American Go E-Journal

Jason He 3D tops San Francisco Go Club Cherry Blossom Tournament

Tuesday April 19, 2022

More than 40 competitors turned out last Saturday for the San Francisco Go Club (SFGC) Cherry Blossom Tournament, held at the club’s recently opened dojo during the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco’s Japantown. Player skill levels ranged from 30 kyu up to 6 dan and three rounds of games were played, with over $400 awarded in cash prizes across three divisions.

Jason He 3D came in first place of Division 1, taking home a $150 cash prize and a spot against Hajin Lee 4P at the club’s upcoming simul game event on April 23. Chao Xie 6D came in second place and James Lou 4D came in third place.

In Division 2, Lucas Orr 5k came in first place, Jun Wu 1D was second place, and Sharif Naas 6k was third place.

And, in Division 3, Youchen Zhao 8k was first place, Shuoyuan He 18k was second place, and Christine Guo 20k was third place.

Reported by Matthew Barcus, SFGC Vice President