American Go E-Journal

Vincent Zhuang 6D Wins Jin Chen Memorial Tournament

Monday January 30, 2012

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

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