AGA State Championship System

System summary

The AGA sanctions State Championships that will be national recognized as having been organized and executed to high-quality standards, which will be set in consultation with the chapters. The purpose of the championships is to promote competition, regardless of the strength of players involved. We have confidence that stronger players who may not have been interested previously will wish to compete for the title in following years, and this will create more competitive interest at all levels.

The overall system is administered by an AGA State Championship Coordinator who can be reached at 50state@usgo.org.

Organize a championship in your state!

Chapters within a State should select a State Championship Coordinator, who will work with the AGA Coordinator to ensure that the established standards are met. We hope that such selections will be unanimously approved, but there are State Coordinator Election Standards with voting rules for cases in which the selection is contested. Based on interest and volume of players, states may join into a region rather than have individual State championships. A State may also split into two regions with the approval of the AGA Coordinator. The final championship match to declare the overall State Champion may then be played by internet.

Any chapter interested in organizing a state championship should apply! The AGA provides some financial assistance to help you get this started. Contact the State Championship Coordinator at 50state@usgo.org for more information and to submit an application to start your annual State Championship.

Upcoming championships:

State Location Dates Organizer Contact
Virginia Vienna, VA September 28 Edward Zhang, agatd1@gmail.com
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Past State Championships:

State Dates Organizer Champion
Pennsylvania April 2018 Jason Mcibbon Ethan Wang 7d
North Carolina September 2018 Jeff Kuang Chen An 7d
Vermont . . .
California November 2018 Ted Terpstra Calvin Sun 1P
New Mexico November 2018 Robert Cordingly Billy Maier 3k
Texas March 2019 . .