An overview of the week end (thanks to Summer Li):
The 2018 Australia Vs New Zealand tournament was held last week. Australian team sent 7 players to Auckland for this tournament. Special thanks to Tony for organizing all the events and providing accommodation and tours for the players.
Wei Zhou bested Kevin Liu in a best of three, and emerged the champion.
In the team matches: NZ vs Aussie scores were as follows
4:2 1:5 4:2
So NZ ended up winning the teams matchup, as the score was taken to be in terms of total wins per side, giving Team NZ 2 points over Aussies 1.
Wasn’t really a formal competition between NZ and Aussie, apart from Kevin Liu’s game against Wei Zhou. The NZ teams weren’t fixed, and were more of a random mix of people who wanted to play. Nevertheless, awards and prizes were handed out afterwards courtesy to the sponsorship of NZ Lvgou. There was a big dinner after the actual event, and all in all was a nice weekend spent playing go.
Australia Vs New Zealand match this weekend
As a continuation to the tournament organised by Tony last year, the Australian team is sending 7 players to Auckland for a match. They arrive on 19 Jan and depart on 21 Jan. Tony has arranged a playing venue, accommodation and touring for the visiting team.
The Australian team includes, but is not limited to: Wei Zhou - 6dan Cary Lin 5 dan Jacky Zhu 5dan Min Zhu 5dan Shengdong Zhou
The New Zealand team will be selected from: Chengbo Shiyong Du John Chen Jack Yao David Liu Patrick Zhou Tony Li Kevin Liu Laris Du Colin Grierson ... and possibly others