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2014 New Zealand OpenEdit

Winner was Wellington's Chahine Koleejan with an emphatic 5-0 result. His final game with Denis Liu was particularly exciting. A complex fight developed early in the game that grew and grew. Eventually, when it looked like all groups might live Chahine made a rash looking cut. Denis tried to capture the cutting stone (he had to) but Chahine had it all read out and caught Denis's stones in an shortage of liberties - killing a large group in the process.


Here are the full results:

Player........................ Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Wins
1 Chahine Koleejan 14+ 8+ 5+ 6+ 2+ 5
2 Denis Liu 18+ 11+ 7+ 3+ 1- 4
3 Ken Xie 10+ 12+ 9+ 2- 5+ 4
4 Roger Li 11- 15+ 14+ 10+ 7+ 4
5 Juhua Zhou 8+ 17+ 1- 12+ 3- 3
6 Henry Chen 9+ 7- 16+ 1- 12+ 3
7 Cheng Bo 15+ 6+ 2- 17+ 4- 3
8 Longyang Li 5- 1- 13+ 14+ 10+ 3
9 Corrin Lakeland 5- 16+ 3- 15+ 11+ 3
10 David Wu 3- 13+ 11+ 4- 8- 2
11 Roman Pozaroszcyk 4+ 2- 10- 16+ 9- 2
12 Don Wan 13+ 3- 17+ 5- 6- 2
13 Suaoxuan Niu 12- 10- 8- 18+ 15+ 2
14 Colin Grierson 1- 18+ 4- 8- 16- 1
15 Steven Ho 7- 4- 18+ 9- 13- 1
16 John Chen 17- 9- 6- 11- 14+ 1
17 Richard Kim 16+ 5- 12- 7- - 1
18 Kevin Ho 2- 14- 15- 13- Bye 1



The Auckland Go club is proud to present:

2014 New Zealand Open
October 11 - 12

At SASIT, 520 Gt South Rd Greenlane. (Parking and entrance are on Woodbine St)

CONTACTS
- Colin Grierson, phone (09) 532 9996 Home or (09) 580 8745 Work
- Du Shiyong, phone (09) 534 5619 Home or (09) 539 7611 Work
- Kevin Lui, phone 021 0244 8272

Please advise Colin, Kevin or Du if you will be attending the tournament. 
- If you are coming to Auckland we can find accommodation for you with local Go players. 
  Please let us know your arrival details.
 
The main tournament will have 5 rounds over Saturday and Sunday.
Beginners have two events: A 9x9 even game tournament and a 9x9 handicap tournament, both on Sunday.

Entry cost $30 for the open, $20 for beginners.
- Please pre-register - (The registration form is at the end of this document)
 
New Zealand rules will be used.
Time control: 1hr 15 minutes allowed for each player and 30 seconds byo-yomi

Lunch, tea, and coffee will be provided


Payment and registration Saturday morning 9am


Please pass this invitation on to other Go players you know who may not be aware of the tournament.

Schedule:
Saturday
 9:00  Registration
 9:30  Round 1
12:00  Lunch
12:30  Round 2
15:15  Afternoon Tea
15:30  Round 3
18:30  End of play
19:00  Social function 

Sunday
 9:30  Round 4
12:00  Lunch + NZ Go Society AGM
13:30  Round 5
18:30  Presentation of Prizes
19:00  Finish

Registration:  Please email the following information to coling@ihug.co.nz  Your name:  ______________________________________ Your playing strength: _____       For example "NZ 4 dan", "Korean 1 kyu", "2 dan on KGS".... Your contact details:    email ___________________________________________________                                                         Phone numbers __________________________________________                             Address _________________________________________________ If you are coming to Auckland: - Do you need accommodation?       ______ - When and where do you arrive?    ______________________________________________ Are you a NZ citizen?   ____    (We need to know this when inviting people to represent NZ in international tournaments) If you are not a NZ citizen, do you have "Permanent Residence"?   ____  (You need at least PR to qualify for accumulating points towards representing NZ) Any comments or suggestions you have regarding this tournament and Go activity in New Zealand

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