The 17th Gigi Auction Cup Opening of the winning streak
The ladies’ team beat the gentleman’s team to 9-7
(Hangame Baduk = Reporter Han Chang-gyu) The Jiji Auction Cup of the ‘Mon-Tue drama on the board’ opened a new season. The 17th Jiji Auction Cup Gentleman vs. Ladies Streak Competition held an opening ceremony at the Korean Kiwon Convention Hall on the afternoon of the 15th and embarked on a three-month journey.
The opening ceremony was메이저놀이터 attended by participating players, President Kang Myung-ju of Gigi Auction, which sponsors the tournament, Jae-ho Yang, Secretary General of Korea Ki-won, former president of Korea University, Lee Ki-soo, and President of Korea Women’s Baduk Federation, Lee Gwang-soon.
Chairman Kang Myung-joo said, “I’ve been waiting for the opening of the always-awaited Gigi Auction. It’s nice to see it like this. G-Auction is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
This year, the gentlemen’s team aged 40 or older (born before 1983) and the ladies’ team, which does not have an age limit, compete in a team event. The composition of 12 players per team is 4 seeded and 8 qualified.
“When I first sponsored, I was the 20th to 30th, but now it seems to be the 7th sponsor with a tradition. I think it will be the longest running sponsor.” (President Kang Myung-joo)
The seeds selected based on the May rankings are Cho Han-seung 9p, Lee Chang-ho 9p, and Yoo Chang-hyeok 9p for the gentleman team, and Choi Jeong 9p, Kim Chae-young 7p, and Kim Eun-ji 5p for the ladies team. Wildcards will be announced after the preliminary round ends. In the preliminaries, 53 people entered the gentleman team and 52 people entered the ladies team.
In an interview with the players representing the team, Cho Han-seung, 9th dan, who decided to win the electric gentleman team, said, “Women players get stronger every time I see them, and I’m too scared because I’m relatively weak.” I will do it,” he said.
After the opening ceremony, they entered the first round of the preliminary round. Through the preliminaries, which will be held until the 17th, 8 gentlemen’s teams and 8 ladies’ teams will be selected.
Choi Jeong, 9th dan of the ladies’ team, said, “Last season, the seniors and juniors did very well, but I am very sorry that I lost in the end.”
The two teams have faced each other 16 times so far, with the Ladies team leading 9-7. Beginning in 2007, the ladies’ team won the 1st, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th, and the gentleman’s team won the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 13th and 16th.
The prize money for the winning team is 120 million won. The preliminary round will be held until the 17th, and the main round will cut off the tape on the evening of June 20th. The time limit is 20 minutes, and the countdown is 1 minute 5 times.
☞ The 17th Jiji Auction Preliminary Match and Results