CSCH won the Team Tournament and Wu 7d topped the Open Section in the 2013 Carolina Spring Go Tournament

Team Champion - Chinese School at Chapel Hill
Individual Champion - Changlong Wu 7d

The Chinese School at Chapel Hill Team Won the 2013 Team Tournament and Changlong Wu 7d Topped the Individual Competition in the 2013 Carolina Spring Go Tournament

The 10th annual Carolina Spring Go Tournament was held in Raleigh on May 18th, 2013. Organized by the Cary Go Club and the Chinese-American Friendship Association of North Carolina, the tournament attracted 30 Go players with ages ranging from 6 to 70 years old.

One of the unique features of the tournament was a team competition for the youth players. A total of 4 teams representing Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language (RACL), Cary Chinese School (CCS) and Chinese School at Chapel Hill (CSCH) competed in the team tournament.

The team competition was fierce. Young players kept reporting and checking the team scores posted on the wall after each round. In the end, the Chinese School at Chapel Hill team consisting of Justin Zhang, Andrew Huan and their teacher Eric Zhang won the team competition.

In the individual competition, a new Duke student, Liqun Liu, who was a 5 dan in China, gave the long-term North Carolina Champion - Changlong Wu 7d a fierce challenge. Wu won the close match against Liu and eventually won the open sectin with a perfect score of 4-0. Liu finished the second place in the open section with the only loss to Wu.

Xiaoping Wu 1d won Section A (1d-2d) with a perfect score of 4-0. John Zhu 9k won Section B (9k-1k) with a score of 3-1. Tom Carlson 10k topped Section C (15k-10k) with a perfect score of 4-0. Justin Zhang 19k, who was a member of the Chinese School at Chapel Hill team that won the team competition, also won the individual champion in Section D (25k-16k) with a perfect score of 4-0.

教堂山中文学校获得2013北卡之春围棋锦标赛团体冠军, 吴昌龙 7段夺取个人冠军

一年一度的北卡之春围棋锦标赛于5月18日在北卡州立大学举行。该项比赛由美国围棋协会分会---凯瑞围棋俱乐部 (Cary Go Club) 以及北卡华人联谊会(CAFA)共同举办。这项已有十年历史的北卡之春围棋锦标赛是美国围棋协会认可的正式比赛。该项比赛对所有的围棋爱好者公开, 是整个北卡规模最大,水平最高的围棋公开赛。比赛成绩上报美国围棋协会,每位棋手比赛成绩计入积分,取得相应的美国围棋协会段位。

共有三十位围棋爱好者参加了今年的比赛。这项传统的比赛最大的特点是参赛的小棋手多。为了鼓励小棋手的参赛热情,组织者特为小棋手们设置了团体比赛,三位小棋手组成一个队。每个队员的个人成绩累加为团体成绩,决出一个团体冠军。共有4只队参加了团体赛,其中来自凯瑞中文学校(CCS)的小棋手们组成了两个队,来自洛丽汉语学校(RACL)和教堂山中文学校(CSCH) 的小棋手们分别组成另了两个队。

团体比赛争夺的异常激烈,各队的比分一直咬的很紧,直到最后一轮,每个队都有机会夺冠。结果由张理雷 (Justin Zhang) ,宦安极(Andrew Huan)及老师张振5段组成的教堂山中文学校队,夺取团体冠军。

个人比赛方面, 来自教堂山的吴昌龙 7段以四战全胜的成绩夺得最高级别组 --- 公开组的冠军。今年刚从中国来的杜克大学学生刘立群(中国业余5段) 首次参加美国围棋协会的比赛,即以三胜一负的佳绩夺得公开组的亚军。

来自凯瑞的吴小平初段以四战全胜的成绩获得A组(初段至二段组)冠军。

来自凯瑞中文学校的朱大龙(John Zhu)同学以四战三胜的成绩夺得B组(9级至初级)冠军。

来自洛丽的美国白人Tom Carlson以四战三胜的成绩夺得C组(15级至10级)冠军。

来自教堂山中文学校张理雷 (Justin Zhang) 以四战全胜的成绩获得-D组(25级至16级)冠军

进行一整天的紧张激烈比赛结束了,老老少少棋友们却意犹未尽,相约在明年的赛场上再继续手谈!

对围棋感兴趣的北卡朋友们,不妨参加凯瑞围棋俱乐部的活动,详情请见凯瑞围棋俱乐部的网站: www.carygo.org