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US Go Congress Announces New Logo & Contest

AGA news - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 04:38

The US Go Congress has a brand-new logo (right), and to celebrate, organizers are holding a contest. The logo was designed by Michael Samuel, a go player and graphic designer whose work includes logos for The History Channel, Sears, Hillary Clinton, and both the Seattle Go Center and the New York Go Center. The logo features a classic go problem in which the enclosed white stone must escape: all registered players who submit a complete and correct solution to the problem will be entered into a pool, “and one lucky player will win $50 off their Go Congress registration fee,” says Congress Director Matthew Hershberger. Solutions must be emailed to registrar@gocongress.org before the end of May. “At first glance it may seem impossible, but don’t give up!” Hershberger adds.

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Club News: Evanston Boosts Tourney Turn-Out; Austin Hosts May Tourney

AGA news - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 04:15

Evanston Boosts Tourney Turn-Out: The Evanston Go Club held its regular quarterly tournament on May 10, with 22 players attending. Players ranged from beginner to 6 dan.  Albert Yen took the dan prize with a 4-0 record, Nathan Chan dominated the single-digit kyu division with a 4-1 record, and new-comer Mary Skolnik, playing in her first tournament, won the double-digit kyus at 4-1. “We tried something a little different this time.”, said TD Mark Rubenstein. “In an effort to get more participants, we offered free attendance to anyone who had not been to one of our tournaments in the last 16 months. And in an effort to boost attendance at our weekly club, we also offered free entry to anyone who came to three club meetings before the tournament. Of the 22 players, 9 were first-time attendees, so we think we are onto something. Since there was less money available prizes, books were given instead. Many thanks to Bob Barber for donating the entire 6-volume set of Yilun Yang’s Workshop Lectures series.”
photo: Albert Yen, 6 dan plays teaching games with Teddy Garrison and Emily No, both 25k.

Austin Hosts May Tourney: Sixteen players participated in the “May…you win” tournament held in Austin, TX on May 10th. Players came from as far away as Houston and Dallas to participate in this 4-round handicap tournament held at Great Hall Games, which hosts the Austin Go Club every Tuesday night. Gift certificates were awarded to 5 players who each had 3 wins: Michael Ruiz 1K (3-0); John Zhang 4D (3-1); Andy Olsen 3D (3-1); JT Jackson 8K (3-1); Kyle Highful 13K (3-1).

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Go Quiz: New York’s Go History Mystery

AGA news - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 04:10

LICENSE TO FILL the US Open Field.  Respondents were evenly split between Tacoma ’05, Lancaster ’07, and Washington ’09 but Lancaster is the correct response with 379 players in the US Open field, second was Washington with 364.  Lisa Scott explained her reasons for her correct answer: “I had expected Portland, since Portland had the largest number of registered people in total, but Lancaster was a close second.” While overall attendance has been somewhat lower, the percentage of non-players has gone up of late, explaining the “ancient” leader.  Last year’s Congress had an open field of 285.  So, the gauntlet is thrown down for New York to make us proud.   Congrats to this week’s winner, Steven Burrall of Elk Grove, CA, chosen at random from among those answering correctly.

This Week’s Quiz: This week’s quiz focuses on the proud history of the beginnings of go in New York City, but your only clue is that the particular history I have in mind is referenced in what old television cartoon show? Is it “Hong Kong Phooey”, “Underdog”, “Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales” or “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”? Your quizmaster remains convinced that the players of this fascinating game are up for the most obscure challenge and while I really hope someone impresses me with the correct answer, please feel free to make up something creative for me to share. Click here to submit your answer.
- Keith Arnold, HKA

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This Week’s Go Calendar: San Diego

AGA news - Tue, 13/05/2014 - 01:39

May 17: San Diego, CA
San Diego Go Club 2014 Spring Soiree
Ted Terpstra ted.terpstra@gmail.com 619-384-3454

Get the latest go events information.

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Sam Scott retains Cape Town Open Title

South Africa* - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 23:27
The 2014 Cape Town open was won by Sam Scott 3d, with 3/3 wins. This was his third consecutive title. Second was Andrew Davies 3d, and third was Lloyd Rubidge 1k. Full results 1. Sam Scott 3d 2. Andrew Davies 3d 3. Lloyd Rubidge 1k 4. Chris Welsh 2d 5. Paul Steyn 3k 6. Rory [...]

16th Folka go-tournament 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 20:45 Sun 04 May 2014

Campionatul National de juniori sub 18 ani- Calificari 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 20:44 Sun 04 May 2014

VILNIAUS TAURE 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 20:44 Sun 04 May 2014

Metropolitan Spring- Braila 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 01 May 2014

3. Adana Go Tournament 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Thu 01 May 2014

Belfast Go Tournament 2014

Irish Go Association - Sat, 10/05/2014 - 19:00

There will again be a Go tournament in Belfast this August.
The venue is the same as last year, Belfast Boat Club, and we are having a weekend event, August 30th and 31st. You can find full details on the tournament page.

Please pre-register for the event as numbers will be limited.
Entries not in before August 25th will incur a late entry fee.

See all of you there!
Tournament organisers.

 

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Nominations Open for 2014 AGA Board Elections

AGA news - Sat, 10/05/2014 - 13:42

Four American Go Association (AGA) Board of Director seats are up for election this year, including the three regional seats and the At-Large seat. Broad authority for organizational decisions and management throughout the year resides with the AGA Board, which selects the President. The current terms of office expire this September. Nominations may be made by full AGA members for the At-Large seat and the regional seat in which the member resides and must be received by June 15. Nominations and questions must be emailed to elections@usgo.org. Click here for complete election information and qualifications.

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Ge Bei Lead UK Challenger; Chris Volk Wins Bar-Low

AGA news - Sat, 10/05/2014 - 13:41

The Candidates’ Tournament, first stage in the British Championship, was held over the bank holiday weekend, Saturday May 3 – Monday May 5, with Ge Bei 6d (right) of no club winning all six rounds. Ge has previously been British Champion two years running after displacing longtime champ Matthew Macfadyen 6d in 2006. Reigning champion Andrew Kay 5d – who once again this year waived his right to bypass this event – placed second, losing only to Ge. The top eight will now contest a Challengers’ League, to be played next bank holiday weekend in London, to decide the two finalists. The other six challengers are: Alex Kent 2d, Boris Mitrovic 2d, Sandy Taylor 2d, Des Cann 5d, Tim Hunt 3d and Bruno Poltronieri 3d. Alistair Wall 4d is reserve. The event was organized by Bruno Poltronieri on behalf of the British Go Association (BGA) at Warwick University in the Midlands of England. Click here for full results.

The Bar-Low Tournament, traditionally held the same weekend, was also played at Warwick alongside the Candidates’ on Sunday May 4 and was won by Chris Volk 1k of Reading, with Ben Ellis 3k of Milton Keynes runner-up. Click here for full results.

Click here to see Tanaka Kiyohiko’s (placed 10=) photo journal of the Candidates’ Tournament.

Report by Tony Collman, from reports (Candidates’ , Bar-Low) and other sources on the BGA website; photo (cropped): Ge Bei plays Harry Fearnley 2d in round one, by Tanaka Kiyohiko

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British Youth Squad Launches

AGA news - Sat, 10/05/2014 - 13:40

Following the successful hosting of the 19th European Youth Go Championship (EYGC) in Bognor Regis, England earlier this year – but with only seven British youths actually entering – the British Go Association has undertaken to assemble and train up a UK Junior Go Squad to take to next year’s EYGC in Zandvoort in the Netherlands (Holland). Alison Bexfield 1d (left), who runs the Letchworth Junior Chess and Go Club and has two go-playing daughters of her own, is heading up the initiative which aims to get as many young players as possible to 20k or better in time for the EYGC. It launched on bank holiday Monday May 5 with an event at the Mrs Howard Memorial Hall in Letchworth, attended by 16 youngsters aged from around eight or nine to 16. They were split into four coaching groups with Matt Selby 4k and Natasha Regan 1k, who are the parents of Oscar Selby 7k, and Paul Smith 1d, the father of Edmund Smith 13k, also coaching. In addition, five rounds of the UK Go Challenge were held over the course of the day. Bexfield told the E-Journal, “Everybody enjoyed the day and all are looking forward to the next [which is yet to be announced].”

Tony Collman, British correspondent for the E-Journal; photo: Alison Bexfield plays Francis Roads at the recent Welwyn Garden City Tournament.

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Romanian National Championship- Under 18 Final match 19-2014

Euro Go TV - Sat, 10/05/2014 - 05:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Fri 09 May 2014

3rd Torneo di Trieste 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:17
Author: jojo1 on 21:40 Wed 30 April 2014

Welwyn Gardens 18-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 14:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 29 April 2014

Go Spotting: Lesley Downer’s ‘On the Narrow Road’

AGA news - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 13:00

“About 300 years after the Japanese poet Basho wrote his famous book The Narrow Road to the Deep North a woman named Lesley Downer wrote an account of her own 1989 journey following in Basho’s footsteps,” writes None Redmond. “It was called On the Narrow Road and halfway through she is as far north as Basho went and watching the river Mogami.  She writes ‘At Goten the river narrowed and frothed. With the help of a little imagination the rocks could have been flat and evenly spaced enough to be Go-ten, the counters you use for playing Go.’”

“It’s a good book,” Redmond adds. “I am fascinated by her travels and envy her her knowledge of the Japanese language.”

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Cambridge Barlow 19-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 01:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Thu 08 May 2014

Candidates 19-2014

Euro Go TV - Thu, 08/05/2014 - 01:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Thu 08 May 2014
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