Brunei Darussalam Go Association

Brunei Darussalam Go Association


Contributor: CHIN Sin Voon
Project holder: BDGA
Edition: 2015
Start date: 05/25/2011
End date:

Project name: Brunei Darussalam Go Association
Project description:
“Whenever you question something that has never been done before, that’s probably your cue to do it,” a sentence from a book Sin Voon read and got motivated to promote Go in 2005. Go is not known in Brunei, no Go Sets & no Books are available in Brunei; the vision continues. A team of Brunei National athlete with jersey appeared at the Brunei International Airport struck Sin Voon to aim higher – To dispatch a Brunei Team to International Go Tournament…
Project aim:
The aim is to continue promoting Go and allow involvement of youngster of Brunei. Ultimate goal is to achieve self-generated Go Club, Association and Members. To improve the levels of Brunei to be competent in any International Go Championship.
Means of the project:
Contacted Malaysia Go Association to purchase first few Go Sets.
Contacted International Go Federation via e-mail to compete in International
Approached Registrar of Society to become Official Association by 2011
Facebook to announce events and recruiting new members
Contacted World Pair Go Association via e-mail to request Go Set & Go Books
Contacted Taiwan Go Association to purchase Byo-Yomi Go Clocks
Time line:
2005 – Brunei First Go Club in College
2006 – Visited Singapore Go Association
2007 – Brunei Go Society established
2007 – Contacted Ms.Yuki Shigeno, International Go Federation
2007 – Brunei to join their first international – Korea Prime Minister Cup
2007 – Attended Go Demonstration in Thailand for South East Asia Games
2011 – Brunei Darussalam Go Association established
2011 – Recognised by Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport of Brunei
2012 – Member of International Go Federation
2012 – Member of World Pair Go Association
2012 – Member of Asian Go Federation
2012 – Brunei District Go Workshop
2012 – Attended Radio Television Brunei “Rampai Pagi” to talk about Go
2014 – Media Promoting Go – TV, Radio, News Media
2014 – Ordinary Member of National Olympic Council of Brunei
2014 – 1st Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament
2016 – Brunei to host the next South East Asia Go Tournament
Geographic extension: refer to the Additional comments below.


Enough Go Set for event but if members want to buy are not enough
More exposure to Brunei and Government Authority
More exposure to students & public
Members are improving in their skills
Public exposure:
Brunei Times
Radio Television Brunei
Pilihan FM – Radio Station Brunei
Sponsorships & Supports

Human resources:
All the Association members in
– preparing for tournaments
– organizing events
– broaden networking
Sin Voon CHIN
– founder /director
– organizer
Chai Hui LIM
– president
– organizer
Zhe Fan MAH
– International Secretary General
– Go tutor/ event judge
Financial resources:
Sponsorship from companies & ministries
Association memebrs funding on miscellaneous & gifts
Finalise official logo
Approach more secondary schools
Improving the level of Brunei players
to host Incredible Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament
to see Go Sets & Books are available in Brunei
Brunei is the host for the next South East Asia Friendly Go Tournament a.k.a. the 2nd Brunei International Invitational Go Tournament 2016 (in conjunction with Brunei His-Majesty 70th Birthday) -> expecting to inviting Macau, Korea, Taiwan and China too (depends on sponsorship and funding)


Go Sets
Go Books
Maybe a Pro teacher
Money to fund a clubhouse unit – official Association office, and self-generated classroom
Time and People to assist promoting the game
Additonal comments:
Brunei has about 400,000+ population of small market. It is a challenge but also an opportunity. As Go is very new to Brunei, full-time commitment in promoting the game is tough as existing members are graduating and started to find their own job/career. Thus, new people and more people are really needed to make Go blooms in Brunei.
For more information:-
+6737234768 Ignatius (
+6737121185 Ms.Lim
The Association thanks many neighbouring Association in their kindness and supports-
Mrs.Vanthanee from Thailand Go Association
Mr. Tiong from Malaysia Go Association
Mr. Tan from Singapore Go association
Handy & Edwin from Indonesia Go Association
Korea Amateur Go Association
Ms.Yuki Shigeno from International Go Association
World Pairgo Association
Taiwan Go Association
Chinese Go Association