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“Star Wars’ Samsung Cup World Baduk Masters opens a door to Southeast Asia
3 players compete in the World Division
“The Wars of Stars” The world’s top players compete to reach the stage!
The combined preliminary tournament of 2014 Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Cup World Baduk Masters is being held from August 1 to 6 at the Korea Baduk Association
building in Seoul. This year’s preliminary tournament has different divisions including General Division, Senior Division (over 45 years old), Women’s Division, and World
Notably, the World Division, which was introduced last year, is expanding this year, offering three tickets for players from Southeast Asia and one ticket for Africa. Last
year, four players from Europe and four players from North America participated in the World Division.
The qualification tournament for Southeast Asian tickets are taking place online on WBaduk(www.wbaduk.com) from June 12 to 18. Total 24 players were recommended
by five national baduk associations (Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Phillippines), and the final round of the tournament is held on June 18th, 21:00, Korean
Through the combined preliminary tournament, 19 players advance to the main round. 14 players from the General Division, 2 players from Senior and Women’s each, and 1
player from the World Division.
The 19 players who advanced to the main round will be on the best 32 tournament together with the top 4 players from the last tournament, top ranked players from Korea
(4), China(2), and Japan(2), and the Sponsor’s choice one player. The main round opens on August 26 in Tsingtao, China.
Total prize money of 800,000USD, and the Winner’s Pulse of 300,000USD, 2014 Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Cup World Baduk Masters. The time limit for the players is 2 hours and countdown 60 seconds, 5 times.
|Preliminary||Augst 1∼5, 2014||Seoul, Korea|
|Main round 1
|Augst 26∼28, 2014
(Opening Ceremony 25th)
|Main round 2
(Best 16, 8)
|October 16, 18, 2014||Daejeon, Korea|
|Semi-final||November 3, 5, 6, 2014||Daejeon, Korea|
|Final||December 9, 10, 11, 2014||Xian, China|
Players’ List in the Southeast Asia Qualifier:
|MALAYSIA||FU KANG CHANG||5D|
|Chien Chong Kew||3D|
|CHEE WENG LEONG||3D|
|Mohd Zaid Waqiyuddin Mohd Zulkifli||4D|
|Khai Yong Cheng||3D|
|Vietnam||DUC ANH PHAM||5D|
|QUANG TUE TRAN||5D|
|MINH QUANG PHAM||5D|
|MAI DUY LE||5D|
|THI KIM LONG PHAM||3D|
|Singapore||JIA CHENG TAN||6D|
|Rong Yao Goh||5D|
|AGUILON CHERISSE MAY||1D|