(The article source: Beihai Tourism Culture and Sports Bureau WeChat public account)
On the morning of October 24th, the 2020 "Quzhou Gifted Sports Kecheng" Chinese Go League Beihai Sub-division Competition hosted by the China Go Association and undertaken by the Beihai Tourism Cultural and Sports Bureau was held at Beihai Beihai Bay Chess Academy.
Zhang Yingyi, deputy secretary-general of Beihai Municipal People's Government, Li Caineng, party secretary of Beihai Tourism, Culture and Sports Bureau, Lin Ruhai, executive vice chairman of Guangxi Weiqi Association and chairman of Beihai Weiqi Association, and Fan Yuheng, vice chairman of Beihai Weiqi Association, attended the opening ceremony. Lin Jianchao, chairman of the Chinese Go Association, delivered a speech via video.
China Go Home League is an important national Go tournament sponsored by the China Go Association. All 55 Go towns across the country formed teams to participate in this league. Many amateur 7-dan players and amateur king-level figures participated in the competition.
Different from previous years, this year’s league adopts a national team competition mode. The tables are arranged according to age, and the last table is a female player. The competition was held in two stages using a combination of online and offline methods. The preliminaries of the first stage will be held on October 24th and 31st.
Leaded by Zhang Kunfeng in the 6th stage, the Beihai team composed of Fang Can, Wang Kaibo, Luo Qin, and Chen Lan was not afraid of strong players and worked hard to achieve a good record of two wins and one loss in the first day of the preliminaries.
Since Beihai won the honor of National Go Hometown, it has continued to promote the public welfare of Go, and held various Go lectures from time to time, attracting a large number of people from all walks of life to love Go and participate in it; the popularization of Go in campus activities allows the future generation to accept the quintessence of Go from an early age Educate, love the motherland, and be a wise Chinese, so as to embark on a new path of "peopleization" of Go Guoxue. As an important carrier for expanding opening up and cultural exchanges, this event is one of the high-level national events hosted by Beihai City this year.