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First Batch of Pros Confirmed for U.S. Go Congress

AGA news - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 13:00

Feng Yun 9P, Myungwan Kim 9P, Yang Yilun 7P and Stephanie Yin 1P have confirmed that they’ll be teaching at this year’s U.S. Go Congress. Pro delegations from Japan, China and Korea are also expected. The weeklong event will be held August 9-17 in New York City and features pro lectures and simuls, as well as rated and unrated tournaments. Click here to register.
- photo: Stephanie Yin, playing on Board 2 at the recent Washington Open Baduk Tournament, checks out the Board 1 game between Andy Liu 1P (right) and Kevin Huang 7d. photo by Chris Garlock

Categories: World news

Cuba-Mexico Youth Visit “A Beautiful Experience”

AGA news - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 12:36

The recent Cuba – Mexico go exchange (Cuban Go Community Hosts Visits by Mexican Youth & Japanese Teachers 4/15 EJ) “was a big event and a beautiful experience,” said Rafael Torres Miranda, President of the Academia Cubana de Go. The go competition between Mexican and Cuban school children was held April 14-18 in Havana. Five Mexican children, accompanied to Cuba by a relative, and seven Cubans participated, ranging from age 7 to 11 and from 13 to 20 kyu in strength. The event was featured on Cuban television.
- Bob Gilman; photos courtesy Rafael Torres Miranda; collage by Chris Garlock

Categories: World news

N.A. Player Selection Tourney for Samsung Cup 2014 Announced

AGA news - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 03:33
The Korean Baduk Association has once again invited the AGA to send three North American representatives to compete in the World division of the Samsung Cup World Baduk Masters 2014 in Korea. Interested players must be 5D+ citizens or permanent residents of North America, have resided in North America for 6 of the past 12 months, and have maintained continuous AGA membership (does not apply to Canadian players) for the past year. Players will be responsible for their travel and lodging expenses; the tournament will provide a $1,000 incentive to each player to help cover some costs. To select the players the AGA will hold a flexible scheduling tournament on KGS during the second half of May with default rounds on May 20, 23, 27, and 30. This schedule is designed so that the possible times for each round includes at least one weekend day. The selected players will play in the combined preliminaries set for August 3-6. Those interested and eligible must fill out this electronic form to register by Friday, May 16. Skype will be required for all players.
- Karoline Burrall
Categories: World news

Second China-Korea-Japan Professional Pair Go Championship Live on Pandanet-IGS

AGA news - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 03:29

On May 1 and 2, the Second China-Korea-Japan Professional Pair Go Championship will be held in Anhui, China, with live broadcast on Pandanet-IGS.  Three new pairs pairs, Rui Naiwei – Yu Bin (China), Yashiro Kumiko – Iyama Yuta (Japan), and Oh Jeong – Jin Siyoung (Korea), will join the reigning champions Wang Chenxing – Changhao for a top prize of 200,000 RMB (~ 35,000 USD).  The venue is the historic Three-Nation Theme Park.

Categories: World news

3� Torneo di Trieste 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 11:17
Author: jojo1 on 07:58 Tue 29 April 2014

Ooteai League Season 1 Part 3 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 24 April 2014

2nd Kagawa Memorial Tournament 17-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 21 April 2014

Cape Town Open 2014

South Africa* - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:14
The 2014 Cape Town Open Go Tournament will be held on Sat 10 May. Venue: “A Touch of Madness” restaurant in Nuttall Road, Observatory. We are given the venue free of charge, so we encourage players to support them by having lunch and refreshments there. Schedule: 09:00 Registration 09:30 Round 1 11:45 Round 2 14:00 [...]
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