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Dutch Champiuonship 2014 (first weekend)

Euro Go TV - Sun, 12/01/2014 - 08:17
Author: HW9x9 on 13:49 Sat 11 January 2014

Club tournament 01-2014

Euro Go TV - Sun, 12/01/2014 - 08:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:13 Wed 01 January 2014

British Open Now Welcomes All Comers

AGA news - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 21:24

Following lively debate on British go community subscription list Gotalk (see British Open Not So Open, Eurogotv 12/30/13), the British Go Association (BGA) has now reviewed its decision to limit entry to the British Open and British Lightning this year to members of the BGA or other national go organization (see footnote to British Open Taking Entries, EJ 12/29/13). Instead non-members will be subject to a £5 surcharge, payable upon attendance. The events form part of the British Go Congress 2014 which, as reported, will be held at the English south coast resort of Bognor Regis, February 28 – March 3, alongside the European Youth Go Championship. Click here to enter.

Tony Collman, British correspondent for the E-Journal

Categories: World news

Report from the Zhugang Cup World Weiqi Team Championship

AGA news - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 21:05

“It was our great pleasure and honor” to play in the recent Zhugang Cup World Weiqi Team Championship (Korea Wins New International Tournament 1/3 EJ), reports Mingming (Stephanie) Yin 1P (at right). Yin, along with MingJiu Jiang 7P (at left) and Zhaonian (Michael) Chen 6D (bottom right) represented the U.S. at the event in Guangzhou, China, where strong players from around the world gathered in teams of three to compete for a total prize pot of over 5,000,000 RMB ($825,000 USD). “After three rounds of heavy competition among unseeded teams, the US team was successfully able to defeat opponents in the qualification sessions and gain entry into the ranked session,” Yin says. “There, we went up against five teams, all of which had a line-up of world-class competitors.” In the first round, the US played China’s seeded team with Shi Yue 9P, Zhou RuiYang 9P, and Chen YaoYe 9P. In the third round, they played Japan’s Wild Card Team with Takemiya Masaki 9P, Kobayashi Koichi 9P and Cho Chikun 9P, and in the fifth round, the US played Korea’s Wild Card Team with Cho Hun-hyeon 9P, Yoo Chang-hyuk 9P and Lee Chang-ho 9P. “We lost to these incredibly strong teams but finished the tournament with a 2-3 record because of 3-0 wins against the Canadian and Czech Republic teams. To our surprise, we were presented with a Zhugang Cup World Team Go Championship ‘Outstanding Contribution Award.”
photos courtesy Mingming (Stephanie) Yin 

Categories: World news

British Open Not So Open

Euro Go TV - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:17
Author: EurogoTV-UK on 02:56 Mon 30 December 2013


Euro Go TV - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 30 December 2013

Championship of Sankt-Peterburg Under 16 01-2013

Euro Go TV - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 30 December 2013

British Open Now Open to All

Euro Go TV - Fri, 10/01/2014 - 17:17
Author: EurogoTV-UK on 01:48 Fri 10 January 2014

British Open Not So Open

Euro Go TV - Fri, 10/01/2014 - 17:17
Author: EurogoTV-UK on 02:56 Mon 30 December 2013

League Update

Online League Updates - Fri, 10/01/2014 - 13:00
Season now closed and archived as Season 5 March 2013 to December 2013.

Ximeng Yu Wins as Jin Chen Memorial Tournament Draws Big Crowd

AGA news - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 20:34

The fourth annual Jin Chen Memorial Tournament at the Seattle Go Center brought together 46 players from diverse backgrounds.  The 12-person open section was won by Ximeng (Simon) Yu, a 1 dan professional from China who is also a local college student.  Second place in the open went to longtime Northwest teacher and player Edward Kim 7d.  Edward lost his game to Simon on time, but said he was also behind on points.  Third place went to Ran Yan, who traveled to Seattle for the tournament.  In the handicapped sections, Go Center teacher Nick Sibicky won the upper dan section, and Ning An, visiting from China,  placed second.  As is often the case in Seattle, the local Betcher brothers ruled the lower dan section, with Jordon first and Job second.  In the upper kyu section, Andrew Mott was first and John Richards was second.  In the large lower kyu section Wilhelm Fitzpatrick placed first, young Steven He second, and Rainer Romatka third.

Friends and family of the late Jin Chen came to the tournament from China, including 5 players.  They donated a large and beautiful scroll painting of wei-chi players to the Go Center.  The trip was organized by Shan Chen, Jin’s father.  Their able translator was Xingshuo Liu 7d, a law student at Indiana University.  Photo: 1st Round, 1st Board (l-r): Simon Yu, Momoko Tsutsui; 2nd Board: Bert Hallonquist and Edward Kim.  Photo/Report Brian Allen


Categories: World news

Championship of Sankt-Peterburg Under 12 01-2013

Euro Go TV - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 15:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Mon 30 December 2013

Go Photo: Former Insei Visits Santa Barbara Club

AGA news - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 04:39

Maojie “Jeff” Xia, who’s visiting Santa Barbara during his winter break from the University of Montana, arrived at the Santa Barbara airport on New Year’s Day and went straight to the Santa Barbara Go Club at the Coffee Bean, where he played for three and a half hours non-stop with club members including Stephanie Ho and Melvin Rosenfeld, giving both six stones and winning by resignation. Xia returned to the club last Saturday for “Saturday Sasual Go”, this week held at the home of Goro Nakano, where he played a simul with three club members. Xia, an ex-insei who studied at Nie WeiPing’s Go school in Beijing, is currently studying accounting at the University of Montana.
photo (l-r): Maojie “Jeff” Xia, Stephanie Ho (7 stones handi, B+2.5), Goro Nakano (7 stones handi, W+R), Melvin Rosenfeld (6 stones handi, W+R).
– report/photo by Ed Lee

Categories: World news

EuroGoTV Update: Netherlands, England, Finland

AGA news - Wed, 08/01/2014 - 23:00

Netherlands: Michiel Tel 5d (left) took the Heerlen NieuwJaars Go Toernooi on January 5. Behind him were Jonas Welticke 4d and Geert Groenen 6d. England: Yuanbo Zhang 4d bested Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia 5d at the London Open on December 31 while Pierre Paga 4d placed third. Finland: The Takapotku Open finished in Espoo on January 6 with Juri Kuronen 6d in first, Antti Tormanen 7d in second, and Vesa Laatikainen 5d 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

Please renew your SAGA membership for 2014

South Africa* - Wed, 08/01/2014 - 01:06
This is a call for all SAGA members to renew their membership for 2014 as soon as possible – preferably before 31 January 2014. Please note that membership fees for 2014 have, by recent vote, been increased to R150.00, but discounts have been granted for full time tertiary students, to R75.00, and primary or secondary [...]

7 Jan – Ireland reboot in PETGC

Irish Go Association - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:28

After a rather low key start to the European Team Championship, Ireland sprung into life mid-season against the United Kingdom. Gavin graciously avoided winning on time on board 1, whilst Ian and Justyna used komi well to win with white. James, still somewhat suspiciously playing under the wrong flag, came out on the wrong side of a life and death problem. Overall 2-2 and a reasonable result for the underdogs.

Categories: World news

Author: HW9x9 on 20:27 Wed 01 January

Euro Go TV - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:17
Author: HW9x9 on 20:27 Wed 01 January 2014

Calvin Sun Edges Out Bill Lin in Dramatic Final to Win AGA Pro Tourney

AGA news - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 05:15

Sixteen-year-old Calvin Sun narrowly edged out 17-year-old Bill Lin to become the American Go Association’s third pro Monday night. Sun eked out a 1.5-point win in an exciting nearly 300-move final – forced by Lin’s second-round win earlier in the day — that kept hundreds of fans on KGS guessing until the very end. Sun topped a tough field of eight strong players in the second AGA Pro Qualification Tournament and joins Andy Liu 1P and Gansheng Shi 1P – who won the 2012 edition — as the first homegrown U.S. professional go players. Ryan Li won the Exhibition League. Click here for pairings, results and game records. Jeff Shaevel directed the tournament and Dennis Wheeler led the E-Journal game broadcast team, which included Andrew Jackson, Richard Dolen, Dave Dows and Joe Cepiel. Myungwan Kim 9P served as referee and provided live game commentary on KGS (available free under KGS Plus/Recent Lectures) for the two final rounds. The event was hosted by the historic Hotel Normandie in downtown Los Angeles. photo by Dennis Wheeler

Categories: World news

US Pro Tourney Goes to Final Tiebreaker Tonight

AGA news - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:45

It all comes down to one game now. 17-year-old Bill Lin’s 171-move defeat of 16-year-old Calvin Sun Monday morning means the two will play a decisive tie-breaker tonight to decide who the next AGA pro will be. The game will be broadcast live on KGS at 7P EST (4p PST), with commentary by Myungwan Kim 9P. Click here for pairings, results and game records. photo: Bill Lin (right) plays Calvin Sun in the final round; photo by Dennis Wheeler

Categories: World news

Takapotku Open 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 06/01/2014 - 22:17
Author: EuroGoTV-FI on 23:19 Fri 03 January 2014
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