The North American Kyu Championship

The North American Kyu Championships (NAKC) is a tri-national tournament for young Kyu players in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Participants must be under the age of 18, and members of their national organizations (AGA, CGA, Gimnasio de Go or MGA). The tournament is held in February. All games will be played online, on the KGS Go Server

Tournament Format

Brackets will be divided by rank, with a new bracket formed approximately every 5 ranks or so depending on the range of participants. Within brackets, all games will be played even. Depending on the number of entrants in a given bracket, there will be either 3 or 4 rounds. There will be a trophy for the best Junior player (under 13) and the best Senior (under 18) in each bracket. Jr. and Sr. level youth will compete together.

Registration and Deadline

Registration for the NAKC opens in January of each year. This year’s event will be held February 4th. The registration deadline is January 31st. Here is the current registration form

Past Tournament Winners

The NAKC replaced the USYGC in 2014. Former USYGC winners can be seen here: