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Dutch Champiuonship 2014 (first weekend)

Euro Go TV - Thu, 23/01/2014 - 03:17
Author: HW9x9 on 13:49 Sat 11 January 2014

Torneo Befana 2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 23/01/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Sun 12 January 2014

Istanbul City Championship Finals 02-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 23/01/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Sat 11 January 2014

Championship of Dnipropetrovsk region 2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 23/01/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Sat 11 January 2014

Europe’s “Top 8″ to Battle Online in Champions League

AGA news - Wed, 22/01/2014 - 17:00

Eight of Europe’s top players will battle it out online starting this Thursday in the 1st WBaduk European Top 8 Champions League. Organized by the European Go Federation and WBaduk, the 7-round round robin tournament has a 3,000-euro prize pool, with 1,000 euros to the winner. The players are Hui Fan 2P (France), Ilya Shikshin 7D (Russia), Catalin Taranu 5P (Romania), Alexander Dinerchtein 3P (Russia), Antti Tormanen 7D (Finland), Pavol Lisy 6D (Slovakia), Artem Kachanovski 7D (Ukraine) and Csaba Mero 6D (Hungary). Rounds will be played on the Wbaduk server every Thursday and Monday at 19:30 (1:30p EST) Central European Time from January 23 through February 13.

Categories: World news

Ari Saito 2014 San Diego Champ

AGA news - Tue, 21/01/2014 - 22:58

Ari Saito 7D (right front) topped a field of more than 30 go players gathered on the UC San Diego campus January 18 “on a beautiful 70+ degree southern California day” to contend for the 2014 San Diego Go Championship, reports San Diego Go Club President Ted Terpstra. “The ultimate game pitted Saito against Yixian Zhou 6D (left front),” said Terpstra. Saito’s win win gave him a 3-0 record, the $100 first prize and the title. Jenna Jansen 3k not only won the kyu championship with a 3-0 record but took the dual title of San Diego Women’s Champion. In the title game, she edged long-time AGA stalwart Les Lanphear by 3.5 points. David SU, 26-kyu won the youth prize for his 3-0 finish. The third annual tournament was a combined effort of the UCSD Go Club and the San Diego Go Club. photo by Ted Terpstra

Categories: World news

In Memoriam: David Relson

AGA news - Tue, 21/01/2014 - 02:03
David Relson, a “mainstay of the AGA” from the mid-1970′s to the mid-’80′s, died on September 21, 2013 at 65. An active cyclist, “he was almost home after riding 73 miles on a beautiful fall day when he collapsed,” reported his family in their annual letter. “Dave was a key member of the group which took the hand-off of a recreated AGA from a small group in New York (John Stephenson, Matthias Thim, and Masao Takabe) and moved it to the next level with broader national support,” former AGA president Terry Benson tells the E-Journal. “His enthusiasm was infectious. He was smart and sharp and reliable and an early computer person with both skills and personality.  A great guy.” Relson was president of the Ann Arbor Go Club when in January 1977 Ann Arbor was the first club to insist on AGA membership by all its members. He served in a succession of leadership roles at the AGA for a dozen years beginning in 1976, serving as Membership Secretary, AGA rating coordinator, and on the Executive Committee, as well as assisting in running Easterns, the AGA’s major tournament at the time. “Dave was also the second AGAer to go to the European Go Congress (1977 in the Netherlands), report back, and encourage others to go and for us to have a Congress,” Benson adds. “He was a generous and thoughtful teacher,” remembers Dewey Cornell, who met Relson in 1978, when Relson ran the Ann Arbor club which met at the University of Michigan. “He started out each meeting by distributing a printout with our latest ratings. For a new player, that was a nice incentive.” - includes reporting — and photo (top right) by T. Benson — from the American Go Journal, Vol. 15 #4 (July-August-Sept 1980), page 37
Categories: World news

Cuban Delegation Invited to US Go Congress

AGA news - Tue, 21/01/2014 - 00:29

A delegation of Cuban go players has been invited to attend this year’s U.S. Go Congress for the first time and AGA board member Robert Gilman is coordinating fundraising efforts to support the visit. “The Cubans have greeted our invitation with ‘immense joy’,” Gilman — who organized the 2013 visit by US players to Cuba (Traveling Board: U.S.-Cuba Friendship Match “A Rare Opportunity”) — reports, “but the key question is money. Cuba is a poor country, the Cuban internal currency is worthless in the U.S. and the AGA does not have the budget to sponsor the delegation, so we’re asking the go community to step up. Cubans have made strong efforts to develop go there, but isolation from the international go community and limited internet have handicapped them. This visit will help them develop and extend bonds with our neighbors to the South.” The invitees are  Cuba’s top two players and the president of the Academia Cubana de Go. The video here describes this effort.

Contributions can be made through either the AGA or the American Go Foundation (AGF); contributions to the AGF are tax deductible. In either case, put “CC2014” in the memo field, and mail the check to Gilman at  P.O. Box 40020 in Albuquerque, NM 87196-0020. Checks will be acknowledged as they are received but not cashed until its clear the project is a go. If you are contributing, please complete the form here.

Categories: World news

British Open Now Open to All

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 23:17
Author: EurogoTV-UK on 01:48 Fri 10 January 2014

Osaka Go Camp, June 29 - July 19 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 23:17
Author: sandmann on 13:10 Tue 07 January 2014

Heerlen NieuwJaars Go Toernooi 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 07 January 2014

12th Folka go-tournament 02-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Mon 06 January 2014

London Open 01-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:29 Sat 04 January 2014

Second call for 2014 membership renewals

South Africa* - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 22:13
This is the second call for all SAGA members to renew their membership for 2014 as soon as possible – preferably before 31 January 2014. 2013 memberships will expire on 31 March, however, to take part in tournaments it is required that you are a fully paid up member. Please note that membership fees for [...]

20 Jan – AGM and Top 6

Irish Go Association - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 20:57

The Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday the 18th, full details will appear shortly, but as a summary we can tell you this:

Rory remains as President and Treasurer, James steps up to be Secretary. Tibi and Tom have joined the committee, and we say thank you, and goodbye to Justyna and Eoghan from the same.

The Top 8 became the Top 6 after an episode of lateness, something which has always been intolerable in Irish society. Roman leads the pack with 4/4, with James at his heels on 3/4, but Noel and Tibi still have a chance to qualify for the final, placed as they are on 2/4.

Categories: World news

This Week’s Go Calendar: Austin, Columbus, Lancaster

AGA news - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 17:52

January 25: Austin, TX
Austin “Dead of Winter” Go Tournament
Bart Jacob bart.jacob@gmail.com 512-659-1324

January 26: Columbus, OH
Chinese New Year Tournament
Tim Kington timkington@gmail.com 614-560-1708
Dajiang He dajiangh@gmail.com

January 26: Lancaster, PA
Lancaster Frostbite Go Tournament
Sam Zimmerman szimmerman@ctipc.com 717-892-1249
Jason Long jason@long.name 717-315-9097

Get the latest go events information.

Categories: World news

Takapotku Open 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 10:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 07 January 2014

New Year`s Tournament Group 4 01-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 10:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Fri 03 January 2014

New Year`s Tournament Group 1 01-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 10:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:37 Fri 03 January 2014

New Year`s Tournament Group 3 01-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 20/01/2014 - 10:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:37 Fri 03 January 2014
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