The Sabaki Go Club based in Edmonton, Alberta held its annual go tournament this weekend. There were around 40 entrants ranging in strength from 6 dans to 18 kyus, ranging in age from 60 something to 8 years old, and with entrants from as far away as Manitoba. The top spot was taken by an outgoing fellow named Wei (sorry, I did not catch your last name), a 6 dan visiting from Calgary. He narrowly defeated one of Edmonton's strongest, Luke Chung 6 dan.
On a more personal note, I attended only the second day of the two day event entering the "Lightening Tournament". The tournament director, in a moment of madness, entered me in the upper division of this handicap tournament as a 3 kyu which is four ranks stronger than my rank in the club. Nonetheless, I won my first game, only to fall in the second round to the winner of the affair, Terry Fung 4 dan.
Before and after the formal tournament, there were many friendly games to be had and a great deal of boisterous game analysis - including extensive analysis of the top games in Cantonese which was lost on me. One interesting turn of events for me was losing to a friendly fellow when he gave me a five stone handicap only to later defeat him when he gave me two stones. What does t mean?