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Brunei Darussalam Go Association

Brunei Qualifies for World Amateur Go Championship in Russia 2020

28th February 2020, was the qualifying event for Brunei Darussalam Go Association to be participate in the 41st World Amateur Go Championship 2020 which will be held in Vladivostok, Russia on the 27th May to the 3rd June, 2020.

The Result is as followed:
1- xinwen
2- haidar
3- michael
4- kaoxiang
5- shihong
6- victor
7- cheeming
8- nengcong
9- zidah
10- fengyang
11- zhenyang
12- cayenne

Chinese New Year Celebration 2020

*Chinese New Year Gathering 2020*



9th February 2020, Brunei Darussalam Go Association had a simple Chinese New Year Gathering with everyone.

We hope in 2020, everyone will advance to a higher level in Go.


Learn to play Go: Teaching Books Review

*Nie Weiping Teaching Go Books

Learn to play Go on 19×19 in 5 Minutes: Basic Fuseki Theory

*Learn to play go on 19×19*

Kifu Replay 1

*Kifu Replay

[2020-01-12] 34th Chinese Tianyuan, semi-final Li Xuanhao 7p (Black) vs. Tong Mengcheng 8p (White) B+1.5 (7.5 komi)

1st South East Asia Go Congress in Singapore


15th ~ 22nd December 2019, The 1st South East Asia Go Congress 2019 was first held in Singapore at Asian Civilization Museum.

From Brunei  Team:
1) xinwen (4-dan)
2) kaoxiang (2-dan)
3) FengYang (9-kyu)
4) Cayenne (9-kyu)

The main event is categorized into Four groups: Kyu Open Categories, Low Dan Category, High  Dan Category and Master Category.

While there are plenty of side events to involve in such as: Super Simultaneous Rotation Event, Pair Go Event, 5 vs 5 Event, Teaching Games, SEA team vs AI, SEA Gals vs SEA Guys, Ladies Event, Blitz Event, SEA Go Development Forum.


*Brunei Team*


For Kyu Open:Kyu Open Result.PNG
FengYang: 12th Place
Cayenne Yeo: 36th Place

For Low dan:
Low DanKao Xiang: 2nd Place (Promoted to Singapore 3-dan)

For High Dan:
High Dan.PNGXinwen: 10th Place

For Master:

15th China-ASEAN International Invitational Tournament 2019

*Brunei Team in action

7th ~ 11th December 2019, The 15th China-ASEAN International Invitational Go Tournament 2019 was held in Nanning, Guangxi, China. Zhengbo (3-dan) and Michael (3-dan) were dispatched to represent Brunei Darussalam Go Association in participating this event.



Brunei got 7th in the 3rd Jincai Panzhou Cup 2019

*Brunei Team


18th ~ 23rd October 2019, The 3rd Jincai Panzhou Cup China – ASEAN Invitational Go Tournament was held at the Tuole ASEAN Conference Center of Tuole Ancient Gingko Scenic Village, Panzhou City, Guizhou Province.

The event invited 10 countries: China TeamGuizhou TeamBrunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and the Philippines. Brunei Team comprises of:

Brunei TeamLeader: Chin Sin Voon (4-dan)
1- Victor (3-kyu)
2- NengCong (5-kyu)
3- Zidah (7-kyu)
U-14 player: Lim Zhen Yang (12-kyu)

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), 马晓春 (MA Xiaochun) and 常昊 (CHANG Hao).

*in action*

The tournament this year was conducted with Swiss System of 4 Rounds. During the first round, Brunei Team won Laos Team snatching the first victory, followed by two defeats against Vietnam Team on the second round and Malaysia Team during the third round. Brunei team got a default win against Philippines on the forth round.

The final result places Brunei Team at the 7th position out of 10th position besting Indonesia and Laos. Brunei team was awarded with CNY12,000 as cash prize.

On the other hand, the U-14 Team Relay comprised of two teams of 4 players each led by professional player Chen Ying and Cao Dayuan, and each coach will assess the level of the player and then decides the turn order of them. While Zhenyang was placed in Cao Dayuan‘s team but the team fell short against another very strong team led by Chen Ying, nevertheless, the team was awarded with Huawei Tablet M6 (2019).


In addition, the side event included a forum conducted by 华以刚 (HUA YiGang), 王汝南 (WANG Runan), 马晓春 (MA Xiaochun) and 常昊 (CHANG Hao). They shared their life story with Go.

During the 3rd Jincai Panzhou Cup, the event included sightseeing to Niang Niang Scenic Site (娘娘山) and Wumeng Great Prairie (乌蒙大草原) .

*Kunming City Weiqi Associaiton*


23 October 2019, In addition to the Panzhou event, Brunei Team and Singapore Team visited the Kunming City Weiqi Association and Yongzi Gallery. [updating…]

Bruneigo Nanning Selection x Student Promotion 2019

*3rd November


3rd November, 2019, was the 15th Nanning Guangxi 2019 Selection Student Promotion Test. 10 participants attended and competed 3 rounds in the morning.

The event in conjunction with rank assessment test for the students to compete with the existing members of the Association.

Student’s Ranking:-
1- Sham NC (promoted to 5-kyu)
2- Lim Zyang (promoted to 9-kyu)
3- Cayenne Yeo (Promoted to 9-kyu)
4- Lim SN (promoted to 11-kyu)

Nanning Representative:-
1- Michael Chen
2- Zhao Zhengbo



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