|1.||The championship will be an 8-round tournament conducted by Swiss system.|
|2.||All games will be played on even, with black giving a komi of 5.5 points.|
|3.||The time allowance is 1 hour 30 minutes per
player, followed by 10/15 Canadian
Tournament clocks will be used for all games.
|4.||The tounament will follow the official "World
Amateur Go Championship Rules".
Any disputes or problems will be settled by the referees.
|5.||Referees will be professional players from the Nihon Ki-in and Kansai Ki-in.|
|1.||The winner, will receive a cup and the title
"23st World Amateur Go Champion"
also receive an amateur 8-dan diploma from the Nihon Ki-in.
|2.||Winners of the 2nd to 8th places will receive trophies.|
|3.||The Shizuo Asada Fighting Spirit Prize will
be awarded for fair Play and fighting
a player not finishing in the top eight.