The first ever Asia-Oceania Q-School has started today in Bangkog.
The official site where you will find the players, the draw, the results and more is here
As scores are updated manually on the official site, they are not always up-to-date. However the organising team in THailand provides more up-to-date scores here
Some matches are streamed on the facebook page and, frankly, the quality of the stream was quite good when I watched it. Even on my big screen TV the image was sharp, and there was no lag. The commentary of course is in Thailandese.
The conditions looked slow and humid, as you would expect in Thailand, but otherwise quite good.
Unfortunately, Luo Honghao didn’t make it to the tournament. He had visa issues. Normally Chinese nationals can ask. and are granted a on-arrival visa at the custom in Thailand, but with Covid again a serious issue in China, Luo needed a special “sports visa”. Going by what he posted on Chinese social media, this visa wasn’t granted and he’s unlikely to apply for another one in order to be able to play in the second event. The reasons for the refusal weren’t mentioned. It’s a big, big shame really.