Xinwen had went to Singapore on the 20th of December to the 26th of December to celebrate Christmas. On the 21st of December, there was Ladies Tournament held in the Singapore Weiqi Association, Bugis.
The tournament was made categorized into A B C D, differs by ages, open and/or year. Kai Wen, and other potential champion female players did not participate for the tournament. In the end, Karen got champion in the A group which is open.
Shuwei, heard to be the youngest dan player in Singapore at the age 8 [primary 2], and she’s the champion of the Group B. The tournament rule was set Chinese, Nigiri and 45 Minutes Absolute in Group A and B and 20 Minutes Absolute in Group C and D.
Zhi Hsiong [Czh], Yang Laoshi and Kahn Laoshi, etc. were appointed as the staff and judges for the tournament.
There were activities held in Esplanade such as concert and happened so that Xinwen managed to get to write Christmas wishes again on a white balloon inside the Esplanade and a paper card given free outside.
During the year 2006, Xinwen visited Singapore with Hazim, Haidar, Hazman and they were managed to get the same activities in Esplanade:- writing Christmas wishes, etc.
“Hoping to establish an official Go Association”
“Wishing in the sucess of Brunei Igo Society”
~ written roughly about in 2006. with Logo of Brunei Igo Society Drawn on it.
“Sucess in Brunei Igo Society”
“Achieving 5 dan in 2010”
~ written during 2008.
Outisde as well, wrote the same wishing to be sucess in the society and go.
It was the night before [15th of December,2008] the title match of the 3rd CHMS Alumni Association Weiqi Tournament; so happened that XinWen, ZheFan, HoSoon, Haidar, HuiChee and PengHui went to Blue Eden, Kiulap to “practice” their go.
Without letting ChiawYee and ShiHong who were in the KGS that it was not pure coincidence? HuiChee, PengHui, Haidar and Xinwen went into KGS and started to ridiculing ShiHong. ZheFan then happened to use PengHui’s KGS account [inybuad] to challenge ShiHong.
ShiHong, not knowing what was truely happened, “6 of the bullies” were replaying the game on the table, trying to analyze the best satrizing move to force a resignation.
ZheFan then started a new game again with ShiHong, with another resign in declare. – poor ShiHong –
“I want to play you until i win!” shouted Sc1003bro in KGS
During the game conversation…
“he-he, so easy to make territory? noo noo, destroy ’em.” ZheFan grim…
“ha-ha, later the kid will start crying and stop playing go, i tell ya…” said Xinwen.
“hu-hu, don’t involve me!” HuiChee declaring a clean statement.
“too late! you’re one of us!” said Ho Soon.
“i think can play here?” PengHui was still seeking for good tesuji.
“there-lah the 3-3 invasion!” replied Haidar to PengHui’s move.
Peng Hui’s fame had started to rise that night that everyone thought he would be some dan-player. Eventually Haidar had to “challenge” Peng Hui in an even game with a close margin B+0.5 [komi of 6.5]
Yet the truth was, they were actually replaying a professional Kifu by Lee Sedol and Huang YiZhong in the 13th Samsung Cup, semi-final 1.
At first, Queenie made fundamental mistake “connection and settling shape” making marking groups dead and making group D live in gote [painful]. later a Javian’s team made a came back in killing group A and having the group B and C live [success] with tesuji at “1”.
Big yose move such as Black moving at 2 and 3… Sadly, that was their losing reason in yose. With joy, Haidar screamed!
*Annual Group photo Session*
Each year, Xinwen had create this custom of group photo session with the current or remain existing members from the Igo Society.
This year, Xinwen had happened decided to allocate the photo session at CHMS Alumni Association Multipurpose Hall, instead of of Studioplus (which had been done for previous years).
*second game of title match*
Lunch break at 12 30; refreshment was provided by Chan Chung Sun’s parent, Nasi Katok. The next round was set to begin at 13 30, the participants were grabbing this chance to read books, play games, or rest.
During the second game, there were no suicidal move made by Queenie however; she fell to Haidar’s trick easily helping him to build sufficient territory to win the game.
When Black expanded at 1 hoshi move, White should have protected the cutting at “3” instead of moving at 4; thus, with no hesitation the first winning move of Black is thrusting through with 3 then followed up to 9. Queenie then made the first losing move at 10, an end game move because it is not urgent!
Then later, White 11 – 24 was considered all right but Queenie made the second losing move at 26; which she should have attacked the stone at “A”. In addition, since Black 15 group was not really settled, later the next black move was at “Tengen”.
The game was concluded forcing Javian to declare resignation upon the agreement of Queenie; no dead group however not enough territory – Haidar and Chiaw Yee had won the Title Match with perfetc scores.
Commentary game was conducted by Mah Zhe Fan 1-dan [Chief Judge] and Chin Sin Voon 2-dan [organizer] giving an account regarding of the title match round 2.
During the second game, White kakari with 1 then pincered by black at 2 followed up to White 6, which had been figured strange by Xinwen and Zhe Fan because this was not the primary sequence of the joseki and moreover, the necessesity of the exchange with 3 and 4 was out.
Usually the joseki is pressing at “6” for White instead of 5 as shown below.
Expecting Joseki 1 and 2 shown are utmost better result than the original game. If white had already thought about hitting at “1” shown in Joseki Expectation 2; white then should have not made the exchange of “3” and “4” in the original game. If Black 4 [Joseki Expectation 2] insisted in defending the corner with “5”, white can cut the area of 4.
Directors and reporters attended the closing ceremony at bout 18 00; prizes and certificates had already prepared on the table, the result is as followed:-
Golden Pair Title Match Haidar Mu’ien and Tan Chiaw Yee
– Trophy for each
– Golden Pair Research grant
Champion of Challenger League Haidar Mu’ien and Tan Chiaw Yee
– Gold Medal for each
Chung Sun and ZidahRunner up Chan Chung Sun and Zidah
– Silver Medal for each
2nd Runner up Victor Wong Chun Kang and Sarinah
– Bronze Medal for each
Play-off Lim Shi Hong and Wong Hui Chee
4th place Tan Peng Hui and Sung Hui Yee
5th place Ang Ho Soon and Ramizah
*Prizes are all provided and sponsored by John Chin Pak Shun.
Javian (5-kyu), the champion pair of 2007; partner of Queenie is finally back Brunei! Immediately started a game with Haidar after reaching CHMS Alumni Association.
The day finally comes; the 1st Title Match “Golden Pair” will be commencing tomorrow (16th of December, 2008) in a best of 3 games against the owning team (Haidar and Tan Chiaw Yee)
One of the highlighted game and stressful game most probably the elimination game between [white team] Lim Shi Hong x Hui Chee against [black team] Ang Ho Soon x Ramizah – to decide the entry for 3rd place play-off tomorrow (16th of December, 2008).
Ho Soon had happened to challenge the elimination round with this unfamiliar famous “Shin Fuseki”
The opening ceremony started at 10 00 with Mah Zhe Fan (Chief Judge) explained and demonstrated clearly the rules of Ing Goe and penalties. The 1st round started at 10 30, then the 2nd round was supposedly started at 13 30 but delayed until 14 00 due to the long usage of time (Special rule: 2 Komi for buying additional 20 minutes).
Overall, the perfomances were way better presented than previous year.
This game shown was played by [White team] Haidar Mu’ien (1-kyu) x Tan Chiaw Yee (7-kyu) versus [Black team] Ang Ho Soon (7-kyu) x Ramizah (12-kyu) in the morning.
Ho Soon played at “1”, followed by “3” which is a mistake; the reason is simply that move being slow and ended up gote (后手). At the Chuban (中盤) phase as such, a highly recommended move would be White securing the territory at “A” or later at “8”.
After ended up Gote, Black sente in resulting the last winning move (胜负手) at “8”. Despite white ending up losing but this game had been excellently done by both team.
The 2nd Round was scheduled to start at 13 30 but as for that the participants had spent too much time during the first round and thus, the committee members had decided to postponed to 14 00.
Xinwen was taking the role as a recorder in this tournament, and lucky enough to record this blood puking game played by [Black team] Victor Wong Chun Kang (7-kyu) x Sarinah (12-kyu) versus [White team] Ang Ho Soon x Ramizah.
During the yose phase, the goddess of fortune had happened to hit Victor’s team giving them a chance to turn the table. They were all having great tension thinking hard to make group B killed or making them to stay alive by killing group C. Black happened to miss the chance of cutting at 1 tesuji move, despite so, however group “A” lived in the end! which made them won 3 points in the end!
The Igo Society (Brunei) had held their Annual General Meeting on the 11th of December, 2008 at the Conference Hall of CHMS Alumni Association, Gadong (15 00).
Before the day, Xinwen had been muddling dealing with the issue regarding of Tournament System and number of participation – however it had to be done (5-Round Swiss System to 6-Round Robin; 7 Team to 6 Team) through certain degree of discussion with Tan Jia Cheng (Singapore 6-dan) and Mah Zhe Fan (1-dan)
Several issues had been brought up to discussion in concerning with the :-
1) Go Club in Maktab Duli as students had been moved from Maktab Duli to the new Katok Pre-university
2) Promoting the game of Igo to create more publicity
Minutes can be download here[link]
Despite all of those, the team list had finally been drawn out as followed:-
Peng Hui TAN 5-kyu and Hui Yee SUNG 6-kyu
Victor 7-kyu and Sarinah 12-kyu
Ho Soon ANG 7-kyu and Ramizah 12-kyu
Haidar Mu’en 1-kyu and Chiaw Yee TAN 7-kyu
Shi Hong LIM 4-kyu and Hui Chee WONG 10-kyu
Chung Sun CHAN 7-kyu and Zidah 10-kyu
Chief Judge – Zhe Fan MAH 1-dan
Judge – Aqmar
Games Recorder – Sharen Tay Wei Wei
Media Recorder – Jayden Sia Yen Chuan
Mah Zhe Fan
….and hence, the tournament will begin on the 13th December, 2008 (Friday) at 10 30 ~ 17 30 at CHMS Alumni Association, Gadong….
The Igo Society (Brunei) will be fully executing the Ing Goe rule for the 3rd CHMS Alumni Association Wei Qi Tournament “Pair Go, Golden Pair”. This is the very first time Xinwen and the Society had decided to practice the custom of Ing-Go Foundation to honour Ing-Chang Ki (應昌期).
When using Ing Goe Rule, both side will have to ensure an exact 180 stones of black and white.
Download the Tournament Outline The 5th Amateur Go Tournament here (updated 6th Dec, ’08).
*Ing Goe Rule*
This is a complete game taken from an Ing Goe Tournament; according to the rule of Ing Goe, both players have to take the dead stones and prisoner out from the game and put them back to their respective both (same as Chinese Rule).
Then, if the Komi is “8” (usually the komi given is 8), then White will have to place 4 stones onto Black’s territory. Later, Black and White will place all their remaining stones onto their respective territory filled up, until one side has spare stones which cannot be placed onto his/her territory.
Hence, from the diagram of “Final Counting”, white has one extra stone no where else to place on his/her respective territory instead on the Black’s one. The 4 white circle marked stones indicate the komi.
Thus, Black had won 3 points (2 Territories + 1 white stone).