Chinese Taipei QT (Qualification tournament) to WC (World Championship) has ended with last time WC 3rd place Lin Shu-Hsuan insuring the place among the elite A-Tournament 12 players of the world who will fight for the renju individual World Champion title in Estonia, Tallinn in August this year (individual WC is played every other year and Team WC every other year). The official page of the World Championship 2019 is renjunews.com/wc2019
Taipei QT final top 3 results:
1st place: Lin Shu-Hsuan 8 dan (2017 AT 3rd place) – earned AT place
2nd place: Lin Shih-Pin 8dan (Current Taiwan Meijin) – earned QT place
3rd place: Yu Tien-Lung 1dan (last played in 2009 BT) – earned QT place – strong surprising result ahead of other experienced players
Full standings can be seen on the official webpage.
Additionally to Lin it is known that places in the final already have Vladimir Sushkov (Russia, the reigning champion), Shigeru Nakamura (Japan), Shunsuke Kamiya (Japan), Hiroshi Okabe (Japan). China has two seats to give out, not known who they are yet. Other 5 seats will be played out in Tallinn before the Final in the prestigious international QT (every member country has 3 places + extra rules, individual seats by rating).