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Redmond Cup Registration Opens

AGA news - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 16:02

The 22nd annual Redmond Cup will begin in April, and registration is due by March 15th. Preliminary games will be played online and the four finalists will be invited to the 2015 US Go Congress to play the final games. There are two divisions in the Cup; the Junior league for kids 12 and under, and the Senior league for 17 and under. Competitors in both leagues must have an AGA or CGA rank of  1 dan or higher.    The Junior league has been expanded to include 12 year olds, and both leagues now require a dan rating (kyu players can compete in the North American Kyu Championships instead).  Players who complete the tournament will be eligible for $400 scholarships to the AGA Go Camp, or $200 scholarships to the US Go Congress, on a first come first served basis, courtesy of the AGF. Competitors from Mexico are also invited to the event. The participants must be members of the American Go Association or the Canadian Go Association and either residents of the U.S., Canada or Mexico, or citizens of the United States living anywhere in the world, provided that they are also members of the AGA.  For more information on the event, read the rules document here. To register click here. -Story and photo by Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor.  Photo: Bill Lin 7d (l) vs. Jianing Gan 7d (r), in the foreground, while the Jr. League players compete in the background, at the 2014 US Go Congress in New York..

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Championship of Kaliningrad Under 12 06-2015

Euro Go TV - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 20:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Wed 04 February 2015

Championship of Petrovskaja School 06-2015

Euro Go TV - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 20:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Wed 04 February 2015

Marathon Sente 06-2015

Euro Go TV - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 20:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Wed 04 February 2015

Breaking International Title Drought, Park Junghwan Wins LG Cup

AGA news - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 15:59

Park Junghwan 9p has defeated Kim Jiseok 9p to win the 19th LG Cup 2-1. This was Park’s first LG Cup title, and only his second international title since winning the 24th Fujitsu Cup in 2011. Though Park is currently ranked #1 in the world according to the rating system used by the Korean Baduk Association, in recent years many go fans doubted his ranking, because Park hadn’t won any international titles since 2011. The LG Cup final was held on February 9, 10 and 12 in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, Korea.
- based on Youngil An’s longer report on Go Game Guru

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Go Spotting: SyFy’s “12 Monkeys”

AGA news - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 15:50

SyFy’s “12 Monkeys”: The latest episode of SyFy’s “12 Monkeys” is titled “Atari.” “A character describes a dire post-apocalyptic predicament as being ‘in atari,’” reports Steve Berthiaume. “The character describes go (and)  how he used to play it.” Adds Jeffrey McLellan, “He and his friend are in rather desperate straits and he tells his friend that they are in atari. They only have one more move or they are finished.  ‘Being in atari is bad.’” Click here to watch the episode.

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Go Tournament in Havana in April Welcomes US Participants

AGA news - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 15:30

“The Academia Cubana de Go is organizing a tournament in Havana at the beginning of April and is encouraging US players who want to compete to come,” Bob Gilman writes. “Under President Obama’s new Cuba policies, travel restrictions for US citizens going to Cuba have been liberalized.” Write bobgilman.aga@gmail.com if you want more information about this tournament and travel possibilities.

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Your Move/Readers Write: Canada’s WAGC Player TBA; Gambian Go Stamp; Hikaru Cosplay in LA

AGA news - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 15:23

Canada’s WAGC Player TBA: “The AGA web page says ‘North America will be represented by Danny Ko’ (at the WAGC), but of course Canada also sends a player,” James Sedgwick writes. “Who Canada will send is still up in the air, as our selected rep Ryan Li is no longer eligible due to his now pro status.” 

Gambian Go Stamp: “This picture of a stamp, I think it might be from Gambia, was sent to me by my friends at the Beijing Go Club,” writes Gordon Castanza.

Hikaru Cosplay in LA: This year at Anime Los Angeles, held January 9-11, Samantha Davis cosplayed Hikaru from Hikaru no Go.  “My friend Kazuki Deng cosplayed Sai (and) we had a little impromptu photo shoot in the hotel lobby.” photo by Cecilia Nguyen.

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EGF Academy

Euro Go TV - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 19:17
Author: sandmann on 11:36 Wed 11 February 2015

Spanish Championship Finals 06-2015

Euro Go TV - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 19:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 04 February 2015

Csiki Go Tournament 07-2015

Euro Go TV - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 11 February 2015

Chiness Consulate General Cup, Main Group 07-2015

Euro Go TV - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Wed 11 February 2015

Larix-2015

Euro Go TV - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Wed 04 February 2015

13th TIS 06-2015

Euro Go TV - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 06:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 03 February 2015

Ho and Cheng Top Youth Kyu Tourney

AGA news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 01:10

Brandon Ho 2k, age 13, and Matthew Cheng 2k, age 8, won the top division of the North American Kyu Championships, held Feb. 7th, on KGS.  41 kids and teens, including 8 from Mexico, and one from Canada, joined in the event.  First place winners, in all brackets down to 25 kyu, will be receiving engraved crystal trophies, in both Junior (under 13) and Senior (under 18) brackets, and everyone who entered becomes eligible for AGF scholarships to either the AGA Go Camp, or the US Go Congress. Dan players will get their chance to shine in the upcoming Redmond Cup, which will open registration later this week.  For full tournament results click here. - Paul Barchilon, AGA Youth Editor

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Oulun mestaruus 2014 Finaali 06-2015

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 17:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 03 February 2015

Go7 Samstagsturnier 06-2015

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 17:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 03 February 2015

Hungarian Youth and Children Championship 07-2015

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 04:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Tue 10 February 2015

Cheshire Open 07-2015

Euro Go TV - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 04:17
Author: Newsbot on 17:52 Mon 09 February 2015

Young-Sam Kim and Huang Chunlong Win 2015 Irish Confucius Cup

Irish Go Association - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 02:05

Full report, results, and photos here.

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