*South East Asia Friendly Go Exchange*
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The South East Asia Friendly Go Exchange 2018 in Brunei was held from the 1st December to the 2nd December, 2018 at D’Anggerek Serviced Apartment. This event is also known as the 3rd Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament.
There were 39 participants divided into two categories: Junior & Open Category. Countries that participated came from Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Chonburi and Thailand Nonthaburi. In addition to that, we have 4 special guests from Japan: Ryo Maeda 6p, Francis Meyer 1p, Mariko Deguchi 1p and Risa Go 6d.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, sponsored by Sigma Cyberspace and Aiking Trading as our official drink partner.
Picture Credit to Vincent
The opening ceremony was commenced on the 1st December, 2018 at D’Anggerek Serviced Apartment at about 1.30pm officiated by our guest of honour: Deputy Permanent Secretary, Yang Mulia Tuan Wardi bin Mohammad Ali from the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
Brunei Darussalam Go Association presented Go Set as gift of appreciation to our guest of honour followed by Yang Mulia Tuan Wardi sounding the gong to bestow blessing and official the opening ceremony.
Our special guest from Japan each was given art portrait done by local artist: Ainan Salsabeelaa Kassim.
The main event is divided into two categories: SEA Junior and SEA Open. Junior comprised players from only double-digit kyus while Open division allows only players from single-digit kyu to dans.
Open Category Individual Result:
1- Pongmate (Nonthaburi Thailand)
2- House CHUAH (Singapore)
3- LEE Shou Xuan (Malaysia)
3- Panyakorn (IQ UP Thailand)
4- LEE Mun Kit (Malaysia)
5- Phacharaphon (Chonburi)
6- Napat Keith (IQ Up Thailand)
7- Pannapat (IQ Up Thailand)
8- Jacky Yin (Brunei)
9- Dhiravee (Nonthaburi Thailand)
10- Punnaris (IQ UP Thailand)
12- Michael CHEN (Brunei)
14- LIM CheeMing (Brunei)
15- Victor WONG (Brunei)
18- SHAM NengCong (Brunei)
19- David Lim (Brunei)
Junior Category Individual Result:
1- TEH Wei Jie (Malaysia)
2- Pisith (IQ UP Thailand)
3- LO ZeShawn (Malaysia)
4- Warinthorn (IQ UP Thailand)
5- Krittapol (IQ UP Thailand)
6- Thanad (IQ UP Thailand)
7- Nattawat (Nonthaburi Thailand)
8- Feng Yang (Brunei)
9- Supisara (Chonburi Thailand)
10- Supakrid (IQ UP Thailand)
13- Mohamed Ali (Brunei)
15- OH Yoon Jae (Brunei)
16- LIM Zhen Yang (Brunei)