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36th World Amateur Go Championship

IGF Ranka - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 00:39

Players from six continents and assorted islands will gather at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok for eight rounds of Swiss system competition at this year’s World Amateur Go Championship June 7-10. At stake will be a championship cup and second and third place cups donated by the main sponsors (CP All, The Siam Commercial Bank, and Red Bull); plaques and certificates for fourth to tenth places; and two fighting spirit awards.

The Asian contingent will be young, including 12-year-old contestants from Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, and Malaysia and teenagers from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Singapore, and the host country Thailand. Japan will field a two-time former world champion, and Europe will field several players who have placed high in past years. Video self-introductions by sixteen of the fifty-eight players can be viewed here.

The schedule also includes a Directors’ Meeting and General Meeting of the International Go Federation on June 6, a “Triple Go” side-event likewise on June 6, and sightseeing with a dinner cruise on June 11. Seven games each round will be broadcast on Pandanet. Ranka online will carry reports of the entire event.

The list of players is here.

Categories: World news

AGF Offers Free Pro Lessons for Youth

AGA news - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 22:40
Free lessons, with Andy Liu 1P or Calvin Sun 1P, will soon be available for a few lucky young players. “Thanks to a generous donor, the AGF is making lessons available to High School and College students as a thank you for their efforts promoting go,” reports AGF Board Member Keith Arnold. Candidates will be selected based on their efforts for the community at large. “We are looking for a brief statement describing your efforts running a school go club, as well as any other contributions to the go community,” says Arnold, “we know this is exam time – this will not be graded – we simply want the facts, your submission should be less than a page.” The winners will receive six lessons online, from one of the AGA’s new pros.  To apply for the lessons,  fill out the form here, by June 15th. -Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor. Photos: Calvin Sun 1P (l); Andy Liu 1P (r).

 

 

 

 

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Semi final wins

Irish Go Association - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 22:39

Connaught took the first place in the interprovincial final with Philippe Renaut defeating Geoffrey Crespino on KGS to secure a 2-1 victory over Leinster. They will play the winners of the Ulster Munster match. Ulster currently hold a 1-0 lead with 2 games left.

In other news Roger Clarke defeated Tiberiu Gociu over two very exciting and keenly contested games in the semi final of the Ulster championship. He will now play James Hutchinson in the final.

Categories: World news

Upcoming Go Events: Baltimore, Montreal, Santa Monica

AGA news - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 20:00

May 23-24: Baltimore, MD
42nd Maryland Open
Keith Arnold hlime81@comcast.net 410-788-3520

May 23-24: Montreal, Canada
37th Quebec Open
Jean-Sébastien Lechasseur jeansebl777@gmail.com 514-278-5502

May 30: Santa Monica, CA
2015 Santa Monica Coffee Cup
Andrew Okun abc@okun.name 310-346-5850

Get the latest go events information.

Categories: World news

Evanston Go Club teaches scores of Anime Central attendees

AGA news - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 00:13
The Evanston Go Club taught scores of enthusiastic beginners at Anime Central over the weekend. “This event is a blast!” said EGC president Mark Rubenstein. “We taught for 11 hours Friday and 11 hours Saturday. We probably taught a hundred people to play go. Some people stayed and played for hours at a time. One of the most challenging aspects of teaching beginners is trying to explain when the game ends, especially when they insist of creating quadruple kos, like the one pictured!”
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Yang, Shen and Kim to teach at US Go Congress

AGA news - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 23:12

Among the professionals teaching at this year’s US Go Go Congress in St. Paul, MN, are long-time favorites Myungwan Kim 9P, Yang Yilun 7P and Jennie Shen 2P, according to Congress organizers. Although the Japanese and Korean visitors have not been decided yet, the delegation from the China Qiyuan will be Wang Qun 8P, who came to the 2011 Congress in Santa Barbara, and Cao Youyin 3P (right), who according to GoGameWorld.com was second in the National Women Go Individual in 2003 and won the Women Xinren Wang championship in 2007. Also on the attendance list are Ryan Li 1P, the AGA’s newest in-house certified pro, and Lee Hajin 3P, popular for her “Haylee” game videos on Youtube, in her role as Secretary General of the International Go Federation.
- Andy Okun

Categories: World news

Your Move/Readers Write: Crushed by Cho’s Commercial

AGA news - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 17:00

“I question whether it’s a good sign when one of the greatest go players of all time is making commercials for Candy Crush soda,” (Go Spotting: Cho Hunhyun Crushes It 5/15 EJ) writes Terry Benson. “It’s amusing and well shot. (Cho Hunhyun) may have done it as a fun ‘why not?’ or because he knows the president of the company, but think Placido Domingo for Halls lozenges or an aging football great selling Depends. I’m sure he was well compensated.”

Categories: World news

La Carboneria 20-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Sat 16 May 2015

Trofeo Milano 2015 quarta tappa

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Sat 16 May 2015

XVIII Madrid 2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Sat 16 May 2015

VILNIAUS TAURE 2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Sat 16 May 2015

Ze Grenoble Tournament 20-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Sat 16 May 2015

Chinese National Team Championship

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: sandmann on 13:50 Thu 14 May 2015

Championship of Siberian Federal District 20-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Wed 13 May 2015

500th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 20-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 19:46 Mon 11 May 2015

Cup of Magadan Region 20-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Wed 13 May 2015

Championship of Siberian Federal District, League B 20-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Wed 13 May 2015

Championship of Simferopol 20-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Wed 13 May 2015

Last Live Broadcast by EuroGoTV

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: HW9x9 on 21:58 Tue 12 May 2015

St. George`s Day Tournament-2015

Euro Go TV - Sun, 17/05/2015 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 21:58 Mon 11 May 2015
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