Open Tournament and Workshop Calendar

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
2nd NYC GO CLUB Ratings Tournament Event time: 11AM Sept 22nd, 2018 Check-in : 10:30AM Event Address: 124 4th Ave. New York, NY 10003 - it's in NYC! Fee: $35; this includes all you can eat pizza! small cash prizes for players who win all 3 rounds Please register as soon as possible, as it is 32 players max Contact Tournament Director: Philip Nielsen Tournament Organizer: Jeffrey Reiss
Jeffery Reiss
Philip Nielsen
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Cary North Carolina , North carolina
North Carolina State Championship
Hello! The North Carolina State Go Champion will be determined in a day long tournament on September 22, 2018, at Umstead State Park in north Raleigh. Competitors from across the state will vie for the title, with prizes and trophies awarded in multiple divisions. The State Go Champion wins a cash prize along with 2 trophies. One of the trophies will be permanently awarded; the other is a traveling trophy awarded to successive state champions. All AGA members are eligible to play. However, to be awarded the title of “North Carolina State Champion” you must be an amateur go player who resides in North Carolina at least 50% of the year. Students are eligible. The location of the Tournament is Umstead State Park. Shelter #2 is at the Reedy Creek entrance to the park. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Durham, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn left onto N. Harrison Ave, crossing the I-40 overpass. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/4 mile. To get to the Reedy Creek entrance coming from Raleigh, take I-40 to exit 287 (Cary/Harrison Ave) and turn right onto N. Harrison Ave. The Reedy Creek entrance is less than 1/8 mile. After you enter the parking area, continue straight into the area to the far right corner (see image at left). The shelter is located about 20 yards south of the parking lot. We will have signs posted to help you locate the site. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for first round pairing and an early start. To participate in the first round you must register before 8:00 PM Friday, September 21st. The location is on the Cary side of Umstead Park and is accessible via I-40 to Harrison Avenue. Do not use the Umstead entrance on US Hwy 70. There is no connection to Reedy Creek entrance from US Hwy 70. Jeff Kuang will be serving as the Tournament Director. The tournament will consist of 4 rounds of play. Time settings will be 45 minutes main time, with 5 byo-yomi periods of 30 seconds each. This is an AGA rated tournament. You must be an AGA member to play. Please be sure you have a membership or renew via the web at before the tournament begins. Please see the registration form at for more information. Hope to see you there!
Paul celmer
Bob Bacon
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Palo Alto, CA
South Bay Go Tournament
Join us for a full-day go tournament on Saturday Sep 29, 2018! We'll be playing in the Palo Alto Public Library, Downtown branch at 270 Forest Ave, Palo Alto CA. This tournament will be AGA-rated, and will consist of four rounds of play and a break for lunch. Please RSVP at the eventbrite (I've deliberately made this meetup so that folks can't RSVP. This is an announcement for the tournament!) No need to bring any equipment, all boards/stones will be provided thanks to the Bay Area Go Players Association.
Michael Kokosenski
Adam Bender
Saturday, September 29, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Toronto, ON
Toronto Fall Cup 2018
Toronto Fall Cup 2018 -- Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10 am to 5:30 pm -- The 519 Community Centre, Rooms 106, 100 & 303, 519 Church Street, Toronto (north of Church & Wellesley) -- Registration fee: $30 -- A Trophy will be presented to the top player -- Cash prizes will be awarded on Sunday to 1st ($200), 2nd ($100) & 3rd ($50) place and the top players of each division ($50) -- Participants will be entered in a raffle on Saturday for Go books -- Limited to 50 participants -- Light refreshments will be served -- Rank discrepancies can be dealt with at the tournament -- Check for parking in the area -- Check for more information and registration
Johnny Lau
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Davis/Sacramento Fall Quarterly
The Davis/Sacramento Go Club will hold their Fall Quarterly Rating Tournament at the Rancho Cordova library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95827 on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Set-up and registration at 9 am. First round begins at 10 am. There will 4 rounds.
Willard Haynes
Sunday, September 30, 2018
San Diego, CA
San Diego Go Club Back to School Tournament
The San Diego Go Club's Fall 2018 Soiree will be a 3-round AGA-rated tournament. Players must register by 11:59 pm Friday, 8/28 to play in the first round. On-site registration for rounds 2-3 is allowed. No problem playing less than three rounds. But please notify the TD. This is a free tournament, although AGA membership is required. Rounds at 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. with free pizza for everyone at 5 p.m. There will be an Open section and handicapped sections. The competition will be at the spacious San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park. Time constraints will be 45 min basic time + 5 30-second Byo-yomi. UCSD students can get a free ride to and from the tournament site.
Ted Terpstra
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Seattle, WA
Seattle Go Center Anniversary Tournament
Come celebrate our 23nd Anniversary with a Tournament! This is a great way to play some intense Go face-to-face, with 3 rounds and Japanese rules. Entry fee: $15 general admission; $10 youth; $10 Go Center voting members. Prizes -- The Open section 1st Prize is $150; book and equipment prizes for the handicapped sections. Registration is from 10:00 - 10:30 sharp. Current AGA membership is required -- see If your first game runs long, you do not have much time for lunch. We will be ordering pizza to share (no charge). You can also bring your own food, of course, but we do not recommend going out to lunch.
Mike Malveaux
TD List
Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
Los Angeles, California
United States
2018 Cotsen Open
2018 Cotsen Open with 6th AGA Pro Prelim. Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles 5505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Pre-registration will close on Tuesday Oct 9th , at 11:59PM. Refund tournament fee and free lunches if you pre-register and play all 5 games. High cash awards on all divisions.
Kevin Chao
Chris Saenz
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Washington, DC
Yuan Zhou's Monthly Group Lesson - October 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, September 16, 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
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Cambridge, MA
United States
Massachusetts Go Association Fall Tournament
This is a one day 4 round Handicap tournament. On-street parking is free on Sundays. The venue is about a 10 minute walk from the Davis Square T Stop, and a short walk from the Massachusetts Avenue busses. Registration begins at 9:45, play at 10:30 a.m. There are cash prizes. The tournament fee is $20, reduced to $15 for pre-registrants. Pre-registration is a simple matter of emailing the TD your intention to play, and the strength at which you are entering. Your AGA number, if you have one, would be helpful. Otherwise the TD has t look you up in the AGA membersihp rolls by name. AGA membership is available at the registration desk for those who need to join or whose membership has expired.
Eva Casey
James Peters
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo Go Tournamnent
Location: Bernhard Center Address: 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 Parking: Free on weekends. Rooms: 105/106. Date: 10/20/2018. Check in Time: 9:30AM. Event time: 10AM – 5:30PM. Fee: $15 (Please pay at check in. Must have an AGA Membership or a One-Day tournament pass) Lunch Break: 12pm-1pm (Lunch is on your own. There are a few restaurants in the basement of the Bernhard Center or if you wish you can travel further out for more options, but beware of construction) Please bring Go equipment!!! Join us for 3 to 4 rounds of Go or If you wish to play in fewer rounds please let the TD know upon arrival. If games are done sooner, we can play more rounds. The TD will pair up the players for each round with the appropriate handicap.
Justin Johnson
Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Austin, Tx
United States
Texas State Championship
The Open section will result in the naming of a 2018 Texas State Champion. In parallel, we will also have a handicap section for others wishing to compete, but not for the state title. All players must be AGA members and to compete for the state championship, you must reside of Texas.
Bart Jacob
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Middlebury, VT
Vermont Go Championship
The Vermont Go Championship will be a single elimination three-round AGA rated no handicap tournament consisting of the top eight players in Vermont. There will be a Vermont Fall Tournament (with handicaps) held simultaneously for all other players so that everyone gets to play three rounds. Must pre-register with Peter Schumer at Make sure to renew AGA memberships ahead of time. The tournament will be held on campus at Middlebury College.
Peter Schumer
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Seattle, WA
Seattle Go Center Monthly Ratings Tournament
This is a great way to play some intense face-to-face Go! Three rounds, Japanese rules. You do not have play all 3 rounds (just inform the Tournament Director of your plans). The tournament is free of charge, though the Go Center membership policies apply: younger than 18 free, first 10 visits free; otherwise, $5 for one-day membership (see for other options). And you need to be a current AGA member -- 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
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Evanston, IL
East Meets West
“East Meets West” Tournament Saturday Nov 10, 2018 Hosted by the Evanston Go Club Sponsored by Yellow Mountain Imports ------------------------------------------------ Immanuel Lutheran Church 626 Lake St Evanston, Illinois 60201 Southeast corner of Lake and Sherman. Free parking on the south side of the church. Nearest El stop is Dempster on the Purple line. ------------------------------------------------ 9:00 am - Registration 9:30 am - Tournament begins $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the door AGA membership is required. Please join (or renew) BEFORE you arrive! Mail check (made out to Mark Rubenstein) to: Mark Rubenstein 917 Maple Ave Evanston, IL 60202 Or send payment via PayPal or Chase QuickPay to: For more information: (847) 869-6020
Mark Rubenstein