The seventh annual Jin Chen Memorial Tournament will be this Sunday, Jan. 8. at the Seattle Go Center. Registration is on the day of the tournament from 10 – 10:45 am. This is their biggest tournament of the year, a fun challenge for players at all levels, with 3 rounds. The total prize purse is $1050, with $300 for the winner of the Open Section. The fees are $15 general admission/$10 for youth and voting members of the Seattle Go Center. More info is on the Go Center Calendar.
The Go Center will have much improved go boards to play on this year. Nine of their well-used 2 inch table boards have been refinished and relined in Japan. In addition, three excellent table boards, and two gobans have been recently donated. Photo: Unpacking boards refinished in Japan with the help of the Nihon/Ki-in. Photo/Report by Brian Allen.