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Liang Wei-Tang 9P to Appear in DC Area August 14

Monday August 13, 2012

Fresh from his appearance at the U.S. Go Congress, Liang Wei-Tang 9P will appear at an event in the Washington DC area on Tuesday, August 14. The Chinese professional’s visit is sponsored by the the Capital Go Club and Rockville Go & Chess Group. The event includes a simul with Mr. Liang, who will also do game commentaries and conduct a Q&A session. The event is free and all are welcome, but pre-registration is required. Area go players and others interested are also welcome to observe.

Liang was born in Guangdong, China in 1963 and began learning go at 10. In 1999 he was rated among the top players in the country. The only 9-dan pro in Shenzhen, Liang has played a major role in building the local go community. “At one time, the President of the Shenzhen Go Academy, Mr. Wu Fu-Jou, praised Liang 9P as more valuable than pandas,” says local organizer Edward Zhang, “because there are more than two thousand pandas inChinabut there are only around thirty 9-dan professionals.”

Event schedule: 7-9p: Simul; 7-10:30p: AGA Rated Games (AGA members only); 8:30-10p: Game Commentaries and Q/A. Location:  Rockville United Church (Fellowship Hall), 355 Linthicum Street, Rockville, Maryland.

This event is also co-sponsored by the American Go Association, Rockville Sister Cities Corporation, and Great Falls Go Club. Transamerica Financial Advisors and Rockville United Church is also providing financial support.

Click here to register; for more info contact John Goon (spineyone@yahoo.com, 301-613-8297) or Ching-Sung Chin (chin8673@yahoo.com) or Edward Zhang (zhiyuanz@gmail.com, 703-888-9240) for details.

 

 

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Black Mountain

Monday July 30, 2012

August 4-12: Black Mountain, NC
28th Annual US Go Congress
Paul Celmer paul@gocongress12.org
Peter Armenia parmenia@earthlink.net

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This Week’s Go Calendar : Gatineau and Middlebury

Monday June 25, 2012

June 29 – July 2: Gatineau, QC
2012 Canadian Open
Marc St-Onge marc.stonge@multivesco.com 819.328.2408

June 30: Middlebury, VT
Tim Huang Memorial Go Tournament
Peter Schumer schumer@middlebury.edu 802.388.3934

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Sacramento and Menlo Park

Monday June 18, 2012

June 23: Sacramento, CA
Davis/Sacramento Go Club Summer Quarterly
Willard Haynes willard@sacllink.csus.edu 916.929.6112

June 25-29: Menlo Park, CA
2012 Summer Go Day Camp with Mingjiu Jiang 7P
Mingjiu Jiang mingjiu7p@hotmail.com 650.796.1602

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Seattle

Monday May 14, 2012

May 20: Seattle, WA
Iwamoto Youth 19×19 Tournament
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206.545.1424

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May Madness Kicks Off This Weekend

Friday May 4, 2012

Go players looking for competition will find it every weekend this month, from coast to coast, and plenty of places in-between. From Seattle, WA to Santa Fe, NM and Chicago, IL to Baltimore, MD, no less than nine tournaments are being held, including several at which the top-finishing player with qualifying citizenship will earn the right to compete for pro certification this summer in North Carolina the week before the US Go Congress. Here’s a quick overview of the line-up:

May 5, Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Spring Tournament
May 5, Stony Brook, NY: Stony Brook Sakura Matsuri Go Tournament
May 5-6, Seattle, WA: 1st AGA-Tygem Seattle Pro Prelim
May 12, San Francisco, CA: Bay Area Go Players Association Monthly AGA Ratings Tournament
May 12, Boulder, CO: Rocky Mountain Spring Go Tournament
May 12, Chicago, IL: It Was 20 Years Ago Today
May 20, Seattle, WA: Iwamoto Youth 19×19 Tournament
May 26-27, Baltimore, MD: 39th Maryland Open/TYGEMGO Pro Prelim
May 28, Cupertino, CA: Bay Area High School Go Tournament 2012
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photo: at the April  28-29 Cotsen AGA-TygemGo Pro Prelim; photo by Chris Garlock

This Week’s Go Calendar: Los Angeles and Seattle

Monday April 23, 2012

 

April 28-29: Los Angeles, CA
2012 Cotsen Go Open with 1st AGA-Tygem Pro Prelim
Jenna Stewart creativemindevents@me.com 818.974.9418

April 29: Seattle, WA
Monthly Ratings Tournament
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206.545.1424

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How to Earn Qualie Points for 2012 World Mind Sports Games in France

Friday April 13, 2012

All tournaments designated as North American Ing Masters qualifiers, as well as AGA-Tygemgo Pro Tournament qualifiers, are now tournaments at which strong players will be able to earn qualification points for the 2012 World Mind Sports Games (WMSG), scheduled to take place in Lille, France, from August 9-23, reports AGA Tournament Coordinator Karoline Burrall. Players interested in representing the U.S. at the WMSG must be U.S. citizens; all other AGA eligibility criteria for international representatives apply. Upcoming tournaments at which players can earn points are Ronghao Chen’s NAIM qualifier and Self Paired Tournament in Somerset, New Jersey April 21-22, the Cotsen Open in Los Angeles on April 28-29, the AGA-Tygem Seattle Pro Prelim in Seattle, Washington on May 5-6, the Rocky Mountain Spring Go Tournament in Boulder, CO on May 12 and the Maryland Pro Tournament (details coming soon). Details are on the tournaments calendar. Players should indicate to the tournament director that they would like to earn WMSG points at these events. “Players are welcome to play in and attend as many qualifier tournaments as they wish,” notes Burrall, “but only their two highest point scores will add to make up their final points.”

This Week’s Go Calendar: Blacksburg, Palo Alto, Rochester, and More!

Monday April 9, 2012

April 14: Blacksburg, VA
End of the School Year Tournament
Jacob Lewellen graemy@vt.edu 804.832.3007

April 14: Palo Alto, CA
Bay Area Go Players Association Monthly AGA Ratings Tournament
Roger Schrag rs1249@bayareago.org 510.501.2701
Steve Burrall sburrall@comcast.net 916.688.2858

April 14: Rochester, NY
Empty Sky Spring Tournament
Steve Colburn tournament@emptysky.org 585.703.3977

April 14: Seattle, WA
Cherry Blossom Festival Tournament
Brian Allen manager@seattlego.org 206.545.1424

April 14-15: Orlando, FL
2012 Orlando Go Tournament
R. Paul Wiegand paul@tesseract.org 407.446.7204

April 15: Germantown, MD
Yuan Zhou’s Group Go Lesson
Yuan Zhou yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com 240.271.2304

April 15: San Diego, CA
San Diego Go Championship
Ted Terpstra teddy.terpstra@gmail.com 619.384.3454

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This Week’s Go Calendar: Arlington, Sacramento, Syracuse

Monday March 26, 2012

March 31: Arlington, VA
NOVA Cherry Blossom Festival
Gary Smith gary@novagoclub.org 703.254.6429

March 31: Sacramento, CA
Davis/Sacramento Go Club Spring Quarterly
Willard Haynes willard@sacllink.csus.edu 916.929.6112

March 31: Syracuse, NY
5th Annual Salt City Go Tournament
Richard Moseson syracusegoclub@gmail.com 315.682.7720
James Howard jhoward9@ymail.com 315.395.3557

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