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Beta SmartGo for Mac Now Available

AGA news - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 03:00

An early beta of SmartGo for the Macintosh is now available. “It’s taken a while,” says author Anders Kierulf, who’s written up the whole history here. “While this is very much work in progress, I think many go players will already be able to enjoy the GoGoD game collection, joseki and fuseki matching, and SGF editing including the tree view from SmartGo Kifu.” For current users of SmartGo for Windows, this is a free upgrade. For new users, there’s a 15-day free trial, and $39 to buy a license for both Macintosh and Windows version.

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UK Go Updates: Alistair Wall Takes Early Lead in Grand Prix

AGA news - Mon, 20/04/2015 - 02:04

Alistair Wall Takes Early Lead in Grand Prix: Alistair Wall made an early start in the new season of the Stacey Grand Prix by winning the 2015 Welwyn Garden City Tournament. Coming first at this four round event, held at the Red Lion in Hatfield, Wall appears to have a good chance of retaining the trophy from the previous 2014-2015 season.

British Team Wins Again in C-League: The BGA team beat Cyprus by three boards to one to stay top of the C-League. Rivals Bulgaria lost four-nil to third place South Africa, who move up to second three points behind us. With just two matches left, against Iceland and Kazakhstan, they hope that they can maintain their place at the top of the league. Game records and additional information on the Pandanet Go European Team Championship can be found on the BGA website.

Categories: World news

Ireland triumphant yet again!

Irish Go Association - Thu, 16/04/2015 - 21:13

John Gibson secured final victory for Ireland in the latest match in league C of the PGETC. Playing in a postponed match, his opponent had no answers for his famed high chinese moyo strategy.

His victory secured a 3-1 win, after Tiberiu Gociu and James Hutchinson had secured wins earlier in the week.

Next up, Kazakhstan in a 2pm Sunday match due to extreme differences in the time zones.

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South Africa beats Bulgaria 4-0

South Africa* - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 22:06
In what was certainly our best result of the Pandanet tournament so far, our players pulled off a 4-0 win. This meant we switched places with Bulgaria and are now in 2nd place. If we manage to win our remaining two matches, we will be in the promotion playoffs. Not only did we have to [...]

Ladder starts

Irish Go Association - Sun, 12/04/2015 - 20:57

The ladder competition has started up again for the new year. In a break with tradition a match has already been played. Philippe defeated James in an exciting game at the top of the ladder.

To enter, contact Tibi.

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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. [...]

SAGA Credit Points for 2014

South Africa* - Mon, 06/04/2015 - 23:45
The SAGA credit point standings at the end of 2014 are now available for download. Also available is a zip file showing the calculations for each entry in the list. Any errors or omissions must be reported to the Membership Secretary (Paul Steyn) by the 15th of April (one week from tomorrow). If errors are [...]
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