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Fri, Mar 22, 2019
Raleigh, NC
Yuan Zhou North Carolina Workshop


The tenth North Carolina Workshop with Yuan Zhou is set to begin Friday evening, March 22, at 7:00 PM, continue all day March 23, and finish up Sunday March 24 at 11 AM.

This year the workshop will be at The Marshall Institute, 1800 Tillery Pl # I, Raleigh, NC 27604. The room is large enough to accommodate up to 20 participants!

As many of you know, Yuan Zhou ( <>) is a long-time Go teacher based in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Zhou is skilled at teaching students of all levels. There will be lectures, timed play, and recorded game analysis. The previous workshops we had were great successes.

For Triangle Go Club members, the cost is $80.00. The cost for non-Triangle Go club members will be $130.00 for the entire workshop. The cost for Triangle Go Club students (18 and under) is $50.00.

We are sure you will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve your game at this special, deeply discounted price. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please reserve your seat early. To reserve a spot, register online at

Contact: Paul Celmer 919-610-0927

More than a dozen hotels are within a few minutes, including

Embassy Suites Raleigh Crabtree, (919) 881-0000

Homewood Suites, (919) 785-1131

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree, (919) 881-7080

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree, (919) 703-2525

Quality Inn, Motel 6, Best Western, Holiday Inn and others

Tentative Schedule:
Friday: Welcome, and an evening friendship game (7:30pm to 9:30pm). Yuan Zhou will TD and pair the games.
Saturday: Morning lecture (9am to 12pm). Review workshop participants' games.
Lunch Break (12pm to 1pm).
Afternoon lecture (1pm to 5pm). Review workshop participants' games.
Dinner break. (5 pm to 7 pm).
Evening lecture or simul exhibition depending on interest. (7pm to 9pm). Pro game review and rank evaluation.
Sunday: Morning lecture (9am to 11am). Pro game review and Lecture.

Yuan Zhou (American Go Association 7 dan) was born in Tianjin, China. Tianjin is a major city in the northern part of China, near Beijing. His father taught him to play Go at the age of six, and a year later he won the Tanggu District Junior Go Championship. After this auspicious beginning, Zhou began professional Go training while he was still seven years old. He was twice invited to represent Tianjin in the All China Prodigy Cup.

In 1989 Zhou immigrated to the USA and joined the American Go Association (AGA), became a US citizen. Zhou was the president of the University of Maryland Go club, from which he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, and became increasingly involved in AGA events, winning many Go tournaments. Please see the list below for Yuan Zhou's 34 US Go titles. Zhou was also elected to be the AGA board of directors in 2005.

Zhou is one of the top competitors on the American Go scene, winning the Eastern US Open, one of the biggest US tournaments in 1992. He also won New Jersey Open, one of the biggest US tournaments, four times. Twice he has also won the Maryland Open, another major tournament that attracts strong players. Zhou placed in the top ten many times in the US Open, North American Masters Cup and the North American Fujitsu Qualifying Tournament. These tournaments involve the strongest North American Go players and include pros. In Zhou's Go career, he has defeated pros many times, including five times in even tournament games: Hak Soo Kim 6p in the 1996 Fujitsu, Xuefen Lin 1p in the 2001 Eastern Oza, Huiren Yang 1p in the 2009 & 2014 North American Masters and Feng Yun 9p in the 2011 SAMG World Team Go US team Qualifier. Zhou also won the US Pair Go Championship four times. Zhou represented USA in international tournaments many times (WAGC, Korea Prime Minister Cup, World Pair Go Championship, etc).

In 2009, Zhou represented USA in the 4th Korea Prime Minister Cup World Go championship in Jeonju, Korea and finished 5th place.

In addition to his competitive successes, Zhou has became a popular teacher and lecturer, frequently giving lectures and teaching lessons at various Go clubs in the Eastern US region. He has also published many books. Zhou resides in Germantown, Maryland, USA.

US Go Tournament Victories

DC Fall Open 2018

US National Go Center Lunar New Year 2018

US Pair Go Championship 2012

US Pair Go Championship 2011

US Masters Qualifier 2011

US Pair Go Championship 2009

US Masters Qualifier 2009

Mid Atlantic Open 2007

Philadelphia Fall Open 2007

Virginia Open 2004

US Ing Redmond Cup 2004

US Pair Go Championship 2004

Virginia Open 2003

Maryland Open 2002

Pennsylvania Open 2002

KB Eastern US Open 2001

New Jersey Open 2001

Pennsylvania Open 2000

Mid Atlantic Open 2000

NoVa Congress Tune Up 1999

Philadelphia Open 1998

NoVa Congress Tune Up 1998

NoVa Winter Warmer 1998

New Jersey Open 1997

New Jersey Open 1996

New Jersey Open 1995

UMD Open 1995

Maryland Open 1994

UMD Open 1993

Nova Pumpkin Classic 1993

Nova Cherry Blossom 1993

Eastern US Open 1992

Nova Cherry Blossom 1992

Mid Atlantic Open 1990

Yuan Zhou

Paul Celmer (9196100927)
Sat, Mar 23, 2019
Syracuse, NY
AGA Rated
Salt City Tournament

This is a 4-round AGA-rated paired tournament. Cash prizes for the top three finishers in our A Division; all other participants will get to select a new go book or other go-related prize at the end of the day.

Registration is from 8:15 to 9:15 AM; the first round begins at 9:30 AM. Registration fee is $15, or $10 for students high school age or younger.

Free refreshments will be provided, including our tournament's traditional Problem Cake. All playing levels are welcome. The school is wheelchair accessible.

Please let us know if you expect to come. If you have any questions, write or call 315-682-7720.

Richard Moseson (315-682-7720)
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
San Diego, CA
AGA Rated
2019 San Diego Go Championshikp

The 8th Annual San Diego Go Championship will be held at the fine facilities of the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park (9 museums and the SD Zoo are in the park for non-participants).

The 2018 tournament featured 10 players in the Open Section including two 7-dans and five 6-dans.
The 2018 Handicapped Section had 34 players from dan-level to beginners.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the Open, Dan, Kyu and Double-Digit Kyu Sections. All strengths of players are welcome to participate.

The winner of the Open section will be the 2019 San Diego Go Champion and win a minimum of $300.

For the first time, the San Diego Go Club will be charging an entree fee: $20 (payable in cash or check at check-in). All fees will be put into the prize pool for all sections.

Play will be 4-rounds with timing of 30-minutes per player plus byo-yomi.

Current AGA membership is required.

IMPORTANT: To play in the first round, players must register on-line by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 22.
On-site registration can be done for rounds 2-4 starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24.

Note: The SDGC will be hosting at the same day and place, the 2019 San Diego Youth 13x13 Go Championship run by Chinese Go Professional Hai Li, 5P. There is a separate registration for that at The youth tournament will not be AGA rated but will be rated by the California Go Association.

Ted Terpstra (619/384-3454)
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
San Diego, CA
2019 San Diego Youth 13x13 Go Championship

This will be the first annual San Diego City Youth 13x13 Go Championship. It will be run by Hai Li, Chinese Go Professional (5P). The tournament will be 5-rounds (15-minutes per player) rated by the California Go Association. All games will be played at the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park, which has 9 museums and the SD Zoo that are easily accessible for non-participants from the Chess Club.

At the California State Youth 13x13 Championship, hosted by the San Diego Go Club, in November 2018, 35 players contended for the championship.

The entree fee is $20 payable as cash or check at check-in.

To play in Round 1, players must be registered online by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 22. Check-in will on Sunday, will end at 12:30 p. m. On-site registration for rounds 2-5 will begin at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.

AGA membership is required.

The Girl and the boy with the best results will each be the 2019 San Diego Youth 13x13 Go Champion.

Note: On the same date and venue, there will also be the San Diego Go Championship primarily for adults.
(see for details of both tournaments)

Ted Terpstra (619/384-3454)
Sat, Mar 30, 2019 to Sun, Mar 31, 2019
Washington, D.C.
AGA Rated
2019 NGC Cherry Blossom Tournament

Our annual Cherry Blossom Tournament is a 2-day event this year! We will play 3 rounds on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. This will be a 5-round AGA rated event. doors open at 9 AM on Saturday and 9:30 AM on Sunday. We'll play 1 round each day before lunch using Fischer timing (each player starts with a fixed amount of time, and adds an increment of time after each move) and a longer time limit than our usual tournaments. Use that time to play your best as we celebrate the cherry blossoms and the return of spring!

You can register for either both days or just play on Saturday or Sunday. We have arranged an overflow space with the Satay restaurant downstairs and have a maximum capacity of 80 players. Pre-register now to guarantee your place and to be certain to be paired in the first round.

Gurujeet Khalsa ((202) 244-0208)
Sat, Mar 30, 2019
Sacramento, CA
AGA Rated
Davis/Sacramento Spring Quarterly

The Davis/Sacramento Go Club will hold their Spring Tournament at the Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA 95864. Setup and registration at 9 am. First round at 10 am.

Willard Haynes (9169296112)
Sun, Apr 7, 2019
Cambridge, MA
AGA Rated
MGA Spring Handicap Tournament

Please join us for the MGA Spring Handicap Tournament.

Details in link :)

Neil Ritter (9786215936)
Sun, Apr 7, 2019
Seattle, WA
AGA Rated
Seattle Go Center Monthly Ratings Tournament

This is an awesome way to get in some intense face-to-face Go! Three rounds, Japanese rules, 45 minutes per player plus byo-yomi. You don't have to play all 3 rounds (just inform the Tournament Director of your plans).

There's no tournament entry fee, though the Go Center membership policies apply: 17 and younger free, first 10 visits free; otherwise, $5 for one-day membership (see for other options). And you need to be a current AGA member -- visit to join or renew. You can join / renew in person at the Go Center, but please come early to do that.

Registration is from 10:00 - 10:45 sharp, and the 1st round starts at 11:00. If you come before 12:30 and register, you probably will be able to play in the 2nd round, which starts by 1:30 (but may start sooner).

Mike Malveaux (206-545-1424)
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
Denver, CO
AGA Rated
Colorado-wide Spring Go Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM
Place: Eloise May Public Library, 1471 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231

- AGA rules are in effect
- AGA ratings will be used to set handicaps
- 30 minutes per player
- Canadian byoyomi, 20 stones to play within 5 minutes, extra segments if necessary
- 4 rounds to determine winner. In case of tie, winner will be determined by sum of opponents scores.

Eric Wainwright (303-506-8846)
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
Seattle, WA
Seattle Speed League - April!

Saturday the 13th at Seattle Go Center, join us for Speed League! Three rounds of fast-paced tournament Go, without too much thinking time. At 10 minutes + 3 periods of 20 seconds byo-yomi, these games are not rated by the AGA, but they *are* a lot of fun!

Register in person, 1:15 - 1:45 PM. First round starts by 2:00. If you're running late, call us at 206-545-1424 and we'll try to pair you in. The third round is usually done around 4:00 or 4:15.

AGA membership is not required, and Go Center membership policies -- -- do apply.

Mike Malveaux (206-545-1424)
Sat, May 4, 2019
Palo Alto, CA
AGA Rated
South Bay Go Tournament

Join us for a go tournament in the South Bay, at Palo Alto Public Library. This will be an AGA-rated tournament, so please ensure that you're pre-registered as an AGA member. Non-members can buy a one-day tournament pass on-site for $10.

We'll have three rounds of play, one before lunch and two after. Tournament opens at 10am, and goes until 6pm.

Michael Kokosenski (951-961-1248)
Sun, May 5, 2019
Seattle, WA
AGA Rated
Seattle Spring Tournament 2019

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with three rounds of intense tournament Go!

This is one of Seattle's three big tournaments of the year, with cash prizes, plus book prizes and equipment prizes, and special prizes for youth. Three rounds, 45 min. + OT, Japanese rules.

The Open Section has all even games, and is limited to the top 8 players who want to play in it. First place in the Open Section wins a $150 cash prize (as long as there are at least 4 people in the Open Section.) There will be no second prize.

The Handicapped Section will have book and equipment prizes for players who win three games. The Youth Prize for players younger than 18 is $50, divided equally among the youth players who win all three of their games. Youth players also can win book / equipment prizes.

Entry fee: $10 general admission; $5 youth and voting members. Register in person, 10:00 - 10:45 sharp. First round 11:00 AM, second round 1:30 PM, third round 3:30 PM. You do not have play all three rounds - just be sure to tell the Tournament Director your plans.

You can call 206-545-1424 if you will be late. If you call in, your clock starts 10 minutes into the first round; and if you're not present after 30 minutes, you forfeit. The Go Center will be ordering lunch for delivery (probably pizza) as the first round is ending. If you come before 12:30, you probably can play in the 2nd round.

This is an American Go Association rated tournament, and AGA membership is required; please make sure your membership is current. You can join the AGA or renew online (or in person at the Go Center, but please come early to do that). More info on membership at

Mike Malveaux (206-545-1424)
Sat, May 11, 2019
Seattle, WA
Seattle Speed League - May!

This Second Saturday at Seattle Go Center, celebrate Spring with us at Speed League! Three rounds of fast-paced tournament Go, but not too much thinking time. At 10 minutes + 3 periods of 20 seconds byo-yomi, these games are not rated by the AGA, but they *MAY* be a lot of fun!

Register in person, 1:15 - 1:45 PM. First round starts by 2:00. If you're running late, call us at 206-545-1424 and we MAY be able to pair you in. The third round MAY be done around 4:00 or 4:15, as usual.

AGA membership is not required, and Go Center membership policies -- -- do apply.

Mike Malveaux (206-545-1424)
Sat, May 25, 2019 to Sun, May 26, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland
AGA Rated
46th Maryland Open

Preregister at (the link provided)

Keith Arnold (410 788 3520)
Sun, Jul 7, 2019
Cambridge, MA
AGA Rated
MGA Summer Handicap Tournament

Please join us for the MGA Summer Handicap Tournament.

Details in link :)

Neil Ritter (9786215936)
Sun, Oct 6, 2019
Cambridge, MA
AGA Rated
MGA Fall Handicap Tournament

Please join us for the MGA Fall Handicap Tournament!

Details in link :)

Neil Ritter (9786215936)