MATSUMOTO WINS SEATTLE IWAMOTO YOUTH TOURNAMENT: Ken Matsumoto won the Iwamoto Youth 13×13 Tournament (right) at the Seattle Go Center on Sunday, Nov. 15 with a 4-0 record. The handicapped tournament had prizes for all, including go equipment, books and fun little items. An enthusiastic player, Matsumoto has been coming to the Go Center twice a week. Hardworking Henry Cai, who gave large handicaps to all of his opponents, won the high school division with a 3-1 record. Isabel Anderson, a frequent competitor, won the middle school section. Michael Larson, who has been training with neighbor and AGA volunteer Dennis Wheeler, won the grade 3-5 section. Kindergartner Oliver Alt won the K-2 section.
- report/photo by Brian Allen
JIE LIANG WINS MASS. TOURNEY: A few die-hard players braved the rain Saturday to attend out this year’s Western Mass. Go Club Fall tournament at U. Mass. Amherst. “Jie Liang 7d made the 3-hour trek from New Hampshire to take apart all four of the Amherst residents we threw at him,” reports Trevor Morris. “ Our visiting faculty member from Japan, Hiroyuki Koguchi, rounded out the small winners circle (right) by losing only to Jie.”