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British Youth Squad Launches

AGA news - Sat, 10/05/2014 - 13:40

Following the successful hosting of the 19th European Youth Go Championship (EYGC) in Bognor Regis, England earlier this year – but with only seven British youths actually entering – the British Go Association has undertaken to assemble and train up a UK Junior Go Squad to take to next year’s EYGC in Zandvoort in the Netherlands (Holland). Alison Bexfield 1d (left), who runs the Letchworth Junior Chess and Go Club and has two go-playing daughters of her own, is heading up the initiative which aims to get as many young players as possible to 20k or better in time for the EYGC. It launched on bank holiday Monday May 5 with an event at the Mrs Howard Memorial Hall in Letchworth, attended by 16 youngsters aged from around eight or nine to 16. They were split into four coaching groups with Matt Selby 4k and Natasha Regan 1k, who are the parents of Oscar Selby 7k, and Paul Smith 1d, the father of Edmund Smith 13k, also coaching. In addition, five rounds of the UK Go Challenge were held over the course of the day. Bexfield told the E-Journal, “Everybody enjoyed the day and all are looking forward to the next [which is yet to be announced].”

Tony Collman, British correspondent for the E-Journal; photo: Alison Bexfield plays Francis Roads at the recent Welwyn Garden City Tournament.

Categories: World news

Romanian National Championship- Under 18 Final match 19-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 10/05/2014 - 05:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Fri 09 May 2014

3rd Torneo di Trieste 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:17
Author: jojo1 on 21:40 Wed 30 April 2014

Welwyn Gardens 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 29 April 2014

Go Spotting: Lesley Downer’s ‘On the Narrow Road’

AGA news - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 13:00

“About 300 years after the Japanese poet Basho wrote his famous book The Narrow Road to the Deep North a woman named Lesley Downer wrote an account of her own 1989 journey following in Basho’s footsteps,” writes None Redmond. “It was called On the Narrow Road and halfway through she is as far north as Basho went and watching the river Mogami.  She writes ‘At Goten the river narrowed and frothed. With the help of a little imagination the rocks could have been flat and evenly spaced enough to be Go-ten, the counters you use for playing Go.’”

“It’s a good book,” Redmond adds. “I am fascinated by her travels and envy her her knowledge of the Japanese language.”

Categories: World news

Cambridge Barlow 19-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 01:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Thu 08 May 2014

Candidates 19-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 01:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Thu 08 May 2014

Romanian National Championship- Under 18 Final 19-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 01:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Thu 08 May 2014

What Can A Game Tell Us About China’s Politics?

AGA news - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 16:12

In this May 6 report, the BBC’s China Editor Carrie Gracie speaks with political analyst Deng Yuwen about “what an ancient Chinese game can tell us about China’s current political landscape,” where an epic power struggle is under way.
Thanks to David Saunders for sending this along.

Categories: World news

Canwa Vancouver 1, Chicago & Katy TX 1 Lead AGA City League After 4th Round

AGA news - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 15:44

After four rounds in the AGA City League, Canwa Vancouver 1 is leading the A League. Hot on their heels are Seattle 1 and Greater

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 Washington with one match behind. May’s final matches will decide which two teams will meet at the Pandanet City League Finals in New York City at the US Go Congress. Chicago is leading the B League with NY City their only contender. Can Raleigh take down Chicago in their match up in just a few weeks? The teams in the C League were closer matched before this round. Now Katy TX 1 has come way out ahead in their matches. Katy TX 2 and Memphis are in the 2-3 seed respectively. With three more rounds to go the lineup could change a lot before the end. See right for an exciting 4th-round game between Eric Lui (W, Greater Washington) vs Bill Lin (B, Canwa Vancouver 1) from the A League. See below for complete 4th-round results.
- Steve Colburn, TD

A League: Los Angeles Def Toronto (3-0), Seattle 1 def Boston (2-1), Canwa Vancouver 1 def Greater Washington (2-1)
B League: Washington DC 1 def NC Raleigh (2-1), Chicago def San Francisco 1 (2-1), New York City def Washington DC 2 (3-0)
C League: West Tennessee/Memphis def Katy TX 2 (2-1), Brentwood/Nashville def Seattle 2 (3-0), Katy TX 1 def Lincoln (2-1)
Still in progress: Central New York/Syracuse vs Canwa Vancouver 2 (0-2)

Categories: World news

Straus Washington Open Baduk Championships Photo Album Posted

AGA news - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 15:10

Photographer (and former AGA president) Phil Straus has just posted an album of 28 high-resolution photos from the April 27-28 Washington Open Baduk Championships, which includes portraits of many of the players and dignitaries in attendance. The photos may be freely used but must credit Straus.
photo: Baltimore Go Club organizer Keith Arnold (left) gets a lesson; photo by Phil Straus 

Categories: World news

Club Tournament 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 29 April 2014

Deutsche Go-Einzelmeisterschaft / Vorrunde 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 29 April 2014

Korean Ambassador Cup 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Mon 28 April 2014

French Championship, stage 2 : Southwest League 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:22 Sat 26 April 2014

Championship of Izhevsk, Preliminary Stage 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 26 April 2014

Martinicup 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 26 April 2014

Championship of Petrozavodsk 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Fri 25 April 2014

Championship of Novouralsk 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 24 April 2014

Championship of Novouralsk Under 16 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 07/05/2014 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 24 April 2014
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