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Messeturnier Hannover 2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 19:17
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Berliner Fruehlingsturnier 16-2015

Euro Go TV - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 19:17
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Istanbul City Tournament 2015/8

Euro Go TV - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 19:17
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AGM Notice 2015

South Africa* - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 19:13
Notice of 2015 SAGA AGM and call for Council nominations The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the SAGA will be held on Saturday 16th May 2015 at 10am, before the kickoff of the new Winter league event. The event will be held in the South Africa room on OGS. The preliminary agenda will be as [...]

This Week’s Go Calendar: Austin, Pittsburgh, Stony Brook

AGA news - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 18:46

May 2: Austin, TX
Austin 2015 “May” you win! Go Tournament
Bart Jacob bart.jacob@gmail.com 512-659-1324

May 2: Pittsburgh, PA
Spring Tournament
Nate Travis nbtravis27@gmail.com 303-335-8393
Sabiur Rahman sabiurr@gmail.com

May 3: Stony Brook, NY
Sakura Matsuri Festival Go Tournament
Marlene Shankar marlene.shankar@stonybrook.edu 845-242-5383
Warren Chen warren.chen@stonybrook.edu

Get the latest go events information.

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The Power Report: Ida wins Judan title; Meijin League; Kisei leagues

AGA news - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 02:00

by John Power, Japan Correspondent for the E-Journal

Ida wins Judan title: The final game of the 53rd Judan title match was held at the Nihon Ki-in in Ichigaya, Tokyo, on April 22. The challenger, Ida Atsushi 8P, had taken the lead in the match by winning the second and third games, but Takao Shinji 9P, the title-holder, evened the score in the fourth game. The nigiri to decide the colors was held again, and Ida drew black. The lead in the game switched back and forth, with both players having winning chances. Late in the game, a large group of Black’s came under attack, but instead of just making two eyes Ida countered by setting up a capturing race that he won. Takao resigned after 217 moves. This gave Ida the match by a 3-2 margin.This is Ida’s first title. At 21 years one month, he is the youngest player to win the Judan title and the third-youngest player to win a top-seven title. Ida became a professional in April of 2009, so it has taken him exactly six years to win his first title. This is a new record (it used to be held by Iyama Yuta, but he took seven a half years to win his first top-seven title). photo courtesy Go Game Guru; click here for the Game Guru report, which includes game records.

Meijin League: One game from the Meijin League was played last week. Takao Shinji 9P (B) beat Hane Naoki 9P by resignation. Takao improved his score to 3-1, drawing even with Kono Rin 9P and Yamashita Keigo 9P. The provisional leader in the league is Ko Iso 8P on 4-1.

Kisei leagues: The Kisei A and B Leagues have started this month. As I reported in early November last year, there has been a large-scale reorganization of this tournament. The Kisei tournament has always been the most complicated tournament since its founding, but apparently the sponsor, the Yomiuri Newspaper, was not satisfied. The biggest change was instituting five separate leagues instead of just
 one. The top players from a large-scale knock-out tournament (with about 400 participants, including four amateurs) move up into the C League (32 players), above which are two B Leagues, the A League, and the S League (so the leagues are in four stages). The winners of the leagues meet in an irregular knock-out tournament, the winner of which meets the winner of the S League in a play-off. The latter is given a one-win advantage in this play-off, so he has to win only one game, whereas his opponent has to win two games to become the challenger. The six-player S League is at the peak of the tournament pyramid, so I plan to report just on its results. The members, in order, are Yamashita Keigo 9P, Murakawa Daisuke Oza, Takao Shinji Tengen, Yoda Norimoto 9P, Yamashiro Hiroshi 9P, and Kobayashi Satoru 9P.

Correction: The phrase “same whole-board decision” in the Nihon Ki-in rule quoted in my previous report is a typo for “same whole-board position.”

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Zhang & Cary Chinese School Top Carolina Tourney

AGA news - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 01:00

Cary Chinese School won the team competition and Eric Zhang 5d (right) topped the individual competition in the 2015 Carolina Spring Go Tournament. The 12th annual tournament Carolina Spring Go Tournament, held in Raleigh on April 19th, co-organized by the Chinese American Friendship Association of North Carolina (CAFA), Confucius Institute at NC State, and the Cary Go Club, attracted 28 go players with a wide range of ages and go experience but with an equal amount of love for go.

Nine young players from Cary Chinese School’s go classes formed three teams to compete in the team competition. As expected, the team competition generated a lot of excitement, with young players eagerly reporting and checking the scoreboard during the breaks between rounds. CCS Team 1 of Alvin Chen, Alex Kuang and Ellen Zeng, and CCS Team 2 of Andy Chen, Jasmine Ye and Ethan Wan scored the same 9 wins (out of 12 games), thus tied as the winners of the team competition (photo at left).

In the individual competition, Eric Zhang 5d, of Chapel Hill, won the open section championship with a score of 3-1.  Andrew Zalesak, 1d, of Cary High School, won Section A with a perfect score of 4-0, including an impressive win over a 3-dan player on a non-handicapped game with no komi.   One of the youngest players, Ethan Wan of Cary Chinese School won Section D with a perfect score of 4-0.   Alvin Chen won Section B with a score of 3-1 while Ellen Zeng and Alex Kuang tied for the first place finish in Section C with the same score of 3-1.  Below is the complete list of winners.

Individual Competition Winners:
Section: open (3d-5d) winner: Eric Zhang, 5d. Final score: 3-1
Section: A (3k-2d) winner: Andrew Zalesak, 1d. Final score: 4-0
Section: B (10k-4k) winner: Alvin Chen, 10k. Final score: 3-1
Section: C (11k-20k) winners(tied): Ellen Zeng, 14k, and Alex Kuang 16k and both with a final score of 3-1.
Section: D (30k-21k) winner:Ethan Wan, 28k, final score: 4-0

Team Competition Winners (tied):
Cary Chinese School Team 1: Alvin Chen, Alex Kuang and Ellen Zeng
Cary Chinese School Team 2: Andy Chen, Jasmine Ye and Ethan Wan
- report by Tournament Director Owen Chen; photos by Jeff Kuang

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Leran Zou 7D Sweeps San Diego Go Championship

AGA news - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 00:00

For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego Go Championship went to a UC San Diego student. This year, it was Leran Zou 7d who won the Open section with the only undefeated record of 3-0. Tying for second place were Paul Chen, Seth Cardew and Jerry Cheng, president of the UCSD Go Club. Twenty-nine players showed up on Sunday, April 19 at UCSD to compete for the 2015 San Diego Go Championship. The event was organized by the combined efforts of the UCSD Go Club, the SDSU Go Club and the San Diego Go Club. The tournament Director was Evan Cho, 9-dan who runs the go school in Arcadia and also the new Atari Go club.

In the Kyu section, Paul Margetts, 3-kyu visiting from England, won with a 3-0 record. The only other undefeated player in the kyu section was Stephen Zhu, 22-kyu, at 2-0. There were four members of the Margetts family in the kyu section, all playing under a family membership in the British Go Association.
- report/photo by Ted Terpstra, President, San Diego Go Club; photo: Competition in the Open Section with winner Leran Zou, in the right foreground playing John Whang.

 

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Joshua Lee Sweeps Orlando Go Tournament

AGA news - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 23:00

Joshua Lee 6d (at right, front) swept the ninth annual Orlando Go Tournament, held April 18-19 in Orlando, FL.  The event was well attended, with 37 players, ranks 20k-6d, arranged into four divisions.

Winner’s Report:
Division 1 (4d and up):
1st: Joshua Lee (6d), 2nd: Jonathan Fisher (3d),  3rd: Karsten Henckell (4d)
Division 2 (4k-2d): 1st: Steve Barberi (1k), 2nd: Harold Lloyd (2d), 3rd: Raphael Schreiber (4k)
Division 3 (8k-5k):  1st: Cabe Unger (7k), 2nd: Tony Yon (6k), 3rd: Jonathan Heckathorne (6k)
Division 4 (9k-30k): 1st: Heather Crawford (13k), 2nd: George Lebovitz (10k), 3rd: Aaron Otero (8k)

Report/photo by Paul Wiegand

Categories: World news

Cup of Crimea Clubs 17-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 17:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:24 Sun 26 April 2015

Championship of Novouralsk 16-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 04:17
Author: Newsbot on 18:07 Sat 18 April 2015

11. Landesverbandsmeisterschaft Brandenburg-Sachsen-Thueringen, Gruppe B 16-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 04:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015

Braila under 10 club tournament- final 2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 04:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015

11. Landesverbandsmeisterschaft Brandenburg-Sachsen-Thueringen, Gruppe A 16-2015

Euro Go TV - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015

Amsterdam International Go Tournament on Ascension Day weekend

Euro Go TV - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 02:17
Author: Amsterdam Go Tournament on 12:58 Fri 24 April 2015

Open EPFL 2015

Euro Go TV - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 23 April 2015

Korean Ambassador`s Cup 2015

Euro Go TV - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 02:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 22 April 2015

Championship of South Federal District 16-2015

Euro Go TV - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 00:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 18 April 2015

Gotham & Brooklyn Unite at Cherry Blossom Fest This Weekend

AGA news - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 14:30
Members of the Brooklyn Go Club will be teaching go from 1:00–5:00p this Saturday and Sunday in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Osborn Garden at this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri. They’ll be joined by the Gotham Go Group and anyone interested is welcome to join; check out the event posting on Facebook. And check out the 2014 festival video here.
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San Diego Club First to Redeem Chapter Reward Points

AGA news - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 14:00

The San Diego Go Club was the first to redeem Chapter Rewards points, getting reimbursed $34.50 for pizza at their Winter Soiree. “The new AGA club rewards program helped pay for pizzas for the 30 plus players who came to our go party,” Ted Terpstra reports from San Diego. “The San Diego Go Club earned points through club members playing rated games and signing up for or renewing AGA memberships. The pizzas provided a pleasant social hour after the games were completed.”

Click here to see the totals for rewards points earned through February. Click here for details on how the new program works. Address any questions to rewards@usgo.org.
photo: Mr. Na, 7P, playing a simultaneous exhibition against club players at the San Diego Winter Soiree; photo courtesy Ted Terpstra

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