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[Seattle Go Center] May 7 Spring Tournament Report

Dear Members,


Last Sunday, our Spring Tournament was well attended, with 35 players, including 12 youth.  We had visitors from both British Columbia, and Florida.  As usual, the Open Section was limited to the top 8 players.  Xinlei (Alex) Liu won in the Open Section, with Edward Kim 7d placing second.  Before the tournament, Alex’s AGA rating was 6.6 dan. 


In the Handicapped Sections, Lucy Lu Wang was undefeated in the top section, playing as a 4K.  She has been improving rapidly; last May her AGA rating was 13K. Wesley Chang placed 2nd in this section.  We had a lot of players between 10K and 13K, so they got their own section.  Math Grad Student Nathan Saritzky placed first, and young Yulissa Wu Lu placed second.  In the 15K to 30K range, Hans Shim, who is learning Go with his son Darin Shim, placed first, and Emma Huang placed second. 


We have Youth Prizes at all our major tournaments.  At the Spring Tournament, the top Youth Prize went to Emma Huang.  Second place went to Steve Ling, and third place to Yulissa Wu.  Thanks to our Tournament Directors Bill Chiles and Daniel Top, who kept the large tournament running smoothly.


Our next major tournament will be the Anniversary Tournament on October 1.






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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