The Tianyuan (Chinese: 天元; Pinyin: Tiān Yuán) is the name of a Go competition in China organized by the Chinese Weiqi Association. The word tiānyuán literally means the center or origin of heaven, and is the center point on a Go board. The Tianyuan is equivalent to the Nihon Ki-in's Tengen and the Hanguk Kiwon's Chunwon.
Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.
Chinese Weiqi Association, or Chinese Go Association, founded in Hefei, Anhui in 1962, is the major go organization in China. As a branch of the Zhongguo Qiyuan, it oversees professional players as well as strong amateurs, functioning in the same way as the Nihon Kiin and other such groups.
The Nihon Ki-in (日本棋院), also known as the Japan Go Association, is the main organizational body for Go in Japan, overseeing Japan's professional system and issuing diplomas for amateur dan rankings. It is based in Tokyo. The other major Go association in Japan is Kansai Ki-in. Its innovations include the Oteai system of promotion, time limits in professional games, and the introduction of issuing diplomas to strong amateur players, to affirm their ranks.
The Tianyuan competition is sponsored by the Zhongguo Qiyuan, New People's Evening News , and New People's Weiqi Monthly Magazine . It consists of a preliminary tournament in which 32 players compete against one another to determine the challenger to the previous year's winner. The preliminary is a single-elimination format, and the title match is decided in a best-of-three. The winner's purse is ¥250,000 ($39,026) and ¥100,000 ($15,611) for the runner-up, as of 2018.
|1987||Ma Xiaochun||2–1||Nie Weiping|
|1988||Liu Xiaoguang||3–2||Ma Xiaochun|
|1991||Nie Weiping||3–0||Liu Xiaoguang|
|1993||Liu Xiaoguang||3–1||Nie Weiping|
|1994||Ma Xiaochun||3–0||Liu Xiaoguang|
|1997||Chang Hao||3–1||Ma Xiaochun|
|2002||Huang Yizhong||2-0||Chang Hao|
|2003||Gu Li||2–1||Huang Yizhong|
|2009||Chen Yaoye||2–0||Gu Li|
|2017||Lian Xiao||2-0||Chen Yaoye|
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