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Friendship Match Launches 2014 World Amateur Championship in Korea

AGA news - Sat, 05/07/2014 - 06:14

The 35th World Amateur Go Championship got underway Saturday morning in Gyeongju, Korea with the traditional Friendship Match between local go players and the WAGC players from around the world. Gathered in the main playing area on the first floor of the Hotel Hyundai, the WAGC players’ places were marked as usual by their nation’s flags and the locals eagerly joined them for a spirited round of friendly but intense matches. At the head of the room were pro Kim In 9P (at right in photo at lower left) playing a teaching game with a local luminary beneath the WAGC banner. Gyeongju City, along with the Republic of Korea, is hosting the WAGC in this scenic resort in the Bomun Lake resort area. In the back of the room, professional Hyun Wook Lee (at right in bottom right photo) played a 10-on-1 simul while Ms. Yun Jin Bae gave some three dozen avid youngsters a go lecture. After an opening ceremony and banquet on Saturday night, the tournament will begin Sunday and run through Wednesday, with games scheduled each morning and afternoon. The E-Journal and Ranka are teaming up again this year to provide full coverage of the WAGC, including updates on each round, player interviews, game commentaries, photos and final daily results at the end of each day.
- report/photos by Chris Garlock

Categories: World news

Go Congress Hotel Rates, Late Fees Going Up July 15

AGA news - Sat, 05/07/2014 - 05:21

July 15 is the deadline to reserve the lowest hotel prices for US Go Congress attendees at the Hotel Pennsylvania. “After July 15, we cannot guarantee room availability or prices, so you’d have to book rooms at the hotel’s normal rates instead of our special discounted rates,” says Congress Director Matthew Hershberger. “We’ve negotiated incredibly low rates with the Hotel Pennsylvania for go players, so don’t miss out!” Late fees for Congress registration will also go up after July 15. The US Go Congress runs August 9-17 in New York City.

Categories: World news

Zhang Wins Happy Cup Youth Tourney

AGA news - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 01:00
The annual Sunflower Happy Cup Youth Go Tournament, in Cupertino, drew 44 kids this year, reports organizer Wenguang Wang.  8th grader Wilson Zhang was the winner in group A with 4 wins.  ”It was a super hot afternoon, which made the ice cream party at the end of the tournament very refreshing,” Wang told the Journal. The event was held June 8th, at the Sunflower Chinese School. More photos can be seen here.  -Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.  Photo by Wenguang Wang.
Categories: World news

Volunteers Wanted to Help Teach Go at DC Folk Life Festival

AGA news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 20:40

Local organizers are looking for volunteers to help teach go at the final weekend of the Smithsonian’s Folk Life Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC this Saturday and Sunday. Local players Julian Erville (left) and Juan Pablo Quizon were joined by fellow DC-area club members Todd Heidenreich, Ed Hsu, Sam Lee, Mike Pak, Yi Weng, Justin Teng, and John Goon last weekend “as they taught weiqi/go to some promising young talent,” says Goon, who coordinated the effort reaching more than 200 each day. China and Kenya are the centerpieces of the festival, which ends on Sunday. Contact John Goon at Spineyone@yahoo.com for details on how to volunteer.
-photo by John Goon

Categories: World news

AGA Board Election Ballots Sent Out; Due Back August 8

AGA news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 20:28

Ballots for the 2014 American Go Association Board elections have been sent to chapters and members, reports Arnold Eudell. “If you have not received your ballot and believe you should have, first check your spam folder,” Eudell says. “Then send a note to elections@usgo.org.” Note that only one ballot can be sent per email. If an email is duplicated, such as for a child’s membership, only one voting code will be sent. Contact the email address above with a unique email to receive all ballots. Also, comments sent through Ballot Bin are anonymous; if you want a response send comments to elections@usgo.org. Voting closes August 8.

 

Categories: World news

Your Move/Readers Write: Impressive Ge; Looking for Spanish Go News

AGA news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 17:00

Impressive Ge:  “7 Dan is impressive,” writes Chris Uzal about our profile of Canada’s Yongfei Ge (2014 WAGC Player Profiles: Americas & Oceania 6/29 EJ). “Playing go in the womb is even more impressive: ‘Yongfei Ge 7D is a 30-year-old software architect from Scarborough. He’s been playing for 30 years…’”
That would be impressive indeed! In fact, Ge is 45 and has been playing since he was 15.

Looking for Spanish Go News: Uzal also asks “Where can I find go news in Spanish? I work for a local Spanish newspaper. I have enough influence to get go stories published. I’d like to see more on the Latin American players.”
Send your tips on where to find go news in Spanish to us at journal@usgo.org and we’ll pass it along.

Categories: World news

Match Result

Online League Updates - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 13:00
Match now completed between Belfast and Chester A in Division 1. The winner of the match was Belfast.

Match Result

Online League Updates - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 13:00
Match now completed between Chester A and Belfast in Division 1. The winner of the match was Belfast.

European Women`s Go Championship 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 19:26 Mon 30 June 2014

37 Warszawski Turniej GO 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

Milton Keynes 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

18th Folka go-tournament 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

districts tournament Utrecht region 2014 (preselection for Dutch National Championship

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

Ooteai League Season 2 Part 1 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

Club Tournament 26-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 28 June 2014

Great Go-video announcement Brno tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: HW9x9 on 17:42 Fri 27 June 2014

EWGC 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: EuroGoTV-Russia on 14:44 Wed 25 June 2014

Welsh Open 26-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:36 Wed 25 June 2014

10th Open Zelenkovac 26-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:36 Wed 25 June 2014

Utrechts Go Toernooi 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:23 Tue 24 June 2014
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