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.

Sun, Apr 20, 2014
AGA Community Room , Clubs
Simul Games -- 8 pm Eastern Time, Ryan Smith, AGA 4d, azazil on KGS

These simuls are for AGA members current through 6/30/2014 and are held in the AGA Community Room on KGS (under “Clubs”) in the Rooms List. If you need room access, email with your AGA ID number and KGS username.

These simuls are a great way to test your strength and develop your game. You will have the chance to learn tactics and strategies from a stronger player. There will generally be a brief review afterwards. And don’t worry about being “too weak.” These are handicap games and intended to help you learn.

Bob Gilman (
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 to Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Portland, OR
Ming Jiu Weekend Workshop

All levels of players welcome

peter freedman (503-242-4203)
Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
AGA Rated
TCGO Spring 2014 AGA Rated Games Day

9am-4pm. Located in the STSS building on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus, Rooms 117 and 123. Join us for a day of rated games. No set rounds - pair up with your next opponent at your leisure. Come and go as you wish. We just want to provide the opportunity for AGA members to play other members in rated games. AGA membership required to participate. FREE

Aaron Broege ((612) 384-8789)
Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Middlebury, VT
AGA Rated
Vermont Spring Go Tournament

Four-round AGA-rated go tournament at Middlebury College (Warner Hall room 506). Registration opens at 9:30 A.M.

Peter Schumer (802-388-3934)
Sat, May 3, 2014
Stony Brook, New York
AGA Rated
Stony Brook University Sakura Matsuri Go Tournament

Please be on time as registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the first round will begin at 9 a.m. Registration and the tournament will take place in the Charles B. Wang Center on the first floor at Stony Brook University. Refreshments will be served throughout the day and guests are welcome to enjoy the Sakura Matsuri festivities taking place in the building. The tournament consists of 4 rounds and prizes will be awarded at the end.

Chris Cho (347.610.9236)
Marlene Shankar (845.242.5383)
Sun, May 4, 2014
Seattle, WA
AGA Rated
Spring Tournament

We expect players at all levels for this three round tournament at the Seattle Go Center. Registration is from 10:00 to 10:30 am, and we plan to finish around 6 pm. Bring your lunch so you can enjoy a koto concert by Silk Strings during the lunch break. There will be both cash prizes and equipment prizes. $10 general admission, $5 voting members and youth.

Brian Allen (206 632-1122 )
(206 545-1424 (Go Center))
Sat, May 10, 2014
Austin, Texas
AGA Rated
Austin 'May... you win" Go Tournament

One day, 4 round, handicap tournament. Held at Great Hall games in Austin, Tx.
Come for Go...stay for music in the Live Music Capital of the World!

Bart Jacob (512.659.1324)
Sat, May 10, 2014
San Diego, California
AGA Rated
San Diego Go Club 2014 Spring Soiree

The Go Soiree is a self-paired event whose games can be AGA rated. Participants and spectators are invited to the club president's home for an afternoon of go and a burgers-and-chips gathering afterwards. Games from noon to 5 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. Registration, dinner and beverages are free for all attendees. Past soirees have attracted as many as 25 players from visiting 7-dans from Japan to beginners. All are welcome. Please register through

Ted Terpstra (619/384-3454)
Sat, May 10, 2014
Evanston, ILlinois
AGA Rated
You Say TomAYto, I Say TomAHto

Free attendance for anyone who has not been to one of our tournaments since January 1 2013, or anyone who attends at least 3 club meetings between now and the tournament. (AGA memberhip is still required.)

Mark Rubenstein (847-869-6020)
Sun, May 11, 2014
Raleigh, NC
AGA Rated
Carolina Spring Go Tournament

An annual large AGA-rated Carolina Go Tournament in its 11th year. All players are welcome - we will group players into 5 sections based on their entry ranks and the top finishers in each section will receive a cash prize and a certificate.

For more information, please visit Cary Go Club's website at

Owen Chen (9195237727)
Sat, May 24, 2014 to Sun, May 25, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland
AGA Rated
41st Maryland Open

NAMT Event

Keith Arnold (410 788 3520)
Sun, May 25, 2014
Toledo, Ohio
AGA Rated
Toledo Area GO Association Tourney

Rated, five round, one division tourney. Located at 'Cricket West' Biggby's Coffee shop.

Jeff w. Head (419.360.4636)
Sat, May 31, 2014
San Francisco, CA
AGA Rated
Spring Go Tournament

This tournament will have four rounds of AGA-rated play. There will be cash prizes for top players in each of four divisions. The top division will be an open section, offering even games for the strongest players. The other three divisions will be handicap sections, for maximum fun. There will be go book prizes for everyone playing in their first go tournament, and free pizza at the lunch break for all players. Sign up and pay online by May 28 to save $5 on your entry fee.

Roger Schrag (510-501-2701)
Steve Burrall (916-688-2858)
Sat, Jun 14, 2014
Santa Monica , CA
AGA Rated
8th Annual Santa Monica Coffee Cup

Three-round ​AGA-rated ​go ​tournament. ​ ​Prizes ​include ​high-grade ​coffee ​beans ​and ​hand-painted ​ceramics ​including ​the ​eponymous, ​and ​widely ​coveted, ​"Coffee ​Cup." ​Coffee, ​pastries ​and ​food ​are ​available ​for ​purchase ​from ​the ​coffeehouse ​from ​dawn, ​people ​usually ​begin ​to ​gather ​by ​8:30 ​a.m., ​check-in ​starts ​at ​9 ​a.m., ​set-up ​of ​the ​tables ​(assistance ​gratefully ​accepted) ​starts ​at ​9:30 ​a.m. ​and ​the ​rounds ​begin ​at ​10 ​a.m., ​1 ​p.m. ​and ​3 ​p.m. ​ ​Prize-giving ​at ​about ​5 ​p.m. ​ ​Lunch, ​dinner ​and ​snacks ​may ​be ​purchased ​from ​the ​coffeehouse. ​

Andrew Okun (3103465850)
Joe Cepiel
Sat, Jun 21, 2014
Sacramento, CA
AGA Rated
Davis/Sacramento Summer Quarterly

The DSGC will hold a four round tournament at Arcade Library at 2443 Marconi Ave., Sacramento, CA. Setup and registration at 9am and the first round begins at 10 am. Enter the community room on the southeast corner of the building.

Willard Haynes (916-929-6112)
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 to Fri, Jul 11, 2014
Mountain View, CA
2014 Summer Go Day Camp

Learning Go From a Professional;
2014 Summer Go Day Camp;
Qualification: All interested in Go;
Limit: 16 Seats (first come first serve basis)

Mingjiu Jiang (650-796-1602)
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
Somerville, Massachusetts
AGA Rated
Annual Skip Ascheim Memorial Tournament

The tournament will be held at the Boylston Chess Club in Davis Square

Eva W. Casey (617 666 8934)
Wanda Metcalf (978 686 4763)
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 to Thu, Sep 4, 2014
Nihon Kiin Go Summer Camp

In celebration of the 90th birthday of Nihon Kiin, a special summer Go camp will be held 8/26 to 9/4 in Tokyo. Included in the camp are daily pro instructions in separate dan and kyu sections, playing in the largest Japanese amateur tournament (the Takara Shuzou Cup, where the 1000+ participants will all receive special commemorative prizes), and visits to the Honinbo title ceremony, to Kamakura, site of the Go Seigen-Kitani jubango, and to Yugen no ma, the legendary tatami playing room adorned by a Kawabata calligraphy. The camp fee is between JPY 50 to 55K (about $500); housing starts at ~$40 a night. The camp is recommended for players 10 kyu and up, including high dans. For further information and registration forms, contact <>.​

Tom Urasoe (+81 3-3288-8727)
Thomas Hsiang (+1 585-507-3008)