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May 26th, 2006

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Julius Paulu in Japan

News from Japan: Julius Paulu has arrived safely to represent South Africa
in the 27th World Amateur Go Championships. The tournament will open
officially tomorrow (Saturday), with two rounds being played per day from
Sunday to Wednesday. More details at
http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/amakisen/worldama/27/index-e.htm

Best of luck, Julius!

Posted by konrad in Tournaments

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4 Responses to “Julius Paulu in Japan”

  1. Rory says:

    wOOt Go Kick some ass Julius!! 😛

  2. Steve says:

    Good luck, Julius – we’re all rooting for you!

  3. Steve says:

    Some more info about the tournament: there are 68 countries participating, with 1 player per country. There are 8 rounds. Julius, at 1-dan is the strongest African representative. The others are Irene Basile Rajaofetra, a 53-year old maths lecturer from Madagascar (1-kyu), and Amyn Alioua, a consultant in Berlin, who is representing Morocco (2-kyu).

    Japan means business – their representative is a former winner of the tournament, and as far as I know, the current amateur Honinbo, Hiraoka Satoshi, who is participating for the 3rd time.

    The most seasoned campaigners this year are Leszek Soldan of Poland, participating for the 9th time, and Alexey Lazarev, playing for his 8th time.

    In terms of rank, Julius is one of 11 1-dan’s in the tournament. 9 players are at the kyu level, so based on rank, a placing of 54th would be average.

  4. Steve says:

    This is quite cool: the venue of the tournament is “Huis ten Bosch”

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