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[Seattle Go Center] Jin Chen Tournament this Sunday Jan 3, 2016

Dear Go Players,


The Jin Chen Tournament is coming up this Sunday, Jan 3, 2016, with registration from 10 – 10:45 am.  This tournament is usually our biggest tournament of the year, but since we had a very large Anniversary Tournament last fall, with 48 players, I am not sure if this tournament will be the largest.  But it will be big, with a total prize pool of $1050, and both Open and Handicapped Sections.  Anybody who can finish a 19x19 game is welcome to play. The fee is $15 general admission and $10 for youth and for voting members. (Youth are under 18, voting members have yearly or lifetime memberships.)


This is an AGA (American Go Association)  rated tournament.  Please make sure your AGA membership is current.  New members can join the AGA online at https://www.usgo.org/members/join.  We can also enroll you in the AGA at the Go Center, with payment ($30) by cash or check.  But please come early to do that.


First round starts at 11 am.  Second round starts by 1:30, but may start sooner.  If your first game runs long, you do not have much time for lunch.  We recommend that you bring food to the Go Center, rather than planning on going out to get lunch.


First prize for the Open Section (all even games) will be $300.  The Open Section will be limited to the top 8 players who register by 10:45 am.   All others will be moved to the Handicapped Section. Player’s strength will be determined by the players AGA rating, or if they are international visitors, by the decision of the Tournament Director.


Mark Lee is coming to Seattle to play in the tournament, and to teach on Monday evening, Jan. 4, and on Tuesday, Jan. 5.  Since Mark is rated at AGA +10.000 we expect he will be playing in the Open Section!


We hope to see you there!






Brian  Allen

General Manager, Seattle Go Center

Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West

700 NE 45th Street

Seattle WA  98105

206 545-1424 (Go Center)

206 370-1069 (Cell Phone)

206 632-1122 (Office at Home)

manager@seattlego.org (e-mail)

www.seattlego.org (website)


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