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Gothenburg Open 2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 26 November 2014

Turku Championship 48-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 26 November 2014

Romanian Cup Semifinal - CSRB 48-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 26 November 2014

Cyprus Go Championship 2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 26 November 2014

Strong Young North American Player Sought For Brand-New Hangzhou Tournament

AGA news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 12:06

The AGA has just received a request to send a young North American (US or Canadian) player to Hangzhou, China, for the new Li Min Cup World Best Go Star Championship Finals from December 18 to 24, AGA President Andy Okun reports to the EJ. The player, who can be a citizen or permanent resident, should meet the AGA’s eligibility requirements and must have been born after Jan. 1, 1991. Food and lodging are being provided by the organizers along with travel expenses of up to 10,000 RMB (about $1,600).

“While this is a last-minute thing, I have been to Hangzhou and this is a trip worth making if at all possible,” Okun said. The venue of the tournament, Hangzhou Qiyuan’s Tianyuan Tower, is a 34-floor go-themed luxury hotel with a major go school and library and a go museum in the lobby (THE TRAVELING GO BOARD: HANGZHOU’S TOWER OF GO 5/27/2010 EJ). Interested players should respond as soon as possible to Okun at president@usgo.org and Cherry Shen at tournaments@usgo.org. If there are multiple interested players, a quick play-off may be held.

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Chess and Go Tourney in Portland

AGA news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 23:53

Three Portland schools competed in a chess and go tournament, on Nov. 30th, reports organizer Peter Freedman. Four go players and four chess players from each school participated.  Go was played on 13×13 boards. Irvington edged out Beverly Cleary to take the go trophy, and also edged out Richmond to take the chess trophy. Chess results: Irvington 9 wins, Richmond 6 wins and Beverly Cleary 3 wins. Go results: Irvington 8 wins, Beverly Cleary 7 wins, and Richmond 3 wins. -Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor

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INAF Takes Next Step Towards New East Coast Go Center

AGA news - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 23:20

The Iwamoto North America Foundation (INAF) has taken another step toward establishing a new East Coast Go Center, releasing an Announcement of Intended Request for Proposals. INAF “seeks proposals from interested parties for the establishment of a center that would help promote Go in the center’s local area, serve as a resource for east coast go activities, and contribute to a more vibrant Go community nationally.” A formal request for proposals is expected to be released in July 2015 with proposals due in November 2015 and an award made in January 2016. Interested groups should contact INAF for discussions on how to proceed.

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AGA City League Off to a Good Start

AGA news - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 13:23

Most of the games for the first round of the 2014-2015 AGA City League have been played already “and they were spectacular,” says TD Steve Colburn. “With many of the strong AGA and CGA players playing we have seen some exciting games.”

Results:
A League:
Boston def Canwa Vancouver 1 (2-1), Greater Washington def San Francisco 1 (2-1), Los Angeles def Seattle 1 (3-0)

B League:
Bay Area def Washington DC 2 (2-1), Princeton def Canwa Vancouver 2 (2-1)
Still ongoing: NC Raleigh vs Katy TX 1 (1-1), last game to be played Dec 18 9:30ET

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

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Match Result

Online League Updates - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 12:00
Match now completed between Glasgow and Chester A in Division 1. The winner of the match was Chester A.

Match Result

Online League Updates - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 12:00
Match now completed between Chester A and Glasgow in Division 1. The winner of the match was Chester A.

Match Result

Online League Updates - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 12:00
Match now completed between Chester A and Edinburgh 1 in Division 1. The winner of the match was Edinburgh 1.

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.

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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.

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“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.

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