2012 Carolina Spring Go Tournament Results

Cary Chinese School Teams Won the 2012 Team Tournament

Owen Chen Topped the Individual Competition

 

Organized by the Cary Go Club and the Chinese-American Friendship Association of North Carolina, the annual Carolina Spring Go Tournament played in Raleigh last Sunday attracted 34 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, two teams from CCS -   CCS Team 1, consisting of Alvin Chen, John Zhu and their teacher Jeff Kuang, and CCS Team 2, consisting of Byron Qi, Larry Zhang and David Hao, tied for the first place in the team competition with each team scoring 8 wins.

In the individual competition, Owen Chen 5d won the open section. Jeff Kuang 5d and Guojun Zhu 4d tied for the second place of the open section, each with 3 wins.

Brian Wu 1d won Section A (6k-1d) with a score of 3-1.  Ralph Abbey 10k, Alvin Chen 12k and Jeff Martyn 10k all won 3 games and tied for the first place in Section B (15k-10k).    In beginner section of Section C (27k-19k), Byron Qi 20k, Anna Wiggins 19k and Larry Zhang 20k tied for the first place, each with 3 wins.


凯瑞中文学校获得2012北卡之春围棋锦标赛团体冠军, 陈剑文5段夺取个人冠军

一年一度的北卡之春围棋锦标赛于4月22日在北卡州立大学Talley 学生中心举行。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。这项已有九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34位围棋爱好者参加上星期天的比赛。参赛的棋手五花八门。有地地道道的美国人,有在中国学棋的美籍华人,也有在美国出生的华裔儿童。年龄大的有七十来岁,小的仅有七岁。棋力强的有美国围棋协会5段选手,棋力弱的有30级初学者。

这届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,今年的比赛为小棋手们增加了团体赛,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。结果由陈梓桐 (Alvin Chen) ,朱大龙(John Zhu)及老师况纪湛5段组成的凯瑞中文学校一队, 和由祁白龙 (Byron Qi), Larry Zhang and David Hao组成的凯瑞中文学校二队并列团体冠军。

个人比赛方面, 来自凯瑞的陈剑文 5段夺得最高级别组 --- 公开组的冠军。 况纪湛5段与朱国军4段并列公开组的亚军。

华裔小朋友吴师哲(Brian Wu) 以四战三胜的成绩获得A组(6级至初段组)冠军。

Ralph Abbey,陈梓桐 (Alvin Chen) ,Jeff Martyn 以相同四战三胜的成绩并列B组(15级至10级)冠军。

祁白龙 (Byron Qi), Larry Zhang 和Anna Wiggin同样以四战三胜的成绩并列初级组 - C组(27级至19级)冠军。

一天紧张激烈的比赛结束了,老老少少棋友们意犹未尽,相约明年再继续手谈!

 

 

 

 

 

CCS

 

Cary Chinese School Teams Won the 2012 Team Tournament

 

 

Owen Chen

 

Owen Chen (middle) won the Open Section. Jeff Kuang (right) and Guojun Zhu (left) tied for the second place

 

 

 

 

Brian Wu won section A (6k-1d)

 

 

 

Anna Wiggins 19k, Byron Qi 20k, and Larry Zhang 20k tied for the first place in section C( 27k-19k)

 

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