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Saturday July 30, 2016
Sunday July 31, 2016
Monday August 1, 2016
Tuesday August 2, 2016
Thursday August 4, 2016
Friday August 5, 2016
Saturday August 6, 2016
 

2016-b425ba3d6ce92b1bbca9a1df7a3e8102c664a5a8ceed4e01a09164b4d92bf787The US Go Congress is the largest go activity in the United States. It happens once a year and spans one week. Events include the US Open, the largest annual go tournament in the US, professional lectures and game analysis, continuous self-paired games, and all kinds of go-related activities from morning to midnight. Come for the go. Come for the camaraderie of old friends. Whatever your reason, we are looking forward to seeing you there.

Registration Opens!

Registration for the 2016 Go Congress is open!

The organizers of the Boston Go Congress are very excited to welcome all attendees, we’ll be doing our best to provide lots of fun Go activities and an overall great experience.

Please check back regularly for more updates on tournaments, activities, attending pros, and more.

This year, the policy for minors is more stringent, please contact the registrar to make sure that you have completed all procedures before Go Congress.

Walther Chen Director, 2016 Go Congress

Source: http://www.gocongress.org/

P.S.: AlphaGo keynote!

We are very excited to announce that AlphaGo team members Aja Huang 7d and Hui Fan 2p will attend Go Congress and give the keynote presentation at the opening ceremony (7/30)!

After the presentation, there will be a short Q&A session. We expect a lot of questions to be asked of AlphaGo team, so we are pre-collecting questions to sort out the most popular and make this Q&A session more efficient.

Please leave your questions at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8XRNL36


Tournaments

If you’d like to participate in these tournaments, please register as a player. Non-players may observe only. More tournament information will be available soon.

NameOpen?Director(s)Eligibility
9×9 TournamentOpenAudrey WangAll
Diehard TournamentOpenJames PetersAll
Evening LeagueOpenAndrew HallAll
Lightning GoOpenKeith ArnoldAll
North American Pair Go ChampionshipOpenTodd HeidenreichAll
PandaNet City League FinalsInvitationalSteve Colburn
Redmond Cup FinalsInvitationalJustin TengYouth under 18
Senior CupOpenJames PetersSeniors turning 55 or older in 2016
Under-16 Girls ChampionshipOpenTed TerpstraGirls under 16
US OpenOpenMatthew Hershberger, Becci TorreyAll
US Open MastersInvitationalMatthew Hershberger
Women’s TournamentOpenLisa ScottAll women and girls
Youth 9×9 / 13×13OpenDevin Fraze, Paul BarchilonYouth under 18
Youth LightningOpenDevin Fraze, Paul BarchilonYouth under 18

Who is Coming?

There are 577 people registered, including 234 kyu players, 240 dan players, and 27 pros. Also, 170 other people have not finished their registration. A payment of at least $70 must be made before attendees of an account can appear on this list. Attendees with a child registration plan will not appear on this list. (status: 30th July 2016 – 02:00 am CET)

Are you coming? Please register!

 Pos.Given NameFamily NameRatingCountryRegistration Date
1GuiyongLiao9 proCN13 Jun 2016
2MyungwanKim9 proUS5 Apr 2016
3YunFeng9 proUS1 Jun 2016
4YilunYang7 proUS10 May 2016
5AnYan7 proCN22 Apr 2016
6MingjiuJiang7 proUS5 May 2016
7SojinOn7 proKR28 Jun 2016
8MaedaRyo6 proJP15 Jun 2016
9YoungilHa6 proJP15 Jun 2016
10JuanGuo5 proNL17 May 2016
11YasuoSakamoto5 proJP19 Jun 2016
12DahyeLee4 proKR28 Jun 2016
13YiTang3 proCN26 Apr 2016
14AilinHsiao2 proTW23 Jun 2016
15JennieShen2 proUS1 May 2016
16FanHui2 proFR15 Apr 2016
17ShuangYang2 proCN28 Mar 2016
18JieZhou2 proCN13 Jun 2016
19GanshengShi1 proCA1 Jun 2016
20MingmingYin1 proUS25 Apr 2016
21EricLui1 proUS29 Apr 2016
22Cathy(chen shuo)Li1 proCA25 Apr 2016
23RyanLi1 proCA8 May 2016
24HanchenZhang1 proCN28 Jul 2016
25CalvinSun1 proUS3 May 2016
26ZhiyuanLiu1 proUS27 Apr 2016
27ZiruiSong1 proUS14 Jun 2016

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-07-30

Friday July 22, 2016
Saturday July 23, 2016
Sunday July 24, 2016
Monday July 25, 2016
Tuesday July 26, 2016
Wednesday July 27, 2016
Thursday July 28, 2016
Friday July 29, 2016
Saturday July 30, 2016
Sunday July 31, 2016
Monday August 1, 2016
Tuesday August 2, 2016
Wednesday August 3, 2016
Thursday August 4, 2016
Friday August 5, 2016
Saturday August 6, 2016
Sunday August 7, 2016
 

Since longer it was announced in the ASR Forum here.

The European Go Congress starts now and will take place in Saint Petersburg (Russia) from July 22 till August 7, 2016

Official website: http://egc2016.ru/

Registration: http://egc2016.ru/en/registration/form

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/egc2016/

More than 1,000 Go player have pre-registrated. – Anybody of ASR league there ??

Many things were going around as preperations and pre-events for the European Go Congress in St. Petersburg… as on the weekend of 28th May took place a simultan street tournament, the first and biggest of it’s kind in Europe… with lots of activities for kids. Amazing the drone video documing this uniquely even. It seems Russians love Go a lot.

Wonderful also the activities on same day in Alexandrovskiy park in St. Peterburg to teach kids in Go using a very popular cartoon. The cartoon characters – very well known in whole Russia – were teaching kids to play Go.

The first “official Go pre-game” as part of the European Go Congress started in June: the EGC-2016 promo match between Hajin Lee and Russian Go Team on KGS. More details on Sensei’s Library.

The games began at 08:00 pm South Korean time = 01:00 pm European Summer time (MEST) with 20 minutes regularly play time.

Here the video  stream on Hajin Lee’s Youtube channel documenting the first game on Saturday, 11th June:

AlphaGO will come to St. Petersburg

06/23/2016- DeepMind representatives will come to Go congress in St. Petersburg!Aja Huang, who was actually putting the stones on the board for AlphaGo during the games against Lee Sedol, and Fan Hui, who become the first Go professional to be defeated by a computer program, will give an opening speech for the Congress participants on July, 25.

picture: 1st round 9th March 2016 – Alphago (left) vs. Lee Sedol (right). In the back as jury Fan Hui sitting in the middle.

Fan Hui and Aja Huang will talk about the development of AlphaGo – the program went down in the history. The speakers will also answer the guests’ questions.

You can ask your questions already now, just email to: l.nemchinova@ob-com.ru

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-07-22

Thursday August 4, 2016
Friday August 5, 2016
Saturday August 6, 2016
Sunday August 7, 2016
 

The World Youth Goe Championship (WYGC) is a Go tournament that has been held annually since 1984 making it the second longest running amateur Go tournament in the world.

This event is sponsored by the Ing Foundation, and therefore Ing’s rules are used. A number of strong participants in the World Youth Go Championship eventually became World Champions, such as Chang Hao, Gu Li, Lee Sedol.

There is a Junior division for players aged under 12, and a Senior division for players aged under 16.

Sponsor is the Ing Wei’Chi Educational Foundation.

The 33rd tournament will be taken place in Japan where the Olympics and Paralympics will be held in 2020. Total 24 Goe players will take a challenge. We are very proud to know, that Sinan Dzhepov (Romania) – one of our ASR league members (known as YoungPro) – will play in the senior group.

Official website for the 33rd edition : http://wygc2016.com/en/

Some few WYGC events of the past…
32nd-WYGC-2015 31st-World Youth Go Championship-WYGC-2014 WorldYouthGochampionship-2011

Results of 32nd WYGC in China

Sponsored by Ing Foundation
The event took place in Harbin, China
on 22nd – 24th August 2015.

The 32nd World Youth Goe Championship under 12

Player 4 represented Shanghai Ing and 9 Harbin. 5 was American Ing.

Semi-finals: China beat Shanghai Ing; Taipei beat Korea.

  • 1st: China, Wang Xinghao
  • 2nd: Taipei, Yu, Henry Kianu
  • 3rd: Korea, Won Jehoon
  • 4th: China, Bai Zherui

The 32nd World Youth Goe Championship under 16

Player 8 represented Harbin. 6 was American Ing.

Semi-finals: China beat Japan; Taipei beat Korea.

  • 1st: China, Li Wieqing
  • 2nd: Taipei, Lai Jyun-Fu
  • 3rd: Korea, Kim Jeong Hyeon
  • 4th: Japan, Aoki Hirotaka

More photos here on the Chinese website.

Posted by ASR Master on 2016-07-23

Thursday August 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Some of you may already know that each month the winner of Alpha league division is rewarded with a teaching game given by Guo Juan 5p ! – August 2016 is ready for it.

And more, there will be reviews of each games afterward with audio all league and non-league members can participate on KGS Go Server.

This month (August 2016) it is the turn for GeorgeW (4 Dan) ! – Congrats 🙂 (see post of 5th Aug 2016 here:July Review  + prizes“)

Let’s go encourage him on 18 August – 08:00 pm CET (Europe/Berlin) = 06:00 pm UTC = 02:00 pm Canadian Time (Toronto) in the Advanced Study Room on the KGS Go server. You find this room under “lessons” in the KGS room list ! (Entry is cost free)

Meanwhile you can have a look at her online school :

A Huge thanks to Guo making this happen !

 

Warm greetings from Hangzhou/China
Guillaume Douron (aka litchee)

P.S.: If by any chances given to you ASR will be delighted for your donation … as the project runs fully by volunteering. We have to expand the web server technology and like to offer qualitatively teachings with Pro dans in 2017 further on. – Tks in advance for your generously support.

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-09-08

Thursday August 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Some of you may already know that each month the winner of Alpha league division is rewarded with a teaching game given by Guo Juan 5p ! – August 2016 is ready for it.

And more, there will be reviews of each games afterward with audio all league and non-league members can participate on KGS Go Server. This month (August 2016) it is the turn for GeorgeW (4 Dan) ! – Congrats 🙂 (see post of 5th Aug 2016 here:July Review  + prizes“)

Let’s go encourage him on 18 August 08:00 pm CET (Europe/Berlin) = 06:00 pm UTC = 02:00 pm Canadian Time (Toronto) in the Advanced Study Room on the KGS Go server. You find this room under “lessons” in the KGS room list !

Meanwhile you can have a look at her online school :

A huge thanks to Guo making this happen !

 

Warm greetings from Hangzhou/China
Guillaume Douron (aka litchee)

P.S.: If by any chances given to you ASR will be delighted for your donation … as the project runs fully by volunteering. We have to expand the web server technology and like to offer qualitatively teachings with Pro dans in 2017 further on. – Tks in advance for your generously support.

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-09-08

Friday August 19, 2016
Saturday August 20, 2016
Sunday August 21, 2016
 

The 2016 edition of the European Women’s Go Championship takes place in the beautiful city of Antwerp, Belgium.

Schedule

Friday 19th Saturday 20th Sunday 21st
All day: registration 09:00-10:00: late registration games (SGF) here10:00: 4th round
 games (SGF) here10:30: 1st round 13:00: lunch
  13:30: lunch games (SGF) here14:00: 5th round
  games (SGF) here14:30: 2nd round 17:30: Prize giving
  games (SGF) here17:30: 3rd round  
Belgian Go Federation
Belgian Go Federation

Tournament System

Tournament System: 5 rounds MacMahon, European Tour regulations apply

Time limit: 1 hour, Canadian byo-yomi, 20 stones / 5 minutes

Rules: Japanese
Komi: 6½ points
Referee: William Wandel

Registration & Fees

The European Women’s Go Championship is open to all female players representing a Go Federation/Association that is a member of the European Go Federation, regardless of their title or rating.

There is no limit to the number of participants per country.

Fees:

One official representative from each country (EGF rank 5 kyu or stronger) can participate for free. Please let us know if you are the official representative when registering

For additional participants there will be a 10 euro fee. (This is to be paid on location)

Prizes:

Depending on the number of particpants we will decide on the distribution of prizes.

Registrations (status: 20th August 2016):

 NameLevelCountryClubOfficial representative
1Svetlana Shikshina3pRUKazanYes
2Natalia
Kovaleva
5 dRUn.n.n.n.
3Elvina Kalsberg3 dRU78SP
4Manja Marz3 dDEJYes
5Astrid Gaultier2 dFR33Bo
6Laura-Augustina Avram2 dROPalatul Copiilor Bistrita
7Marika Dubiel2 dNLAmstelveen
8Joanne Leung2 dGBYes
9Adriana Tomsu1 dCZTFmi
10Adelina Sora1 dRO
11Irina Davis1kROLa Belette Bleue
12Seval Altuğ1kTRTGODYes
13Marie Jemine1 kBELiègeYes
14Alžběta Kadlecová2 kCZPrague Go ClubYes
15Senem Çelikkol4 kTR
16Catherine Fricheteau10 kBELe Pantin

Venue: Pulcinella Youth Hostel

(Address see Google Map:  Bogaardeplein 1, 2000 Antwerpen)

The venue is located right in the center city, close to the beautiful old part of town and easy to reach from Antwerp-Central Station.

Even Antwerp Intl. Airport is only about 4km away from the venue, with frequent busses to the city of Antwerp.

Accomodation

Since we host the tournament at the Pulcinella Youth Hostel, this is the obvious choice. You can book your stay here

Other options:
AirBnb
Hotels in Antwerp

(Source: 08/2016 – Belgian Go Federation)

Posted by ASR Master on 2016-08-21

Tuesday August 23, 2016
Wednesday August 24, 2016
Thursday August 25, 2016
Friday August 26, 2016
Saturday August 27, 2016
 

The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go Camp 2016, 23rd Aug-1st Sep 2016

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The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go Camp 2016 (which is planned and hosted by the Nihon Ki-in) is an intensive training program for non-Japanese go players who want to raise your level and skill of go in the Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo).

As participant you will be provideed with original lectures, unique workshops and cultural events every day by highly-selected and richly-experienced professionals of the Nihon Ki-in, e.g. Ishidda Yoshio, Michael Redmond, Kobayashi Koichi and others !

You will also participant in most popular amateur go tournament in Japan!

Contact: Overseas Department, The Nihon Ki-in – eMail:  overseasdept@nihokiin.or.jp or kaigai@nihonkiin.or.jp

Mor informations here.

(Source: 08/2016 – The Nihon Ki-in)

Download the Schedule and Program as PDF here.

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-08-24

Sunday August 28, 2016
Monday August 29, 2016
Tuesday August 30, 2016
Wednesday August 31, 2016
Thursday September 1, 2016
 

The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go Camp 2016, 23rd Aug-1st Sep 2016

summer-go-camp-topic-line

The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go Camp 2016 (which is planned and hosted by the Nihon Ki-in) is an intensive training program for non-Japanese go players who want to raise your level and skill of go in the Nihon Ki-in (Tokyo).

As participant you will be provideed with original lectures, unique workshops and cultural events every day by highly-selected and richly-experienced professionals of the Nihon Ki-in, e.g. Ishidda Yoshio, Michael Redmond, Kobayashi Koichi and others !

You will also participant in most popular amateur go tournament in Japan!

Contact: Overseas Department, The Nihon Ki-in – eMail:  overseasdept@nihokiin.or.jp or kaigai@nihonkiin.or.jp

Mor informations here.

(Source: 08/2016 – The Nihon Ki-in)

Download the Schedule and Program as PDF here.

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-08-24

Thursday September 1, 2016
Friday September 2, 2016
Saturday September 3, 2016
Sunday September 4, 2016
Monday September 5, 2016
Tuesday September 6, 2016
 
2015 Copyright: Judith van Dam - EuroGoTV.
2015 Copyright: Judith van Dam – EuroGoTV.

Our Go fellow Viktor Lin (6 Dan EGF) is well known in Europe (having lived in Berlin and Austria/Vienna) announced the third edition of an internatotinal tournament in China (see infos about 2nd in 2015 here).

In 2012 Viktor organized for the German National Go Association a Youth League on ASR – Adanced Study Room with 12 talented Go kids. This idea was born together with the Japanese Go player Jun Tarumi (French nationality) who was that time the strongest Go player living in Germany.

Actually the EGF Academy is being managed by Viktor Lin. He is also winner of the Austrian Championship finals in 2015.


Information for participants from Europe (pdf download)

Hosted by: Silk Road International City Go Alliance, China City Go Fellowship, Guo Xue Network
Organized by: Xinjiang Qiyuan, Xi’an Go Federation
Co-organizer: Xinjiang Aosheng Weiqi Culture and Communication Ltd.
Support Advisory: Chinese Go Association, European Go Federation, Tsinghua Weiqi Foundation
Date: from 1 to 6 September 2016 (arrival and departure)
Place: Urumqi, China

The tournament offers 30 seats to European participants. Applicants must be 3 dan or stronger and native to a member country of the European Go Federation.

If the number of applicants exceeds 30, participants will be decided by EGD rating at the deadline.

Registration will be done in teams of 3 players. If you do not have another 2 teammates, you can still register and I will find two more individual participants to join your team.

Deadline for application is 30 June.

The organizers can send you an invitation letter if you need one for visa application.
Participation fee: 2.000 RMB per 3-person team (667 RMB per player)

All costs (except getting to Urumqi and back) will be covered by the organizers, including accommodation (hotel double-room), meals and a day-trip.

Prizes(for individual player):

1st place 60.000 RMB
2nd place 30.000 RMB
3rd place 15.000 RMB
4th place8.000 RMB
5th place 5.000 RMB
6th place 3.000 RMB
7-8th place 2.000 RMB

Additional awards for top 6 teams.

Financial traveling support: 500 US dollars for top 10 European players (decided by maximum rating from 1 April to 30 June).

Tournament rules: 9 rounds Swiss tournament, Chinese rules.

Fee for additional non-player person: 2.200 RMB (includes accommodation in double-room, meals and day-trip).

If you want to stay in a single room, there is an additional charge of 260 RMB per day.
Application contact: Viktor Lin – E-mail: viktor.lin@hotmail.com

(Source: 4th June 2016 | EGF – European Go Federation)

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-10-18

Friday September 2, 2016
Saturday September 3, 2016
Sunday September 4, 2016
 

Moravian GO OPEN Brno 2016

15. ročník mezinárodního turnaje v deskové hře go pod záštitou 1. náměstka hejtmana Jihomoravského kraje Ing. Stanislava Juránka.

2. – 4. 9. 2016

Přístavní 38
635 00 Brno – Bystrc
Czech Republic
www.resortsanton.cz
tel.: +420 546 124 444
E-mail: santon@orea.cz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/619364634885534/

Official website: http://www.baduk.cz/

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-08-31