Cary Chinese School won the team competition and Eric Zhang, 5d topped the individual competition in the 2015 Carolina Spring Go Tournament

The 12th annual tournament Carolina Spring Go Tournament, held in Raleigh on April 19th, co-organized by the Chinese American Friendship Association of North Carolina (CAFA), Confucius Institute at NC State, and the Cary Go Club, and attracted 28 Go players with a wide range of ages and Go experience but with an equal amount of love for Go.

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Team Winners (from left to right) Ethan Wan, Jasmine Ye, Alvin Chen, Ellen Zeng and Alex Kuang. Another winning team member Andy Chen was missing from the picture.

Nine young players from Cary Chinese School’s Go classes, formed 3 teams to compete in the team competition. As expected, the team competition generated a lot of excitement, with young players eagerly reporting and checking the scoreboard during the breaks between rounds. CCS Team 1 of Alvin Chen, Alex Kuang and Ellen Zeng, and CCS Team 2 of Andy Chen, Jasmine Ye and Ethan Wan scored the same 9 wins (out of 12 games), thus tied as the winners of the team competition.

In the individual competition, Eric Zhang, 5d, of Chapel Hill, won the open section championship with a score of 3-1.  Andrew Zalesak, 1d, of Cary High School, won Section A with a perfect score of 4-0, including an impressive win over a 3-dan player on a non-handicapped game with no komi.   One of the youngest players, Ethan Wan of Cary Chinese School won Section D with a perfect score of 4-0.   Alvin Chen won Section B with a score of 3-1 while Ellen Zeng and Alex Kuang tied for the first place finish in Section C with the same score of 3-1.  Below is the complete list of winners and their photos:

Individual Competition Winners:

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Section: open (3d-5d) winner: Eric Zhang, 5d. Final score: 3-1

 

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Section: A (3k-2d) winner: Andrew Zalesak, 1d. Final score: 4-0

 

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Section: B (10k-4k) winner: Alvin Chen, 10k. Final score: 3-1

 

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Section: C (11k-20k) winners(tied): Ellen Zeng, 14k, and Alex Kuang 16k and both with a final score of 3-1.

 

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Section: D (30k-21k) winner:Ethan Wan, 28k, final score: 4-0

 

Team Competition Winners (tied):

Cary Chinese School Team 1: Alvin Chen, Alex Kuang and Ellen Zeng

Cary Chinese School Team 2: Andy Chen, Jasmine Ye and Ethan Wan


凯瑞中文学校获得2015北卡之春围棋锦标赛团体冠军, 张拯 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19日在北卡州立大学举行。该项比赛由北卡华人联谊会(CAFA), 北卡州立大学孔子学院,以及美国围棋协会分会---凯瑞围棋俱乐部 (Cary Go Club) 共同举办。这项已有12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。

共有二十八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。来至凯瑞中文学校的9位小棋手组成3只队参加了团体赛。

团体比赛争夺的异常激烈,各队的比分一直咬的很紧。结果由Alvin Chen, Alex Kuang 和Ellen Zeng组成的凯瑞中文学校一队,和由Andy Chen, Jasmine Ye 和Ethan Wan组成的凯瑞中文学校二队在总共12局比赛中两队同积9分,并列夺取团体冠军。

个人比赛方面, 来自教堂山的张拯5段以四战三胜的成绩夺得最高级别组 --- 公开组的冠军。

来自凯瑞高中的Andrew Zalesak高中生以四战全胜的成绩获得A组(三级至二段组)冠军。

来自凯瑞中文学校的AlvinChen同学以四战三胜的成绩夺得B组(10级至4级)冠军。

来自凯瑞中文学校的Ellen Zeng 和 Alex Kuang同以四战三胜的成绩并列夺得C组(20级至11级)冠军。

来自凯瑞中文学校的 Ethan Wan以四战全胜的成绩获得-D组(30级至21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,不妨参加北卡华人联谊会的围棋俱乐部- 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