American Go E-Journal

New Jersey Open canceled

Saturday February 4, 2017

This year’s New Jersey Open has been canceled, and will be discontinued indefinitely. One of the longest-running go 2017.02.04_2016NJO-IMG_6304tournaments in the U.S., the NJO — usually held in mid-February — had seen increased turnout in recent years, but ran into organizational problems this year. Princeton University, the longtime site of the tournament, “will not approve the event now unless it is entirely run by students,” says Tournament Director Rick Mott, “and we don’t have enough active students available to pull that off this year.” Another issue was Princeton’s ban on cash prizes. “We’re looking for other regional tournament activities to fill the gap,” says Co-Director Paul Matthews. Meanwhile, East Coast go players can mark their calendars for the nearby Philadelphia Spring Open tournament on March 12.

At the 2016 NJO; photo by Chris Garlock

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