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Beomgeun Cho Wins Jujo Ing Cup

AGA news - Sat, 20/02/2016 - 23:03

Beomgeun Cho 7D (right) won the 2016 Jujo Ing Cup open section and Ary Cheng 4D won the handicap section. The 24th Jujo Ing Cup tournament was held February 14 at the Hilton Hotel in Chinatown, San Francisco. Jiang ZhuJiu, Rui NaiWei and Jiang MingJiu were all in attendance. “A great time was had by all, but the main topic of discussion always seemed to revert to AlphaGo,” reports organizer and TD Ernest Brown. “Next year’s tournament — the 25th — promises to be a grand affair and we hope to provide free entry to anyone who has participated over the past 25 years.” Click here for complete open section results and handicap section results.
photo by Ernest Brown

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South Central Go Tournament Brings Together Players from 5 States

AGA news - Sat, 20/02/2016 - 20:08

Forty-three players from five states competed in the South Central Go Tournament, held in Dallas, Texas February 13th and 14th. Fifteen played in the Open Section (right) and 28 in the Handicap Section. “It went so well we are already thinking of doing something similar next year,” said Tournament Director Kevin Hwang.

In the Open Section, Zelong Dong 7D took first place, Muzhen Ai 5D was second, and Xuyu Xiang 7D took third place. In the Handicap Section (left), Andrew McGowan 1K took first place, Zhiqiang Xiang 1K was second and Billy Maier 4K took third place. “For several players this was a first AGA tournament and for some others marked a return to AGA tournament play after a long interval,” reports Bob Gilman, AGA Central Region Director. photos by Bob Gilman

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Your Move/Readers Write: “The Warlords”

AGA news - Sat, 20/02/2016 - 17:00

“In the movie ‘The Warlords,” there are two men playing go and a third discussing it starting at 56:19,” writes Austin Harvey.
For more on this, see our May 23, 2010 post.

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Peter Shotwell on “Seven Common Misconceptions About Early Go”

AGA news - Sat, 20/02/2016 - 16:00

In “Seven Common Misconceptions Concerning the History of Go in Ancient China,” go author Peter Shotwell — inspired by the recent popular appearance of several errors and misconceptions concerning the history of early go in China —  draws on his previously-published work and adds new material based on recent studies to provide a handy guide for those interested in disseminating the “real story” of the history of go. For example, Shotwell writes that there is “no evidence that Go was ever used for astral divination because this was always done on very dissimilar Shi Ban (“Sky Boards”) and the mysteriously arranged playing surfaces of the dice game Liu Bo (“Six Sticks”).” The January post is available in the the Bob High Memorial Library (click on Appendix IX: Seven Common Misconceptions About Early Go). 

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Go Classified: Go Journals available

AGA news - Sat, 20/02/2016 - 15:00

Go Journals available: Old American Go Journals from 1974 through 1997 and American Go Yearbooks from 2003 through 2009 are offered free, preferably to a go club, school or non-profit organization. Click here for details and contact information if interested.

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Redmond Cup Registration Opens

AGA news - Thu, 18/02/2016 - 01:09

The 23rd annual Redmond Cup will begin in April, and registration is due by March 13th. Preliminary games will be played online and the four finalists will be invited to the 2016 US Go Congress to play the final games. There are two divisions in the Cup; the Junior league for kids 12 and under, and the Senior league for 17 and under. Competitors in both leagues must have an AGA or CGA rank of  1 dan or higher.    The Junior league has been expanded to include 12 year olds, and both leagues now require a dan rating (kyu players can compete in the North American Kyu Championships instead). Skype will be required this year.  Players who complete the tournament will be eligible for $400 scholarships to the AGA Go Camp, or $200 scholarships to the US Go Congress, on a first come first served basis, courtesy of the AGF. Competitors from Mexico are also invited to the event. The participants must be members of the American Go Association or the Canadian Go Association and either residents of the U.S., Canada or Mexico, or citizens of the United States living anywhere in the world, provided that they are also members of the AGA.  For more information on the event, read the rules document here. To register click here. -Story and photo by Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.  Photo: Raymond Feng 3d (l) competes against Ary Cheng 3d (r)  in the Junior Division finals for the Redmond, at the 2015 US Go Congress in St. Paul.

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This Just In: Myungwan Kim Comments Lee Changho 9P-Cho Chikun 9P Game on Valentine’s Day

AGA news - Sun, 14/02/2016 - 02:32

This Sunday morning — February 14 — at 3a PST (6a EST), Myungwan Kim 9P and Andrew Jackson will comment a game from the “Legends of Baduk” league between Lee Changho 9p and Cho Chikun 9p. Watch on YouTube or TwitchTV. Start your Valentine’s Day right!

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Applications Being Accepted for INAF-NK Go Teachers’ Workshop 

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 18:55

The Iwamoto North American Foundation on February 8 announced jointly with the Nihon Kiin the establishment of a Go Teachers’ Workshop, to be held in Tokyo in October this year.  The workshop is intended for people with interest in facilitating the implementation of go teaching into school or university curriculum.  The sponsors will cover most of the expenses for the attendees.  Content of the weeklong workshop includes training sessions on go instruction and organization; visits to Japanese educational institutions that have go established in the curriculum; lectures on Japanese go history and culture; group discussions on implementing go education; and pro teaching games.  Click here for more details and application procedure.

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Mark Lee Teaches at Seattle Go Center

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 16:00

In addition to winning the Jin Chen Memorial Tournament, Mark Lee taught several sessions at the Seattle Go Center during his visit in January of 2016. He did game analysis for the Monday evening Double Digit Kyu Class, including reviewing a top level game.  On January 5, he played simultaneous games during the regular Tuesday weekly gathering.  Go Center members found his post-game analysis of their simultaneous games particularly useful.

This was the sixth teaching visit by a professional or a national tournament winner to the Seattle Go Center in the last six months.  The next workshop is with Yilun Yang 7P on April 9 and 10, 2016.  photo/report by Brian Allen

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2016 International Collegiate Go Tournament to be held in Toronto

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 16:00

The Ing Foundation is hosting the 2016 International Collegiate Go Tournament at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, in Canada this summer. The event starts on July 7th and will finish on the 13th. This event is open to any current, future, or recently graduated college(both undergraduate and graduate) student, who will or has attended school in the year 2016. All costs related to room, board, tours, and travel during the event will be covered by the Ing foundation. The student is responsible for getting to and from the tournament site(both international and domestic travel costs), and for any personal expenses such as souvenirs, and entertainment during the course of the trip. Click here for complete details.
- Michael Fodera

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International Collegiate Go Tourney July 7-13

AGA news - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 01:30

The Ing Foundation will be hosting the 2016 International Collegiate Go Tournament, at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, in Canada this summer, reports Michael Fodera of the American Collegiate Go Association. The event starts on July 7th and will finish on the 13th, and is open to any current, future, or recently graduated college student (both undergraduate and graduate) who will or has attended school in 2016. All costs related to room, board, tours, and travel during the event will be covered by the Ing foundation. The student is responsible for getting to and from the tournament site (both international and domestic travel costs), and for any personal expenses such as souvenirs, and entertainment during the course of the trip.

“This is a truly unique experience as the Shanghai Ing Foundation does not spare any expense during the planning of this event,” reports Fodera.  More information, including rules and registration, can be found on the ACGA website here. - Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor

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Holiday of Wei-qi in St.Petersburg

European Go Federation - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 20:27
A great event awaits Go players in the coming weekend. In "Pribaltiyskaya" hotel in Saint-Petersburg two tournaments will take place and each of them is unique in its own way. The 7th Chinese Consul Cup in St.Petersburg promises to attract the largest number of participants over the last decade. More than 200 players from 37 cities and 4 countries applied for participation.
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In the "aftermath" of AlphaGo - Opinions of Professional Go Players + Some Questions Answered by FanHui

European Go Federation - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 19:22
Some people do not want computers to undermine the mystery of Go, others are happy to have a new tool to improve their skills. I guess its impact on Go industry depends on how we publicize the new development.
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Visting Beijing Delegation for Confucius Cup Announced

Irish Go Association - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:53

The following players will be part of a Beijing sporting delegation attending the Confucius Cup event next month:

Ms Yingqin You – Professional Chinese Chess Player, Grandmaster, and World Champion
Ms Shuang Yang – Professional 5 Dan Go Player

Registration is open for the event occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th, full information is available here.

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IGA Newsletter Archive

Irish Go Association - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:25

A complete archive of IGA newsletters (except for the very first one from 1989!) is available here:

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

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February 2016 Newsletter

Irish Go Association - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:17

John Doyle has written an IGA newsletter which can be viewed here.

Please submit any articles you would like published in our newsletters to secretary (at) irish-go.org.

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Irish Go Online

Irish Go Association - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:18

Playing Go online is a great way to learn, improve and generally get more games in!

This week, we’re launching an online club as a fun way to play with other players in (or connected with) Ireland. This is well-suited to those of us who usually play online, or who can’t make it to face-to-face meetings as often as we’d like.

We especially want to teach and encourage new players, and to be a welcoming place to learn how to play, so if you have friends who would like to start, please let them know!

Details here.

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Tibi wins in Belfast

Irish Go Association - Sun, 31/01/2016 - 10:18

Tibi won the Belfast handicap tournament yesterday after winning his opening three games, and then taking a bye in the final round to make the draw nicer for the players.

BelfastHandicap Num Pl Name Rank Co Club NbW R1 R2 R3 R4 CAT NBW EXT EXR 1 1 Gociu Tiberiu 5K IE Belf 3 2+/b7 4+/w6 5+/w1 0- 1 3 7 7 2 2 Calota Lucretiu 4D RO Brsv 3 1-/w7 5+/w7 7+/w2 3+/w9 1 3 0 0 3 3 Aitken James 12K IE Belf 2 5-/b5 6+/w3 4+/w0 2-/b9 1 2 13 2 4 4 Ramsey Graham 12K IE Belf 2 6+/w3 1-/b6 3-/b0 8+/w4 1 2 8 0 5 5 Clarke Roger 6K IE Belf 1 3+/w5 2-/b7 1-/b1 7-/b5 1 1 14 0 6 6 Kirk Michael 16K IE Belf 1 4-/b3 3-/b3 8+/b0 0- 1 1 8 0 7 7 Hutchinson James 1D IE Belf 1 0- 0- 2-/b2 5+/w5 1 1 6 0 8 8 Velpuri Venkata 17K IE Belf 0 0- 0- 6-/w0 4-/b4 1 0 6 0 OpenGotha 3.35
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