2008 World Mind Sports Games
The first World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) were held in Beijing shortly after the 2008 Summer Olympics. The 2008 WMSG consisted of events for bridge, chess, go, draughts and xianqi (Chinese chess).
The AGA sent a team of twenty-two led by Feng Yun 9p to represent the United States in this historic meeting. Players in men's events were selected through a series of regional qualification events in which players earned points for their placing in the tournament field. Final point standings can be found on the qualifiers page. In addition, the AGA's Board of Directors invited Michael Redmond to play for the team. The national pair go champions, selected at the 2008 US Go Congress, played in the mixed pairs event.
The go section consisted of six events. Results are listed in the following areas:
- Individual Open
- Men's Individual
- Women's Individual
- Men's Team - Five-board team matches
- Women's Team - Five board team matches
- Mixed Pairs - Pair go featuring both amateur and pro players
The US Mind Sports team was supported through the generosity of many people. The AGA and AGF deeply appreciate the support of the following donors:
Kisei (over $1000)
Sensei ($100 to $1000)
Insei (under $100)