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Happy Chinese New Year 2018 from BDGA

*Chinese New Year Gathering*

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On behalf of Brunei Darussalam Go Association, we wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

BDGA had a small gathering and Ang Pao give away to participants for winning/losing event cum with simple potluck!


Gong Xi Fa Cai in Kuching 2018!


A Happy Chinese New Year Greeting in Kuching again with the Go Club Members!

The club is operated by Jonathan Goh (Who is also in charge of teaching Chinese-Chess) and Michael Ling. The class is offered every Week at a fees of RM60 per month.

Find out more of Kuching Weiqi at

3 Days Go Booth at Timesquare for Japan Culture Week!

*Go Booth

The event was organized by the Embassy of Japan and hosted in Timesquare for 3 days from 2nd February to the 4th February 2018!

Brunei Darussalam Go Association had an opportunity to get invited by the embassy to set up a booth to promote the game to the youngsters! Everyone seem to enjoy the game!


7% : Behind the Scenes of FineArt

*Chinese FineArt Documentary AI: 7%

AlphaGo Documentary

*AlphaGo Documentary

Faith in 2018 – Happy New Year

*New Year Challenge*

Nihon Kiin Yuge no Ma
Nihon Kiin Yugen no Ma

I am very contented that 2017 began a stepping step towards a bigger vision in 2018! After the Annual General Meeting during the early year of 2017, Brunei Darussalam Go Association has decided to set the goals for this few years to “promotion & recruitment”.

*New Year Game*


Regardless, there are many notable achievement we did throughout the year 2017.

1) Two Go Classes
Currently other than Hokkien Association, Brunei Darussalam Go Association is thankful towards World Vision Tuition School to partner with us in promoting Go.

2) Schools
Due to the positive impact from Hokkien Association & World Vision Tuition School, we have finally invaded in Maktab Sains PSBS and also International School Brunei as our moon land! The two schools are considered one of the best in Brunei – we are certainly delighted to teach the students Go.

3) Resolution for 2018
Trying to slow things down but making Association firmer by recruiting potential committee members & Go Instructors.

Currently Brunei Darussalam Go Association is already packed with agendas:
1) 11th January : Maktab Sains CCA open day
2) 16th January : International School Brunei Go Club first day
3) 25th January : Maktab Sains Go Club first day
4) 2nd – 9th May : World Amateur Go Championship
6) TBA June: Brunei 9×9 National Go Tournament
7) 23rd – 28th June: Thailand U-Go Tournament
8) TBA June : China Nanning & City Weiqi League
9) TBA July : Korea Kuksu Mountain Under15 Tournament
10) TBA December: 4th South East Asia Go Championship, Indonesia

Tokyo Instructor Camp

*His Excellency Japan Ambassador Mr. Motohiko Kato



On Thursday 9 November, H.E. Mr Motohiko Kato, Ambassador of Japan, received a courtesy call from Mr Chin Sin Voon, Vice President of the Brunei Darussalam Go Association, and Mr Sia Kao Xiang, a member of the association, before they headed to Tokyo to participate in the Nihon Ki-in Go Camp for ASEAN.

The Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to inform that the Nihon Ki-in are hosting the Nihon Ki-in Go Camp for ASEAN in Tokyo between 14 and 21 November 2017 with the support of the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

The Nihon Ki-in invited twenty active Go instructors in total from the following associations in ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam Go Association, Go Association of Thailand, Singapore Weiqi Association, Malaysia Weiqi Association, Vietnam Go Association, Federasi Igo Indonesia and Philippine Go Association. The camp aims to develop potential leaders across ASEAN’s Go community and build up strong connections among ASEAN’s Go communities and Japan’s Go communities. The Nihon ki-in also encourages schools in ASEAN countries to put Go into their curriculums and education systems.

*First Day: Visit to Aoyama Gakuin University (青山學院大學)*

With Kuwabara Yoko (桑原陽子) 6p
During Lecture


*Second Day: Mizuma’s Method

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With Toshifumi Mizuma (水間 敏文) 7p


Learning Mizuma’s Method

*Third Day: Michael Redmond’s Special Lecture

With Michael redmond 9p


Givine Alphago & Zero special lesosn

*Fifth Day~ Sixth Day: Presentation Day



Others Interesting Activity


Attending So Yokoku
with So Yokoku (苏耀国) 9p

Visit to Shinjuku 石心 Go Salon which appeared on manga!



1st JinCai PanZhou Cup, China-ASEAN Go Invitational Tournament

*2017 金彩盘州杯-中国东盟围棋邀请赛

Opening Ceremony

1st of November ~ 2nd November, 2017, is the “1st JinCai PanZhou Cup, China-ASEAN Go Invitational Tournament” hosted first time at PanZhou City at GuiZhou of China.

Brunei Team:
Leader: LIM Chai Hui
Player: CHIN Sin Voon, Hafiq Siddeq AsmadVictor Wong Chun Kang

The event invites 8 Teams: China TeamGuiZhou TeamBrunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam; to compete in a double elimination competition.

The prizes comprised of 100’000 CNY in total; split into 1 to 8 places: 40’000CNY, 20’000CNY, 10’000CNY, 8’000CNY, 7’000CNY, 6’000CNY, 5’000CNY, 4’000CNY successively.

In addition, four professional go players were invited to play simultaneous against invited guest. The professional players are: 馬 暁春 (MA XiaoChun), 华以刚 (HUA YiGang), 曹大元 (CAO DaYuan) and 陈盈 (CHEN Ying).

Lim represent all players & leaders to make oath
Lim making Athlete Oath in the names of all delegates & judges

On the 3rd November, the Artificial Intelligence Forum was conducted to create awareness to ASEAN team, moreover every teams have the opportunity to challenge Chinese AI “神算子 (ShenSuanZi)”.

Among all participating teams, only Malaysia Team won the AI.


AlphaGo Zero defeated all previous AlphaGo

*Deepmind proclaimation

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