The annual Iwamoto School Team Tournament has been postponed until Sunday April 29, at 1:00 o’clock, so that our young players have more time to practice. Teams have three players, enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Official teams have both boys and girls, and are all from the same school. Unofficial teams can be formed too. The event has free pizza!
Iwamoto School Team Tournament Winners
2002 – Kimball Elementary School
2003 – Bellevue High School
2004 – Bellevue High School
2005 – Hamilton International Middle School
2006 – Hamilton International Middle School
2007 – Tournament moved to Feb 2008
2008 – Home Schoolers
2009 – Roosevelt High School
2010 – Meadowdale High School
2011 – Betcher Home School
Congratulations to Jordan Betcher, one of our Go Center youth players, who won the “J” section (3 kyu) of the U.S. Open this August with a 6-0 record. Jordan, his brother Job, and Daniel Zhao of New Jersey also won the kyu section of the Youth Team Tournament at the U.S. Go Congress. Jordon and Job often come to our local tournaments, so watch out!
Our most challenging youth tournament of the year will be held on Sunday, May 15, from 1 to 5 or 6 p.m. at the Go Center. If we get enough players, we will have both an open section with cash prizes, and a handicapped section with book and equipment prizes. The tournament is free, but players must be members of the American Go Association. ($10/yr for Youth. More info: here) Registration is at the beginning of the tournament.