张智渊6段摘取2010北卡之春围棋赛桂冠

 

2010北卡之春围棋锦标赛日前于328日在北卡州立大学Talley 学生中心落下帷幕。来自全北卡以及田纳西和马里兰州的三十多位围棋高手及围棋爱好者参加了这项一年一度由北卡华人联谊会(CAFA)和凯瑞围棋俱乐部(Cary Go Club)共同举办的北卡最大规模围棋比赛。这项已有七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。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。

 

今年参赛的三十多位棋手可谓五花八门。由地地道道的美国人,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,小的仅有六岁,其中还有两对父子兵共同上阵。由于该项比赛是公开性的 无论水平高低,只要会下围棋,就可报名参赛,结果参赛棋手水平高低不一,棋力强的有美国围棋协会6段选手,棋力弱的有25级初学者。

 

比赛按棋手段位水平共分五组举行。 结果来自马里兰州的张智渊6段以全胜战绩摘取最高级别组--- 公开组的冠军。来自北卡三角地区的张振5段,甘念慈3段及朱国钧3以三胜一负的相同成绩并列公开组军。

 

吴晓平初段与地道的美国人John Moore 2并列获得A组(初段至2组)冠军。吴晓平的儿子,年仅十二岁的华裔小朋友吴师哲(Brian Wu) 以四战全胜的战绩夺得B组(1级至10级)冠军。B军由美国人Glenn Williamson摘取。C组(11级至20级)的棋手是清一色的美国白人,结果Warren Lewis 18, Tom Carlson 11, Dale Blann 13级和 Ralph Abbey 15级以三胜一负的相同成绩并列C组冠军。D组(21级至30级)是初学者的小组,结果两位华裔小朋友,Alvin Chen 24K
and Kevin Kwong 25K
战胜众多成人及儿童棋手获得D组并列冠军。

 

 

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图为北卡之春围棋赛场一影。

 

 

 

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图为北卡之春围棋公开组的比赛。右前一为张智渊6段,左前一为朱国钧3段。

 

 

 

Edward Zhang TOP 2010 CAROLINA SPRING TOURNAMENT.

Edward Zhang 6D won the first place in the Open section of the 2010 Carolina Spring Go tournament, held in Raleigh, NC on March 28th.  Thirty four players competed in this seventh annual AGA rated tournament co-organized by the Chinese-American Friendship Association of North Carolina (CAFA) and the Cary Go Club.  Edward Zhang, who traveled from the DC area, won four straight games to top the open section. Eric Zhang 5D, Guojun Zhu 3D and Nianci Gan 3D tied for the second place of the open section with the same score of 3-1.

Xiaoping Wu 1D and John Moore 2D tied for the first place of Section A (1D-2D), while Wu's 12-year old son, Brian Wu 7K won Section B (1K-10K) with a perfect score of 4-0.  Glenn Williamson 2K finished as the second place of Section B. Warren Lewis 18K, Tom Carlson 11K, Dale Blann 13K and Ralph Abbey 15K tied for the first place of Section C (11K-20K) with the same score of 3-1.  Two young kids, Alvin Chen 24K and Kevin Kwong 25K won Section D (21K-30K) in a tie with a score of 3-1.