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, Mar 28, 2015
Cambridge, MA
US
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.

Logistics:

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.


Time:

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

Tournament start: 9am

Lunch will be a 1.5 hr break.


Format:

• 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 (walther.chen@gmail.com)
Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Arlington, VA
US
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)
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
Cupertino, CA
US
19th Jujo Jiang Cup Youth Goe Tournament

All youth players under 21 years of age are eligible.

Mingjiu Jiang (650-796-1602)
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 to Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Jerusalem
Israel
The Israeli Korean Prime Minister Cup (KPMC) Qualifier tournament

Spring is here and its time to choose the Israeli KPMS qualifier, while enjoying Jerusalem.
Tournament is sponsored and under the auspices of Korea Culture Center in Jerusalem

Shavit Fragman (054-4500453)
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Syracuse, NY
US
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
PORTLAND, OR - Oregon
US
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)
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 to Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Orlando, FL
US
AGA Rated
2015 Orlando Go Tournament

This will be the ninth annual Orlando Go Tournament (OGT). The OGT is a five-round, two-day AGA-rated tournament. There are four strength divisions, with prizes typically awarded in every division. Typical turnout is around 40 participants. See the website for more details.

Paul Wiegand (407.446.7204)
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland
US
AGA Rated
Blue Jay Spring Cup

Come on out to Baltimore for the Blue Jay Spring Cup hosted by the Johns Hopkins Go Club!


This is a one day, 3 round tournament on Sunday, April 19th, 2015.
All games will be AGA rated, paired Swiss McMahon. Cash prizes will be given.

Registration is $15 cash only, AGA membership required (you can buy this on site, or a one day pass for $10)

Located in Mattin Center 161 & 162 on Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. (See webpage for details)

Registration is from 9 to 10 am. Round One starts at 10:30 am.

Email Victor Kang (vkang1@jhu.edu) with any questions.

Victor Kang (7328508983)
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Cambridge, MA
US
AGA Rated
Massachusetts Go Asociation Spring Tournament

This is the annual Don Wiener Memorial Tournament.
Pre-registering, a simple matter of emailing the TD, merits a $5 discount.
Venue: The Boylston Chess Club
40 Norris Street
Cambridge,MA 02140

Eva Casey (617 666 8934)
Wanda Metcalf (978 686 4763)
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Raleigh, NC
US
AGA Rated
2015 Carolina Spring Go Tournament

The annual Carolina Spring Go Tournament, one of the largest go tournaments in Carolinas will be held in Raleigh, NC on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. This is an American Go Association (AGA) rated tournament in its 12th year. This tournament is open to everyone. Players of all levels are welcome – we will group players into different sections based on their strength. Players will play four rounds of games against players within each section. Top players finish in each section will receive a prize and an award certificate.

Owen Chen (919-523-7727)
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Toronto, ON
CA
Toronto Go Open (Spring 2015)

Spring 2015 Toronto Go Open

Saturday, April 25, 2015 — 9:30am to 6:30pm
519 Church Street Community Centre, Room 106, Toronto
Registration fee: $20
Prizes to be determined and may include a go trophy, a cash prize and go books
Check http://parking.greenp.com for parking in the area
Check http://www.go-canada.org/Event for more information and registration


Sam Chapin (647 678 7427)
Johnny Lau
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Berkeley, CA
US
AGA Rated
Bay Area Go Spring Tournament

Join us for a four-round AGA-rated tournament with Open and Handicap sections, cash prizes, and free pizza. Register before the earlybird deadline to get a $5 discount.

Jay Chan (909-618-8749)
Steve Burrall (916-688-2858)
Sat, May 2, 2015
Austin, Texas
US
AGA Rated
Austin 2015 "May" you win! Go Tournament

General information:

Open to all individuals with a valid AGA membership on day of tournament. (Special one day AGA memberships available on day of tournament $10.)
Forms for AGA membership will be available on day of tournament, but joining prior to the tournament will ease the process on torunament day.

Pre-registration available via
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AEx1hlA_t5wXCS9B_QXKxIlGD6gd4N9j7VNEj7hbggU/viewform

or

Send email to bart.jacob@gmail.com with
Name, AGA membership number , Home City/State, Approximate Rank
Indicate if you need a bye (for a particular round) or would like to volunteer for a bye if one is needed.
Fees:
Registration prior to May 2nd $10
Registration on day of tournament $12
One day AGA membership - $10
Payable via cash, check or Paypal (bart.jacob@gmail.com)
(Once you have pre-registered (on-line or via email) you will be contacted about payment options)

Start time: Registration ends at 8:45 First Round starts at 9:00AM
End time: Approximately 5:00PM

Bart Jacob (5126591324)
Sun, May 3, 2015
Stony Brook, New York
US
AGA Rated
Sakura Matsuri Festival Go Tournament

The Stony Brook Sakura Matsuri Tournament will take place in the Zodiac Lobby of the Charles B. Wang Center next to the Sakura Matsuri Festivities. There will be a cash grand prize among a variety of other prizes and refreshments will be provided. This tournament is AGA rated and will begin at 10am. Registration is free but please come at 9:30am to register.

Marlene Shankar (845-242-5383)
Warren Chen
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 to Fri, Jun 26, 2015
Mountain View, CA
US
2015 Summer Go Day Camp

Teacher: Mingjiu Jiang, Professional 7 Dan

Date & Time: June 22, 2015----June 26, 2015 at 10:00a.m----5:00p.m every day

Qualification: All interested in Go

Limit: 12 Seats (first come first serve basis)


Mingjiu Jiang (650-796-1602)
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Seattle Go Center, Washington
US
AGA Rated
20th Anniversary Tournament

Please join us for this Saturday Tournament, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Seattle Go Center. Registration from 10-10:45 am. Three rounds, Japanese rules, prizes, party to follow at 6:00 pm. Tournament entry fee is $15; $10 for youth and voting members.

Brian Allen (206 632-1122)
Seattle Go Center (206 545-1424)