Boston University Campus (Massachusetts, USA)

Boston: 32nd annual US Go Congress (part 1 + 2: 07/30-08/06/2016)

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


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:


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.

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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