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China-Japan Supermatches

The China-Japan Supermatches (中日围棋擂台赛) was a Go competition.


The China-Japan Supermatches were a series of team competition between China and Japan in the board game of Go. The tournament was hosted by NEC; it began in 1984, and has been held 13 times until 1997. It was held one last time in 2000. The matches are in the knock-out format with 8 players on each side.

Before the late 1980s top Japanese players were generally considered to be at a higher level than the rest of the world, but in the end China managed to win 9 times in total. The result has had great impact on the development of the game in China afterwards.

Past winners

Team Years Held
China 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1994 - 1997, 2000
Japan 1988, 1990 - 1993

The competition was not played in 1986, 1998, and 1999.