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Gotham & Brooklyn Unite at Cherry Blossom Fest This Weekend

Thursday April 23, 2015

Members of the Brooklyn Go Club will be teaching go from 1:00–5:00p this Saturday and Sunday in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Osborn 2015.04.21_Brooklyn-cherry-blossom2014Garden at this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri. They’ll be joined by the Gotham Go Group and anyone interested is welcome to join; check out the event posting on Facebook. And check out the 2014 festival video here.
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San Diego Club First to Redeem Chapter Reward Points

Thursday April 23, 2015

The San Diego Go Club was the first to redeem Chapter Rewards points, getting reimbursed $34.50 for pizza at their Winter Soiree. “The new 2015.04.19_San-Diego-mr-naAGA club rewards program helped pay for pizzas for the 30 plus players who came to our go party,” Ted Terpstra reports from San Diego. “The San Diego Go Club earned points through club members playing rated games and signing up for or renewing AGA memberships. The pizzas provided a pleasant social hour after the games were completed.”

Click here to see the totals for rewards points earned through February. Click here for details on how the new program works. Address any questions to rewards@usgo.org.
photo: Mr. Na, 7P, playing a simultaneous exhibition against club players at the San Diego Winter Soiree; photo courtesy Ted Terpstra

Lee & Janowski Split Top Honors in Syracuse

Wednesday April 22, 2015

A record 38 players, including 16 students high school age or younger, participated in this year’s Salt City Tournament in Syracuse, New York 2015.04.21_Syracuse-Beckheld on Saturday, April 11. In the A division, Yeunggeul Lee 2d (at right in photo) and Scott Janowski 1k both 2015.04.21_Syracuse-cakefinished with 3-1 records and split the top prize money, and Jared Beck 3d (at left) took the cash prize for 3rd place. High school student Jake Game 5k swept all four of his games in the B division, with RIT student Kyle Cutler 9k and third grader Liya Luk 11k taking the next two places, both with 3-1 records. Eric Li 22k won the C division with a 4-0 record, and Casey Beach 19k and Rachel Liu 20k both went 3-1 to finish in 2nd and 3rd place.

Every player was able to select a nice prize at the tournament this year thanks to the greatly discounted books provided by Slate and Shell. And the wife of tournament organizer Richard Moseson again baked and decorated the problem cake, shown here just before the problem portion was consumed (black to play). See lots more photos on the club’s Facebook page.

SmartGo Books Releases 3 New Titles

Wednesday April 22, 2015

SmartGo’s Go Books for iOS and Macintosh has released three new books. The Go Books app for iPad, iPhone, and Macintosh now offers a total2015.04.19_Elephant-slices of 102 interactive books about go, including the three newest ones, two of which are available exclusively on Go Books. Iwamoto Kaoru 9 dan’s “Reductions” is a companion volume to “Invasions,” teaching how to reduce many common formations. It’s also available in print from Slate & Shell. “Just Enough Japanese, Vol. 1” by Richard Hunter provides the most relevant kanji for understanding Japanese go books and is exclusively available in Go Books. In Thomas Redecker’s “Igo Hatsuyōron 120: An Elephant in Slices,” the most difficult go problem is split into 120 simpler problems. Only available in Go Books.

Final round of the Pandanet-AGA City League this weekend

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Pandanet Finals 2014 CrowdWho will go on to the finals of the Pandanet City League championship at the US Go Congress?

In the A League, Boston won their match in the last round making the race for the top very tight. Los Angeles, Greater Washington, and Boston each have 6 points each, but LA and Gr Washington both are outscoring with 9 board points. In this last match up none of the top teams will face each other. Which team will come out on top and travel to the Twin Cities in their last head-to-head match up?

The B League will have a tough fight for second place as it stands now. NC Raleigh and Bay Area are two board points behind Princeton. In the final round Raleigh faces off against the undefeated Princeton for the B League championship. Will Princeton come out on top or will Raleigh and Bay Area kick their games into high gear and make it a tight race?
The C League is also fighting for its second place winner. Berkeley has become a runaway running all of their matches by 2-1 against their opponents. Atlanta 2, DC Team 3, and Boston 2 will have tough matches in the last round.

Make sure to watch LIVE games on Pandanet this Sunday, April 26th in the AGA City League and AGA City League (Manual) rooms. Check out the latest client from Pandanet.  Away from your computer when the games are going on? Download the Pandanet (Go) app for Android and iOS!  pandalogo-4885cf7392ac5bc75a68d553b7287b04

Go Classified: Players Wanted in Monterey Bay; Demo Boards Available

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Players Wanted in Monterey Bay, CA: We hope to find both a North and South County venue for evenings of go play once or twice a month. 2015.04.19_demo-board-classifiedClick here for details.

Full-size Demonstration boards available: Board dimension 36″x36″; professionally printed/mounted/framed; includes a full set of magnetic stones. Board and stones $500 USD (easel not included) + shipping and handling. Only 6 boards left. Email marinicj@hotmail.com for details.

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Myungwan Kim 9P to Teach at Go Camp

Monday April 20, 2015

2012.12.08_MyungwanKim_DSC_0373The AGA East Coast Go Camp has announced Myungwan Kim as the teacher for this year’s camp.  Kim is a 9-dan professional, and the only player dispatched to the United States by the Korean Baduk Association since 2008. Kim has more than 10 years of teaching experience, and his students include several US Youth representatives, such as Aaron Ye, Andrew Lu, and Brandon Zhou. He is also three-time US Go Congress Open division winner and currently holds the highest player ranking in the AGA.

Camp directors Amanda Miller and Nano Rivera welcome all campers to join them for a week of go-playing and fun. “If you’re a go player between the ages of 8 and 18 and would like an opportunity to study go for a week with a professional teacher, then the AGA Go Camp is for you,” says Miller.

Go Camp 2014 (51) copyAnyone who participated in the North American Kyu Championships or the Redmond Cup is eligible to receive $400 off the price of the Go Camp, courtesy of the American Go Foundation. Youth who did not participate in either tournament, but still need financial assistance, are eligible for need-based scholarships here.  Visit the camp website  for general information, pictures from past camps, and news regarding this year’s upcoming Go Camp.  Any questions about camp should be addressed to  agagocampeast@gmail.com. -story by Fernando Rivera. Pictures: top: Myungwan Kim live commenting a tourney match, bottom: campers practice their archery skills at last years camp. Picture by Amanda Miller

This Week’s Go Calendar: Berkeley and Toronto

Monday April 20, 2015

April 25: Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Go Spring Tournament
Jay Chan jay@bayareago.org 909-618-8749
Steve Burrall sburrall@comcast.net 916-688-2858

April 25: Toronto, Canada
Toronto Go Open
Sam Chapin sam@torontogoclub.org 647-678-7427

Get the latest go events information.

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