Open Tournament and Workshop Calendar

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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.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Washington, DC
US
Yuan Zhou's Monthly Group Lesson - November 2018
Yuan Zhou's Monthly Go lesson at NGC. The lesson will run from 10am to 5pm US EDT. Event Schedule: Event: Yuan Zhou's Monthly Group Go Lesson Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 Location: National Go Center (NGC) Address: 4652 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC 20016 Check In: 9:30AM to 10:00AM Detailed analysis of a pro game: 10am to 12pm Lunch Break: 12pm to 1pm (lunch on your own, there are lots of good restaurants around the NGC). Game Play (Yuan Zhou will pair the players. Game is tournament style with time controls): 1pm to 3pm Analysis of the game played: 3pm to 5pm The fee is $100.
Yuan Zhou
240-271-2304
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Tacoma, WA
US
Veterans Day Tournament - South Sound Go Club
- Three rounds of AGA-rated Go (AGA membership required -- join online http://www.usgo.org/join-now or at the tournament. - Location: TerraCrux Games, 760 Commerce St., Tacoma, WA 98402 - Register in person, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - $5 per person to defray costs - No prizes, except bragging rights - First round starts at 10:00
Tom Cruver
253-307-8515
Mike Malveaux
253-906-0095
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Little Neck, NY - New York
US
2018 New York Youth Open
Welcome to 2018 New York Youth Open! Players of all strengths are welcome! Please register at www.ny-go.org. The deadline for registration is Sunday, November 11, 2018. AGA membership is required. Tournament Rules: Where: New York Institute of Go: 255-05 Northern Blvd. 2F, Little Neck, NY 11362 Rule Set: AGA, Swiss-style, 19 x 19 board Time Limit: Open sections: 30 minutes main time and 3 periods of 20 second Byo-yomi Kyu sections: 30 minute absolute time Komi (Open sections): All games are even, 7.5 points komi Handicaps (Kyu sections): AGA rules: 9 stones handicap maximum, regardless of further rank difference. 1 rank difference = 1 stone, 2 ranks difference = 2 stones, … and so forth. Tournament Schedule: The tournament will be held on Saturday November 17, 2018. Here is the preliminary schedule: Announcement: 9:00 AM Round 1: 9:15-10:15 AM Round 2: 10:30-11:30AM Lunch Break: 11:30-12:15 PM Round 3: 12:15-13:15 PM Round 4: 13:30-14:30 PM Award Ceremony: 14:45 PM Brackets: will be divided by rank, all players must play all rounds. Open section: above 3 dan Open section: 2 dan - 7 kyu Kyu section: 8 kyu -17 kyu Kyu section: 18 kyu - 26 kyu (player who has no rank will be registered as 26 kyu) Prizes: trophies will be awarded in each bracket. 1st to 3rd place in elementary or younger group 1st to 3rd place in middle/high school group (all groups will compete together) Cash prize and trophies will be awarded to Open sections. Contact: info@ny-go.org
646-287-9536
646-287-9536
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Painesville, OH
US
4th Lake Erie Go Tournament
The 4th Lake Erie Go Tournament. Located on the beautiful Lake Erie College campus; in the upstairs of the Holden Center. Address: 391 W Washington St, Painesville, OH 44077 Free 4-round, 2 division, AGA rated Go Tournament. Registration from 8:30-10:00. First round at 10:15. Light refreshments will be provided. Prizes based on game records.
Soren Jaffe
4402317057
Saturday, November 24, 2018 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
San Diego, CA
US
2018 California State Go Championship
The first annual California State Go Championship is sponsored by the San Diego Go Club. It is a 5-round, 2-day AGA-rated competition that has both Open and Handicapped Sections. The winner of the Open will be crowned the 2018 California State Go Champion and will be the first to have her/his name inscribed on a permanent trophy and will also receive a personal trophy. There will be $500 in prize money and trophies for the Handicapped band champions. Entry is FREE but players must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. Thanksgiving evening, November 22 to play in the first round. Players are allowed to play only one of the days. Everyone can play but only California residents can become Champion. The event will be held at the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park. The park is home to the World Famous San Diego Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden and nine museums, so non-players can have their choice of things to do.
Ted Terpstra
619/384-3454
Saturday, November 24, 2018 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
San Diego, CA
US
2018 California State Go Championship
The 2018 California State Go Championship will be a 5-round, 2-day event at the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park (home of the San Diego Zoo & nine museums). The winner of the Open Section, who is a California resident or student, will be crowned the champion and have her or his name engraved on a permanent plaque which will be updated every year. But all go players are invited to compete either in the Open or Handicapped Sections. Trophies and cash awards totaling $600 to winners in all sections. FREE entry, but pre-registration at (https://www.goclubs.org) is required by 11:59 p.m. on November 22 (Thanksgiving). Walk-ins are allowed for rounds 2-5. AGA membership is required. Saturday, 11/24 Check-in 9:00-9:30 a.m. Rounds at 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Sunday: 11/25 Check-in: 900-9:30 a.m. Rounds at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:00 p.m. Note: there will be a separate 13x13 California State Go Championship tournament for 20-Kyu to 35-Kyu players and beginners on Sunday, November 25 (See . But it is OK for these players, if they wish, to also play in the AGA-rated championship handicapped section for three rounds on Saturday and take two byes on Sunday. Games in the 13x13 tournament will be rated by the California Go Association by Chinese pro, Hai Li. 13x13 California State Go Champion trophies will be awarded to the best record by a boy and a girl.
Ted Terpstra
6193843454
Sunday, November 25, 2018
San Diego, CA
US
2018 California State 13x13 Go Championship
The California State Go 13x13 Championship tournament is intended for 20-Kyu to 35-Kyu players and beginners. It is OK for these players, if they wish, to also play in the AGA-rated championship handicapped section of the AGA rated California State Go Championship for three rounds on Saturday and take two byes on Sunday. Games in the 13x13 tournament will be rated for the California Go Association by Chinese pro, Hai Li. 2018 13x13 California State Go Champion trophies will be awarded to the best record by a boy and a girl. This is a FREE event sponsored by the San Diego Go Club and the California Go Association Pre-registration is encouraged at https://www.goclubs.org. Check-in will be 12:00-12:30 p.m. on 11/25/2018. Five rounds at 12:45 p.m., 1:15, 1:45, 2:15 & 2:45. An awards ceremony will be at 4 p.m.
Ted Terpstra
619/384-3454
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Cambridge, MA
United States
Massachusetts State Championship
Join us in friendly competition for prizes and glory at the first Massachusetts State Championship tournament! There will be two divisions: 1. An open division with the top 16 AGA rated players from a MA based Go club who will be competing for the state championship trophy, and a 2. Handicap - 2 division open to anyone. For more details, see the link to the Meetup page!
Neil Ritter
9786215936
Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Berkeley, CA
US
Go Workshop with Ryan Li 1P
Bay Area Go Players Association is excited to present a 2-day workshop with Ryan Li, professional 1 dan. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the strongest players in North America! Topics to be covered: - Common misconceptions in shape/joseki - A purpose to every battle - All about the star-point, three-three invasion - As well as problems and game reviews (bring your game records!)
Jay Chan
9096188749
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Syracuse, NY
United States
Syracuse Fall Self-Pair Tournament
Our annual self-pair tourney will take place on Saturday, December 1 at the Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville (5110 Jamesville Rd). The games are relaxed (or not), the people are friendly (definitely), and all the players are above average (though not necessarily in their playing strength). Games are AGA-rated. Stay for the whole day (10:30 AM to 4:30 PM) and play several games or just stop by for a game or two. Cost is just $10 to register, and every player gets to select a new go book or other go-related item to take home at the end of the day. We'd love to have you let us know at our tournament Facebook event if you're coming. Free refreshments provided. Call (315-682-7720) or email (syracusegoclub@gmail.com) if you have any questions.
Richard Moseson
315-682-7720
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Seattle, WA
US
Seattle Go Center Monthly Ratings Tournament
This is a great way to play some intense face-to-face Go! Three rounds, Japanese rules, 45 minutes per player plus byo-yomi. You do not have 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: younger than 18 free, first 10 visits free; otherwise, $5 for one-day membership (see http://www.seattlego.org/membership/ for other options). And you need to be a current AGA member -- visit https://www.usgo.org/members/login 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 first round starts at 11:00. If you come before 12:30 and register, you will probably be able to play in the second round, which starts by 1:30 (but may start sooner).
Mike Malveaux
206-545-1424
Manager
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Seattle, WA
US
Gala Night of Pair Go
Join us for this great holiday event, with two rounds of Pair Go, cake, prizes, and lots of fun! Ten dollars general admission, five dollars for voting members and youth (under 18). We will be following International Pair Go Rules. Each pair must have a female and a male, of any age. Registration will be from 5:00 to 5:30 PM on the day of the tournament, Saturday, December 16; we will finish around 10 PM. This is not an official Pair Go competition, so formal dress is encouraged, but not required.
Mike Malveaux
206-545-1424
Manager
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Sacramento, CA
US
Davis/Sacramento Winter Quarterly
The Davis/Sacramento Go Club will hold their Winter 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
9166010829
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Columbus, OH
US
Columbus Candlenight Cup
You're invited to compete in this historic Ohio tournament. Test your skills on the goban and strive for glory, honor, and prizes! We'll be doing a "Cup Style" tournament where our grand prize winner will become enshrined in eternal glory on the cup and will be the title holder for a year until the next cup tournament! If you don't often go to tournaments, this is the one to Go too! There is even a Division D 9x9 tournament for really new players or young children. 4 Rounds | AGA Rules | AGA Rated Divisions: A, B, C, D (beginners 9x9) Handicap: none for A and D, rank difference minus 1 for B and C, Time Setting: 30 minutes, basic time | 5 sets of 30 second byo-yomi Prizes: Rare Limited-Edition Cherry Blossom Go Set Choice of Unique Go Stone Netsuke Strap DVD's, stickers, and various items Cash Money THE COLUMBUS CUP (for the grand prize winner) Schedule: 9:00AM | Registration with Coffee, Tea, and Bagels 10:00AM | Round 1 11:30AM | Round 2 1:00PM | Lunch 2:00PM | Round 3 3:30PM | Round 4 5:30PM | Award Ceremony 6:00PM | Dinner at The Spaghetti Warehouse [Optional] Cost: $10 if you preregister online before December 8th -To pre-register visit http://tform.gohio.org $15 at the door for AGA Members, $25 for non-AGA Members (speak with Devin for a Membership Discount) Notes -Boards, stones, and clocks will be provided -Lunch will be provided on site for $5 extra
Devin Fraze
614-705-9839
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Seattle, WA
US
Jin Chen Tournament
The Jin Chen is the biggest tournament of the year at the Seattle Go Center. This tournament has cash prizes, with the first place prize in the Open section winning $300. The Open section will be limited to the top 8 players who register. There also will be cash prizes for players who win all three of their games in the Handicap section. There is an entry fee of $10 for youth and voting members, and $15 for all others. The tournament is AGA rated, so please make sure your AGA membership is up to date at www.usgo.org . Registration is the day of the tournament, from 10:00 to 10:30 AM.
Mike Malveaux
206-545-1424
Manager
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Sacramento, CA
US
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
9166010829