American Go E-Journal

Eric Lui 1P and Justin Teng 6D top NGC Cherry Blossom 2019

Sunday April 7, 2019

The National Go Center held its first ever two-day tournament on March 30-31. Forty two players turned out including 2019.04.07 Eric Lui (1P) and Justin Teng (6D) win NGC Cherry Blossom 2019contingents from Stonybrook University and the Feng Yun Go School. First place at 5-0 — and still undefeated in NGC tournaments – went to Eric Lui 1P, followed by Justin Teng 6D at 4-1.

The cherry blossoms are at peak bloom in DC this week. All 4- and 5-2019.04.07 DC Cherry Blossomgame winners are receiving two tickets for the upcoming Sakura Matsuri  festival on Saturday, April 13th, and 3-game winners are getting one ticket each. Sakura Matsuri is an annual festival on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC and the NGC will carry on the tradition of staffing a booth and teaching go to all comers. All volunteers also receive a free ticket to the event. If interested in volunteering contact NGC Outreach Coordinator, Patrick Sun (patrick.sun@nationalgocenter.org). The NGC is also fundraising by selling tickets to the festival. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased using this link, which will credit the NGC.

NGC Cherry Blossom 2019 results:
5-game winners: Eric Lui (1P); Laurie Ensworth (18K)
4-game winners: Justin Teng (6D); Taewon Kim (1D); James Funk (1K); John Christensen (8K); Julian Turim (13K)
3-game winners: Joey Phoon (2K); Fengqi Wen (2K); Jack de la Beaujardiere (6K); Gurujeet Khalsa (7K); Noah Mullinax (7K); Amber Boyden (15K).

photo by Garrett Smith