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[Seattle Go Center] Winners and Winners

Dear Members,


Here are the reports on two tournaments at the Go Center.


Way back on December 10, 2016 we had our 4th annual Gala Pair Go Tournament.  We had 22 players, and plenty of cake and raspberries for all.  Mark Richardson and Cat won at the third table, while Akira Sato and Mari McLellan won at the 2nd table.  Peter Nelson and Lily Berger won at the first table, repeating their 2015 victory.  Thanks to Bill and Anne Thompson, and Deborah Niedermeyer for organizing this.  Our next pair Go tournament will be in the late spring. It will be a “rengo” tournament – pair Go without the gender rules.


On Jan.  8, Peter Nelson 5d won again.  He beat Edward Kim 7d, the dean of Northwest Go players, to win the Open Section of the Jin Chen Memorial Tournament at the Seattle Go Center .  The players agreed that Kim played one slack move in the middle of a complicated fight between five unsettled groups, and Edward said “good job!” to Peter as he resigned. It was the first time Peter has beaten Edward in five tournament match-ups. Kim placed second, and Dengda Tang third in the Open Section.


In the Handicapped Sections, John Hogan took first place among the Single Digit Kyu Players.  John was visiting from Arizona, where he now lives.  It was very nice to see our former Go Center TD get to play three games without any worries about running the tournament.  Michael Fain placed 2nd and Eric Backus 3rd.


In the Double Digit Kyu Player section, Nathan Saritzky placed first, with Carl Anderson 2nd, and Ray Illian 3rd.  The Youth Prize went to Maya Altschuler, who had a 2-1 record.   Young Emma Huang also had a 2-1 record, but against weaker players. The tournament had 29 players.





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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