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Blast from the Past – 1990

Irish Go Association - Thu, 12/06/2014 - 18:27

So as I mentioned earlier in the week, John Gibson was kind enough to send me some scans of some old IGA newsletters (2-11). The first batch from 1990 are now uploaded onto the website. Each month, I will be uploading the batch from the next year. In order to complete the set, can anyone lay their hands on the very first IGA Newsletter, and any issues after number 11.

As a bit of fun, can anyone guess which name within these volumes was on the run from the law?

Issue 2

Issue 3

Issue 4

Issue 5

Issue 6

 

Categories: World news

YKNOT4 Shaping Up for Strong Dan Levels, Kyu Levels Encouraged to Register

AGA news - Thu, 12/06/2014 - 13:46

With the Young Kwon National Online Tournament (YKNOT) less than two weeks away, a competitive open section is shaping up with over 10 players 6-dan and above. Eligible players in the open section this year will earn NAMT points towards participation in the US Invitational, the 9-round $5,000 prize event. Players who qualify through NAMT will be eligible for an extra $2,000 in prizes.

“Dan level registration has been strong, but we also encourage kyu players to register!” says AGA Tournament Coordinator Karoline Burrall. “We encourage registration at all playing levels, and prizes will be awarded at all levels.”
YKNOT4 sponsor Young Kwon is a go player from Pearl River, New York and a previous US Open champion. Dedicated to promoting go in the United States, he has sponsored this tournament and provided the nearly $3,000 in prizes while offering free registration to all players. The only requirements for the tournament are AGA membership and a United States address. AGA life members living anywhere are also welcome.

Registration is free. The tournament games will be played on June 21, 22, and 28th. Click here to register, and visit the website for schedule, rules, and details.

Categories: World news

Seattle Celebrates Go Seigen’s Birthday

AGA news - Thu, 12/06/2014 - 12:48

“Go Go Seigen” was the slogan on the birthday cake at the Seattle Go Center on Wednesday night.  In Japan, it was already Thursday, and Go Seigen’s birthday.  Most of the ten Seattle celebrants were members of the SDK class (single digit kyu players).  Frank Brown cut the cake.  Frank turned 60 on Tuesday, and immediately bought a lifetime membership in the Seattle Go Center with his new senior discount.  The Go Center wishes both birthday boys many more years of go playing.  Report and photo by Brian Allen.

Categories: World news

Nominations for AGA Board Closing June 15; At-Large Seat Open

AGA news - Thu, 12/06/2014 - 12:00

There are currently no nominees for the At-Large seat on the AGA Board of Directors, reports Arnold Eudell. Incumbents Bob Gilman (Central) and Gurujeet Khalsa (Eastern) have been nominated to run to retain their seats and Ted Terpstra has been nominated for the western region. Help determine the direction of play for the American Go Association by joining the AGA Board of Directors. Nominations are being accepted through June 15 and must be sent to elections@usgo.org.  Click here for candidate statements and complete election information and qualifications.

Categories: World news

Csiki Hendikep 23-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 12/06/2014 - 11:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:57 Tue 03 June 2014

Go Seigen Turns 100, Keeps On Playing

AGA news - Thu, 12/06/2014 - 05:10

Go Seigen — regarded by many to be the greatest go player who ever lived — celebrated his 100th birthday on June 12. “I still study Go every day, placing stones on the board,” Go Seigen said in his book ‘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.” Many players, including pros, still study and learn from Go Seigen’s games today. “Go Seigen created a new paradigm in the game of go and raised the understanding of future players to a new level,” writes Youngil An 8P on Go Game Guru. Click here to see Youngil An’s commentary on a memorable 1940 Go Seigen game against Kitani Minoru, who was his best friend and rival. “Even though this game was played almost 75 years ago,”  says Youngil An, “Go’s play still feels modern and he plays many moves that normal players wouldn’t even imagine.”
- Based on a report on Go Game Guru; photo by Zhang Jingna

Categories: World news

Summer News

Irish Go Association - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 21:49

Never let it be said that the IGA doesn’t keep its membership up to date with all the latest happenings in the Go world, as well as the gossip. Firstly on the local front, as a reminder to all, the Belfast Open will be taking place mid-August – see tournament page for details. Speaking of tournaments, Claas Roever showed good form in the Amsterdam Open, scoring an impressive 5 out of 6 playing at 1 kyu. Internationally, John Gibson and Thomas Shanahan have been selected to represent Ireland at the World Amateur Go Championship, and the Korean Prime Minister’s Cup respectively. I think we can all be quietly confident that a podium finish seems in order there. John has also scanned a collection of old IGA newsletters for me, so these will be filling up the website shortly; along with some games taken from their pages.

Categories: World news

Go in Duketown 24-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 20:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:34 Tue 10 June 2014

EuroGoTV Update: Germany, Netherlands, Sweden

AGA news - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 15:11

Germany: Cristian Pop 7d (left) bested Alexandr Dinerstein 7d at the KidoCup Hamburg Top 8 on June 9 while Mateusz Surma 6d came in third. Netherlands: Jord de Jong 1k took the Districtstoernooi Groningen on June 8. Behind him were Rene Goedhart 3d and Sjoerd Koolen 2d. Sweden: The Swedish Championship finished on June 1 in Norrkoeping with Jakob Bing 3d in first, Kim Johansson 1d in second, and Fritiof Olsson 1k in 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

Go Classified: Nantucket Players Wanted

AGA news - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 14:00

Are any go players going to be on Nantucket Island, MA during the month of June?  I’m looking for someone to play live games with while on vacation there.  Please contact Craig at scorelessdraw@gmail.com
Note: this post originally appeared on May 28, 2014 

 

Categories: World news

Team Championship of Central Federal District 23-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Fri 06 June 2014

Ogolnopolski Turniej Go w Lublinie 23-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:56 Tue 03 June 2014

Club Tournament 23-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:56 Tue 03 June 2014

Open Championship of Rivne`s region 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:56 Tue 03 June 2014

Csiki Cup 23-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:55 Tue 03 June 2014

Latvijas Go Cempionats 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:55 Tue 03 June 2014

Victory Cup 23-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:55 Tue 03 June 2014

Amsterdam Go Tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: HW9x9 on 17:45 Fri 30 May 2014

Cup of Samara 22-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:17 Sat 31 May 2014

Championship of Cheljabinsk Under 12 22-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 29 May 2014
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