Golden Dragon City Cup
The Golden Dragon City Cup World Go Team Championship (金龙城杯世界围棋团体赛) is held in Chinese southern city of Guangzhou every two years. This is also known as Zhugang Cup, named after the main sponsor. This is a truly international event as the tournament is designed to accommodate teams from all over the world. Amateur players have plenty of opportunities to compete against the strongest professional players. The organiser also runs other promotional activities, in order to 'spread the oriental wisdom' (the slogan).
China, Japan and Korea can each send two teams: a seeded team with the best players; a wild-card team consists of former world title winners and others who have made significant contribution to Go. Taiwan can also send a seeded team. The main tournament can accommodate up to 16 teams, 9 of which are (mostly) amateur teams from all over the world. Each team has three players. Amateur teams first play a 3-round qualifying tournament to compete entries to the main tournament. The main tournament is a 5-round Swiss tournament. The top 4 teams enter the semifinal. Both the semifinals and the final use a very special format: three players of each team can discuss to decide the best moves to play.
- The side event of term 2 is the simultaneous blind Go exhibition by Bao Yun, who plays against 5 high-dan amateurs.