American Go E-Journal

Panaccione, Tillberg & Cho Top MGA Go Tourney

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Forty-two players participated in the Massachusetts Go Tournament held in Davis Square, Somerville on October 19, so the tournament was 2014.10.28_MGA-David_Cho_Eric_Tillberg_Alex_Panaccione_winners_of_Section_Adivided into two independent sections with two sets of prizes.  There were twenty players in section A  4 kyu and 2014.10.28_Mass-Tourney_Alexander_Majercik_Gus_Heck_James_Peters_and_Titi_Alailima_William_Luff_and_Eric_Tillberg_Fred_Wardwell_Jasper_Zillerstronger, twenty-two in section B ranging from 5 kyu to 20 kyu.  “Every participant contributed to the success of the tournament. Thanks to each and every one of you!” says TD Eva Casey. “And many thanks to the Boylston Chess Club for lending us their space.”

Section A winners: Alex Panaccione, 1 dan, and Eric Tillberg, 4 kyu, went 4-0, and thus tied for first place. Third place went to David Cho, 3 dan, who only lost to Alex Panaccione.  Honorable mention to the others who went 3-0, Pete Schumer, 2 kyu, Alexander Majercik, 3 kyu (who only lost to Eric Tillberg), and Makio Ogawa, 4 kyu.

Section B winners: Three players went 4-0 and thus the prize money for first second and third was pooled and divided equally. Tied for first were Milan Mladenivic, 6 kyu, Brandan Williams, 18 kyu, and Jacob Zhang, 20 kyu. Honorable Mention to the 3-0 players: Chia Chan 5 kyu, Philip Dreher, 7 kyu, Ralph St. Louis, 7 kyu, and Yuan Yao, 10 kyu.  Chia, Philip, and Ralph all only lost to Milan.

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