AMERICAN GO E-JOURNAL
January 3, 2005
CENTRAL NY CLUBS HOLD 1ST TOURNEY: The Central New York Go Club and the Manlius Hill School Go Club in Syracuse, New York, joined forces to hold their first annualfall ratings tournament on December 11, 2004. "The self-paired event drew31 participants," reports organizer Anton Ninno. Spectators, parents and curious visitors swelled the crowd to more than 50 over the course of the day. AGA members came from several nearby cities, including Binghamton, Ithaca, Rochester, and from as far away as Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia. Competitors ranged in age from grade school students to retirees. "Many players commented favorably on the lovely private school setting, the refreshments provided at the canteen, the Bargain Pagoda sales table for new and used books and go equipment, the lottery for door prizes held atthe end of the day, and the convivial atmosphere," notes Ninno, who adds that articles and photos about the tournament appeared in Syracuse newspapers before and after the event. The two clubs are now planning their first annual spring tournament for early April. More on area go activities at: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/cnygo/
April 14, 2005
SYRACUSE HOSTS 1ST SPRING RATINGS TOURNEY: Twenty-three players from across Central New York State, including Ballston Spa, Binghamton, Niskayuna, and Rochester turned out for the 1st Annual Syracuse Spring Ratings Tournament on April 2. Held at the Manlius Pebble Hill School, the self-paired event was co-hosted by the Syracuse Go Club and the Manlius Pebble Hill School Go club. Students and staff from Jamesville Dewitt Middle School, MPH School, OCC, RIT, SUNY Binghamton, and Syracuse University participated, and Rochester's Empty Sky Go Club sent the largest number of out-of-town players. "Total attendance including proud parents and casual spectators was about 35," reports organizer Anton Ninno. "Go hats, mugs, and bumper-stickers were given away in a drawing for door prizes, and players also enjoyed shopping for new and used books and equipment at the Bargain Pagoda sales table."
April 2, 2007: Volume 8, #28
STUDENTS DOMINATE SYRACUSE GO TOURNEY: For the first time, students out-numbered adults at the latest Syracuse go tournament, held March 24.
"Seven college students and 11 upper school and middle school students participated," reports organizer Richard Moseson, "ten schools from as far away as Rochester and Binghamton were represented." Twenty-eight players played 62 games in the rated tournament, a self-paired event in which "Everyone's a winner," says Moseson.
March 17, 2008; Volume 9, #13
HUAN YANG WINS SYRACUSE TOURNEY: Huan Yang (l) 1d of Kingston, Ontario won the Salt City Paired Tournament, held March 8 in Syracuse, NY. "We had twenty-seven players brave the elements to participate in our first four-round tournament," reports organizer Richard Moseson. "All first and second place winners had identical 3-1 records." Huan Yang was the A Division winner, while Binghamton University student Qian Wan placed 2nd. Maggie Lo 10k, also from Binghamton University, won the B division, with Peter Day, a high school senior from Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) placing 2nd. Justin Oh 20k won the C Division followed by Avery Stone Fish; both are 8th graders at MPH. "All participants received prizes," Moseson says, "and Slate and Shell donated some book prizes and provided others at discounted prices." The tournament was co-hosted by the Syracuse Go Club and the MPH School Go Club, both AGA chapters.
September 15, 2008: Volume 9, #48
WANG YI WINS NY TOURNEY: Wang Yi topped the monthly New York Big Tournament's Last Round on September 14. Yi posted an undefeated 4-0 record in the Dan Division while 2nd-place finisher Alfred Teng was 2-2. In the Kyu Division John Mangual - who also swept 4-0 - took first place while 2nd place finisher Bryan Lim was 3-1. "Bryan traveled for three hours from Binghamton to make it to the tournament," reports TD Boris Bernadsky. "Although he claimed he was only 4k, he was being modest and I entered him as 2k and he went 3-1. Good solid results."April 20, 2009; Volume 10, #16
BLAKE WINS SALT CITY TOURNAMENT: Nick Blake (aka N2, at left in photo) of Rochester swept the top division of the Salt City Paired Tournament last weekend in Syracuse, NY. Bryan Lim (at right in photo) of Binghamton and Bob Sollish of Syracuse finished close behind in this division with identical 3-1 records. In the single-digit kyu division, Peter Wynn of Syracuse took the top prize, finishing with a 3-1 record, and the double-digit kyu division was swept 4-0 by Richard Reeves of Jordan, NY. Twenty-three players participated in the annual tournament, and for the second year in a row, all participants received prizes, thanks in part to Slate and Shell, which donated some book prizes and provided others at discounted prices. The tournament was co-hosted by the Syracuse Go Club and the Manlius Pebble Hill School Go Club.April 26, 2010; Volume 11, #19
PRICE, WYNN, YOUNG & HOUSTON TOP SYRACUSE TOURNEY: Four players with identical 4-0 records topped the three divisions of the Salt City Go Tournament, held April 17 in Syracuse, NY. Gus Price 7d (at right, in photo) took the $200 top prize in the A division, while Peter Wynn 4k took first in B. Dan Young 18k and Meg Houston 29k, both playing in their first AGA tournament, tied atop the C division. 12-year old Yao Zhou 6d (left, playing Price) took the second-place $75 prize with a 3-1 record.