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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Twin Cities Go Club Winter Open Tournament
Come join the Twin Cities Go Club for a Saturday filled with friendly competition. The event will be held at the Walker Library, in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. This event is FREE OF CHARGE. The tournament will take place from 9am-5pm and will be a 4-round McMahon tournament. AGA membership is not required; however, to individuals holding current AGA memberships can agree to play a rated game that will be recorded and submitted to the rating system. Please visit our Facebook event page to RSVP and get more information.
Aaron Broege
Saturday, February 28, 2015 to Sunday, March 1, 2015
Monterey Park, CA
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
Saturday, February 28, 2015 to Sunday, March 1, 2015
Princeton, NJ
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
Paul Matthews
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Arlington, VA
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
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Citrus Heights, CA
Davis/Sacramento Spring Quarterly
This will be a one day, four round, AGA rated tournament held at Rancho Cordova library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95827. There is no entry fee. Registration and setup begins at 9:15 am, and play begins at 10:45 am. There is no preregistration.
Willard Haynes
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Sunday chess and Go tournament
For children in the Beverly Cleary, Irvington, Richmond, and Roseland Heights schools, and any unranked/double kyu children. $2 registration fee, preregistration required by email to
peter Freedman
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Arlington, VA
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
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Cambridge, MA
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
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Cupertino, CA
19th Jujo Jiang Cup Youth Goe Tournament
All youth players under 21 years of age are eligible.
Mingjiu Jiang
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Syracuse, NY
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
Saturday, April 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
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Cambridge, MA
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
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Toronto, ON
Toronto Go Open (Spring 2015)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:30am to 6:30pm at 519 Church Street Community Centre, Room 106. <> Registration fee: $20. Prizes include a go trophy, a go set, a cash prize (TBD) and go books. Check for parking in the area.
Sam Chapin
647 678 7427
Johnny Lau
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Stony Brook, New York
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
Warren Chen
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Seattle Go Center, Washington
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