Go players of New Zealand,
 
The Auckland Go Champs will be held 24-25 May (this coming weekend)
Saturday 24 May                 Sunday 25 May
09:00     Round 1                 09:00        Round 4
12:00     Lunch                    12:00        Lunch
12:45     Round 2                12:45        Round 5
15:45     Afternoon Tea         15:45        Afternoon Tea
16:00     Round 3                 16:00        Round 6
19:00     End of Play            19:30        Presentation of Prizes
 
Venue:            Systems Advisory Services Ltd, 520 Gt South Rd, Greenlane
Entrance and car park in Woodbine St. Go upstairs.
 
Contacts:         Colin Grierson     Home  532-9996            E-Mail   coling@ihug.co.nz
                                                 Work   525-7353            Fax       525-7361
 
                        Du Shiyong       Home   277-6559
 
Registration fees:
 
NZGS members
Non-members
Handicap
$15
$20
Open
$20
$25
 
As you know, placings in this competition earn WAGC points, which decide who will represent NZ at the World Amateur Go Championships each year.  The annual subscription fee to belong to NZGS is $10.
 
NZGS points at the start of this year:
Daniel Jung
10.50
Richard Kim
8.44
Long Yang Li
7.50
Colin Grierson
5.92
Sungho Kim
4.92
Juhua Zhou
4.12
Cheng Bo
2.74
Shiyong Du
2.19
Kyle Jones
1.78
Steve Taylor
1.50
Teruhisa Yanagihashi
1.47
Roman Pozaroszczyk
1.47
Peter Sung
1.36
Henry Wang
1.07
Youngha Kim
0.87
Jeff Talbot
0.80
Kosuke Iwamoto
0.57
Duan
0.57
Akimichi Watanabe
0.57
Wie Soo Kim
0.55
Ray Tomes
0.53
Eric Jones
-2.79
Stanley Wang
-5.02
Barry Phease
-14.28
Steve Kim
-17.84
Yucong Phease
-48.42
 
(Please note:  To save space, I have not shown players whose totals are within a point of zero)
 
 
Life and Death problems
 
 
Easy problem:  White to play and kill
 
 
 
 
Advanced problem:  Black to play and live
 
 
 
And finally, from Leon Phease…
 
The Ten Commandments of Go

1. Qi Zi Zheng Xian (sacrifice stones for sente)
2. She Xiao Jui Da (abandon small to save big)
3. Bi Qiang Zi Bao (if your opponent is strong, protect yourself)
4. Gong Bi Gu Wo (while attacking opponent consider yourself)(this means to consider your own weaknesses etc)
5. Ru Jie Yi Huan (entering territory should be unhurried)
6. Dong Xu Xiang Ying (moves must respond to each other)
7. Shen Wu Qing Su (Caution, avoid light and speedy moves) (this means play strong moves)
8. Shi Gu Qu He (when play is isolated look for peace)
9. Feng Wei Xu Qi (meet danger must sacrifice)
10. Bu Der Tan Shen (Greediness cannot get victory)

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Dan

May 2003