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Association Dinner on the 8th February

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Association Dinner
Association Dinner

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Its been a long busy weeks during the Chinese New Year; and the Association organised a dinner with the team at Capers Italian Restaurant on the 8th February, 2014. Some of them had never tried the eat all you can Capers in Brunei! You gotta love it with all your friends!

Happy Chinese New Year!

intro: Javian, Afiq and JinQuan

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*Introduction*

Brunei Weiqi Team in Singapore
Brunei Weiqi Team in Singapore

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Just realised, I have forgotten to feature Javian, Afiq and JinQuan from the previous post during their debut.

Profile of Lee JinQuan (first from right):-
- Member since 2010, 6th-gen member
- Official member of the Association since 2012.
- Participated in the 1st Inter-school Pairgo Tournament Katok, December 2010.
- Participated in the 1st Dragon Youth Title Match, 24th March 2012.
- Volunteer in the 1st District Go Workshop, July 2012.
- Participated in the 1st UBD Go Club Tournament, 9th December 2012.
- Participated in the 2nd Shusaku Go Tournament, 16th June, 2013.
- Champion Division 2 in End of Year Go Tournament, November 2013.
- Participated in the 1st South East Asia Weiqi Tournament in Singapore, December 2013.
- JinQuan is awarded 6-kyu BDGA Graded with certificate.

Profile of Afiq (second from right):-
- Member since 2008, 4th-gen member.
- Official member of the Association since 2011.
- Participated in the 1st Inter-school Individual Tournament Katok, December 2009.
- Champion Team in the 3rd Team Brunei Amateur Go Tournament, August 2010.
- Participated in the 1st Inter-school Pairgo Tournament Katok, December 2010.
- Participated in Weiqi Presentation in Katok, August 2010.
- Participated in mini-match event in CHMS Alumni Association, March 2011.
- Participated in the 1st Brunei League, March 2011.
- Graded BDGA 8-kyu from the 1st League.
- Participated in the 1st South East Asia Weiqi Tournament in Singapore, December 2013.

Profile of Javian (third from right):-
- Member since 2007, 3rd-gen member.
- Champion Pair
in the 1st CHMS Alumni Association Pair Go Tournament, December 2007.
- Title Defender for the 2nd CHMS Alumni Association Golden Pair Title Match, December, 2008.
- Participated in the 1st Inter-School Individual Go Tournament Katok, August 2009.
- Official member of the Association since 2013.
- Participated in the Asian Thai U-Go Tournament, October 2013.
- Volunteer in the 2nd District Go Workshop, November, 2013.
- 2nd Place in the BDGA End of Year Go Tournament, November 2013.
- Participated in the 1st South East Asia Weiqi Tournament in Singapore, December 2013.
- Graded 1-kyu BDGA

It was a blast to be in 2013

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Happy New Year 2014
Happy New Year 2014

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The Year 2013 was considerably fulfilling; many of unexpected guests and gifts bestowed upon the Association. Regardless, I still have to review my resolution from the previous years.

1) Reach solid 5-dan
I had pledged to not training go myself, its been hard to achieve the levels but on the contrary, my International Tournament’s result is satisfying although some games that I had lost were disappointing.

2) More Dan-Level in Brunei
Currently including me there are total of 7 players with dan’s levels which is quite fortunate because there are few people from China highly interested in joining the Association such as Jacky Yin and Michael Chen. I have the confident to also recruit the Mr.Ren, a teacher from CHMS as well to join us.

3) More female players
Although our Association’s sub-team has recruited few female members but they are from the “sub” not from the main. The main Association’s team may still need to work harder. Frankly, because female players are sometimes required to join event such as World Amateur Pair Go Tournament or other tournaments with requirement of female individual or team.

4) More Single-digit kyu players
Quite pleased with some active players such as Javian, Jin Quan, Afiq and Haw Lin who been supporting and keeping it up. Good news is most of the Association members are at Single-Digit Kyu!

5) More demonstration
Not much of demonstration this year, the Association has promised to organise more the following years!

6) More organising team
This wasn’t the big deal as long as we have the dedicated team

7) Logo Competition
Logo’s problem is always there….nah.. leave it aside first

8) Need more recruitment
I’m delighted as we getting more from sub-team though but I have the feeling we getting more next year.

9) Set up more active go clubs
The Association may be not going to set up clubs. But there will be classes going on soon to fund the Association and to train seeds!

10) Improvement the level of performance
This is rather disappointing, because Brunei Team has not been doing well in any tournaments internationally (other than me haha). They really got to review it themselves!

11) Funding for the Association
The Association slowly finds its way to fund the Association,the target of 2016 South East Asia Weiqi Tournament in Brunei!

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Well the lists above are basically what the Association should be doing for the following years. They may be the resolution for the Association but they are my resolution which i hope to see something I build from zero to something. You know the feeling when you see it blooming, growing congregate with bunch of people!

How many years had it been gone by since I started all of this? 2014 will be the 11th years if i am not mistaken. Yes, it all started when I was at the age of 16, I hate it when I am aging. Did i waste my teenage’s life on this? May be I should have turned all of this to business since that age, probably one of the wealthiest person already in Brunei? hahah who knows.

Last but not least, Happy New Year to everyone :)

join the brunei’s group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/BruneiGo

Brunei Team in 1st Zhu Gang Cup in GuangZhou

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*BDGA Sub-Team”

Brunei Team with Joanne Missingham
Brunei Team with Joanne Missingham

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The 1st Zhu-Gang Cup is commencing from the 19th to 26th of December, 2013 in Guangzhou, China organised by Chinese Qi-Yuan and competed by many best players around the world such as Joanne Missingham, Lee ChangHo, Lee Sedol and others.

For our Brunei’s participants are:-

Jacky Yin
Teresa Lian
Kenny Lim

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*More Pictures*

Brunei Team
Brunei Team
With the Malaysia Team
With the Malaysia Team
With Thailand Team
With Thailand Team

Trips in Singapore

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*Pictures taken from sightseeing and trips*

Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer

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All the pictures are taken from Xinwen’s Instagram: Follow at http://instagram.com/chinsinvoon

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Into the Flyer!
Into the Flyer!
Ding Tai Fung!
Ding Tai Fung!
Universal Studio
Universal Studio
with "marilyn monroe"
with “marilyn monroe”
Try Defeat My Record!
Try Defeat My Record!
Best Chili Crab
Best Chili Crab

The 1st South East Asia Weiqi Tournament in Sinngapore

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Brunei Weiqi Team in Singapore
Brunei Weiqi Team in Singapore

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Support BDGA at http://facebook.com/groups/BruneiGo and http://bruneigo.org

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.

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*Pictures during the tournament*

Boss Meeting
Boss Meeting
With TeckWei (Peiling)
With TeckWei (Peiling)
JinQuan on Fire!
JinQuan on Fire!
Javian on Ice!
Javian on Ice!
Afiq on the roll!
Afiq on the roll!

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*Results*

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)

Brunei Team to the South East Asia Weiqi Tournament in Singapore!

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*Brunei Team*

Brunei Team
Brunei Team

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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!

Captain: ChaiHui
Players:
Xinwen 3-dan
Javian 1-kyu
Jin Quan 6-kyu
Afiq 8-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: Performance Review?

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*Annual Group Photo*

Ultimate Group Picture
Ultimate Group Picture

photo credit: Jayden

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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.

BDGA End of Year Weiqi Tournament 2013

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*Tournament of the year*

Zhefan recording  Table 1 game
Zhefan recording Table 1 game

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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
Javian 3-kyu
Victor 2-kyu
CheeMing 6-kyu
JinQuan 9-kyu
HawLin 10-kyu
William 10-kyu
Teresa 11-kyu
David 12-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.

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*Results and Pairings*

In the middle of the match
In the middle of the match
On Screen Live broadcast
On Screen Live broadcast

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Using the McMahon System, it creates a fair pairing not only base on their winning scores but also their ranks.

Final Standing
Final Standing

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*Prize Award Ceremony*

Made by HuiYee and Jiahui
Made by HuiYee and Jiahui

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Group Picture
Group Picture
Certificate honoured to Jacky
Certificate honoured to Jacky

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Prizes Awarded to:-

Division One
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

Division Two
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

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*game records*

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