Dong
Wu Di
Wu Hao
Chen Wei
2010   Tokyo, Japan   China
Li Yi
Cao Dong
Yin Licheng
Xi Zhenyang
  Estonia-1
Tunnet Taimla
Aivo Oll
Andry Purk
Ants Soosõrv
  Japan-1
Shigeru Nakamura
Kazuto Hasegawa
Hiroshi Okabe
Yusui Yamaguchi
Norihiko Kawamura
Taizan Isobe
2012   Beijing, China   Japan
Yuuki Oosumi
Shigeru Nakamura
Takahiro Kudomi
Kazumasa Tamura
Hiroshi Okabe
Tomoharu Nakayama
  China-1
Cao Dong
Zhu Jianfeng
He Qifa
Lu Hai
  China-2
Yang Yanxi
Chen Jing
Qi Guan
Chen Wei
2014   Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Estonia
Tunnet Taimla
Martin Hõbemägi
Ants Soosõrv
Johann Lents
Ando Meritee
  Chinese Taipei-1
Lin Shu-Hsuan
Lin Huang-Yu
Chen Ko-Han
Yang Yu-Hsiung
Lin Shih-Pin
Cheng Chih-Liang
  Japan-1
Shigeru Nakamura
Yoshihiro Iio
Nobuhiro Fukui
Ayako Tada
Yuuki Oosumi
Kazumasa Tamura
2016   Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia-1
Aivo Oll
Tunnet Taimla
Martin Hõbemägi
Renee Pajuste
Johann Lents
  China
Qi Guan
Lan Zhiren
Zhu Jianfeng
Chen Xin
Liu Yang
  Russia-1
Oleg Fedorkin
Vladimir Sushkov
Pavel Salnikov
Konstantin Nikonov
Dmitry Epifanov
Maxim Karasyov
2018   Saint Petersburg, Russia   China
Yang Yanxi
Zhu Jianfeng
Cao Dong
Liu Yang
Lan Zhiren
  Japan
Tomoharu Nakayama
Yudai Fujita
Yoshihiro Iio
Jun Koyama
Hiroshi Okabe
Maiko Fujita
  Russia-2
Vladimir Sushkov
Pavel Salnikov
Mikhail Kozhin
Denis Kachaev
Maxim Karasyov
Sergey Artemyev
  1. ^ In this year an Armenia-Sweden match was played instead of Team World Championship. The result is a draw between the two teams, but no champion title was awarded.

The statistics for the Renju Team World Championships following.

Place Team Gold Silver Bronze Entries
1   Russia 5 1 3 11
2   Estonia 3 5 0 11
3   China 2 2 3 7
4   Japan 1 1 3 11
5   Sweden 0 1 1 9
6   Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 4
7   Latvia 0 0 1 1

Youth World ChampionshipsEdit

Renju Youth World Championships have occurred every second year since 1996.[5]

The results of Youth World Championships of different groups for boys are following:

Title year Hosting city, country U25 U23 U20 U18 U17 U15 U14 U12 U11
1996   Nizhny Novgorod, Russia -   Margus Tuvikene   Konstantin Chingin
1998   Beijing, China -   Hannes Hermansson   Shao Xiaodong
2000   Arjeplog, Sweden -   Konstantin Chingin   Denis Nekrasov
2002   Podyuga, Russia -   Konstantin Chingin   Tunnet Taimla
2004   Yerevan, Armenia -   Hiroshi Okabe   Evgeny Sumarokov
2006   Beijing, China -   Wu Hao   Mikhail Lysakov   Hu Yu
2008   Haapsalu, Estonia -   Aivo Oll   Alexandr Kadulin   Martin Hõbemägi
2010   Yerevan, Armenia -   Rafik Nersisyan   Artyom Merkulov   Aleksey Vostryakov
2012   Suzdal, Russia -   Artyom Merkulov   Roman Kruchok   Denis Fedotov
2014   Suure-Jaani, Estonia -   Martin Hõbemägi   Denis Fedotov   Tang Xudong
2016   Tallinn, Estonia   Martin Hõbemägi   Georg-Romet Topkin   Denis Fedotov   Fan Shihao
2018   Kuşadası, Turkey   Martin Hõbemägi   Maksim Lavrik-Karmazin   Kang Zheming   Zhang Junyu


The results of Youth World Championships of different groups for girls are following:

Title year Hosting city, country U25 U23 U20 U18 U17 U15 U14 U12 U11
1996   Nizhny Novgorod, Russia -   Yelena Lebedeva
1998   Beijing, China -   Yelena Lebedeva   Wu Dan
2000   Arjeplog, Sweden -   Yelena Lebedeva   Yulia Savrasova
2002   Podyuga, Russia -   Yulia Savrasova   Alyona Mikhailova
2004   Yerevan, Armenia -   Yulia Savrasova   Mariya Pestereva
2006   Beijing, China -   Yulia Savrasova   Tatyana Krayeva   Anastasja Oborina
2008   Haapsalu, Estonia -   Yulia Savrasova   Tatyana Krayeva   Alexandra Sumarokova
2010   Yerevan, Armenia -   Gayane Petrosyan   Anastasja Oborina   Kira Lashko
2012   Suzdal, Russia -   Tatyana Krayeva   Anastasja Oborina   Tuuli Tiivel
2014   Suure-Jaani, Estonia -   Wang Qingqing   Jin Yichan   Fan Xuanzuo
2016   Tallinn, Estonia   Wang Qingqing   Kira Lashko   Ksenia Matushkina   Lou Qiongwen
2018   Kuşadası, Turkey   Liu Xun   Tatyana Prokopets   Xu Xicheng   Wang Kemiao

Since 2020, due to the spread of COVID-19, a new series of Youth World Cups have been held online, in place of the Youth World Championships. [6]

The results of Youth World Cups of different groups for boys are following:

Title year Hosting city, country U25 U20 U15 U11
2020   Laagri, Estonia   Zoltán László   Georg-Romet Topkin   Jiao Zhengrui   Hu Jinrui
2021   Laagri, Estonia   Georg-Romet Topkin   Zhou Nan   Kang Tingrui   Alexander Pinsky
2022   Laagri, Estonia   He Shujun   Peter Burtsev [a]   Jiao Zhengrui   Zhou Chenli


The results of Youth World Cups of different groups for girls are following:

Title year Hosting city, country U25 U20 U15 U11
2020   Laagri, Estonia   Cao Xueyu   Ksenia Matushkina   Zhu Jiayi   Qin Shaoya
2021   Laagri, Estonia   Liu Mengyun   Sofia Tolstoguzova   Darya Yusupmurzina   Ruan Jintong
2022   Laagri, Estonia   Zheng Yining   Yang Yimeng   Liu Shaoqi   Kong Siyu
  1. ^ According to the protocol of the Renju International Federation in 2022, Russian players would play under the Russian Renju Association and would not be using Russian flags.

International Open Tournaments of World ChampionshipEdit

The International Open Tournaments of World Championship (BT) started in 1989 and happens every two years, at the same time and place with the World Championship (AT). This tournament is open to all Renju players who do not have the right to play in the World Championship. The first three places in BT have the right to participate in the Qualification Tournament (QT) of the next World Championship. There are no world champion titles awarded in this tournament.[7]

The results of previous International Open Tournaments of World Championship are following:

Title year Hosting city, country Winner Runner-up Third Opening rule
1989   Kyoto, Japan   Norihiko Kawamura   Norio Nishizono   Akihiko Kashihara Swap
1991   Moscow, Soviet Union   Ando Meritee   Yoshimi Hayakawa   Mikhail Biryukov Swap
1993   Arjeplog, Sweden   Dmitry Ilyin   Igor Sinyov   Victor Alexandrov Swap
1995   Tallinn, Estonia   Igor Sinyov   Yoshimi Hayakawa   Gatis Gurckis Swap
1997   Saint Petersburg, Russia   Stepan Peskov   Arnis Veidemanis   Evgeniy Bobkov RIF
1999   Beijing, China   Bai Tao   Hideki Nara   Shao Xiaodong RIF
2001   Kyoto, Japan   Kazuto Hasegawa   Masato Kusajima   Yoshihiro Iio RIF
2003   Vadstena, Sweden   Yuriy Tarannikov   Chen Wei   Johann Lents RIF
2005   Tallinn, Estonia   Yusui Yamaguchi   Timo Ilu   Chen Ko-Han RIF
2007   Tyumen, Russia   Yuuki Oosumi   Lin Huang-Yu   Egor Serdyukov RIF
2009   Pardubice, Czech Republic   Lin Huang-Yu   Yuuki Oosumi   Renee Pajuste Yamaguchi
2011   Huskvarna, Sweden   Alexey Potapov   Katsumi Kise   Yoshihiro Iio Yamaguchi
2013   Tallinn, Estonia   Alexey Potapov   Nikolay Poltaratsky   Shin-ichi Ishitani Yamaguchi
2015   Suzdal, Russia   Tomoharu Nakayama   Dmitry Epifanov   Maxim Karasyov Yamaguchi
2017   Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Tang Kai Lam   Liu Yang   Jun Koyama Soosõrv-8
2019   Tallinn, Estonia   Wai Chan Keong   Villem Mesila   Jang Won-Cheol Soosõrv-8

Renju World Championships via CorrespondenceEdit

World Championships in Renju via Correspondence were held in 1982 to 1993 (by paper letters, later by e-mails), and now are played every year since 1996 with an exception in 2009, 2010 and 2016.[8] Since 2014 the opening rule being played is Soosõrv-N.

The results from 1982 to 1993 are in the following.

Title year Champion Country
1982 Vladimir Sapronov   Soviet Union
1984 Alexandr Nosovsky   Soviet Union
1985 Alexandr Nosovsky   Soviet Union
1991 Albert Poghosyan   Soviet Union
1993 Albert Poghosyan   Armenia

The results since 1996 are in the following.

Title year Champion Runner-up Third
1996   Aldis Reims   Linas Laibinis   Igor Sinyov
1997   Yuriy Tarannikov   Aldis Reims   Stefan Karlsson
1998   Oleg Fedorkin   Aldis Reims   Kazuto Hasegawa
1999   Oleg Fedorkin   Alexander Nosovsky   Konstantin Nikonov
2000   Aldis Reims   Evgeniy Bobkov   Konstantin Nikonov
2001   Konstantin Nikonov   Zhang Jinyu   Vitaly Lunkin
2002   Vitaly Lunkin   Zhang Jinyu   Vladimir Dvoeglazov
2003   Chen Wei   Sergey Filippov   Oleg Klimachev
2004   Sun Chengmin   Alexey Potapov   Chen Wei
2005   Victor Barykin   Zhang Jinyu   Lu Wenzhe
2006 No gold awarded   Dmitry Epifanov   Victor Barykin
2007   Dmitry Epifanov   Zhang Jinyu   Anatoly Ustimov
2008   Zhang Jinyu   Jelena Balanova   Alexey Potapov
2011   Jelena Balanova   Aivo Oll   Alexey Potapov
2012   Alexey Potapov   Jelena Balanova   Aivo Oll
2013   Vladimir Sushkov   Alexey Potapov   Viktor Balabhai
2014   Vladimir Sushkov   Evgeniy Bobkov   Oleg Fedorkin
2015[9]   Konstantin Nikonov   Oleg Fedorkin   Pavel Makarov
2017[10]   Hao Tianyi   Qi Bo   Dmitry Epifanov
2018[11]   Hao Tianyi   Dmitry Epifanov   Vladimir Filinov
2019[12]   Wang Qichao   Vladimir Sushkov   Aivo Oll
2020[13]   Aivo Oll   Qiu Weifu   Vladimir Sushkov
2021[14]   Yao Yujie   Qian Yunbing   Aivo Oll

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "World Championship". Renju.Net. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
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