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Brunei Darussalam Go Association

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



Bruneigo Qualifies for Panzhou Cup 2019

*Panzhou Selection*

15 September 2019, was the 3rd Panzhou Cup 2019 Selection. 10 participants attended and competed 4 rounds in the morning. Hence, the team has been selected and as follow:-

Team Leader: Xinwen
– Geedah 8-kyu
– NCong 6-kyu?
– Victor 3-kyu
– Zyang 12-kyu (Teenage Group)

The team will be dispatched to China on the 18 ~ 23 October, 2019.

KXiang made his debut to KPMC 2019

*Korea Prime Minister Baduk Championship*

12 sept 2019
Borneo Bulletin 12th September, 2019

2th ~ 5th June 2019, The 14th Korea Prime Minister International Baduk Championship was held at Yeong Sports Park Stadium, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do. SIA KXiang 2-dan made his debut in the World Amateur Go Championship accompanied by official, Winston ANG.

Notably, Asian Go Federation Annual General Meeting attended by representative Winston ANG has reported that prize ceremony was given out to the top 4 countries that excelled during the AGF Online Tournament happened this year. The Meeting also expressed that the objective of AGF will assist as much as possible in Go relevant supports upon requested.

KXiang won 2 games out of 6 games earning himself a position of 42 out of 62.

4th Student Promotion Test Competition 2019

*4th Student Promotion Test*


1st September 2019, The 4th Student Promotion Test Go Competition; this season was to play on 13×13. The event is part rank assessment test for new and existing students.

6 students participants attended and competed in a four-rounds matches from 13 30 to 15 30 hosted at World Vision Tuition School, Kiarong.

1- Lim Zyang (full 4-wins)
2- Lim Fyang (3-wins)
3- Cayenne (2-wins)
4- Szenee (1-win)
5- Selestyne (1-win)
6- Zafry (0-win)

Student’s Ranking:-
1- Lim Zyang (promoted to 12th-kyu)
2- Lim Fyang (promoted to 9th Kyu)
3- Cayenne (promoted to 11th Kyu)
4- Szenee (promoted to 12th Kyu
5- Selestyne (promoted to 21st Kyu)
6- Zafry (promoted to 24th kyu)

Last Day of St. Andrew’s Go Class

*18th July, 2019*

18th July 2019, the last day of St. Andrew’s School Go Class. Brunei Darussalam Go Association felt very pleased because there were some very promising students. Regardless, the students enjoyed a lot from Go.

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If you’re interested to promote Go in your school, let us know at or contact 8328238 (Instructor Chin).

Go Exhibition on Olympic Day in Brunei 2019

*Olympic Day*


30th June 2019, Brunei Olympic Day was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports. The event was held at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex, initiated by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah.

Brunei Darussalam Go Association was invited to set up an exhibition to allow the Public to learn the game; moreover, The Association had the opportunity to demonstrate to His Royal Highness.

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