Eastern Airlines Cup

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International female tournament, also named Dongfang Cup, organised by Eastair co., Zhonghuan Qiyuan? and Shanghai Eastern TV. First Prize was 90.000 Yuan (dubious).

Run as a 16-player knockout event, the tournament was discontinued after its first term (final games 2000-08-20 and 2000-08-21). The winner was Rui Naiwei 9 dan and runner-up Xu Ying 3 dan of China.

The tournament table is available at [ext] http://www.kyoto.zaq.ne.jp/momoyama/news/1ea/1ea.html

Amateur players Svetlana Shikshina and Diana Koszegi (both 5 dan at the time) participated as European representatives.

MindZine article on the cup at: [ext] http://www.msoworld.com/mindzine/news/orient/go/international/cea.html

Eastern Airlines Cup last edited by dayne on December 10, 2008 - 22:50
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