*Opening Ceremony by See Hua Daily*
The 1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament was opened early morning 09 00 at Dewan Riadah of Pusat Belia on the 6th December, 2014. The opening speech was delivered by Guest of Honour was the Acting Deputy Director of Youth & Sports Department, Muhd. Aziman bin Awg. Nasir. Other guests including Dyg Siti Rozaimeriyanti binti DSLJ Hj Abd Rahman of Eco Bumi Arkitek, Amirul Syazmie Ibrahim of Pusat Belia, Mr. Zhen Li Dong (郑立东) of Political Cultural of Chinese Embassy of Brunei, Ms.Vanthanee of Vice President of Thailand Go Association, Mr.Tan Teng Chuan of the president of Singapore Weiqi Association, Jacky Yin – team leader of Zhu Hai China Team, Ren Kang of the president of Zhu Hai Weiqi Yuan and others.
The tournament comprised of total 44 players: 13 from Brunei, 14 from Kuala Lumpur, 3 from Kuching, 6 from China, 6 from Thailand and 2 from Singapore. The final booklet can be viewed here at Issuu:
The tournament uses McMahon System, 6 Rounds, Japanese Rules 6.5Komi. Prizes are given to Champion Team, Champion Individual, Brunei Individual Champion and Special Prizes.
[Picture Credit: Thailand Team]
Champion Individual: Wong Kai Le, Kuala Lumpur
2nd Place Individual: Ji ZhuoLin, Singapore
3rd Place Individual: Liu YanXi, ZhuHai-China *Promoted to Brunei 1-dan*
Champion Brunei Individual: Lim CheeMing
2nd Place Brunei Individual: Victor Wong
3rd Place Brunei Individual: Koo HawLin
Special Prize Champion: Michael Ling, Kuching
Special Prize 2nd Place: Suphasun, Thailand
Special Prize 3rd Place: Luo Mingji, ZhuHai-China
Champion Team: Brunei Team
2nd Place Team: Malaysia Team
3rd Place Team: Thailand Team
4th Place Team: China Team
[Picture Credit: Thailand Team]
In the morning we had side event whereas RenKang will play 8 players simultaneously. The result was he won them all.
[Credit: See Hua Daily]
We would have thought it was the greatest year but it also became the saddest good-bye to one of the greatest Go Master, Go Seigen (吳清源) Who passed away at the age of 100 on 30th November, 2014.
I left with the deepest disappointment; I could have hold his hand and met him with my own eyes in Singapore – but i chose to stay at Kuala Lumpur that week (what a fool I am! What a fool!)
Go Seigen was a sensei and inspiration to the modern go era. He had shown the world a new possibility in the game of Go. He was also one of the greatest go player to be studied by all Go enthusiasts..
Good-bye吴清源大师，a prodigy thought to be Honinbo Shusaku’s reincarnate.
*The Go Master, story of Go Seigen*
Please get the film, featuring Go Seigen’s past life.
*Appearance in Brunei Times*
As Brunei Times continue to be the official media partner, Brunei Darussalam Go Association is proud to advertise the event poster on the Brunei Times newspaper since Tuesday 2nd December, 2014..! The advertisement should goes on until the event started..
Its been a long way and too much of effort with time constraint. Thank you all!
[credit to Rebecca, Brunei Times]
It was definitely a great honour to get featured by Brunei Times to introduce the game of Go. Regardless, the reporter/journalist had even done their research looking up for extra information! great!
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[credit to: Rashid]
It was a great honour to again (http://xinwengolife.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/being-interview-in-rtb/) to talk about the game of Go on the 30th November, 2014 live on Radio Television Brunei at Rampai Pagi. This time the Association brought ChaiHui, JinQuan & Ray together with Xinwen for the interview.
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the 1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament is just a week away from now on the 6th ~ 7th December , 2014. There are still many works left yet to fulfill before the event; it is going to be exciting month in December.
Anyone who is seeing this message to come over to Pusat Belia, Bandar to not only support the local team but you can also learn how fascinating is Go! The game has no limit to gender, age or skin colour!
so… come come come!
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*Pilihan FM Mandarin*
Brunei Darussalam Go Association was lucky to get interviewed by DJ Mayting from the local Pilihan FM Mandarin 95.9 on the 19th November and was broadcast on 20th November 4.50pm locally.
The interview covered the topics of introduction of Brunei Darussalam Go Association, the game of Go, and introducing the upcoming “1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament”
There will be English Interview soon as well, please stay tune and follow us in http://www.facebook.com/groups/BruneiGo