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486th Velika Gorica weekend go-tournament 12-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 23:21 Sun 23 March 2014

3rd Ivos Pavlik Memorial 12-2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 23:17
Author: Newsbot on 23:21 Sun 23 March 2014

Three Top-Player Congress Tourneys Merged into Single Super-Event, AGA Announces

AGA news - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 18:39

An expanded prize pool and a new tournament structure are planned for the strongest players at this year’s US Go Congress. “The AGA Board, in close consultation with strong players across the country, felt strongly that we needed to raise the stakes, the prestige and the competitiveness of the top tournaments and this is the result,” said American Go Association President Andrew Okun. 

In recent years, strong players competed in three separate main tournaments at Congress, the 6-round US Open open section in the mornings, the 4-round North American Masters Tournament (NAMT) for North American professionals and qualified amateurs in the evenings, and the 4-round Strong Player Open, also in the evenings. 

In the new structure, these three tournaments will be combined into a single 9-round US Open, which will serve both as the top section of the U.S. Open and as the NAMT. The U.S. Open winner will take a top prize of $5,000 and the NAMT-eligible player with the strongest result will become the North American Masters Champion and win $2,000. Other prizes will be paid to other finishers both overall and in the NAMT.  All players 7d and above – and all players who qualified for the NAMT — will be eligible to compete in this new event. Strong players who wish only to play the traditional six rounds of the US Open may do so instead, but will not be eligible for the top prizes. 

The U.S. Open/NAMT will take place during the six mornings of the US Open – at the 2014 US Go Congress in New York City August 9-17 — with an additional three rounds in evenings during the week. Click here for the FAQ on these changes.
photo of 2013 NAMT and SPO playing room by Phil Straus 

Categories: World news

1st Washington Open Baduk Championship Set for April 26-27

AGA news - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 13:12

The East Coast is getting a new major tournament. The first Washington Open Baduk Championship will be held in Northern Virginia on the weekend of April 26-27. With a top prize of at least $1,000, and cash prizes for every section, “this two-day tournament is not to be missed!” says organizer Allan Abramson. Click here for more details and to register

The Championship is sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Cultural Center – DC and Scorpion Sport Inc. in L.A., co-hosted by the Korean Amateur Baduk Association (KABA) and the American Go Association (AGA), and organized by the NOVA Go Club, the Baltimore Go Club, and the Korean-American Go Association.

The Championship will be a rated five-round, one hour per player event. AGA membership is required. No entry fee, and lunch is free. Other attractions will include a rapid tournament on Friday night, lectures by Myungwan Kim 9P and another Korean professional, and simuls with the pros. “A packed weekend of competition and fun for all,” says Abramson. 

Categories: World news

Your Move/Readers Write: Real Cotsen, Fake Chickens

AGA news - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:30

“Can you confirm that the Cotsen dates (Cotsen Dates Confirmed for 2014-2016 4/1 EJ) are real, not an April 1st joke?” writes Anders Kierulf. “It just seems so unlikely after the dates moving around every year and being announced very late. Also, the 2016 dates should probably be Oct. 22-23, not Oct. 23-24, as that’s not a weekend.”
Yes, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Cotsen dates are real, though as Kierulf notes, the 2016 dates are actually October 22-23. The Dumb Cluck? 9×9 Go Reportedly Solved story, on the other hand, is not real. Our apologies for any confusion. 

Categories: World news

Go Quiz: Best Western Go Cultural Reference

AGA news - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:00

For this week’s quiz, in celebration of go’s prominent role on MTV’s Teen Wolf, as covered in several recent E-Journal reports, let’s hear from you on what you think is the best Western cultural reference to go. Please limit answers to English language and it must be something featuring or mentioning go, but not directly about go or go instruction. And it needs to be original – so the obvious choice of Hikaru No Go does NOT qualify. I will judge the best response on such objective criteria as coolness, popularity, appropriateness and correctness of the reference. This can be books, TV, movies, advertising or news events.

Deadline: 5P Thursday. Nominations so far include Shibumi by Trevanian, Tron: Legacy, Darren Aronofsky’s movie “Pi,” and “A Beautiful Mind” with Russell Crowe. I look forward to hearing from all of you!

Click here to submit your nomination.

- Keith Arnold HKA, quizmaster 

Categories: World news

Guo Juan Internet Go School Online Classes 2nd term 2014

Euro Go TV - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 10:17
Author: Guo Juan 5p on 21:17 Wed 26 March 2014

Ireland triumph over Croatia

Irish Go Association - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 22:59

Oh happy days! Tonight Ireland faced the might of Croatia in their league match on IGS. The team stuck to the strategy that they had agreed upon before the game, despite the fierce resistance from the opposing team. The result was a flawless victory – a 4-0 belting. Ireland are now top of the league, in 6th place.

Categories: World news

Victor and Aki win Rengo Tournament

South Africa* - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 14:57
On Saturday the 2014 Rengo tournament took place, and three pairs participated this year. After three rounds, Victor and Aki emerged as the only pair to win all their games. Congratulations to Victor and Aki for winning the tournament. Full Results: 1. Victor Chow & Aki Zhou (2 wins) 2. John Leuner & Andre Connell [...]

SAGA president’s report – 2013/2014

South Africa* - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 06:59
Those who looked carefully might have noticed that a link to the SAGA President’s report for 2013/2014 was not included in the AGM notice. The report is now available on the SAGoClubs wiki, and gives a nice overview of Go activities in South Africa over the past year.
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