Fifteen year old Vincent Zhuang 6D won the 2012 Jin Chen Memorial Tournament on Jan. 8. The annual tournament attracted 42 players, and was the largest AGA-rated event at the Seattle Go Center in several years.
Zhuang is a 10th grader living in Portland, Oregon. He won the 19×19 Iwamoto Youth Tournament at the Seattle Go Center two and a half years ago, when he was rated as a 1 kyu. This time he bested several 7 dans in the open section.
The total prize money was $1,000, thanks to a matching donation from the Ourjin Foundation. Winners in the Open Section were: Vincent Zhuang – 1st, Dong Baek Kim – 2nd, Edward Kim – 3rd, Jon Boley – 4th, Dong Ho Kim – 5th. “A” Handicap section: Chris Kirschner – 1st, Daniel Top – 2nd, Takehito Furuyama – 3rd. “B” Handicap section: Peter Christensen – 1st, Larry Eclipse – 2nd, Frank Brown – 3rd. “C” Handicap section: Bill Thompson – 1st, Gaurav Oberoi – 2nd, Yuriko Miyake – 3rd.
- report/photo by Brian Allen