World Wide Iwamoto Awards 2015

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*Iwamoto Awards*

Kaoru Iwamoto
Kaoru Iwamoto (1902 – 1999)

[credit: http://go-centre.nl/wp/26457/]

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Iwamoto Kaoru (9-dan) was known to be a great contributor of Go in the West (Europe & US) by setting up the Iwamoto Foundation in 1986. The World Wide Iwamoto Awards is named after him as his contest is to follow Iwamoto Kaoru’s wish of spreading Go around the World.

The contest was first held in Europe in 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2012. In 2015, the Awards are expended to a global level.

Without second thoughts, Brunei Darussalam Go Association is joining.

for more information: http://go-centre.nl/wp/26457/
our submitted entry: http://go-centre.nl/wp/portfolio/brunei-darussalam-go-association/

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Xinwen to talk in Pecha Kucha Brunei 30th May, 2015

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*Pecha Kucha*


[Pecha Kucha About Go Game Weiqi By Bob Babber and Mark Rubensteirn]

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According to Wikipedia source.
Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).PKN was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa).

I personally very attracted to the idea of Pecha Kucha because of my architectural background, which I find PK an essential method to deliver architectural presentation. To my surprise, PKN exists in Brunei (http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/bandar-seri-begawan) and with such opportunity given I took the courage to register. Nonetheless, the topic I will be talking is about Go and it will be happening in ITB the 30th of May, 2015.

Hence there are quite a few of Go presentation which I have been watching, taking notes and studied as shown below.

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*Presentation about Go*


(amusing presentation by Jean-Sébastien Caux)


(Go in New World by Frank Lantz)

http://www.powershow.com/view/35f8-MDVkN/The_Game_of_Go_powerpoint_ppt_presentation

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Full List of players from the 1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament 2014

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*Publication*

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I have embedded the Tournament Booklet for the 1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament 2014 for everyone’s pleasure to read.

Booklet designed by me.

Enru will be making his debut in upcoming World Amateur Go Championship

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*Qualifying Games*

Qualifying Match
Qualifying Match 14th March, 2015

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The 36th World Amateur Go Championship will be held in Bangkok from the 5th ~ 12th June, 2015. Nonetheless, Brunei Darussalam Go Association has prepared to send Enru (1-kyu) who is making his debut in International Scene.

The Qualifying was between Enru and Chee Ming (6-kyu) in the best of 3 matches at Capital Residence Suite. Games can be found below:

Game 1 Kifu:
http://eidogo.com/#3LKooRes

Game 2 Kifu:
http://eidogo.com/#yWjGcEDR

Game 3 Kifu:
http://eidogo.com/#U0UHqjve

Happy Chinese New Year Goat 2015

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*Chinese New Year Greetings*

Chinese New Year Greetings
Chinese New Year Greetings

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Happy Chinese New Year to everyone out there! Hope you all have a prosperous, joyful year ahead!!

Don’t forget to play more games! I mean Go!

A New Year Resolution 2015

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*Happy New Year 2015*

Happy New Year 2015
Happy New Year 2015

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The year of 2014 was definitely one of the greatest victories and a milestone. I am grateful to announce, the Association is prepared for any International scene but not fully equipped though.

Nevertheless, I thought everyone in the Association had done a great job fulfilling the tasks and mission. The International Go Tournament was not achieving satisfactory performance and still ranked Brunei one of the weakest again in South East Asia.

1) Thankful to Capital Residence Suite:
We have managed to get a place for all existing players to meet every Saturday Night at the cafeteria of Capital Residence Suite. Really grateful!

Thus, I have started arranging series of lessons for the players to level-up and to reach solid dan!

Regular Saturday Night Meet-up
Regular Saturday Night Meet-up

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2) Learning from incident:

It was very very unfortunate to say, my last event “The 1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament” had cost a life. This had left a unforgettable impact in everyone even me; everyone of us there had done their best and donated their best amount to the family. Chai Hui and I had personally visited the family in Kuala Lumpur and talked about it.

Regardless…Brunei Darussalam Go Association had also learned from this dreadful experience and had discussed with Malaysia Go Association to conduct a strict safety precaution to the next International Invitational event which was agreed to be held in 2016.

3) Recruitment Strategy:

This has always been the greatest challenge ever since most of the existing players got graduated. The Association seriously need to “raid” some of the Brunei high-schools to promote and introduce the game of Go. Currently the Association’s advantage is having a meet-up place already in Capital Residence Suite!

4) Be Professional:

It is true that the Association has not been very professionally performed in organising and administrative works. This is very painful to deal with; as existing members started to have their own commitment and they could not spare an hour or two-hours in the Association or the game..!

The 1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament 5-9th December, 2014

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*Opening Ceremony by See Hua Daily*

See-Hwa Daily
See-Hwa Daily – Opening Ceremony

[credit] 诗华日报
http://www.seehua.com/node/132558

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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.

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*Closing Ceremony*

Closing ceremony
Closing ceremony

[Picture Credit: Thailand Team]

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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

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*Side Event*

Simultaneous Games with RenKang 1P
Simultaneous Games with RenKang 1P

[Picture Credit: Thailand Team]

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In the morning we had side event whereas RenKang will play 8 players simultaneously. The result was he won them all.

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*more news*

Closing Ceremony
Closing Ceremony

[Credit: See Hua Daily]