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37 Warszawski Turniej GO 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

Milton Keynes 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

18th Folka go-tournament 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

districts tournament Utrecht region 2014 (preselection for Dutch National Championship

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

Ooteai League Season 2 Part 1 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

Club Tournament 26-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:21 Sat 28 June 2014

Great Go-video announcement Brno tournament 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: HW9x9 on 17:42 Fri 27 June 2014

EWGC 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: EuroGoTV-Russia on 14:44 Wed 25 June 2014

Welsh Open 26-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:36 Wed 25 June 2014

10th Open Zelenkovac 26-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:36 Wed 25 June 2014

Utrechts Go Toernooi 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:23 Tue 24 June 2014

Darmstaedter Go-Tage 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 24 June 2014

Wien 2014 - Vienna International Tournament

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:22 Tue 24 June 2014

Festival pisano sport della mente 2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 00:23 Tue 24 June 2014

Championship of Central Federal District 25-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:17
Author: Newsbot on 15:44 Sun 22 June 2014

European Women`s Go Championship 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 09:17
Author: Newsbot on 19:26 Mon 30 June 2014

Sun Named AGHS President; Call for Officers

AGA news - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 23:39
Calvin Sun 1P has been selected as the new American Go Honor Society (AGHS) President. “I’m really glad to be the President for AGHS this year,” Sun told the Journal. “This has always been a goal for me because I feel like go has lost much of its popularity in the past couple of years in the United States, especially among kids. I wish to bring back the enthusiasm that children had for go when I first started the game. I am very excited for another year of hard work and fun.” The AGHS runs the popular School Teams Tourney, the Young Lions, and other youth events as well.  Outgoing Co-President Andrew Huang 6d issued a call to ” all young go players and enthusiasts who are interested in becoming  leaders in promoting and teaching go across the country. I encourage you to apply for an officer position. We will be led by Calvin Sun next year, but we still have openings for vice president, tournament organizer, treasurer, secretary, promotion head, and webmaster. We recommend that you only apply if you will be in high school next year. The application form can be found here. This is a great opportunity for you to serve the go community, and we look forward to reading your application.” -Story and photo by Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor. Photo: Calvin Sun 1P looks into the future.

 

 

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37 Warszawski Turniej GO 27-2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 07:17
Author: Newsbot on 02:07 Mon 30 June 2014

Vienna 2014

Euro Go TV - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 07:17
Author: HW9x9 on 14:29 Sat 21 June 2014

Europe Qualifies Its First Home-Grown Pros

IGF - Sun, 29/06/2014 - 23:16

In the late 20th century several European go players earned professional rankings in the Far East, but now Europe has its first home-grown pros: Pavol Lisy (Slovakia) and Ali Jabarin (Israel). And they are young -- 19 and 20 -- which is a good sign for the future of European go.

Pavol and Ali won their professional spurs in a three-stage 16-player qualification tournament held in Strasbourg on May 23, Amsterdam on May 24, and Vienna on June 20. In the first two stages, Pavol beat opponents from Germany, Czechia, France, and Romania to finish with a perfect 4-0 record and earn the first European professional ranking. Ali lost to Sweden's Fredrik Blombak in the first round, but came back with three straight wins in the next rounds to qualify for the final in Vienna, where he defeated Czechia's Lukas Podpera to gain the second professional ranking. Complete results and information about all sixteen players can be round here. Pictures and further details are here.

The qualification tournament was organized and sponsored by the European Go Federation and the Beijing Zong Yi Yuan Cheng Culture Communication Co. Ltd., better known as CEGO. CEGO is a group of Chinese go players with the will and the financial resources to invest in the future of go -- in Europe. Next September, Pavol, Ali, and four other young European players will journey to China under CEGO sponsorship to begin five and a half months of training there, followed by three more months of online training after they return to Europe next year.

They will be the second such group of Europeans brought to China by CEGO, and CEGO is committed, in a contract with the EGF, to continue the training program in future years. But CEGO's and the EGF's plans do not stop there. Next year they will organize a Grand Slam Tournament in Europe with substantial prizes, open to the new European pros and a few more players who qualify by earning bonus points in other European tournaments.

CEGO's training program also includes a pair of Chinese player-coaches, Zhao Baolong and Li Ting, who take part in the on-line training leagues. Mr Zhao is a young 2-dan Chinese pro. Ms Li is a Chinese-born player who earned a 1-dan pro rank in Japan, and is now working toward a PhD in 'comparative go' at the University of Vienna. Ms Li is a diminutive and quiet person, but she was instrumental in putting CEGO together.

All this recalls the Big Dragon Project that got chess rolling in China in 1975 and turned China into a major chess power, particularly in women's chess, by the end of the century. So far, several Europeans have devoted most of their lives to playing and teaching go -- the UK's Matthew MacFadyen and Romania's Cornel Burzo (Pavol Lisy's final opponent) come to mind. Nor is there any lack of young players who dream of making this game their life. With a European pro system in place, more of these dreams can become reality. Europe still has a long way to go before challenging Far Eastern domination, but the fuse has been lit.

- James Davies

 

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