Korean Future Stars Tournament
This tournament is jointly sponsored by Mok Jinseok 9-dan and his father (who is an entrepreneur and used to be a board member of the Korean Baduk Association). The tournament is designed to help young players who otherwise don't have enough formal games to play. It is unclear at the time of writing whether this tournament will repeat in future years.
The tournament is open to players who become professional for less than three years and who are not strong enough to appear in the Korean league. The Mok family specifically wants to avoid using elimination format, in order to give young players more opportunities to play competitively. The preliminary stage is a 4-round Swiss tournament. The top 14 finishers are then evenly divided to play in two leagues. Two league winners go on to play a best-of-3 match to decide the title winner.
Nothing special so far.