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Every year, each Brunei presses were very helpful to give their best support to the Igo Society of Brunei; helping to promote the Game of Go.
This year , Jayden had made his best contribution!
Go is a traditional board game introduced in China and widely popular in Japan and Korea. In Brunei, the Go tournament has been held annually since 2006 by the corporations of all local Go clubs.
This year, jointly organised by the I-Go Society (Brunei), PTEK Go Club, SMSO Go Club, MD Go Club and JIS GO Club, it was called the 1st Interschool Pair-Go Tournament and held from December 3 to 5 at Katok Pre-University College’s Grand Hall.
Themed ‘Crystal Pair’, the programme featured two pairs, consisting of two players each, chosen randomly and competing against one another to win in a Round Robin format (Swiss System). It was participated by 16 pairs of 32 students from various colleges and institutions.
Yesterday saw the event’s final matches and closing ceremony, and Nurazidahbinti Hj Morsid and Ak Abu Afiq Pg Hj Abu Bakar emerged as champions.
The runner-up pairs were Sia Kao Xiang and Teo Zhi Ping, follweed by Muhammad Abeed Sarkawi and Nurhidayatul Aqmar Hj Morsid. For the Best School category, the champ was SM Sayyidina ‘Othman of Tutong.
After the tournament, the programme continued with a review and simultaneous games, whereby two professional players of six-dan and seven-dan from Taiwan were playing against 12 players (six each).
In addition, Go workshops were organised by various clubs, whereby posters, photos and information on different clubs were shared.
This was to promote and have Go members from different clubs share their experiences. Go-related books collected and bought by clubs were also displayed and made available for members to borrow and improve their skills and competency.
This year’s programme was special, as Taiwan Go Association’s honorary members Chen Qing Jiang (7-dan) and Johnny Jao (6-dan) came to Brunei to witness the whole event.
They were invited to share their Go experiences and also to understand the developments of Go associations in the Sultanate. Going back on Dec 8, they will spend their remaining days here to explore and enjoy what the country has to offer.
“Although the competency of the participants were not high, their enthusiasm and devotion were very strong. This is a great attribute to have,” commented Johnny Jao. The whole programme was sponsored by David Chen, Mr Tong, Walltique Sdn Bhd, AJ Construction Sdn Bhd and www.ifusionsquare.com.
Title: 32 participants from each schools competing mind sports
The 1st Interschool Pairgo Tournament is organized by CHMS Alumni Association and another 4 Go Clubs, it will be held at the Gym Hall of PTE Katok. Total of 32 participants.
The Leader of CHMS Alumni Go Club, Chin Sin Voon has invited guests from Taiwan to share their experiences. Ing Rule is going to be used this year.
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[picture left] – Instead of Chinese student; there are quite a number of Malays starting to pick up Game of Go and participated in this tournament.
[picture right] – Director of the event, Chin Sin Voon and guests from Taiwan, Johnny Jao and Cheng Qing Jiang.
Title: 32 Participants from different schools.
Organized by 4 go clubs from different colleges and held today at the Pusat Tingkatan Katok, a pair go tournament with total 32 participants.
Director of the event, Chin Sin Voon said the event has attracted many participation in promoting the game of Go in Brunei.
Sub Title: Non-Chinese playing Go
Chin Sin Voon said, he had been working hard ever since 2005 and finally gotten the result (this year); instead of mainly Chinese, the Game of go has attracted more Malays too.
He continued to say that other than CHMS Alumni Association Go Club, there is Maktab Duli, Jerudong International School, SMSO (Tutong) and PTE Katok containing Go Club.
Further stating, not only improvement in activities in Go, there are gradually more acknowledgement. Sin Voon had also submitted application to the Registrar of Society in hoping to set up an Official Go Association by next year.
Sin Voon had also stated that two go experts from Taiwan were invited to interact and share experiences with the locals. Mr. Cheng Qing Jian (7-dan), go tutor from his Go School and Mr.Johnny Jao (6-dan) representative of Taiwan Go Association.