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NAGF 2023 ProQual: And then there were four

Chris Garlock | Published on 8/8/2023

(San Francisco Go Club) Joel Kenny and Eric Lee prevailed over Jeremiah Donley and Emile Garcia Tuesday morning in hard-fought matches to determine who will face Michael Chen and Eric Yoder in the 2023 NAGF ProQual semi-finals on Wednesday. The winners of the Chen/Kenny and Yoder/Lee best-of-three semis will face off Thursday in a best-of-three final.

Semi-finals coverage begins at 9:30a PST Wednesday on the AGA’s homepage, and follow us on social media for complete coverage and updates. Semi Finals Round 1 commentators will be Jiuheng He 5D and Justin Teng 6D; Round 2 commentators will be Michael Zhou 5D & Audrey Wang 3D 

Zhaonian Chen is from Edison NJ; his favorite foods include chicken, pork, beef and fish. Joel Kenny hails from New York City and likes Ethiopian or Thai food. Eric Yoder, from Columbus Ohio, favors, cheesecake. Eric Lee, from Mountain View CA, says “Thai food, maybe? I like everything.”

Nathan Morse, Rochester, New York: “A good cannoli is unmatchable.”
Jeremiah Donley, Columbus, OH: “I absolutely love Chinese cuisines. I do like Japanese and Korean foods as well.”
Stephen Lin, Madison, WI: “Taiwanese soy-stewed pork rice.”
Abraham Florencia,  Mexico City, Mexico: “Spicy and without meat (I’m vegetarian)”
Emil Garcia, Mexico City: “Traditional food.”
Edward Zhang, Fairfax VA: “Fruits, hotpot and BBQ.”
Yinli Wang, Carmel, IN: “Fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood.”

Report/photos by Chris Garlock; clockwise from top left: Kenny, Chen, Lee & Yoder

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