*Final year in Buan, Korea*

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony

The 13th Korea Prime Minister International Baduk Championship 2018 was held from the 9th September ~ 12th September the last time in Buan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea after 3 years of hosting.

Brunei Darussalam Go Association had rested for two-years (2016 & 2017) and finally decided to participate in the 3rd year of Buan hosting sending: Xinwen (team leader) & Winston (player).

The event was held at the Julpo-Bay Tidal Flat Ecological Park in Buan. The Tournament Slogan “One Baduk One World”.

This year, there were 61 countries & regions participated (16 from Asia, 32 from Europe, 11 from North & South America, 2 from Oceania).

*Annual General Meeting of Asian Go Federation*

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Annual General Meeting of AGF

The 2018 Asian Go Federation Annual General Meeting was conducted, Xinwen attended on behalf of BDGA as the Auditor together with 14 important Asian delegates:
– Ms. Vanthanee (Vice President of Thailand Go Association)
– Mr. Tan (President of Singapore Weiqi Association)
– Mr. Tiong (President of Malaysia Weiqi Association)
Xinwen (Asst. President of Brunei Darussalam Go Association)
– Ms. Celeste (President of Philippines Go Association)
– Mr. Edwin (Ex-President of Indonesia Go Federation)
– Mr. Chen (Executive Officer of Chinese Taipei Weiqi Association)
– Mr. Shartoigol (President of Mongolian Go Association)
– Mr. Chan (Representative of Macao Go Association)
– Mr. Leo Chan (Representative of Hong Kong Go association)
– Mr. Manoj Kumar YADAV (Secretary General of Indo Amateur Go Association)
– Mr. Sang-chul SHIN (President of Asian Go Federation)
– Ms. KIM Hyang Hee (Secretary General of AGF)
– Mr. Woosuk PARK (Vice Secretary General of AGF)
– Mr. Dalsoo KIM (Advisor of AGF)
– Mr. Jaychin Chung (Acting President of AGF)
The main topic was to propose an Online AGF Go Championship next year to improve communication & networking among the AGF members.

*Winston in Action*

Winston won 2 games out of 6 games earning himself 54th out of 60th – overall he wasn’t performed his best due to lack of training.

List of Winston’s opponent & Kifu:
1- Sylvain Gasana Praz (Switzerland)

2- Ignacio Eduardo IGLESIS LOPEZ (Chile)

3- Dummy Player

4- Rui CARMONA MALHADO (Portugal)

5- Carlos Adrian RAMIREZ ALVAREZ (Guatemala)

6- Andrea ALPIZAR VIQUEZ (Costa Rica)

*Closing Ceremony*

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Closing Ceremony

Individual Result:
1- LYU LiYan (China)
2- JUNG Chan Ho (S.Korea)
3- Fukashi MURAKAMI (Japan)
4- CHAN Chi Hin (Hong Kong)
5- Gerard Rober VAN ZEIJST (Netherland)
6- Pal BALOGH (Hungary)
7- CHAN Yi-Tien (Taiwan)

12- Pongsakarn SORNARRA (Thailand)

28- Daniel Sufiah THALIB (Indonesia)
29- Phuoc Dinh TRAN (Taiwan)
30- James LEE (Singapore)

46- CHANG Xin (Malaysia)

54- Winston ANG (Brunei)

60- Andrea ALPIZAR VIQUEZ (Costa Rica)

The next KPMC will be hosted in Yeongwol of Gangwon Province