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Istanbul City Tournament 2014/10

Euro Go TV - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Sun 23 November 2014

23th Folka go-tournament 47-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Sun 23 November 2014

Go to Innovation 47-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Sat 22 November 2014

Go Baron Challenger Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 23:17
Author: eurogotv-czech on 11:48 Fri 21 November 2014

UCC Go Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 21 November 2014

Baltic Cup 47-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:16 Thu 20 November 2014

This Week’s Go Calendar: Sacramento and Seattle

AGA news - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 14:29

December 6: Sacramento, CA
Davis/Sacramento Winter Quarterly
Willard Haynes willard@emeritus.csus.edu 916-929-6112

December 7: Seattle, WA
Monthly Ratings Tournament
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206-632-1122 206-545-1424

Get the latest go events information.

Categories: World news

Renaut dodges ladder breaker

Irish Go Association - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 11:44

Sunday the 30th of November saw the end of this year’s Irish Ladder tournament. Sitting on top of the pile of combatants was Philippe Renaut of le club de Galway. After playing his way to the top, he survived numerous challenges to his pole position. In second place was James Hutchinson, third placed was Ian Davis. Congratulations to Philippe!

The competition will re-open next year for all IGA members.

Categories: World news

“Great Master” Go Seigen Dead at 100

AGA news - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 03:33

Go Seigen, regarded by many as the greatest go player ever, passed away at 1:11 am on November 30 in Japan. Go Seigen had celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this year, joined by go players around the world. “We mourn the passing of a truly great master and celebrate his life and the deep understanding of the game he left us with,” said American Go Association President Andy Okun.

Born in China on June 12, 1914, Go Seigen (Wu Qingyuan in Chinese) did not start learning the game of go until he was nine, a relatively late age for a professional. But he quickly excelled and soon became known as a go prodigy, immigrating to Japan in 1928 at the invitation of Baron Kihachiro Okura and Inukai Tsuyoshi (later prime minister of Japan), where he embarked on a professional career. He was tutored by Segoe Kensaku, the same teacher as Hashimoto Utaro and Cho Hunhyun.

In 1933, along with his great friend Kitani Minoru, Go Seigen developed and popularized the Shinfuseki that broke away from the traditional opening patterns. It is for this very important contribution that Go Seigen and Kitani Minoru are recognized as the fathers of modern go. Starting in 1939, Go Seigen began a spectacular series of Jubango matches against other top players of the day. It was through these matches that Go Seigen convincingly demonstrated an overwhelming dominance over his contemporaries. Go Seigen had only one formal disciple – Rin Kaiho, Honorary Tengen. Go Seigen’s star began to fade in the early 1960s due to health reasons and he had to virtually retire from playing professional go by 1964. However, he continued to remain active in the go community through teaching, writing, and promoting go around the world.

“I still study Go every day, placing stones on the board,” Go Seigen wrote in “A Way of Play for the 21st Century.” “You might think study is meaningless for me, since I retired so many years ago. But for people who play it, Go is like an eternal friend, a permanent art form. I’ll continue playing and studying Go. Probably just like you.”

Read more about Go Seigen here Go Seigen: The Go Master  and here. We welcome your thoughts about Go Seigen’s influence on the game of go or on you as a go player; please add your comment below or send them to us at journal@usgo.org

Includes reporting in Go Game Guru and Wikipedia; photo (left) by Zhang Jingna.

Categories: World news

Traveling Go Board: Gotham Go, Thanksgiving Week

AGA news - Sun, 30/11/2014 - 23:11

Dropped in on the Gotham Go Club last Tuesday night during a visit to New York City to see longtime friend and go colleague Roy Laird. Despite Thanksgiving being just two days away, the club was bustling with activity, as it reportedly is each week. Had a fun time watching games and a quick pick-up game with a young student from China; it’s a great club well worth the visit if you’re in town!
- Chris Garlock, Managing Editor, American Go E-Journal. Check our Facebook page for more photos. Got go travel tales — or photos — of your own? Send ‘em to us at journal@usgo.org!

Categories: World news

Match Result

Online League Updates - Sun, 30/11/2014 - 12:00
Match now completed between Glasgow and Belfast in Division 1. The winner of the match was Belfast.

LIVE relay of the Kranich 2014 tournament on the EuroGoTV GO Server

Euro Go TV - Sun, 30/11/2014 - 08:17
Author: HW9x9 on 11:45 Sat 29 November 2014

Ing Foundation to hold Chang Qi semifinals at Harvard in September ’15

AGA news - Sat, 29/11/2014 - 21:02

The Shanghai Ing Chang-ki Wei-ch’i (Go) Educational Foundation, will be holding the semifinals of 12th Annual Chinese Professional Chang Qi Cup Invitational Tournament in Cambridge, MA, next fall, along with two new side tournaments intended for the North American go community, the EJ has learned.

The Chang Qi Cup, jointly hosted by the Ing Foundation and the China Go Association, now one of the most prestigious of the domestic Chinese go tournaments, was started in 2004 in memory of Taiwanese businessman and go benefactor Ing Chang-ki. Past winners have included greats such as Gu Li 9p, Kong Jie 9p and Chen Yaoye 9p. According to AGA President Andy Okun and Michael Fodera of the American Collegiate Go Association (ACGA), the Ing Foundation and Mr. Ing’s son, Ying Ming-haw, have decided to take advantage of the 2015 semis to provide a promotional event for American players and to strengthen ties between the North American and Chinese go communities.

The semifinal matches will take place Sept. 26-28 at Harvard University Student Center. Alongside the main event, on Sept. 26-27 the Foundation will be sponsoring a tournament for college students to be run by ACGA and a tournament for amateurs to be run by the AGA, both with major prizes, Okun and Fodera said. There will also be simultaneous games with visiting professionals, commentary on the semis, and side trips to meet go players in Washington DC and New York on Sept. 29 and 30. “This event will have something for everyone, tournaments for those who crave the competition but also teaching events, an opportunity to watch the best players in action and a chance to get together with old friends and make new ones,” Okun said. Watch the EJ for further details as they’re available.

Categories: World news

EuroGoTV Update: Sweden, Romania, Finland

AGA news - Sat, 29/11/2014 - 21:01

Sweden: The Gothenburg Open finished on November 23 with Charlie Aakerblom 4d in first, John Karlsson 4d in second, and Erik Ouchterlony 4d in third. Romania: Also on November 23, Ionel Santa 2d took the Romanian Cup Semifinal in Bucuresti. Pierre Boulestreau 1d came in second and George Chirila 1d was third. Finland: Jaakko Virtanen 2d (left) bested Jesse Savo 4d at the Turku Championship on November 23 while Tuukka Muroke 2d placed third.
– Annalia Linnan, based on reports from EuroGoTV, which include complete result tables and all the latest European go news; photo courtesy of EuroGoTV

Categories: World news

Club tournament 47-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 29/11/2014 - 06:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Fri 21 November 2014

Russian Championship, Final 48-2014

Euro Go TV - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 04:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 28 November 2014

Bochumer Bambus 2014

Euro Go TV - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 04:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Fri 28 November 2014

UCC Results

Irish Go Association - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 16:22

The University College Cork tournament took place on the 15th and 16th of November. The venue for this year was once again the Mardyke Pavillion. The format was a handicap Swiss, which offers up the chance to the lower ranked players to win the event. However, it was the highest ranked player taked part, Philippe Renaut (2-dan) who took home the honours, winning all of his 5 games. In second place was Gerry Gavigan, a UK player who was visiting the tournament. Taking third place on tiebreak was organiser Thomas Shanahan. Although the turnout could have been bigger, it was encouraging to see some new players taking part, particularly we might note the players travelling from Galway.

Full results and photographs may follow!

Categories: World news

Torneo del Gladiatore 2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:15 Thu 20 November 2014

La Carboneria 47-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:16 Thu 20 November 2014
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