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Pair Go Photo Album Posted

AGA news - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 00:33

Photographer Sarah Small’s album of 31 images of the 2014 US Pair Go Championships is now posted on the AGA’s Facebook page. Small brings an original and creative eye to the highly popular go variant first introduced in 1990.
photo by Sarah Small  

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Still Time to Register for Next American Yunguseng Dojang Session

AGA news - Sun, 24/08/2014 - 18:16

The next session of In-seong Hwang 7D’s online go school starts next week but there’s still time to sign up for the American Yunguseng Dojang. A well-known top player in Europe, Hwang Inseong 7D has participated in major European tournaments since 2005 and is currently the top-rated player in the European Go Ratings. He trained at the Korean Yunguseng Academy, studied Go in Myong-ji University and worked for a baduk TV channel as commentator. The program consists of interactive online lectures, student league-play and game reviews on KGS. Students have access to all past lectures and reviews, including those from the European sister-school, as well as “personal go reports” to help students assess the progress they are making and the areas which need most work. “Great teacher, great sense of humor, and a penchant for understanding how people think,” says one student. “I feel myself getting stronger every day.” Click here for details on the program, schedule and pricing.

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Your Move/Readers Write: Where’s the 2015 Go Congress?

AGA news - Sun, 24/08/2014 - 17:57

Where’s the 2015 Go Congress? “I’ve heard that the next Congress will be in Seattle or in Minneapolis,” writes Wayne Nelson. “Which is it?”
St Paul/Minneapolis, AKA the Twin Cities: see 2015 Congress Website Launches 8/14 EJ.

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Zhang Co-President of AGHS; Officer Positions Open

AGA news - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 23:48

Hugh Zhang 7d will be serving a second term as co-president of the American Go Honor Society (AGHS), alongside Calvin Sun 1P, who will be serving his first term.  The organization, run entirely by high school students, has opted for two presidents several times before.  “It’s great to see a lot of new faces joining the AGHS. I’m excited for the coming year and hope it will be our most successful yet!” Zhang told the E-Journal. “A lot of new ideas were suggested by various members this year, and we hope to implement some of them in the coming year.” Officer positions are still open, and the AGHS has extended the deadline until August 28th. Sign up today and help build the future of American go.  Details and the application are available on the AGHS website-Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.  Photo: Hugh Zhang 7d competing in the 2013 Korean Prime Minister’s Tournament. 

 

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SAWMG/Pandanet Online Tournament Registration Opens

AGA news - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 19:22

Registration is now open for the 2014 SportAccord World Mind Games – Pandanet Online Tournament. This year’s go tournament, held jointly with Chess.com and BridgeBase.com, includes different bands and multiple winners in each band.  Generous cash prizes will be awarded, along with other prizes such as tablet computers, Swatches, digital cameras, etc.  In addition, SportAccord will provide weekly lottery prizes for all players who played in any given week, including computers, TV’s, etc.  Click here for details.

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4th SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament

IGF - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 23:35


The 4th SportAccord World Mind Games will be held in Beijing, China, December 11-17, 2014.

Like last year, the Mind Games will be preceded by the 4th SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament, which will be played on the Internet Go Server (IGS, aka Pandanet).

The tournament is open to amateur players in all countries and territories belonging to the International Go Federation.

Registration closes on September 15, 2014.

Full details are available here.

 

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Deadline Extended for Submitting US Open Game Records

AGA news - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 22:53

Response to our request for US Open (or Masters Division) game records from last week’s US Go Congress has been so enthusiastic that we’re extending the deadline one week. Over 50 games have already been sent in for posting to the official US Open crosstab, so you can check out how your friends (and/or opponents) played (sometimes with variations and comments from pros at the Congress). Games must be in sgf format with all game info complete, including both players’ full names, and the round number(s); also be sure to name the file in this format: US-Open_Rd1-Su-Kierulf (white player first). Email game records by midnight next Friday, August 29 to journal@usgo.org.
- photo by Nate Eagle

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Volunteers Wanted for Chicago GoFest

AGA news - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 20:00

The Go and Math Academy in Chicago is looking for volunteers to help to promote go/weiqi at a Chinese cultural festival on September 27. About 1,500 students are expected to attend the daylong festival. “We need volunteers to prepare some activities and interact with visitors,” says local organizer Xinming Simon Guo 2d. “Because we have promoted go in Chicago schools for many years (McCormick Elementary Students Learn Go (And Math))  7/29 EJ), probably some visitors already know the basic rules.” Contact Guo at simonguoxm@gmail.com for details on how to volunteer.
photo: Guo teaching at the LaSalle Language Academy

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SAGA AGM minutes available

South Africa* - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 13:34
The minutes of the 2014 SAGA AGM are now available. In addition, the SAGA council page has been updated to reflect the new council members and their portfolios. Sorry for the long delay!

“Learn Go Week” Organizers Release “5 easy steps for running a successful Go demo”

AGA news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:50

So you want to run a go demonstration for Learn Go Week (“Learn Go Week” Planned to Launch September 13 7/19 EJ), but aren’t sure what to do? You’re not alone. Since proposing Learn Go Week in July, the folks at Go Game Guru say they’ve received more questions about this than anything else. “The good news is that it’s not that hard, and we’ll work with you to make it as easy as possible,” says GGG’s David Ormerud. They have customizable posters,brochuresprintable go sets and much more ready for you to use. Some 15 events are planned so far in half a dozen countries. Read more here.

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More US Open Game Records Wanted

AGA news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 01:14

Reminder to players in last week’s US Open (or Masters Division) tournaments to send in your game record(s) and we’ll add it (them) to the official US Open crosstab. Thanks to Anders Kierulf (at right), Keith Arnold, Andrew Hall and William Luff for sending in their games. Games must be in sgf format with all game info complete, including both players’ full names, and the round number(s); also be sure to name the file in this format: US-Open_Rd1-Su-Kierulf (white player first). Email game records by this Friday, August 22 to journal@usgo.org.
- photo by Nate Eagle

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Go Classified: Go Cuff Links

AGA news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 22:15
These cuff links are made from beautiful Japanese go stones with sterling silver posts. The set includes one white and one black cuff link. The white stone is Hinata clam shell from Japan. The black stone is Japanese Nachi Kuroishi slate. Please visit my Etsy store to purchase.
- Neel Brown
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2014 August Tournament

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 20 August 2014

Rostocker Ishi 2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 20 August 2014

European Go Championship 2014 FINAL

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: HW9x9 on 12:13 Sat 09 August 2014

European Go Congress 2014 - MAIN - round 10

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: HW9x9 on 12:13 Sat 09 August 2014

European Go Championship 2014 knock out finals round 2 of 3

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: HW9x9 on 12:13 Sat 09 August 2014

European Go Congress 2014 - MAIN - round 9

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: HW9x9 on 12:12 Sat 09 August 2014

Finnish Women`s Championship Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 18 August 2014

6th Memorial go-tournament Ivica Kuhar 34-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Mon 18 August 2014
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