American Go E-Journal

NOVA Slate and Shell Open Provides Holiday Shopping Alternative

Sunday December 20, 2015

Fifteen dedicated go players decided to test themselves across the goban rather than fight for parking places at the mall or go to the latest 2015.12.20-nova-tourneyinstallment of Star Wars this past Saturday, December 19, in Arlington, VA at the 4-round NOVA Slate and Shell Open.  Competition was tough with no 4-0 winners.  Kelsey Dyer 1D lead the top division with 3-1.  Robert Ehrlich 5K, Sarah Crites 11K, and Amber Boyden 20K won their divisions.  Joshua Lee 6D (tie), Edward Zhang 6D (tie), David Reed 6K, and Anderson Barreal 8K placed second.  Honorable mentions went to Zhao Zhao 5K and Bob Crites 7K for 2-2 records.  All winners received books supplied by our sponsor Slate and Shell, who also provided a small but challenging puzzle book to all entrants.  A very big thank you to Slate and Shell!
– report/photo by Garrett Smith, TD; photo: Bob Crites, Sarah Crites (foreground), Anderson Barreal, Amber Boyden (foreground), Robert Ehrlich, Edward Zhang, Kelsey Dyer, Joshua Lee, David Reed, and Zhao Zhao are pictured with their prizes. 
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