*Brunei Team got 7th/8th*

Brunei Team

Brunei TeamLeader: Chin Sin Voon (4-dan)
1- Li En Ru (1-dan)
2- Sia Kao Xiang (2-dan)
3- Michael Chen (3-dan)
U-15 player: Lim Feng Yang (16-kyu)

The 2nd Jingcai Panzhou Cup China ASEAN invitational Go Tournament was held from the 17th October ~ 20th October at Guizhou Province, Panzhou City, Tuole Ancient Gingko Scenic Park, Tuole ASEAN Conference Center.

The event consisted of eight participating teams: China Team, Guizhou China Team, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The event is hosted by the China Weiqi Association, Government of Liupangshui and Sport Adminstration of Guizhou Province. Organized by Liupangshui Sport Bureau, the Committee of Panzhou City and the Government of Panzhou City; Event managed by Bureau of Culture, Sports, Television and Press and Publication, Panzhou Tourism Culture Investment Co., Ltd.(Guizhou) and Beijing Beishi Yingtewei Network Technology Co.,Ltd.   

In addition, four professional go players were invited . The professional players are: 华以刚 (HUA YiGang), 曹大元 (CAO DaYuan) , 陈盈 (CHEN Ying) , 王汝南 (WANG Runan), 常昊 (CHANG Hao) and 聂卫平 (NIE WeiPing).

*Brunei Team in action*

The tournament is split into two groups in a double elimination fashion. Group A comprises of China Team, Malaysia Team, Singapore Team and Indonesia Team while Group B are Brunei Team, Guizhou Team, Vietnam Team and Thailand Team.

Brunei Adult Team lost to Guizhou Team on the first round, followed by an unfortunate loss against strong Vietnamese Team on the 2nd round; However, during the final round to decide the position of 7th or 8th place; Brunei team had managed to grab a victory at the closest marginal game against Indonesia Team.

Kaoxiang played a teaching game against Cao Dayuan while Fengyang played with Ms. Chen Ying after the matches.

The event introduced new U15 Team Relay Go Competition which comprises of a team of 4 young players with each team lead by a professional coach Ms. Chen and Mr. Cao. Each coach will assess the level of the team and then decides the turn order of them.

On Team Chen the opposing side, they sent out Vietnamese young boy as first player to kick-start the opening of the game; while on Team Cao, Brunei representative Lim Feng Yang was instructed to handle them.

After a rotation of swapping out players, Team Cao falls short and surrendered the game; regardless Lim Feng Yang from Brunei had earned remarkable experience and gotten himself the latest Ipad  (6th generation 2018) as prize!

*Closing Ceremony*

Brunei Team

In addition the side event consisted of Pair Go with professional players by the local and Artificial Intelligence Forum where all teams were asked to play against mysterious AI.

Final Result:

Champion Team- China
2- Thailand
3- Singapore
4- Vietnam
5- Guizhou
6- Malaysia
7- Brunei
8- Indonesia