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Match Result

Online League Updates - Sun, 14/06/2015 - 13:00
Match now completed between Chester A and Cambridge A in Division 1. The winner of the match was Cambridge A.

Go Events Hopping Down Under

AGA news - Fri, 12/06/2015 - 12:00

December is a long way off but anyone considering the Southern climes for the winter will want to mark their calendars for this year’s Australian National Go Championships in St Lucia, Brisbane, on December 5-6. And the second Australian Go Congress is being planned for Sydney, January 15-18, 2016 and may include Pair Go; if you’re a pair go player, contact
- Horatio Davis, EJ Correspondent for Australia

Categories: World news

Go Spotting: Leibniz calls go “ingenious and quite difficult”

AGA news - Thu, 11/06/2015 - 12:00

“I easily believe that the magnitude of the Board and the quantity of pieces render this game quite ingenious and quite difficult,” wrote the German polymath and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz about go in 1710. Leibniz, in “Miscellanea Berolinensia” goes on to note “the singular principle” of go is not “the death of the enemy, but only to push him to the limits of the Table,” which, while not perhaps technically accurate, certainly gets at the heart of the game, though he goes on to draw the questionable conclusion that the game’s inventor “abhorrent of murder, wished to obtain a victory not soiled by blood.” Leibniz learned about go from the book “Christian Expedition among the Chinese,” by Nicolas Trigault, a missionary to China in 1600s.
graphic: from Miscellanea Berolinensia; thanks to Simon Guo for passing this along.

Categories: World news

Gold for Korea, Silver for China and Bronze for Chinese Taipei

AGA news - Thu, 11/06/2015 - 04:32

Changhun Kim 6d (right) of Korea has won the 36th World Amateur Go Championship, held this year for the first time in Thailand. In second was Aohua Hu 6d of China, and third place was taken by 12-year-old Jyun-Fu Lai 7d from Chinese Taipei. The remainder of the top-ten finishers: [4] Chi-hin Chan (Hong Kong), [5] Satoshi Hiraoka (Japan), [6] Cornel Burzo (Romania), [7] Artem Kachanovskyi (Ukraine), [8] Juyong Koh (Canada), [9] Pal Balogh (Hungary) and [10] Daniel Ko (United States). Click here for the full tournament results and the final-round report. Other reports include Round 6: Hungary vs Belgium; Korea Storms Ahead on Third Day of WAGC & Round 4: China vs Korea.
- Ranka Online

Categories: World news

WAGC 2015 Update (final)

South Africa* - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 13:42
At the conclusion of the 2015 WAGC, Andrew Davies finished 39th, with three wins out of eight. Interestingly, he was seeded 39th. On the last day, he lost to Spain 3d and beat Portugal 2k. The full table of results can be found here. This year the tournament was split into a number of MacMahon […]

WAGC 2015 Update

South Africa* - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 18:05
After day three of the WAGC, Andrew remains on two wins (out of six games). He lost today to Australia 7d and Norway 2d.

WAGC 2015 Update

South Africa* - Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:51
After day two, Andrew Davies is on two wins out of four. He lost the third round against Belgium 3d and won the fourth round against Costa Rica 2d

2015 WAGC Update

South Africa* - Sun, 07/06/2015 - 13:28
After the first day of the 2015 WAGC, Andrew Davies is lying 39th, with a win against Argentina 3d and a loss against Czech Republic 6d. Results, photo’s, game records and more available at the official site

South Africa beats Portugal 4-0, and advances to playoffs

South Africa* - Wed, 03/06/2015 - 16:04
The SA team beat Portugal 4-0 last night. Congrats to the players: John Leuner Sam Scott Andre Connell Chris Welsh After this result, we secured a playoff against Switzerland. The winner of the playoff will progress to League B. Details and game records here.

Pandanet Team Selection Mechanism

South Africa* - Sat, 30/05/2015 - 13:58
The mechanism for selecting the team for the Pandanet European Team Championship has been outlined here

Promotion at the Cape Town Club

South Africa* - Fri, 15/05/2015 - 23:01
Congratulations to Christiaan Maasdorp who has broken into the SDK ranks. He was promoted to 9k after his good performance at the Cape Town Open last weekend. Edit: he was promoted to 8k shortly afterwards after good results in the Winter League. Congrats!

European Team Championship – update and reviews

South Africa* - Thu, 14/05/2015 - 08:16
In round 10, we drew 2-2 with Lithuania. This leave it all to play for in the final round against Portugal – if we win, we go through to the playoffs. Victor Chow has been reviewing all the matches, which is not only very useful for the players involved, but all South African players should [...]


South Africa* - Sun, 10/05/2015 - 11:15
The updated notice has now been published, with all the relevant links. Please see it here. A reminder that the AGM is on Saturday 16 May, on OGS Please make sure you have an account before then, and join the South African Group (this can be found by clicking the Groups menu item and searching [...]

Andrew Davies wins Cape Town Open 2015

South Africa* - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 16:51
 Num   Pl   Name   Rank   Co  Club   NbW  R 1  R 2  R 3  MMS SOS SOSOS 1  1  Davies Andrew 3D 3 4+/w0 2+/b0 3+/b0 30 85 255 2  2  Welsh Chris 2D 2 3+/w0 1-/w0 5+/b0 29 85 255 3  3  Rubidge Lloyd 1K 1 2-/b0 5+/w0 1-/w0 28 86 254 4  4  Steyn Paul 2K 1 [...]
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