The Redmond Cup
The Redmond Cup tournament is the longest running and most prestigious youth tournament in the United States. Named after professional 9-dan Michael Redmond and first organized by his family, the tournament was created to encourage play among grade school children and to discover excellence among North American youth players. Sponsored by both the Ing Foundation and the American Go Foundation, the tournament has been one of the continent's premiere youth events since 1994.
The Redmond Cup is divided into two leagues: the junior division and the senior division. Eligibility conditions for each are:
- Junior Division
- Age: 11 years or younger as of August 1 of each tournament year
- Playing strength: At least 5 kyu
- Senior Division
- Age: 12-17 years old as of August 1 of each tournament year
- Playing strength: At least dan level
Players must be citizens of the United States or residents of the United States, Canada or Mexico. American and Canadian competitors must be members of the AGA or the Canadian Go Association.
Organization and Prizes
Preliminary games of the Redmond Cup are held on the Internet Go Server under the Ing Goe Rules with 8 point compensation to white. Final games are played in person each year at the US Go Congress with a prize fund provided by the American Go Foundation.
Registration for the Redmond Cup is open each January 1-31, with matches usually beginning in April. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number, date of birth, email address, AGA rating, citizenship and go club affiliation. You must have a confirmed AGA rating in order to participate.
|Event||Year||Junior Division||Senior Division|
|1st||1994||Jonathan Wang (champion) Bellamy Liu (runner-up)||James Chien (champion) Alan Chen (runner-up)|
|2nd||1995||Yinan Chen (champion) Bellamy Liu (runner-up)||James Chien (champion) Timothy Law (runner-up)|
|3rd||1996||Eric Lui (champion) Jesse Chao (runner-up)||Timothy Law (champion) Michael Hong (runner-up)|
|4th||1997||Jesse Chao (champion) Eric Lui (runner-up)||Edward Kao (champion) Michael Hong (runner-up)|
|5th||1998||Eric Lui (champion) Justin Wang (runner-up)||Dennis Liang (champion) Michael Hong (runner-up)|
|6th||1999||Eric Lui (champion) Justin Wang (runner-up)||Dennis Liang (champion) Jonathon Wang (runner-up)|
|7th||2000||Eric Lui (champion) Curtis Tang (runner-up)||Jonathon Wang (champion) Richard Liang (runner-up)|
|8th||2001||Curtis Tang (champion) Matthew Burrall (runner-up)||Eric Lui* (champion) Richard Liang (runner-up)|
|9th||2002||Andy Liu (champion) Matthew Burrall (runner-up)||Mozheng Guan (champion) Justin Wang (runner-up)|
|10th||2003||Curtis Tang (champion) Johnnie Liu (runner-up)||Mozheng Guan (champion) Andy Liu (runner-up)|
|11th||2004||Curtis Tang (champion) ?||Mozheng Guan (champion) Zhao Nian Chen (runner-up)|
|12th||2005||Lionel Zhang (champion) Calvin Sun (runner-up)||Zhao Nian Chen (champion) Richard Liang (runner-up)|
|13th||2006||Calvin Sun (champion) Patrick Lung (runner-up)||Curtis Tang (champion) Andy Liu (runner-up)|
|14th||2007||Calvin Sun (champion) Hugh Zhang (runner-up)||Landon Brownell (champion) Cherry Shen (runner-up) (SGF)|
|15th||2008||Hugh Zhang (champion) Andrew Huang (runner-up) (game records)||Gansheng Shi (champion) William Zhou (runner-up) (game records)|
|16th||2009||Jerry Shen (champion) Yunxuan Li (runner-up) (SGF, SGF, SGF)||Gansheng Shi (champion) Zhongxia (Ricky) Zhao (runner-up) (SGF, SGF)|
|17th||2010||Oliver Wolf (champion) Henry Zhang (runner-up) (SGF, SGF, SGF)||Curtis Tang* (champion) Jianing Gan (runner-up) (SGF, SGF)|
|18th||2011||Aaron Ye (champion) Sammy Zhang (runner-up) (game record)||Calvin Sun (champion) Gansheng Shi (runner-up) (game record|
- The honorary title of Redmond Meijin is granted to those who win the Redmond Cup five times. Eric Lui was the first to do this, in 2001. Curtis Tang had his fifth win in 2010. Both are now Redmond Meijins.
The AGA and the Redmond family would like to express their gratitude for the continued efforts of tournament director Michael Bull, the generous sponsorship by the Ing Foundation and to Timothy Jeans and the American Go Foundation for the annual donation of prize money.