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November 2017

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.


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