Open Tournament and Workshop Calendar

Get your tournament or workshop listed!

Note:Always contact the tournament or workshop organizers before making plans to attend. The AGA cannot be held responsible for errors or changes in this information. This calendar is provided as a free service to the North American Go-playing community.

Sat, Jan 31, 2015
Simsbury, CT
AGA Rated
3rd Simsbury Open Scholastic Go Championship

The Simsbury Public Library Chess and Go club is having its annual Chess and Go tournaments for 18 years and under on January 31st, 2015, at the library. The tournament will start at 10:30am and go until about 4:30pm. AGA rules will be in effect, with 5 rounds of 30 minutes per player, plus five 20 second byo-yomi periods. The tournament is free; AGA membership is required but can be arranged at the event.

Registration can be made via Michael Scudder,

Michael Scudder (860-294-1983)
Gert Hilhorst
Sat, Feb 14, 2015
San Francisco, California
AGA Rated
Jujo Jiang Goe Tournament

20 players from China to attend with $3,ooo in tournament prizes. Sponsored by Ing's Goe Foundation. Held at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco Chinatown/Financial District. One day four rounds.

Ernest Brown (4156067641)
Michael Bull (5102200760)
Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Phoenix, AZ
2015 Phoenix Chinese Week Go (Weiqi) Open

Pre-registration requested, on site registration begins @ 9 AM
No fees Go Tournament - four divisions - 10 am - 4 pm
Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Quan Li (602 326-7556)
Bill Gundberg (480 429-300)
Sun, Feb 15, 2015
Berkeley, California
Coupon Go

Coupon Go Duplicate Endgame TournamentFebruary 15, 2015 (02:30 PM PST - 07:30 PM PST)

UC Berkeley

Coupon Go Duplicate Endgame Tournament
February 18, 2015, beginning at 2:30pm

At 2:30 on Sunday afternoon, February 15, MSRI will host a delegation of junior high school students from China, led by Jujo Jiang, a famous professional Go player. The program will include an introductory lecture on Mathematical Go by Prof. Elwyn Berlekamp. This will be followed by a "Coupon Go Duplicate Endgame Tournament", in which visitors will also be welcome to participate. Dinner will follow.

Elwyn Berlekamp (4156067641)
Len Sosnoski
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 to Sun, Feb 22, 2015
Seattle Go Center, WA
Yilun Yang Workshop

Workshop with professional Yilun Yang 7p, author and educator, at the Seattle Go Center. 10-6 on Saturday, and 9-5 on Sunday. Optional dinner following Saturday's lessons ($15). Early Registration (before Thurs., Feb. 12) $55 for lifetime members, yearly members and youth. $80 for all others.

Brian Allen (206 632-1122)
(206 545-1424 (Go Center))
Sun, Feb 22, 2015
Sunday chess and Go tournament

Tournament for Irvington, Beverly Cleary and Richmond chess and Go club members

peter Freedman (5032424203)
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 to Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Princeton, NJ
AGA Rated
New Jersey Open

One of the longest running tournaments in the US, the NJ Open has been a favorite for strong players and beginners alike.

Rick Mott (609-466-3306)
Paul Matthews
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Arlington, VA
AGA Rated
NOVA Chinese New Year

This is a four round tournament. Special events and fun for all ages. Please pre-register on our web page (title is link for more information).

Gary Smith (703-254-6429)
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 to Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Monterey Park, CA
AGA Rated
Southern California Go Championship

Sponsored by the largest Chinese newspaper in North American (World Journal 世界日報) and American Asia Culture Exchange Association. Total cash award $3000 with $700 to Open section winner.
Could be a qualifier event for 2015 NAMT if approved.
Place: 4th floor 1588 Corporate Center Dr. Monterey Park CA 91754
(World Journal Newspaper Building)

Tournament Contact:
TD Kevin Chao (m) (949) 616-4423 urgent only

Kevin Chao ((949) 616-4423)
Jay Zheng
Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Cambridge, MA
AGA Rated
Boston Spring Open 2015

The Boston Spring Open 2015 is the first in a series of quarterly tournaments. Unlike most Go tournaments in the US which use a handicap system, games in the upper divisions of the Boston Open will be even. We expect one or two divisions for dan level, one division for 1-5 kyu, and one handicap division for 6-15 kyu. Cash prizes will be awarded in all divisions, with a top prize of $150.


Pregistration required! There is a limit for this tournament of 44 players.

Preregistration closes on March 27 at 9am (24 hours before tournament start).

Please use Meetup to pay online: RSVP to this event and follow directions.

Fee: $20 (All proceeds will go towards prize money)

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA

Building entry: all participants are required to sign a waiver and present government ID at the front desk. For minors, a guardian with ID is required to accompany them.


Check-in time: 8:15 am - 8:45am

Tournament start: 9am

Lunch will be a 1.5 hr break.


• All Games are AGA rated

• 4 rounds, Swiss McMahon pairing

• Time Settings: 30 minutes main time, 5 x 40s overtime

• All games will be even, except for the 6-15 kyu division, which will be handicapped according to rank.

Walther Chen (
Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Arlington, VA
AGA Rated
NOVA Cherry Blossom Festival Tournament

Come to the Nation's Capital to see the Cherry Blossoms and play Go! Our venue is very convenient to DC Metro just across the Potomac. This is a four round tournament. Fun for all ages and levels.

Gary Smith (703-254-6429)
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Syracuse, NY
AGA Rated
Salt City Go Tournament

The 8th Annual Salt City Go Tournament will have four paired rounds with three handicap divisions. Cash prizes will be presented to the top three finishers in the A division, and all other participants will receive go-related prizes, including new books from Slate and Shell. Registration is from 8:45 to 9:30 AM, and the first round will begin at 10:00 AM. Expect a good time, with free refreshments and good people. See website for complete information.

Richard Moseson (315-682-7720)
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Pro Workshop with Jennie Shen

The Portland Go Club is proud to announce that Jennie Shen will return to give a weekend workshop at Lewis and Clark College on Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th, 2015. Jennie's workshops have always been well-received and well-attended, as she combines a playful sense of humor with a serious study of Go...making for a relaxing, entertaining, and educational weekend.

Ms. Shen was the National Youth Champion of China in 1985, at the age of 14, and came to live in the United States in 2007.

First come, first serve, make your reservation for the weekend by sending a check for $100 payable to the Portland Go Club to:

Peter Freedman
1710 SW Harbor Way unit 303
Portland, OR 97201

High school age, and full-time college students, 50% off.
Elementary school children, 75% off.,

Please let me know now if you have some interest in coming, and, if there are some specific topics you would like Jenny to cover.

Peter Freedman

"Go is...the world's greatest game...the greatest living strategy game...Deeper than chess...Harder than Poker. The ultimate expression of competitive game play." Frank Lantz Director, NYU Game Center.

peter Freedman (5032424203)