October 2016






































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Saturday October 15, 2016
Sunday October 16, 2016
Monday October 17, 2016
Tuesday October 18, 2016
Wednesday October 19, 2016
Thursday October 20, 2016
Lapon Jirasophin (l.) from Thailand in Nanning (China)

Thanks to our Go friend Lapon Jirasophin from Thailand (Bangkok) for sharing some snaps of the 12th China (Nanning)-ASEAN Board and Card games International Tournament which took place from 15th till 20th October 2016. With his team mates he succeeded it to reach the finals (individual men) and semi-finals.

This annual event is an invitational tournament. 

Nanning (Chinese: 南宁; pinyin: Nánníng; Zhuang: Nanzningz) is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. It is known as the “Green City” because of its abundance of lush tropical foliage. As of 2014 it had a population of 6,913,800 with 4,037,000 in its urban area (see video in bottom).

For the International Group the participating players only may come from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Chinese Taipei, other overseas countries and the invited ten ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries: Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

For the Open Group all Chinese mainland Weiqi (Go) enthusiasts that are over the age of 16 years, physical health (over the age of 65 years should have the health examination certificate of the county level’s hospital) for this tournament and have the legal identity certificate (ID) can participate in. Non Chinese mainland players can participate in the Open Group Event.  One player can only participate in one group event.

Obviously there is still a language barrier between China and the rest of the world. – The ASR Team didn’t receive any tournament details in ENG. Therefore please take a look at the 11th edition (in September 2015) to get an idea about this annual event.

Green city of China in Guangxi

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-10-20

Wednesday October 26, 2016
Thursday October 27, 2016
Friday October 28, 2016
Saturday October 29, 2016
Sunday October 30, 2016
Monday October 31, 2016

From 26th to 31st October 2016, China’s biggest amateur Go tournament  “Shanglv Cup International City GO Tournmanet” will be held in Hangzhou, China.

Some basic informations:

The “Shanglv Cup International City GO Tournmanet” is the only tournament in China that players can get rank certification issued by China Go Association (CGA).

This tournament has high prizes. There are also high prizes for female, Children and many other groups.

In order to encourage more foreign Go Players to participate in, the organizer (Hangzhou Brach of China Qiyuan) decided to undertake entire accommodation fee staying in 5-star hotel. Transfers from airport/trainstation can be arranged.

Along with the main tournament, there are also six (6) other interesting tournaments, which are:

13 x 13, Male Doubles, Female Doubles, Male & Female Mixed Doubles, Family Doubles and Children’s Tournament (Below 10 years’ old).

All these tournaments are separated from the main tournament so there will not be any time conflict. These entire tournaments also have high prizes up to 10,000 RMB (First Place).

The whole Go tournament (including main tournament and other tournaments) is under the main structure of the biggest Go festival (the 4th China Go Culture Exposition).

Besides the tournament, you may see Vanished Go boards on the “Go Culture Artworks Auction” and fantastic research papers about Go Culture on “the 4th International Go Culture Conference”.

Class declaration:


Rules for the main tournament:

The game uses the latest rules of competition issued by Chinese Weiqi Association.

Each Side has one hour without overtime. Exceeding one hour will be judged as loss. Arriving late more than 30 minutes will be judged as loss.

All players will be divided into Group A and B to play totally 9 rounds. Once a player loss 5 games he/she will be knocked out. When finishing all 9 games, the player from Group A will play the player in Group B with the same place to decide the final place.

The winner has 2 scores and the loser has 0.

The group place will be judged by the results of all players from the certain province/country. If the result is a draw (less possible though), there will be a rematch.

Schedule 1:
Tournmanet rules for the other 6 Tournaments

Competition: The game uses the latest rules of competition issued by Chinese Weiqi Association.

Rankings and reward: 13×13, men’s double, women’s double, mixed doubles, parent-children group, children group take top 6.

Schedule 2:


Costs: No entry fee for this competition.

00682120d34b4be1b883bb4d1cb998b8All participants are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation. The organizing committee provides room for contestants by email reservation. Due to the limited availability of the rooms, reservations will be accepted in orders.

Accommodation fee per person per day 120 Yuan, The organizer will provide the subsidies accordingly. Single room 300 Yuan/per day.

Registration deadline: 30th September

Contact Person: Di Yang (Email: | Invitation letter (pdf download)

Location : Hangzhou’s Tower of Go (Address: 2-6 Qianchao Road (Qianchao Lu), Jianggan (2-6) Jianggan hangzhou, China, 310020)

2010.5.27-Hangzhou-Tianyuan-Tower-DSC_8259-199x300The Hangzhou Tian Yuan Tower (l) is a go player’s dream come true. Basically, once you step through the front door, you never have to leave again. Like upscale hotels around the world, the Tian Yuan contains well-appointed rooms and several different restaurants featuring Chinese cuisine, but this special place also include facilities for playing and studying go. To dispel any doubts about the building’s go theme, the fountain in front features a large go bowl and stones, a wall in the main lobby (below) has a huge go problem with the names of famous Chinese go players engraved on the stones, and the main restaurant is housed in a massive go bowl spinning slowly atop the building, providing 2010.5.27-Hangzhou-Tianyuan-Tower-lobby-go-problem-DSC_8297-300x199dramatic – if hazy – views of the area’s famous lake district, as well as the rapidly burgeoning Qianjiang New City, a brand-new Central Business District that is planned to be the political, economic and cultural center of the Hangzhou city of the future. Completed just three years ago in 2007, the Tian Yuan is owned by the Hangzhou Go Association, which uses the first ten of the buil2010.5.27-Hangzhou-Tianyuan-Tower-go-library-DSC_8266-300x199ding’s 37 floors for go-related activities and rents out the rest to the hotel and other tenants. The Association’s administrative offices and go classrooms – called “combat rooms” in English – are on the fourth floor, along with an extensive wood-paneled library (l) of go books in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The Association has already hosted a number of professional tournaments since the Tian Yuan opened – the facility is designed and equipped to handle the special needs of go tournaments as well as hundreds of players, officials and media — and the finals take place in the Ling Long Hall (r), a well-carpeted room on the fourth floor with low tables and leather-cushioned chairs. Down the hall, in Room 406, the Hangzhou Go Team – comprised of 10 pros who live at the Tian Yuan — trains for their tournaments. Next door, in Room 405, local go students play and study in the evenings. Tucked away in Room 410 is a go store (l) run by Yawei “Robert” Wu, who owns a factory in Hunan province that supplies a chain of nine such go shops across China. Here you’ll find everything from an inexpensive paper board to2010.5.27-Hangzhou-Tianyuan-Tower-go-champ-playing-room-DSC_8278-300x199 gobans made of bright yellow new kaya and his top-of-the-line board, a traditionally-carved Chinese-style board made of glossy dark wood that’s been buried for 80,000 years and sells for nearly $900 (though bargaining seems to be expected). A go museum is slated to open later this year, containing historic go boards and stones, pictures of famous Chinese 2010.5.27-Hangzhou-Tianyuan-Tower-go-store-DSC_8285-300x199players and more, including the oversized world map signed by all the players at the 31st WAGC. There are additional training rooms on the third floor, and several floors of hotel-style rooms for the pros and resident students, as well as visiting groups like Feng Yun 9Ps annual summer school, which is set for July this year. It’s possible to arrange a visit as an individual, but guide Lang Qin Fang says the cost would likely be prohibitive and they encourage those interested to instead join or organize groups such as Feng Yun’s. Although the area surrounding the Tian Yuan Tower is still very much a work in progress – restaurants and other cultural attractions are a cab ride away in the old downtown — the many attractions of Hangzhou’s West Lake District may prove irresistible for even the most dedicated go player.
– Chris Garlock; photos by John Pinkerton

(Source: Thursday May 27, 2010 – American Go E-Journal: The Traveling Go Board)

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-10-25

Saturday October 29, 2016
Sunday October 30, 2016

Tournament format

Belgian-Go-Federation-Logo-1Five rounds MacMahon without handicap
Timing: 1 hour per player + byo-yomi: 15 stones for 5 minutes
Komi: 6.5

Non-smoking tournament

Registration and entry Fee

  • 15€ for registration and payment before the 23/10/2016
  • 20€ after the 23/10/2016
  • +5€ for Belgian players, non-member of the BGF (Why and How to become a member)
  • -5€ for Players born after 29/10/2004

You can pay the fee by transfer on our bank account with the communication : “Brussels” + your name + your rank. Information about the bank account of the Belgian Go Federation are here.

Please note that you only qualify for the early registration fee if the the payment arrives before 23/10/2016. It is your responsibility to take into account the possible delay of your bank in transferring money. When your payment arrives after 23/10/2016, you risk to have to pay the late registration fee on site, after which your original payment will be refunded minus administration costs.

Players from outside the Euro zone facing high bank transfer costs, qualify for the early registration fee if they register online before 23/10/2016.

If you pre-register and can not make it for the first round, you are expected to notify the organization. For this, you can use the phone numbers +32 485 61 40 89 or +32 486 96 85 18. In addition to any consequences as specified in EGF rules, not showing up for the first round without warning the organization will forfeit the tournament.

Once your registration fee has been received, you will be paired for the first round. You only have to confirm your presence if there are mistakes in your name or rating on our wall-list. You can cancel your registration by warning us. Before 23/10/2016, 12€ will be refunded, after 23/10/2016 only 7.5€.

Registration: please send an email to stating your name, country, club and level.

Registered players


Prizes are guaranteed for all the players with 4 or 5 wins.
Prizes for top places are determined by number of points and SOS. Prizes are divided equally if the number of points and the SOS is equal.


Saturday (GMT +2)
10:00 – Opening of registration
10:40 – Deadline of registration
11:00 – First Round
14:00 – Second Round
16:30 – Third Round
Sunday (GMT +1 !!)
10:00 – Fourth Round
13:00 – Fifth Round
16:30 – Prize giving


L’Union Saint-Gilloise
Chaussée de Bruxelles 223
1190 Forest
How to get there

The tournament location is 25 minutes walking from the Gare Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel‐Zuid.

Bus 50 or tram 82 have stops nearby and go through Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel‐Zuid.

Results past editions


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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-10-17

Thursday November 3, 2016

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)

International Seminar Room, Building N4
291 Daehak Ro, Yuseong Gu
Daejeon 34141
South Korea

View the Call For Papers


Main speakers:

  • Akinori Abe
    Chiba University
  • Lorenzo Magnani
    University of Pavia
  • Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen
    University of Helsinki
  • John Woods
    University of British Columbia

Talks at this conference

Add a talk


In any research on the cognitive and thought process of human and artificial intelligences, multi-disciplinary conversion studies are absolutely necessary. The recent unexpectedly rapid progress in computer Baduk (Go; Weiqi) programs (as is evidenced by Alpha-Go) provides us with strong impetus for such recent trends. This workshop is schemed to find a clue to uncover the secrets of human cognition and thinking by promoting dialogues and collaborative researches between distinguished scholars in Baduk studies from Korea, Japan, and China on the one hand, and the logicians, cognitive scientists, and computer scientists from Western countries on the other hand.

By collaborating with these invited speakers, Korean scholars in Baduk studies, who are experimenting on various new fields of Baduk studies, will secure in-depth philosophical reflections on the identity of their scientific discipline, as well as ground-breaking new practical ideas for developing AI Baduk program that will outweigh top-level human Baduk players.

Other Participants:

International and domestic scholars working on various fields of Baduk studies are cordially invited to submit 500 word abstract of their contributed papers appropriate for 40 min (including discussion) presentation.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 31, 2016

Notification: September 15, 2016

Deadline for the full paper or PPT file: October 20, 2016

The Workshop: November 3-4, 2016

Any inquiry regarding the workshop should be made to

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-11-05

Friday December 2, 2016
Saturday December 3, 2016
Sunday December 4, 2016
Monday December 5, 2016
Tuesday December 6, 2016

From our Go buddy Chin Sin Voon (Founder and Director at Brunei 2016-logo1Darussalam Go Association) …

Very pleased to announce that Brunei will be hosting the 3rd South East Asia Go Championship from 2nd till 6th December 2016.

This is a good opportunity to invite delegates from ASEAN nations to Brunei to celebrate His Majesty 70th Birthday: Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and the Philippines.

Brunei Darussalam Go Association is currently working very hard to make sure all arrangement are according to plan and scheduled. – Please stay tune!

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Posted by ASR Master on 2016-10-18

Monday February 13, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:30 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 ! – February 2017 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. – Visit ASR’s teaching archive with interesting lectures !KGS Go server

February 2017 it is the turn for “karnickel” (3 Dan) who was winner of November league month 2016 ! – Lucky Lady ! – Congrats 🙂 (see post of 4th December 2016 here:Advent season: NOVEMBER prizes… teaching games with Guo Juan in December“)

Let’s go encourage her on Monday, 13 February 2017 @ 02:00 pm UTC / 03:00 pm CET (Europe/Paris) = 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 Guo’s Internet go school. – A huge thanks to her 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 2017-01-26