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Mexico-Chile-Ecuador Youth Tourneys… Iberoamerican Online Go Tournament

great… and congrats to OGS – Online Go Server (www.online-go.com) !

(Source: American Go E-Journal – http://www.usgo.org/news/2014/09/mexico-chile-ecuador-youth-tourneys-a-first/ )

Mexico-Chile-Ecuador Youth Tourneys a First
Wednesday September 17, 2014

(GO Server OGS / Photo: kids from Gimnasio de Go enjoy themselves playing against Chile.)

“Go is getting interesting in Latin America,” reports Mexican organizer Siddhartha Avila (Program Director, Mexican Youth Go Community / Univ. of Michigan The Cultural Ambassador Go Program / GCAIP co-founder from Pipiolo Elementary School), “we’ve been organizing online tournaments for kids with Chile and Ecuador, and they have been a great success. I’ll be at the Iberoamerican Go Tournament in Quito, Ecuador (Oct 9-12) and I hope to meet some of the other organizers in person. We held the very first children’s online match between Chile and Mexico on June 28th, with the participation of twenty children from both countries! We used the OGS Go Server for this match. Go servers like KGS, OGS, IGS** are widely used for tournaments or matches between countries in Latin America, and locally, the biggest of them being the Iberoamerican Online Go Tournament organized by Federación Iberoamericana de Go, its 15th edition last year drew more than 100 players.”

For the Chile-Mexico match, there where kids from 5 different schools in Punta Arenas, Chile: Colegio Luterano, Escuela Pedro Pablo Lemaitre, Escuela Juan Williams, Escuela Contardi, Escuela Manuel Bulnes. The match was organized by Club de Go Aonken and their teacher, Sebastián Montiel. On the Mexican side, all the players were from Escuela de Arte Pipiolo and Gimnasio de Go in Mexico City. “It was a great experience, that fills us with joy and enthusiasm to continue sharing go with children of our city, and around the world,” said Montiel

“We’ve had online matches with other schools in the US and Canada before,” said Avila, “especially with Peter Freedman’s students (Portland, OR) and in tourneys like Tiger’s Mouth, the School Team Tournament by the AGHS, or the AGA’s NAKC. We were glad to receive Sebastián’s invitation to play the Chile-Mexico match, and we have in mind inviting more countries where we know there are go programs, or go is taught to children. Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Brasil and Cuba, all come to mind,” adds Avila. Mexico won the matches 8 – 2, full results, and pictures, can be seen here. A report on the first Chile-Ecuador-Mexico match will run in next week’s E-J. -Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.

Here on OGS the games being played on 28th June 2014:

  1. Matías Salinas, Colegio Luterano v/s Diego A. Luciano, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  2. Esteban Orellana, Colegio Luterano v/s Leonardo P. Valdovinos, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  3. Maximiliano Lobos, Escuela Pedro Pablo Lemaitre v/s Mateo Nava, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  4. Anastasia Sanhueza, Escuela Juan Williams v/s Diego Ali Manjarrez, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  5. Maria Trinidad Villanueva, Colegio Luterano v/s Axel Fematt, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  6. Joaquín Oyarzo, Escuela Contardi v/s Sebastián Bañuelos, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  7. Amira Burgos, Escuela Contardi v/s Thadeé Márquez, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  8. Mauricio Ojeda, Escuela Manuel Bulnes v/s Humberto Zamora, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  9. Aylin Ojeda, Escuela Manuel Bulnes v/s Fernanda Zamora, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:
  10. Maria Trinidad Villanueva, Colegio Luterano v/s Emilio Bañuelos, Escuela de Arte Pipiolo:

Some more pictures… (all images from here)

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About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…


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