On May 28th and 29th at 9 am GMT+8 (Beijing time), the first online team match between Latin American and Chinese players will take place on OGS.
The team match will be played on ten boards. Six male, two female, and two youth players make up the team on both sides.
To choose the Latin American players, the Ibero American Go Federation (FIG) held three separate qualifiers: male, female, and youth, in which designated players by National Go Associations met to decide the region representative team. The male qualifier was played on a double knockout system while the female and youth qualifiers were played on Swiss systems.
You can check out both teams’ full roster and the detailed schedule of the match by country in an article about the match on the FIG’s webpage.
‘This is a great opportunity to strengthen bonds between Latin America and China, and an online match is a great idea especially in these times when most people are working or studying from home. We are really glad Ms Zhang Wei from the Chinese Weiqi Association contacted us to make this happen,’ Emil García, Captain of the Latin American team, reports to IGF.
We will bring you more updates once the match is finished, so stay tuned!
Report by Emil García