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Glad to mention that Malaysia will be participating in Pair Go World Cup 2010 in Hangzhou, China after finishing second in Asia selection held yesterday. Suzanne and I, as the Malaysian pair completed four matches yesterday with 3 wins against Indonesia, Phillippines and Vietnam and a loss against Singapore Team 1. The tournament was actually held online on IGS as there was not enough time to organize it in the meat-world.

It was my first time playing Pair Go, and it was a great experience. I normally am very reserved in my game, prefer strategic to tactical fight. But Suzz was the complete opposite, and it seemed our combined style yesterday followed her more. We kept asking for fight when we were already leading against the Indonesian, and we put ourselves in great danger against the Vietnamese pair. I almost wanted to resign, until we managed to counter-attack with a squeezing sequence. Luck maybe, because I didn’t see it at all when reading 5 moves before.

Overall, it was an enlightening experience for me. I cant remember the last time I had intense fighting in my games. I normally wait for overwhelming advantage before I initiate a fight. With Suzz aggressiveness however, there was no wait and warming up before fighting. Haha … ūüôā

After the selection round, the next stage will be held in Hangzhou in March 21-23 where 8 professional pairs and 8 additional pairs from various geographical regions will compete. I’ve never been to Hangzhou, so quite looking forward to this. Hopefully we could do well there.

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Date     :  5 Р8 Dec 2008

Venue  :  OCM Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
              OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA (OCM)
              Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur (opposite Stadium Negara)
              Tel: 03-2078 7888

Organized by : Malaysia Weiqi Association

Participants:

Judges :

  • ¬†Yang Jin Hua (6p),¬† Kang Zhan Bin (6p)

Malaysia:

  • ¬†Teng Boon Ping (4d)
  • ¬†Mohd Zaid (4d)
  • ¬†Alex Chan Hoong Guan (2d)
  • ¬†Suzanne (2d)
  • ¬†Jimmy Cheng Khai Yong (2d)
  • ¬†Koh Song Sang (1d)
  • ¬†Lim Ming Sui (1d)
  • ¬†Philip Cher Wei Ching (2d)
  • ¬†Ho Hock Dong (1d)
  • ¬†Lim Shu Wen (1k)
  • ¬†Chin Shuenn Chin (Reserve)

Singapore:

  • ¬†Oh Peng Aik – Team leader
  • ¬†Feng Cheng Cheng (5d)
  • ¬†Alvin Ng Yong Han (3d)
  • ¬†Chuah Chee Hiong (3d)
  • ¬†Yeoh Sioh Tian (2d)
  • ¬†Pooh Chuan Ling¬†(2d)
  • ¬†James Lee (2d)
  • ¬†Jeremy Pang Jian Zhong (1d)
  • ¬†Cindy Lim (1kyu)

Thailand:

  • ¬†Mr. Sutja Chaipibal¬† (1d)
  • ¬†Mr. Santirak Wongkaew (1d)
  • ¬†Mr. Don Vongyara¬†(1d)
  • ¬†Mr. Patchara Pongcharoenkul¬† (1kyu)

 

Tournament System:
  • ¬†5 rounds swiss system (tie-breaker: SOS, SOSOS)
  • ¬†Competition rules will be conducted in accordance with the Japanese Go Rules:-
    ¬†¬†¬†¬† –¬† All games to be played on even, with Black giving a 6.5 point komi¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
         РTime allowance of 60 minutes per player.
  • ¬†The tournamet will have individual and Team Event (by country)
  • ¬†Sum of top three player’s ranking from each country will form the Team’s result.
    ¬†¬†¬†¬† – Tie-breaker using team’s best player result
     
Scheduled:

5 Dec (Friday) – Arrival & Check-in

6 Dec (Saturday)
9:00am¬† –¬† 9:30am¬†¬†¬† : ¬† Opening Ceremony
9:30am¬† –¬† 11:30am¬† :¬†¬† Round One
12:00n¬†¬†–¬† 1:00pm¬†¬†¬† :¬†¬† Lunch at OCM hotel
1:00pm¬† –¬† 3:00pm¬†¬† :¬†¬† Round Two
3:00pm¬† –¬† 5:00pm¬†¬† :¬†¬† Round Three
6:00pm                   :  Dinner @ China Town

7 Dec (Sunday)
9:00am¬†¬†¬† –¬† 11:00am¬† :¬† Round Four
11:00am¬† –¬†¬†1:00pm¬†¬†¬† :¬† Round Five
1:00pm¬†¬†¬†–¬†¬† 1:30pm¬†¬†¬† :¬† Lunch at OCM hotel
1:30pm¬†¬† –¬† ¬†2:30pm¬†¬†¬† :¬† Teaching games
2:30pm¬†¬† –¬† ¬†3:00pm¬†¬†¬† :¬† Closing Ceremony
3:00pm                      :  Excursion (Genting Highland)

8 Dec (Monday) – Check-out

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