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Deutsche Meisterschaft 39-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 03:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 23 September 2014

Last week to sign up for the Pandanet-AGA City League

AGA news - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 23:15

This is the last week to sign up your city’s team for the upcoming year of the Pandanet-AGA City League. “We almost have a full roster for this season,” reports League Coordinator Steve Colburn. Any information can be found on the rules page or at steve.colburn@usgo.org.

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Seth Cardew 2D Upset Champion at Triangle Memorial Tourney in North Carolina

AGA news - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 23:13

A glorious fall day at the Umstead State Park in Cary, North Carolina welcomed the 14th annual Triangle Memorial Go Tournament on September 20. Despite the tranquil surroundings, mental chaos reigned under the picnic shelter as 34 contestants from four states battled through four rounds. The early prediction for a final repeating last year’s showdown between the two 7-dan prior champions, but all expectations changed when the top three players all fell in the first round. Ultimately Seth Cardew (at right, in white shirt) of Tennessee, entered as 2-dan, emerged as the Open champion with a perfect score of 4-0, defeating both 7-dans in the process, including an astonishing kill against many-time champion Changlong Wu in the final round (right), taking just two stones, which secured the $500 top prize. Second place went to Liqun Liu 7D at 3-1.

Other prize winners were Justin Blank at 4-0 followed by Anthony Long, both 4k, in Group A, Alvin Chen 10k scoring 4-0 in Group B, and Dale Blann 14k sweeping section C at 4-0 with Ellen Zeng at 3-1. Following long tradition, all entry fees were returned to the players in prizes, augmented by a gift from the sponsoring Triangle Go Group, and all players were treated to lunch and snacks throughout. The tournament was directed by AGA membership coordinator Charles Alden (left), with logistical assistance from Bob Bacon, Paul Celmer and Adam Bridges.
- report by Charles Alden; photos by Bob Bacon

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Peter Nelson Wins Seattle Pandanet Team Qualifier

AGA news - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 19:29

Peter Nelson, a recent arrival to Seattle from Minnesota, was selected for the Seattle 1 Pandanet-AGA  City League Team, after winning the Qualifier Tournament at the Seattle Go Center by a narrow margin.  Longtime Northwest player Edward Kim placed second at the tournament, with the same win/loss record, and will also join the team.  Returning first team members are Simon (Ximeng) Yu, and Ho Son.  The Seattle Pandanet-AGA team placed second last August in the A League competition, losing to the team from neighboring Vancouver B.C.  The board order for the teams in the  online tournament is determined by AGA ratings, so Nelson will probably have the alternate position.  Nelson had an AGA rating of 3 dan last month, and has a 4 dan rating at present.  However, he won two even games against a 7 dan at the tournament, plus a game against Xiaowu Li, who is a 5 dan in China, so observers expect his rating to continue to improve.

The open tournament was a challenge to both players and Tournament Directors Sonny Cho and Dennis Wheeler.  Due to “circular wins” four players had identical records after four rounds, necessitating a playoff round.  The tournament lasted 9 hours and some players had five games.  In addition to Peter Nelson and Edward Kim, Dong Baek Kim and Xiaowu Li were finalists.  This was the first Seattle event for Xiaowu Li, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington Law School, and former director of the faculty go club at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.  Photo: Simon (Ximeng) Yu watches the game of Peter Nelson and Xiaowu Li.  Report/photo by Brian Allen

 

 

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Cluj-Napoca 1-3 dan Club Tournament- 38-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 08:26 Thu 18 September 2014

491th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 37-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 08:40 Sun 14 September 2014

Team Students Rapid Championship of Sankt-Peterburg 37-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 08:40 Sun 14 September 2014

Delfts Toernooi 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 10 September 2014

Northern 37-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 09 September 2014

Koelner Go-Turnier 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 09 September 2014

Russian Female Championship 37-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 09 September 2014

City Day 37-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 09 September 2014

Odense Harvest 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:14 Mon 08 September 2014

This Week’s Go Calendar: Atlanta

AGA news - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 13:00

September 27: Atlanta, GA
4th Annual Emory University GO Tournament
Jeff Kerlagon kerlagon@bellsouth.net 770-992-0308
Johnny Wang wangge.wg@gmail.com

Get the latest go events information.

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2014 KPMC Update

South Africa* - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:24
Andre Connell finished in 36th place, a creditable result considering he had been seeded 43rd. He finished with two wins out of six, over Mongolia 1d and Luxembourg 3k, with defeats to South Korea 7d, Denmark 4d, Belarus 1d and Sweden 3d. Note: the previous report incorrectly stated that Andre played his second round match [...]

1-Day SAWMG Qualifier set for Monday on KGS

AGA news - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 21:44

The AGA is holding a 1-day tournament on KGS on Monday, September 22 to select the replacement for Gansheng Shi, who was selected to represent North America at the SportAccord World Mind Games (SAWMG) but could not go. Mingjiu Jiang will play Eric Lui on Monday at 12 noon EDT in the AGA tournament room, and the winner will later play a deciding game with Jie Liang. The time for the second game is yet to be determined, but we’ll try to post it on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Arnold Tops NOVA Back to School Tourney

AGA news - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 20:00

Keith Arnold 4D took top honors in the NOVA Back to School Special tournament held on Saturday, September at GMU Law School in Arlington VA.

Winner’s Report:
First place: Keith Arnold 4D (at right, in cap), 3-1; Yukino Takehara 1K, 4-0; Bob Ehrlich 5K, 4-0; Bob Crites 8K, 4-0; and Sarah Crites 15K, 4-0. “Bob and Sarah (left) are father and daughter,” reports Allan Abramson, “Sarah is done with 15K and probably will be 12K by the Pumpkin Classic next month!

Second place: Kabe Chin 2D, 3-1; Frederick Bao 1D, Julian Erville 1D, Quinn Baranosky 3K, and Weisong Kong 3K, all tied at 2-2; Diego Pierrottet 5K, 3-1; Keith Krulack 9K and Tevis Tsai 8K, tied at 3-1; and Keith Crank 13K, 2-2.

photos by Gurujeet Khalsa

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Cotsen Open Registration Opens

AGA news - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 13:23

Registration for this year’s Cotsen Open is now open. The 2-day tournament will be held on October 25-26 at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Eric Cotsen (at right), the tournament is one of the biggest on the annual U.S. go calendar and features thousands of dollars in prizes, an extremely competitive Open Division, live KGS commentary on top board games, free masseuses for players, and free food truck lunches to all those who pre-register for both days of the tournament. There will also be a demonstration game between Yilun Yang 7P and Yigang Hua 8P. As usual, everyone who pre-registers and plays in all five of their matches will have their full entry fee refunded; click here to register. Follow the Cotsen on Twitter and Facebook for the latest tournament news.

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Go Takes Over Seoul Streets

AGA news - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 12:36

Hundreds of people gathered to play Go in Korea’s Gwanghwamun Square, on September 21. The event was part of Seoul’s Street Without Cars Festival and Learn Go Week. Go fans got autographs from players like Lee ChanghoLee Sedol and Kim Hyojeong, president of the Korean Baduk Professionals’ Union. One hundred professional go players played simultaneous games with attendees, including international visitors from the 51 countries participating in the 9th Korean Prime Minister’s Cup. Over 1,000 people attended, including many families with children. However, because not everyone played games, the goal of 1,004 simultaneous games was not achieved, and the Guinness World Record – 1,000 players at Take-machi-dohri and Chuo-cho Shopping Streets, Oita, Japan on June 6, 1999 — remained unbroken this year.
- Younggil An, Go Game Guru; right: 100  " href="https://gogameguru.com/professional-go-players/">professional Go players play simultaneous games in Seoul, Korea; left: Seo Neungwuk plays international visitors, including AGA president Andy Okun (3rd from right) and Andrew Jackson (far right). 

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EuroGoTV Update: Hungary, Luxembourg, Croatia

AGA news - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 12:00

Hungary: Pavol Lisy 1p took the Hungarian Open Go Championship on September 14 in Budapest while Pal Balogh 6d was second and Viktor Lin 6d placed third. Luxembourg: Also on September 14, Yaqi Fu 6d (left) bested Jonas Welticke 5d at the 7th Luxembourg Go Tournament in Hollenfels. Andreas Goetzfried 4k came in third. Croatia: The 491st Velika Gorica weekend go tournament finished on September 13 with Mladen Smud 1 in first, Marko Popovic 7k in second, and Filip Galekovic 20k 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

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