Latin American youth team to visit 2019 American Go Congress
On December 8th and 9th, the 5th Latin American Team Youth Go Championship ORION took place. This annual event is organized by the Ibero American Go Federation and coordinated by “Club Aonken” from Chile, “Dojo de Go ” from Mexico and the “Academia la Piedra en el Lago” from Ecuador.
The event gathered 11 teams from Argentina, Ecuador, Chile and Mexico, who played a 6 round tournament in which the Mexican team “Villa High” composed of 14 year old Sebastián Bañuelos, 13 year old Bruno Michaca and 11 year old Paola Ortega came out as champions.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the American Go Foundation Villa High team will be representing Latin America in the next American Go Congress 2019 to be held from July 13th to 20th on Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Regarding the development and results of the tournament, it turned out to be a pretty fought competition. On one side the only two teams to get 5 victories were British School from Chile and Villa High from Mexico, who got to face each other on the 5th round. An exciting match that ended up tied to 1 and which was defined by Bruno Michaca’s victory over Fernando Gallardo on the 2nd board.
3rd and 4th place were for Mexican “Dojo de Go” and Ecuadorian “Academia La Piedra en el Lago” both with 4 points. It’s worth mentioning the excellent performance of the Argentinian Club Nichia who got important victories in this, their first ever ORION team appearance.
ORION, where the stars are born!
Check out the full results and photo album here.
Written by Sebastián Montiel from Chile
Translated by Emil García