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Brunei Darussalam Go Association

Last Season of Go Club at Maktab Sains

*throwback post*

All Pictures credit to teacher Ms. Lim

The last season of Maktab Sains Go Class was ended on the 30th August, 2018. The last class was conducted in a quick pairgo competition among the 16 students. 3 Baduk Beginner Books from Korea Baduk Federation were given as prize.

All students received certificate of participation during the closing ceremony.

*Picture in action*


The 14th CHINA-ASEAN International Invitational Go Tournament 2018

*Michael Personal Best*

Michael Chen (left) – Jacky Yin (right)

“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.

Individual Result:
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 TournamentMan China LeagueFemale China LeagueNational Professional Promotion TournamentNational Children Team ChampionshipMinister Cup and many others activities.

*Closing Ceremony*


The 5th Korea Jeollanamdo Kuksu Mountain International Baduk Championship

*First youngest team participation*


The 5th Korea  Jeollanamdo Kuksu Mountain International Baduk Championship 2018 was held from the 28th July ~ 1st August, 2018; Two days of matches of 6-rounds from 28th ~ 29th July and another two days of sight-seeing tour from 30th July ~ 1st August.

Team Leader: Xinwen
1- Cayenne Yeo (15kyu)
2- YoonJae (16kyu)

The event is organized by Hanguk Kiwon (Korea Baduk Association) and Jeollanamdo Baduk Association; mainly to focus the professional tournament “Korea Kusku Mountain Championship” while the U-18 Children Categories that everyone else join was a side event.

Each international participant is to play 3 matches against local Korean participant in the same group-match and another 3 matches against local Korean participants in another same group-match the next day.

International Participant was also given opportunity to play with young professional players.

The tournament system did not use standard international system to show a proper result standing or pairings; hence all participants will receive gold medal as token of participation while participants with perfect-win will receive additional Certificate of Achievement.


*Closing Ceremony*

International participants were given the chance to watch live professional games notably by Lee Changho, Hei Jia Jia, Kim JiSeok, Park JungHwan, Xie Yi Min, Takao Shinji and so on.

However, students were not allowed to get their signature or group pictures with them which was said to be allowed in 2017. Furthermore, It was said that students get to purchase more goodies in 2017 – pretty disappointing in this manners.

Sightseeing Tours were covered nicely, however refreshment for Lunch & Dinner became repetitive in the same restaurant which bored all participants.

Regardless, event as massive as this, needed to be evaluated and reviewed by their local organizing committee to make sure there will be more series in the following years.

1st CIAOLINK – Vietnam Team-Go International Invitational Tournament 2018

*Brunei Team compete in the 1st CIAOLINK – Vietnam Team-Go International Invitational Tournament 2018*


The 1st CIAOLINK Vietnam Team-Go International Invitational Tournament 2018 was held from the 28th July to the 29th July, 2018 at Hanoi, Vietnam.

Brunei Team comprised of Team Leader: ChaiHui and Team Players of:
1-KaoXiang (2-dan)
2- Tran Thanh Mai (3-dan)
3- Tran Quy Nhan (3-dan)

There are total of 8-teams joining the competition namely:
1- Vietnam-Ciaolink Team
2- Da Nang Team
3- Ho Chi Minh Team
4- Thailand Team
5- Malaysia Team
6- Singapore Team
7- Brunei Team
8- Korea Team

The tournament is split into Group Matches of 3-rounds to  decide the top 2 teams from each group to compete in the Semi-Final Match & Final Match on the 29th July.

This is also the first time Vietnam Go Club & community hosted an International Invitational Event.

Organizers: CiaoLink – Vietnam Go Club
Sponsors: Helio Coffee | Apollo English 360

Brunei to join Korea Kuksu Mountain for the first time!

*5th Korea  Jeollanamdo Kuksu Mountain International Baduk Championship*

Borneo Bulletin 24th July

For the first time, Brunei Darussalam Go Association has finally managed to  assemble a small team of children to join the 5th Korea  Jeollanamdo Kuksu Mountain International Baduk Championship 2018 held from the 28th ~ 30th July, 2018.

Accompanying by Xinwen and their parents; Cayenne (age of 10) from Seri Mulia Sarjana International School & Yoon Jae (age of 8) from International School Brunei will be stepping onto the vast world of Go the first time in their life as great opportunity to expose and motivate themselves.

Cayenne: 15kyu
Yoon Jae: 16kyu

Brunei Team gotten 8th in 21st Asian University Go Tournament in Bangkok

*Alumni Category*

Triple Go Event
South East Asia Team: Li Ting (Front), Eileen Goh (Mid) & Chaihui (Back) vs Singapore Team

24-27th June was the 21st Thailand Asian University Go Tournament held in Silpakorn University, Bangkok. Brunei representative, Chai Hui had joined in with another two female representatives from Singapore in taking part of University Alumni Category of this event.

The event attracted 13 Asian Countries to participate along with over 300 local Thai-Students from over 50 institutions.

The event is categorized into three divisions: 1) National High-School Tournament 2) Asian University Go Tournament and 3) Alumni of Asian University Go Tournament.

Each Team comprised of three members from Alumni of Asian University Go Tournament competed 6 rounds in 3 days; Lim’s Team came out 8th out of 12th.



1st BDGA Holiday 13×13 Go Competition

*World Vision Tuition School*

June 24th (Sunday), BDGA hosted a holiday finale activity: 1st 13×13 Go Competition for students. There were supposed to have 12 participants; 2 were disqualified.

The event gathers the participants to form a team of two players; however fighting separately to total-up their winning scores to decide the champion team, 2nd place team & 3rd place team.

The competition used swiss system; time setting was 15minutes, 3 byo-yomi periods of 30 seconds. The event started from 9.30pm and adjourned at 4.30pm

The Team:

Team TanGo: David x Yeo ST
Team Black: Lim ZY x Lim FY
Team Sun&Moon: Azeema x Ayra
Team Baduk: Sham NC x Oh YJ
Team ArticGo: Sun Yeo x Cayenne Yeo


Each participants were first handed out their official Rank Certificate by XinWen, Asst. President of Brunei Darussalam Go Association.

Student’s Ranking:-
1) David Lim 14th kyu
2) Lim SN 14th kyu
3) Sakuya 15th kyu
4) Yeo ST 15th kyu
5) Sun Yeo 15th kyu
6) Cayenne Yeo 15th kyu
7) Oh YJ 16th kyu
8) Sham NC. 17th kyu
9) Jasper Pang 17th kyu
10) Lim FY 20th kyu
11) Lim ZY 21st kyu
12) Azeema 21st kyu
13) Ayra 22nd kyu

The Standings:

1) Champion Team: TanGo
David Lim (champion individual)
Yeo ST (2nd place individual)

2) 2nd Place Team: Black
Lim FY (4th place individual)
Lim ZY (6th place individual)

3) 3rd Place Team: Baduk
Sham NC (3rd place individual)
Oh YJ (8th place individual)

4) 4th Place team: ArticGo
Sun Yeo (5th place individual)
Cayenne Yeo (7th place individual)

5) 5th Place team: Sun&Moon
Azeema (10th place individual)
Ayra (9th place individual)

Hokkien Association Go Class – Closure

*No More Hokkien Association Go Class*


Dear all, there will be no more Go classes at Hokkien Association, Kiulap effectively from today (4th May)

For public members who are interested in learning Go, our classes will be conducted at World Vision Tuition School, Kiarong

1) Monday 7-9pm
2) Tuesday 7-9pm
3) Friday 7-9pm
4) Sunday (children’s class) 5-6.30pm

Please contact +673 7234768 (instructor chin) for fees inquiry

*Kiarong Go Class*


First Season Maktab Sains Go Class Graduate!

*First Season Go Class*

all pictures credit to Ms.Adeline & Ms. Szenee

The first season Maktab Sains Go Class started in January with 20 upper sixth students.

Classes commence every Thursday conducted by instructor from Brunei Darussalam Go Association. However the last class ended on the 5th April with simple ceremony giving all students a certificate of completion.

*Certificate Ceremony*

*Last game of the season*

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