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Thursday September 1, 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

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

Thursday September 8, 2016
Friday September 9, 2016
Saturday September 10, 2016
Sunday September 11, 2016
 

International Student GO Festival «KARELIA will long GO dream!»

Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk, Hotel «Karelia» http://karelia-hotel.ru/ ,
08-11 September 2016.

We invite GO lovers of all ages to take part in the International Student GO Festival «KARELIA will long GO dream!».

The festival consists of a few tournaments. Not only students of Universities and colleges but also GO players of all ages can take part in it.

Contacts: Chairman of Organizing Committee – Alexey Lazarev, +79212247624, lazarevalexey1960@gmail.com .

The place of the event:

Hotel «Karelia» http://karelia-hotel.ru/ ,
Naberezhnaya Gyllinga 2, 185005, Petrozavodsk, Russia.

Program of the festival:

1. European Student Team GO Championship, 08-09 September 2016.
http://www.eurogofed.org/calendar/calendar.htm/
Registration page:
http://gofederation.ru/tournaments/501036394/register
List of preregistered teams:
http://gofederation.ru/tournaments/501036394/preliminary_registered

2. Schoolchildren GO tournaments (team and individual), 08-09 September 2016.

3. Open Russian Student GO Championship ( Open Championship of the Russian Student Sport Union http://studsport.ru/ ), 10-11 September 2016.
http://studsport.ru/competitions/cal2016
Registration page:
http://gofederation.ru/tournaments/810092741/register
List of preregistered players:
http://gofederation.ru/tournaments/810092741/preliminary_registered

4. All-Russia GO tournament «Karelia Cup», 10-11 September 2016.
http://gofederation.ru/dl/go16.pdf
Registration page:
http://gofederation.ru/tournaments/31317742/register
List of preregistered players:
http://gofederation.ru/tournaments/31317742/preliminary_registered

Tournaments rules and schedule:

1. European Student Team Championship, 08-09 September 2016.

University and college student teams from the Europe are invited to take part. The tournament is open so teams from other countries can take part in the tournament also.
A team consists of 3-6 players. Any three players of the team take part in every team match.
The tournament system: 6 rounds swiss system. Basic time – 45 min. Byoyomi – 30 sec per move. Komi – 6,5 points. Tournament team fee – 1500 RUB (20 EURO).

Schedule of the event (can be changed) :

08 September (Thursday)
European Student Team GO Championship

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Opening
11:00 – 13:00 1 round
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 2 round
16:00 – 18:00 3 round

09 September (Friday)
European Student Team GO Championship

09:00 – 11:00 4 round
11:00 – 13:00 5 round
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 6 round
17:00 – 18:00 Closing

2. Schoolchildren GO tournaments (team and individual), 08-09 September 2016.

School Team GO tournament, 08 September 2016.

School teams are invited to take part. A team consists of 3-6 players. Any three players of the team take part in every team match.

The tournament system: 5 rounds swiss or round system. Time limit – 30 min without byoyomi (absolute). Komi – 6,5 points.

Schedule of the event (can be changed) :

08 September (Thursday)
School Team GO tournament

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Opening
11:00 – 12:00 1 round
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:15 2 round
14:15 – 15:30 3 round
15:30 – 16:45 4 round
16:45 – 18:00 5 round

Schoolchildren individual GO tournament, 09 September 2016.

Schoolchildren are invited to take part. The tournament system: 5 rounds Mac-Mahon system. Time limit – 30 min without byoyomi (absolute). Komi – 6,5 points.

Schedule of the event (can be changed) :

09 September (Thursday)
Schoolchildren individual GO tournament

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Opening
10:00 – 11:00 1 round
11:00 – 12:00 2 round
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00 3 round
14:00 – 15:00 4 round
15:00 – 16:00 5 round
17:00 – 18:00 Closing

3. Open Russian Student GO Championship ( Open Championship of the Russian Student Sport Union http://studsport.ru/ ), 10-11 September 2016.

University and college students are invited to take part. The tournament is open so students from other countries can take part in the tournament also.

The tournament system: 5-6 rounds Mac-Mahon system. Basic time – 45 min. Byoyomi – 30 sec per move. Komi – 6,5 points. Tournament fee – 500 RUB (7 EURO)

Schedule of the event (can be changed) :

10 September (Saturday)
Open Russian Student GO Championship

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Opening
10:30 – 12:30 1 round
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:30 2 round
15:30 – 17:30 3 round

11 September (Sunday)
Open Russian Student GO Championship

09:00 – 11:00 4 round
11:00 – 13:00 5 round
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 6 round
17:00 – 18:00 Closing

4. All-Russia GO tournament «Karelia Cup», 10-11 September 2016.

The tournament system: 5-6 rounds Mac-Mahon system. Basic time – 45 min. Byoyomi – 30 sec per move. Komi – 6,5 points. Tournament fee – 1000 RUB (15 EURO).

Schedule of the event (can be changed) :

10 September (Saturday)
Open Russian Student GO Championship
09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Opening
10:30 – 12:30 1 round
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:30 2 round
15:30 – 17:30 3 round

11 September (Sunday)
Open Russian Student GO Championship
09:00 – 11:00 4 round
11:00 – 13:00 5 round
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 6 round
17:00 – 18:00 Closing

How to get to Petrozavodsk.

1. Railway.

From Moscow (Leningradsky train station):
There are some night trains. The most convenient is:
M 21:02 – P 09:30, P 20:20 – M 09:57
One way ticket price – from 2000 RUB (30 EURO).

From Saint-Petersburg (Ladozhskiy train station):
1. Night train (SP 23:20 – P 07:00, P 22:40 – SP 06:24);
One way ticket price – 1000-1500 RUB (15-20 EURO).

2. Trains with places for a seat:
SP 06:28 – P 11:52 , P 06:26 – SP 11:50;
SP 18:00 – P 22:55, P 18:00 – SP 22:55.
One way ticket price – 1000 RUB (15 EURO)

2. Airflights.
There is the airport in Petrozavodsk (http://karelavia.ru/) .
Travellers can use regular flights from (to) Moscow and Saint Petersburg .
The flight schedule and ticket price can be changed.

Accomodation in Petrozavodsk.
There are a lot of hotels and hostels in Petrozavodsk. You can book it on http://www.booking.com .
It is possible to get accommodation in the hotel «Karelia» http://karelia-hotel.ru/.
Official price for twin room is 4100 RUB (60 EURO), breakfast – 380 RUB per person.
Participants of the International Student GO Festival will get a discount 20% for accommodation.
If you need to get a guaranteed accommodation in the hotel «Karelia» then you have to contact with Alexey Lazarev (+79212247624, lazarevalexey1960@gmail.com) .

Sightseeing
There are some interesting sights to visit in Karelia. You can find Information about it at
Tourist portal of Republic of Karelia – http://www.ticrk.ru/en/

About the name of the festival.

The words «KARELIA will long dream» are the translation of the name of the russian song about Republic Karelia «Долго будет КАРЕЛИЯ сниться…» (appeared around 1960 ) which became by visit card of Karelia.

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-08-31

Thursday September 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 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 ! – September 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.KGS Go server

This month (September 2016) it is the turn for “strong GeorgeW” (4 Dan) ! – Lucky man, as it is the 2nd teaching game he receives. Congrats 🙂 (see post of 5th Sept 2016 here:August review  + prizes“)

Let’s go encourage him on Thursday, 15 September 03:00 pm CET (Europe/Paris) = 01:00 pm UTC = 09:00 am Canadian Time (Toronto) in the ASR – 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 Internet go 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 like to offer quality teachings, with Pro dans in 2017 further on. – Tks in advance for your generous support.

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-09-08

Saturday September 17, 2016
 

Toronto Fall Open 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Director: Johnny Lau
Location: The 519 Community Centre, Room 106, 519 Church Street, Toronto

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Toronto Fall Open 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016 — 9:00am to 7:30pm

The 519 Community Centre, Room 106, 519 Church Street, Toronto

Registration fee: $20

Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st place ($125), 2nd place ($50) & 3rd place ($25)

Go books will be given to players with the most wins

Limited to 60 participants

Optional simul game with Dongeun (Kate) Choi

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Light refreshments will be served

Rank discrepancies can be dealt with at the tournament

Check http://parking.greenp.com for parking in the area

Check http://go-canada.org/Event/List for more information and registration

NOTE: Please pre-register online by Friday (morning), September 16, 9 am EST. You can pay on the day of the tournament. Pre-registration will make registration on tournament day quicker and we will know how much equipment to prepare. We will bring enough equipment for all pre-registrants but we cannot guarantee that there will be extra equipment for late registrants. It will be done as a first come – first serve basis. Cash prizes are also determined by the number of participants. A larger number of participants will increase the value of the prizes.


Schedule

9:00 – 9:45  setup & Registration

9:45 – 12:15  ROUND 1

12:15 – 12:30  break

12:30 – 1:15  Lunch

1:15 – 3:45  ROUND 2

3:45 – 4:00  break

4:00 – 6:30  ROUND 3 or simul with Dongeun (Kate) Choi

6:30 – 6:45  break

6:45 – 7:30  Awards & breakdown

 

Timing

30 minutes per player then 30 stones every 10 minutes thereafter. Games should not last longer than 150 minutes.

NOTE: Participants can choose to take a bye for Round 3 and play a simul game with Kate instead (limit 6-8 players).


54 Players Registered (status: 16th Sept 2016)

Bi Jang7dSeoul
Minsung Nicholas Suh6dToronto
Tony Zhao6dLondon
Hao Chen6dMississauga
Chen Luo6dToronto
Qiyou Wu5dToronto
James Sedgwick5dToronto
Ben Mantle5dToronto
Ao Zhang5dWaterloo
Howard Wong5dRichmond Hill
Jun Fan5dnorth york
Julie Zhu4dToronto
Tony Zhao4dToronto
Mike Chen4dtoronto
Guo Shen3dToronto
Nicholas Prince3dHamilton
Xiangjun Wang3dToronto
Qingyuan Wu3dToronto
Serena Liu3dToronto
Jeff Cui3dToronto
Luís Fernando Schultz Xavier da Silveira2dOttawa
Mark Wong2dToronto
Kevin Song2dToronto
Darrell Malick1dGreen Cove Springs
En Huang1dToronto
Asic Chen1dToronto
Kai Li1dMarkham
Eric Zhang1dToronto
Kevin Xu1dToronto
Xudong Cheng1dAjax
Bruno Pereira1kMississauga
Thanushiyan Nagarathinam1kBrampton
Yong Li1kKitchener
Yichen Dou2kOAKVILLE
Matt Mennie3kLondon
Matt Sim4kHamilton
Julien Vong5kToronto
Jie Luo7kScarborough
Steven Bertrand7kOrangeville
Musa Al-hassy7kHamilton
Rolf Meindl8kToronto
Douglas Griffith8kHamilton
Ian Chen8kMississauga
Ahmet Zahid Balcioglu9kToronto
Owen Sedgwick11kToronto
Alice Sedgwick12kToronto
Ian Pasiak13kHamilton
Daniel Thomas13kOshawa
Alexander Leung15kMarkham
Andy Lee15kWaterloo
Steven Chan17ktoronto
Emily Chan20kToronto
Veronika Keras22kToronto
Hani Qassim25kMississauga
(Source: 09/2016 | CGA – Canadian Go Association)

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-09-17

Saturday September 24, 2016
Sunday September 25, 2016
 

European Championship 2016

Date: 2016-09-24 – 2016-09-25
Time: 09:15
Location: European Go Cultural Centre (Amstelveen, Amsterdam)

Information

The tournament schedule will be announced later. However, the registration will be open on Saturday from 09:15 till 09:45.

On Sunday the closing ceremony will be around 17:45.

Only full time students at university or college, aged below 29 years of age and 16 or over on 1st August, may play in the ESGC.

Note: also students of the winter-semester 2016/17 are allowed to participate, as long as they can show credibly that they are accepted students for the winter-semester 2016/2017. Check the news item for further information.

Enrollments

NameCountryClubLevelNot playing inEnrolled at
Marieke Ahlhornde 1d 2016-08-15 05:20:20
Julia SereshuPaGoda2d 2016-08-21 10:00:40
Péter MarkóhuPagoda4d 2016-08-20 18:30:24
Martinde 4d 2016-08-23 05:33:14
Mihai Valentin SerbanroSakata Cluj-Napoca5d 2016-08-30 13:39:36
Laura-Augustina AvramroPalatul Copiilor Bistrita2d 2016-08-25 07:59:17
Alessandro PaceitRoma4d 2016-08-26 12:30:30
Valérian BouëttéfrMontreuil2d 2016-08-29 13:20:16

(Source: 08/2016 – European Go Cultural Center)


Review European GO Student Championship 2015:

European Student Go Championship 2015

date: 19/09/15 – 20/09/15

The 11th European Student Go Championships was held in the Confucius Institute, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

There were 14 students from 8 countries. The top players were in a super group.

Peter Marko, 4d from Hungary, was the champion with four wins.
Second by mutual game tie-break was Viktor Lin, 6d from Austria.

Peter Marko, Alexandr Vashurov, Julia Seres and Joann Leung will represent Europe at the World Student Pair Go Championship in Japan in December 2015. Viktor Lin will receive support to attend the World Collegiate in Toronto in July 2016. Mateusz Surma as a professional cannot play in these events.

Archive of Top Board Games here.

About the EGCC

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The EGCC building in Amstelveen, the Netherlands

In 1990 Iwamoto Kaoru, the former Honinbo Kunwa, sold his Go club in Tokyo and donated the proceeds to the Nihon Ki-in with the intention of starting Go centres around the world. His dream was realized in Sao Paulo, New York and Seattle as well as here in Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam.

The building was approved by Iwamoto himself. When he came to Amsterdam to have a look at the age of 90, he insisted on taking public transport instead of a taxi because he wanted to make sure that it was easy to reach this place. The chosen location is very suitable. It can be reached conveniently by either bicycle, car, bus, tram or metro and has excellent parking facilities. It is located fifteen minutes from the international airport Schiphol and twenty minutes from the centre of Amsterdam.

The building, a former telephone agency, was completely reconstructed by Obayashi Corporation. It was opened by Iwamoto and the mayor of Amstelveen on May 9th, 1992. The building has three large and one small hall located on two floors as well as two bars, three offices, large storing space and its own parking facilities.
At the heart of the building there is a special designed Japanese tatami room. It is called the Kunwa room, a name used by Iwamoto when he became Honinbo in 1946.

The Go Centre is ideally equipped for a wide range of activities. Three large halls enable over two hundred people to play Go. The EGCC is equipped with high quality playing material (shell and slate stones, kaya and katsura go boards). The Kunwa room is used for important games.

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The Kunwa, tamami room

The Go Department of the Go Centre, consisting of three people, tries to realize the aim of Iwamoto. Since the building in which the EGCC is housed is quite large, the European Go Federation (EGF) and the Dutch Go Association (Nederlandse Go Bond) also have their office here.

For a fininacial healthy exploitation of the EGCC it was necessary to rent halls out for other purposes. Currently many mind sport clubs (such as chess, checkers and bridge) meet at the Go centre. Moreover, in order to emphasise the cultural aspect of the center we host several Japanese cultural activities, like painting and flower arrangement.

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-09-18