Over a hundred young international Go players descended on Phuket to compete at the Go Goodwill Tournament 2014, held from July 24th – 28th at the Merlin Beach Hotel. The official opening ceremony took place on July 26th and was presided over by PPAO Council Member – Saroj Angkanapilas, who is also president of Phuket Sports Association. The ceremony was witnessed by Deputy MD of CP All Co Ltd (Public) – Sorawit Kingkaew, Vice President of Go Association Thailand – Wantanee Namasonthi, Secretary of Phuket Sports Association – Kamnung Singiam, Chair of Phuket Go Association – Chinawat Udomniyom, and over 100 international players.
The tournament, organized by the Chinese Go Federation and supported by the Phuket Sports Association, PPAO, Thailand Go Association, and CP All Co Ltd (Public), was participated by young people aged 5 – 18 from Asian countries including China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand. Professional players from China also took part. There were nine players from Thailand, and altogether 84 teams competed in the event.