5th May, 2019, The 8th Ilyo News World Children’s Baduk Championship was commenced at the Olympic Park of Seoul, Korea. This is the first time Korea Baduk Federation and Ilyo News invited Association from the Asia to participate.
From Brunei Darussalam Go Association, we have Cayenne (age:11) and Yoon Jae (Age:8) participated in the Asia Children’s Group.
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)
10th ~ 13th November, 2018 was the 3rd Confucius Cup in Malaysia. Brunei Darussalam Go Association for the first time participated in this event by sending two representatives:
1- Michael Chen (3-dan)
2- JinQuan (5-kyu)
Total of 64 contestants competing in the 2-days event, and Michael Chen has brilliantly snatched 4-wins out of 6 games and positioned himself at 22nd/64th. On the other hand, JinQuan managed to best himself at 3wins and positioned at 39th/64th.
“BDF Tu Teng Jian Cai Cup” China-ASEAN Board and Card Games International Invitational Tournament 2018; 14th China-ASEAN International Invitational Weiqi Tournament 2018 was hosted from the 13th August ~ 15th August, 2018 at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This event has been the best platform for Go players to get-together and Brunei has dispatched two players:
1 – Michael Chen (3-dan)
2- Jacky Yin (3-dan)
There are total of 15 teams from: Brunei, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Macao, Hong Kong, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Guangxi Team, Nanning Team, USA Las Vegas Team and USA Los Angeles Team.
Michael Chen has achieved his personal best result of 3-wins/3-loses and position of 21st which is also one of the best result achieved by Brunei Darussalam Go Association since 2010 by Xinwen.
1- He ChengQian (Hong Kong)
2- Max (Thailand)
3- Qin ShiMin (Chinese Taipei)
4- Cai ZhiXiong (Singapore)
… 21 – Michael Chen (Brunei) 22- Handy (Indonesia)
… 31 – Jacky Yin (Brunei) …
33 – Loh Wei Quan (Malaysia)
Team Result: 1- GuangXi Team
2- Hong Kong Team
3- Canada Team
4- Chinese Taipei Team
5- Singapore Team
6- Nanning Team
7- Thailand Team
8- Laos Team
9- USA Las Vegas Team
10- Vietnam Team
11- Macao Team
12- USA Los Angeles Team
13- Indonesia Team 14- Brunei Team
15- Malaysia Team
Women Result: 1- Dawn Sum (Singapore)
2- Lin Ming (Chinese Taipei)
3- Li Le Yi (Hong Kong)
Last but not least, In conjunction with the CHINA-ASEAN International Invitational Go Tournament 2018. China Go Congress was set on the same period which included the CITIC SECURITIES A.I. Open Tournament, Man China League, Female China League, National Professional Promotion Tournament, National Children Team Championship, Minister Cup and many others activities.