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This Week’s Go Calendar: Syracuse

Monday November 17, 2014

November 22: Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Fall Go Tournament
Richard Moseson rmoseson@gmail.com 315-682-7720
Jim Gonnella jim_g_o@yahoo.com 315-492-9130

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Seattle, Burlington, Portland

Monday March 10, 2014

March 15-16: Seattle, WA
Yilun Yang 7p Workshop
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206-632-1122 206-545-1424

March 16: Burlington, VT
Queen City Go Tourney Spring 2014
David Felcan dfelcan@yahoo.com 802-860-9587

March 16: Portland, OR
Hikaru No Go Child and Youth Tournament
Peter Freedman peter.freedman@comcast.net 503-242-4203

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Cupertino and San Diego

Monday January 13, 2014

January 18: Cupertino, CA
Northern California Ing Cup
Ernest Brown indagoe49@yahoo.com 415-606-7641
Mike Bull bull@lmi.net 510-220-0760

January 18: San Diego, CA
2014 San Diego Go Championship
Ted Terpstra ted.terpstra@gmail.com 619-384-3454

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Seattle

Monday December 30, 2013

January 5: Seattle, WA
Jin Chen Memorial Tournament
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206-632-1122 206-545-1424

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Big Jubango Between Lee Sedol & Gu Li Set To Start In January

Friday November 29, 2013

MLily 2014 jubangoThe dates for the much-anticipated match between Lee Sedol 9p (top left) and Gu Li 9p (bottom left) have finally been announced. The jubango, or ten-game match, will begin on January 26, 2014 in Beijing. Sponsor MLily will award the first player to win six games with 5 million RMB (approximately 820,000 USD). The other player will receive a consolation prize of 200,000 RMB (approximately 33,000 USD). If the score is tied 5-5, the prize will be split without a tie-breaker.

“I think these two players are the best choice for a jubango, and the games will be very exciting,” said Liu Siming, president of the Chinese Weiqi Association. “There hasn’t been a jubango like this in the last 70 years, but we’ve pushed ahead to make this one happen.” With twenty-one international titles between the two of them, Liu considers Lee and Gu “still the best” among today’s top players. Liu also delivered the exciting news that each of the ten games will be played in a different city.

Gu and Lee themselves, though, are trying to stay humble. When asked how he will prepare for the jubango, Gu said, “This match will be a very important part of my career and life.” He has already logged many hours studying to prepare. As for Lee, he does not believe that being the top ranked Korean player has anything to do with how the jubango will unfold. “There were many lightning games in the first half of 2013, and I lost many of them,” Lee said. “However there have been more games with longer time limits in the second half of the year, and I’ve been able to achieve better results in those games. That’s all there is to it.”

For more information about the 2014 MLily Gu vs Lee jubango, please visit Go Game Guru. For the full jubango schedule, please visit Go Game Guru’s Pro Go Calendar.
–- Annalia Linnan, based on a longer article by Go Game Guru, photo courtesy of Go Game Guru

This Week’s Go Calendar: Lancaster and Seattle

Monday September 30, 2013

October 6: Lancaster, PA
Lancaster “Fall for Go” Tournament
Jason Long jason@long.name 717-315-9097
Sam Zimmerman szimmerman@ctipc.com 717-892-1249

October 6: Seattle, WA
Monthly Ratings Tournament
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206-632-1122 206-545-1424

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Upcoming European Tournaments: Go in BRNO, Hans Pietsch Memorial

Wednesday July 31, 2013

Hans Pietsch Memorial Tournament 2013Czech Republic: The 2013 International Go Cup Brno will be held September 6-8 in Brno, South Moravia. Though in 1998 there were only 50 participants and they were mostly Czech, Go in BNRO has since yielded upward of 160 players from all over Europe. The price fund is a minimum of 2.600 EUR, with bonus prizes for players with EGF member passports. To pre-register or for more information including schedule, venue, and accommodations, please visit the official Go in BRNO website.
Hungary: The 10th Annual European Hans Pietsch Memorial tournament will be held September 26-29 in Budapest. During his life Hans Pietsch (left) was known for his discipline, mental stamina, love of nature, and desire to introduce go to new audiences. He became 4d in four years and could play his 100 favorite games start to finish from memory. Since his death in 2003, the tournament in Pietsch’s name has become one of the biggest tournaments in Europe and consistently draws many of Europe’s top players. In addition to game play, attendees will also enjoy public lectures by Pietsch sensei Chizu Kobayashi 5d on some of his most memorable games. To pre-register or for more information, visit the European Hans Pietsch Memorial website.
— Annalia Linnan; for complete listings, check out the European Tournament Calendar

Mind GO Club Re-Opens This Week in Rehovot, Israel

Tuesday June 25, 2013

The Mind GO club’s second largest go club in Israel is re-opening this week. The club, in Rehotot at Weizmann Science Institute, is opening under the auspices of Professor Peleg, Dean of Mathematics faculty at the Institute. Meetings start this Wednesday, June 26, 20:00 in the Ziskind building (Math and Computer Science), second floor, room 261. All are welcome. Shavit Fragman first opened the club at the Weizmann Science Institute in 2004 and it was run then successfully run for several years by Dr. Andreas Doncic from Sweden. For further details, contact Shavit @ 054-4500453.

This Week’s Go Calendar: Arlington, Evanston, Rio Rancho, Sacramento, Lancaster, St. Paul

Monday June 17, 2013

June 22: Arlington, VA
NOVA School’s Out
Gary Smith gary@novagoclub.org 703-254-6429

June 22: Evanston, IL
Here Comes The Sun
Mark Rubenstein mark@evanstongoclub.org 847-869-6020

June 22: Rio Rancho, NM
New Mexico Summer Go Tournament
Robert Cordingley rjcord1@gmail.com 505-471-4569
Daniel Dawes djdoz19@gmail.com 505-261-4159

June 22: Sacramento, CA
Davis/Sacramento Summer Quarterly
Willard Haynes willard@emeritus.csus.edu 916-929-6112

June 23: Lancaster, PA
Lancaster Summer Ratings Tournament
Jason Long jason@long.name 717-315-9097
Sam Zimmerman szimmerman@ctipc.com

June 23: St. Paul, MN
2013 TCGO Summer Tournament
Aaron Broege broe0034@umn.edu 612-384-8789

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Portland, Santa Monica, Tempe, Mountain View

Monday June 10, 2013

June 15: Portland, OR
Guo Juan Pro Workshop
Peter Freedman peter.freedman@comcast.net 503-242-4203

June 15, Santa Monica, CA
7th Annual Santa Monica Coffee Cup
Andrew Okun bcd@okun.name 310-346-5850

June 15 and 18: Tempe, AZ
AZ June Rating Tournament
Bill Gundberg bill@azgoclub.org 480-831-5567

June 17-21: Mountain View, CA
2013 Summer Go Day Camp
Mingjiu Jiang mingjiu7p@hotmail.com 650-796-1602

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