The tournament was held from the 6th – 9th December in Singapore Weiqi Association (Bugis Clubhouse). Brunei Darussalam Go Association had sent in their team and they had all fought their best! The Tournament comprised of many well-known players of the South East Asia Region such as: Tan JiaCheng and ZhangXiang from Singapore, Le MaiDuy of Vietnam, Zaid and Jimmy from Malaysia, Krit Jamkachornkiat and Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit from Thailand, from the Philippines we got Cherisse and Celeste; lastly Edwin, Daniel Thalib, Handy, are all from Indonesia.
Xinwen: 16th/62nd – 4W 2L
Javian Tay: 45th/62nd – 2W 4L
Afiq: 48th/62nd – 2W 4L
Jin Quan: 62nd/62nd – 0W 6L
Considering this is their first debut (not including Xinwen – of course!) to International Weiqi Tournament, it is actually pretty well-done. Brunei Team had actually arrived on the 2nd December to enjoy the scenery and tours around the City of Singapore! Thanks to the generosity of Singapore Weiqi Association and Mr.Tan Teng Chuan.
*Pictures during the tournament*
1st - Krit Jamkachornkiat (Thailand)
2nd - Zhang Xiang (Singapore)
3rd - Tan Jia Cheng (Singapore)
4th – Chinese Player
5th - James Lee (Singapore)
6th - Nuttakrit Taechaamnuayvit (Thailand)
7th - Do Khanh Binh (Vietnam)
8th – Le Mai Duy (Vietnam)
9th – RongYao (Singapore)
12th – Zaid (Malaysia)
14th – Jimmy Cheng (Malaysia)
16th – Chin Sin Voon (Brunei)
24th - Edwin Halim (Indonesia)
25th – Sebastian(Indonesia)
28th – Daniel Thalib (Indonesia)
45th – Javian Tay (Brunei)
47th – Edy Then (Indonesia)
48th – Afiq (Brunei)
57th – Celeste (the Philippines)
58th – Cherisse (the Philippines)
62nd – JinQuan (Brunei)
The South East Asia Weiqi Tournament was formerly known as the “Three-Countries Friendship Tournament” among the Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. For special reason, the host, Singapore Weiqi Association has made this tournament into a bigger scale inviting the Weiqi Association from the South East Asia : Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Indonesia to participate!
Each Association may dispatch up to 7 players! The Tournament will be held from the 6th to the 9th of December at the Bugis Clubhouse (which i really hope they have enough space to accommodate so many players!).
Nevertheless, here are the list of Brunei Representatives!
Jin Quan 6-kyu
Jin Quan and Afiq will be making their debut in International Tournament this time. Best of luck to them gaining fruitful experiences!
*Annual Group Photo*
photo credit: Jayden
It is the time of the year where the Association group together to take this Ultimate Group Photo. But the Group Photo has been shrunk! Most of them could not attend due to their personal affairs and commitment but nevertheless, it is nice to be together.
Jayden commented that this group photo can be considered as a “performance review” of the Association.
*Tournament of the year*
It is the custom for the Association to host at least two tournaments in a year. A themed event and a standard one. The BDGA End of Year Go Tournament 2013 was hosted on the 24th November, 2013 at Dewan Silaturrahim, Pusat Belia from 10 00 to 17 00.
There were not much of contestants but the event went on with 10 participants:
Micheal Chen 2-dan
Peng Hui 1-kyu
The tournament ran with McMahon System in Japanese Rules Komi 6.5; time setting was 10-minutes, 3 periods-30 seconds. The intention of the tournament was to train how the participants handle time pressure in an intense mid-game battles.
This was oversaw by Xinwen noticing that Brunei Players lacking of training under byo-yomi training.
*Results and Pairings*
Using the McMahon System, it creates a fair pairing not only base on their winning scores but also their ranks.
*Prize Award Ceremony*
Prizes Awarded to:-
Champion: Michael Chen 2-dan (promoted to 3-dan with certificate)
Runner-up: Javian Tay 3-kyu (promoted to 1-kyu)
3rd Place: PengHui 1-kyu
4th Place: Victor 2-kyu
5th Place: CheeMing 6-kyu
Champion: Jin Quan 9-kyu (promoted to 6-kyu with certificate)
Runner-up: HawLin 10-kyu (promoted to 7-kyu)
3rd Place: William 10-kyu (promoted to 9-kyu)
4th Place: Terasa 11-kyu (promoted to 10-kyu)
5th Place: David 12-kyu
Round 1: Javian vs Michael :http://eidogo.com/#nSasLsLV
Round 2: CheeMing vs JinQuan :http://eidogo.com/#zxfwScDu
Round 3: Victor vs HawLin :http://eidogo.com/#1Xyc7uhel
Round 4: PengHui vs William : http://eidogo.com/#CCtu0nAa
*First Attend by SMJA and Lambak Kiri*
The 2nd District Go Workshop was held at the Dewan Silaturrahim, Pusat Belia on the 23rd of November, 2013 (Saturday) organised by the Brunei Darussalam Go Association and supported by Jabatan Belia dan Sukan. The generosity of the equipment is sponsored and supported by the World Pair Go Association and Thailand Go Association.
The invited schools were:
Chung Hwa Middle School
Omar Ali Saifuddien College
SM Jamalul Alam
SM Lambak Kiri
The Committees were:
Presenter – Sid
Organiser – Xinwen
Co-Organiser – ChaiHui
Volunteers – ChiaoHong, Javian, ZheFan, ChungSun, Huiyee, PengHui
The sessions began 09 30 with registration and brief introduction about the game of Weiqi then slowly giving the students more exercises before proceeding to Teaching Game. Some problems award the participants pens and paper fans (sponsored by Taiwan Weiqi Association).
*Note of Reminder*
This year again, not all the schools managed to attend mainly because of the date of choice: is the last day of school and most schools have events. Usually it is harder to invite Pre-University College to participate, probably not going to try inviting them anymore next year.
To get as much participants to join as possible – the Association going to invite up to 14 schools next year to give it a shot of full attendants.
Refreshments were not provided but promised to be given by the boss of Pusat Belia very disappointing.
*Introduce the game to Tiger Lim*
[credit to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TIGERLIM/]
The Association had made contacted with Tiger Lim (http://www.tigerlim.com/), one of the most famous blogger in Brunei. Xinwen and the president, JiaHui sat down with Tiger Lim and introduce our Association and the game to him.
What’s next? Who knows… :)
Actually Xinwen had asked him to become the Association patron not by supporting in funds but in words and appearance. Further decision will be discussed with the Association team.