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Cup of Tula Region 14-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 12/04/2015 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 04 April 2015

Go Festival 14-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 12/04/2015 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 04 April 2015

Seattle Report: Playing Go Is Like Making Kimchi

AGA news - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 22:20

The Seattle Go Center had their own room at Sakura-Con, Seattle’s big festival of Japanese anime, manga and games, which was held last weekend, April 3-5, in the Washington State Convention Center.  One volunteer, John Richards, put in 32 hours of teaching, and several volunteers provided more than 20 hours of instruction.  At peak times, more than 10 volunteers were teaching at once.  The students ranged from complete beginners to single digit kyu players who come by each year to get more instruction.

I enjoyed the observation that Solomon Choe 6d made while playing one of the students on a 19×19: “You know, playing go is like making kimchi.  That group is kind of dead. [And I don't want to add more stones to it right now.] But I want to preserve it. I want to put it in a pot underground and see if something magical happens.”  Report/photo by Brian Allen

 

Categories: World news

Teacher of the Year Nominations Sought

AGA news - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 22:18

Nominations for the American Go Foundation’s  Teacher of the Year award are now open. The award is presented each year at the U.S. Go Congress and recognizes an outstanding American teacher. The winner  will receive an all expenses paid trip to the congress.  To be eligible, a teacher must be a member of the AGA, have been teaching go to children for at least two hours a week (during the school year) for two years, have started a go club or organization for youth, and have helped their students enter appropriate tournaments, if possible.  If you would like to nominate someone for this award, including yourself, e-mail mail@agfgo.org.  Nominations are due by May 15th and should include a description of the teacher’s activities,  how long they have been teaching, and how many students attend their program. - Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.  Photo: Last year’s winner Peter Freedman, working with kids in Portland.  To read more about Peter’s work, click here.

Categories: World news

Pandanet AGA City League Round 4 Results

AGA news - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 22:18

The Pandanet AGA City League has been going strong for four rounds now. With a couple more games and one more round to go, at least one league is cutting the top positions close.

In the A League, Greater Washington and Boston are in the lead with 6 points each. As they faced off this past round GW got the better of Boston but they’re holding on from previous wins. Hot on their tails is LA and Seattle 1. LA still has one game left to play and they will most likely be in playoff contention.

The B and C Leagues have pull-away leaders in Princeton and Berkeley. Both teams are new this year with strong players behind them. They lead their leagues with 8 points each. The next team is currently at 4 points each.

A League:
Greater Washington def Boston (3-0), Seattle 1 def San Francisco 1 (3-0), Los Angeles def Canwa Vancouver 1 (3-0)

B League:
Princeton def Katy, TX 1 (3-0), Bay Area def Canwa Vancouver 2 (3-0), NC Raleigh def Washington DC 2 (3-0)

C League:
Boston 2 def New Orleans (2-1), Atlanta 2 def Atlanta 1 (2-1), SF Bay Area/Berkley def DC Team 3 (3-0)

Round 5 will take place on April 26th at 3PM unless otherwise noted on the schedule pages.

Categories: World news

Ilia Shikshin 1p Wins 2015 Grand Slam Berlin

AGA news - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 22:14

Ilia Shikshin 1p (right) of Russia is the 2015 Grand Slam Champion, after defeating Mateusz Surma 1p (left) of Poland in the Grand Slam Berlin tournament, held earlier this week at the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin, Germany. Ali Jabarin was third, Cristian Pop took fourth and Pavol Lisy was fifth. More reports and photos here and click here for complete results.
- EuroGoTV

Categories: World news

Grand Slam Berlin - - - opening and preliminary round - - -

Euro Go TV - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 05:17
Author: HW9x9 on 00:34 Sat 04 April 2015

6. China Cup Berlin 15-2015

Euro Go TV - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 16:05 Tue 07 April 2015

Grand Slam Berlin - - - FINAL - - -

Euro Go TV - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:17
Author: HW9x9 on 08:11 Mon 06 April 2015

Grand Slam Berlin - - - Quarter Finals - - -

Euro Go TV - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:17
Author: HW9x9 on 07:48 Sun 05 April 2015

oferzivo is leading the Guess the Next Move contest

Euro Go TV - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:17
Author: HW9x9 on 17:24 Sun 05 April 2015

Big prizes at European Go tournament

South Africa* - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 07:05
In what I believe was the largest ever purse at a European go event, this last weekend saw the holding of the first European Grandslam event. This event was open to the four professional EGF players, and the top eight amateurs by EGF rating. Ilya Shikshin 1p won the event and with it 10,000 Euros. [...]

6. China Cup Berlin 15-2015

Euro Go TV - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 01:17
Author: Newsbot on 16:05 Tue 07 April 2015

Grand Slam Berlin - - - Semi Finals - - -

Euro Go TV - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 01:17
Author: HW9x9 on 00:30 Mon 06 April 2015

6. China Cup Berlin 15-2015

Euro Go TV - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 12:17
Author: Newsbot on 16:05 Tue 07 April 2015

V Memorial of Jurij Makeev 14-2015

Euro Go TV - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 04 April 2015

Go-News From Amsterdam: 44th Amsterdam International; New Go-shirts  by Murugandi; Kiseido’s Latest

AGA news - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 14:00

44th Amsterdam International Go Tournament Coming Up in May: Preparations for this year’s edition of the Amsterdam Go Tournament – coming up May 15-17 — are in full swing. For almost half a century this has been one of the main go tournaments in Europe, and with Roel van Kollem as the fresh and enthusiastic new chairman of the Amsterdam go club there’s promise of a new atmosphere to the tournament. A special addition to the tournament this year will be Guo Juan 5P, who has been living in Amsterdam for many years and who will be giving lessons and seminars onsite. As an extra bonus, each participant will receive one gift voucher for three lessons on Guo’s website. An added attraction for food lovers is that van Kollem, who’s also a chef (right), will be preparing some exciting food for the Rapid tournament which is held besides the main tournament on Friday.

New Go-shirts  by Murugandi from BadukMovies: Kim Ouweleen, better known as ‘Murugandi’, is a Dutch 4-dan. He is mostly known for his go tutorials for EuroGoTV and BadukMovies, but in everyday life Murugandi is also an illustrator and graphic designer. Recently he has designed some go themed t-shirts, which can be found through the BadukMovies webshop and through Kim’s own webshop. You can also check out more of his artwork at murugandi.com.

Kiseido’s Latest Available at Het Paard’s Go Shop: New go books published by Kiseido are now available in the Het Paard’s Go Shop, including the second volume of “The 2014 Ten-Game Match between Gu Li and Lee Sedol,” which features in-depth analysis of games 6-8 of the historic ‘Death Match’: the Jubango between two of the strongest go players of the modern era, Lee Sedol 9p from Korea and Gu Li 9p from China. Also avalailable is “The Basic Principles in the Opening and the Middle Game,” 20 principles that will lay the foundations for the study of opening theory in general as well as the currently popular opening systems, and “The Basics of Life and Death,” an introduction to life and death by Rob van Zeijst.
- Kim Ouweleen & Marianne Diederen

Categories: World news

Grand Slam Berlin - - - FINAL - - -

Euro Go TV - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:17
Author: HW9x9 on 08:11 Mon 06 April 2015

Grand Slam Berlin starts Friday!!

Euro Go TV - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:17
Author: HW9x9 on 00:27 Thu 02 April 2015

38th Serbian Team Championship 14-2015

Euro Go TV - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 02 April 2015
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