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[Seattle Go Center] Sunday Tournament Update

Dear Go Players,


The Jin Chen Tournament is on this  Sunday, Jan. 5.  Registration is on the day of the tournament, from 10:00 -10:30 a.m.  There will be a short break for lunch after the first round. (We are not serving lunch.) The second round will start at 1:30 p.m.  Note that if you play a long game in the first round, you may not have much time for lunch.  The third and final round should be done by 6:30 p.m., with prizes done by 7:00 p.m.


The tournament has an open section and several handicapped sections. Everybody who can finish a 19x19 game is welcome.  Since registration is on the day of the tournament, I do not have information on everybody who is coming.  I can tell you that we are expecting some youth players in the 25 kyu range, and a number of double digit kyu players. At the strong end of the scale, we are expecting one young Chinese pro, Yu, Ximeng, 1P, who also goes by the name Simon.  He is a student at North Seattle Community College.  We are expecting several amateurs who are 7-dan, including Liu Xingshuo.  She visited us last year, and placed 2nd in the open section after Edward Kim and Son Ho tied for first. So the open section is going be very competitive. We have five guests from China who will be playing, who are 1 or 2 dan on the Chinese scale.  The 4 dan pro Yao, Xiaomin will not be playing, but she will be at the tournament all day, and looks forward to doing game analysis for players.


The fee is $10 for youth and voting members; all others $15. The total purse for prizes is $1000.  The big prize money will be for the open section ($300 - $150 -$100), but there will be prizes for all the bands.  You need to be an AGA member to play, since this a rated tournament.  You can register online here:




This is our biggest tournament of the year, and we hope you can make it.





Brian  Allen

Manager, Seattle Go Center

Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West

700 NE 45th Street

Seattle WA  98105

206 545-1424 (Go Center)

206 632-1122 (Office at Home)

manager@seattlego.org (e-mail)

www.seattlego.org (website)


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