1st TransAtlantic Youth Go Match

This is the first of hopefully many friendship tournaments between North American and Europe youth players. This event provides the opportunity for youth players on both sides to get top-level playing experience and make new go friends. The tournament is organized as a team match with ten players per side, with players being invited to by their national or continental go associations.

Games were played in the Transatlantic Youth Go Tournament room on the KGS go server on April 19, 2009. Game were played with ING rules, with time controls of 30 minutes main time + 10 moves/5 minutes Canadian-style overtime.

Teams

American flagCanadian flag       EU flag
First Series
2009-04-19
15:00 GMT, 11 AM Eastern, 8 AM Pacific
Picture of Andy Liu
FlagAndy Liu (17)
1st place, 2006 US National Championship
1st place, 2002 Redmond Cup Championship
8th place, 2007 WAGC
1-0
B+R
Picture of Artem Kachanovskyj
FlagArtem Kachanovskyj (16)
2nd place, 2009 European Youth Goe Championship
1st place, 2008 European Youth Goe Championship
5th place, 2008 World Youth Goe Championship
Picture of Calvin Sun
FlagCalvin Sun (12)
3-time Redmond Cup champion
4th place, 2008 World Youth Goe Championship, Jr. Division
National team member, 2008 WMSG
1-0
W+2.5
Picture of Ali Jabarin
FlagAli Jabarin (15)
1st place, 2009 European Youth Championship
1st place, 2008 Israeli Championship
1st place, 2007 Israeli Championship
Picture of Jack Yang
FlagJack Yang (18)
1st place, 2006 US Go Congress 5-dan division
0-1
W+T
Picture of Alexandr Vashurov
FlagAlexandr Vashurov (13)
1st place, 2008 Russian Under-12 Championship
4th place, 2008 Russian Youth Championship
3rd place, 2007 European Children Championship
Picture of Jimmy Guo
FlagJimmy Guo (16)
3rd place, 2008 US Youth Goe Championship
2nd place, 2007 US Youth Goe Championship
0-1
B+13.5
Picture of Aleksandr Matushkin
FlagAleksandr Matushkin (14)
1st place, 2007 Russian Under-16 Championship
3rd place, 2006 European Youth Goe Championship, Under-12
7th place, 2006 World Youth Goe Championship, Jr. division
Picture of Cherry Shen
FlagCherry Shen (16)
2nd place, 2007 Redmond Cup
2005 & 2007 US Pair Go representative
National team member, 2008 WMSG
1-0
B+R
Picture of Eran Ben Artzi
FlagEran Ben Artzi (16)
9th place, 2008 Israeli Championship
Second Series
2009-04-19
18:00 GMT, 2 PM Eastern, 11 AM Pacific
Picture of Gansheng Shi
FlagGansheng Shi (14)
2008 Redmond Cup champion
2008 North American Fujitsu finalist
2008 Canadian representative, World Youth Goe Championship
0-1
B+R
Picture of Thomas Debarre
FlagThomas Debarre (16)
2nd place, 2008 European Youth Goe Championship
3rd place, 2008 Korean Ambassador's Cup
6th place, 2008 World Youth Goe Championship
Picture of Jianing Gan
FlagJianing Gan (12)
2nd place (tied), 2009 CGA Winter Cup, Open Division
1-0
B+R
Picture of Mateusz Surma
FlagMateusz Surma (13)
7-time Polish Youth Champion
2nd place, 2008 Polish Championship
6th place, 2006 Austrian Open
Picture of Matthew Burrall
FlagMatthew Burrall (17)
1st place, 2009 Jujo Jiang Youth Goe Championship
National team member, 2008 WMSG
0-1
B+R
Picture of Nikola Mitic
FlagNikola Mitic (17)
3rd place, 2008 Serbian Championship
2nd place, 2008 Serbian Youth Championship
National team member, 2008 WMSG
Picture of Hugh Zhang
FlagHugh Zhang (12)
1st place, 2008 Redmond Cup, Jr. division
2nd place, 2008 US Youth Goe Championship
National team member, 2008 WMSG
1-0
B+R
Picture of Lazar Manojlovic
FlagLazar Manojlovic (17)
2nd place, 2008 Serbian Championship
6th place, 2007 European Youth Goe Championship
1st place, 2007 Balkan Go Congress
Picture of Daniel Gourdeau
FlagDaniel Gourdeau (15)
National team member, 2008 WMSG
1-0
W+25.5
Picture of Johannes Obenaus
FlagJohannes Obenaus (17)
1st place, 2006 German Youth Championship
1st place, 2008 Rostock Championship
5-time Berlin Youth Champion
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Final Result
6-4
Congratulations to Team North America

The organizers would like to thank the European Go Federation, the American Go Association and the Canadian Go Association for their support in making this event possible.