[photo credit: Geedah]
The Opening Ceremony was initiated by the Master of Ceremony, Hazim and Queenie; given a short speech then welcoming the honorary Guests from Taiwan at sharp 10 30.
While announcing the rules, we had also tried to do the pairings on the spot which was at followed:-
Table 1: Kao Xiang x Zhi Ping – En Ru x Zhen Ru
Table 2: Derrick x Wajihah – Timothy Koh x Ke Nie
Table 3: Wan Wei x Chiu Fuh – Aqmar x Abeed
Table 4: TCK x Jason – Amal x Saidah
Table 5: Peng Hui x Martin – Ghazali x Hisyam
Table 6: Alex x Tazrin – Hui Yee x Chai Hui
Table 7: Victor x Lee – Afiq x Zidah
Table 8: Matt x Aminuddin – Auzee x Jinfuh
* Side Event*
*Short Commentary of Round 1*
[TCK x Jason (White) – Amal x Saidah (Black)], When White 1 final deciding invasion, Black 2 seems acceptable but maybe probably better to attack severely at b. The final chance for Black was to attack at c instead of concentrating nowhere-land at 6.
[photo credit: Ghazali]
[HuiYee x ChaiHui (White) – Alex x Tazrin (Black)]; Black 1 atari and captured a stone at Black 3 meeting a ko with life and death situation.
By judging the shape of Black’s, it is flexible enough for Black to make living considering the snapback at a and additional eye to the d. Black b and Black c give chance to kill the 2 stones and live too. However Black did not manage to survive in the original game causing the reason to lose.
The lunch was provided by Jayden Sia, nasi katok and everyone seemed to be satisfied with it. The second round then started at 14 00. The pairings were as followed :-
Table 1: Kao Xiang x Zhi Ping – TCK x Jason
Table 2: Tim x Ke Nie – Aqmar x Abeed
Table 3: Peng Hui x Martin – Afiq x Zidah
Table 4: Auzee x Jinfuh – Hui Yee x Chai Hui
Table 5: Zhen Ru x En Ru – Matt x Aminuddin
Table 6: Derrick x Wajihah – Victor x Lee
Table 7: Alex x Tazrin – Amal x Saidah
Table 8: Wan Wei x Chiu Fuh – Ghazali x Hisyam
*Short Commentary of Round 2*
[photo credit: Jayden]
[PengHui x Martin (Black) – Zidah x Afiq (White)]; This was the first time for Martin Sami from Tutong to play in actual tournament. When White 4, Martin mistakenly played Black 5 at which he should have played a and if White connecs
[photo credit: Jayden]
[EnRu x ZhenRu (Black) – Matt x Aminuddin (White); When the game reached this stage which we referred as yose and moreover the game is at komi margin.
Marking capital A to E are the biggest move to consider for either player while the small alphabets a to c are the smallest. If Black to move now, can the Black win this game?
[Real game result: White won by 3 points of komi 8]
*Current Standing for 2 Rounds
*Round 3 Pairings*
Table 1: Afiq x Zidah – Kao Xiang x Zhi Ping
Table 2: Hui Yee x Chai Hui – Tim x Ke Nie
Table 3: Aqmar x Abeed – Alex x Tazrin
Table 4: TCK x Jason – Auzee x Jin Fuh
Table 5: Victor x Lee – Peng Hui x Martin
Table 6: Amal x Saidah – Derrick x Wajihah
Table 7: Ghazali x Hisyam – Zhen Ru x En Ru
Table 8: Matt x Aminuddin – Wan Wei x Chiu Fuh