Open Tournament and Workshop Calendar

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Note:Always contact the tournament or workshop organizers before making plans to attend. The AGA cannot be held responsible for errors or changes in this information. This calendar is provided as a free service to the North American Go-playing community. If your entry need correcting please let us know by contacting the Calendar Admin. Please note, your tournament is not posted immediately. It may take a few days for your event to be posted.

Sat, May 25, 2019 to Sun, May 26, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland
AGA Rated
46th Maryland Open

Preregister at (the link provided)

Keith Arnold (410 788 3520)
Sat, Jun 22, 2019
Lexington, MA
AGA Rated
2019 Greater Boston Youth & Pair Go Tournament

The only AGA-rated youth tournament in New England, co-hosted by Massachusetts Go Association and New Legacy Cultural Center. Pre-register online for $20 per Youth and $30 per Pair. Registration at door will be charged at $25 for Youth tournament and $40 per Pair. Trophies, certificates and Go books will be awarded to top four players of each division.

Ke Lu (781-296-7519)
Emma Fang (617-888-5842)
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 to Mon, Jul 1, 2019
Hamilton, ON
42nd Canadian Go Open

This year, Hamilton will host the 42nd Canadian Go Open at the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education. Located in the heart of the city on James Street North, the CCE is surrounded by a diverse collection of unique shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants. The fully accessible venue includes spacious classrooms for the tournament on the second floor, and a comfortable lounge on the ground floor for casual discussions as well as two study rooms for quiet game reviews. Schedule : Friday, June 28th -> Pair Go Championship. Saturday, June 28th to Monday, July 1st -> 2 rounds per day.

Nicholas Prince (
Sat, Jun 29, 2019
Sacramento, CA
AGA Rated
Davis/Sacramento Summer Quarterly

This will be a one-day, four-round, AGA-rated tournament held at the Arden-Dimick library, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA. Registration opens at 9:00 am and play begins at 10:00 am. There is no pre-registration—just show up, sign in, and play!

Willard Haynes (916-929-6112)
Sun, Jul 7, 2019
Cambridge, MA
AGA Rated
MGA Summer Handicap Tournament

Please join us for the MGA Summer Handicap Tournament.

Details in link :)

Neil Ritter (9786215936)
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 to Sun, Sep 22, 2019
Portland, OR
AGA Rated
2019 Oregon State Go Championship

This is the first annual state championship tournament. Format is a five-round Swiss-McMahon tournament (everyone plays all five rounds). It will be held on September 21 and 22, 2019, in the beautiful Portland Japanese Garden. This is an AGA-rated tournament, so AGA membership is required. Because winners will receive AGA-sanctioned state titles, "one event" membership will not be honored. You do not have to be an Oregon resident to play in this tournament.

In the open section, the highest finisher who is also an Oregon resident will be awarded the Championship trophy. Trophies and state-wide "braggin' rights" will also be given for top finishers in the handicap sections. Cash and merchandise prizes will go to the top places in each section as well, with a special purse of $500.00 for the open section. Entry fees will be $25.00 per adult and $15.00 for those under the age of 18 on September 22. Entry to the Japanese Garden will be waived for all participants.

IMPORTANT! Due to space restrictions, only a limited number of players will be able to participate. See next paragraph for instructions to apply for participation. All players must apply and register in advance so we can arrange for entry to the Garden. Applicants will be placed on a list by order of receipt of application with priority for open section players. There is no cost to apply for participation. Fees will be settled in August. After AGA membership expiration dates have been confirmed and the entry fees have been received, a list of participants will be published. After you apply, it is important to watch for notices and respond within the time period allowed to complete your application, or you will be dropped from the list to make space for another player. There will not be time or mechanism afforded for "entry at the door."

To start your application, send an email to, Subject: OSC. In the body of the email give the following information: Full name, AGA ID#, email that you regularly check (and put me on your allowed list if your email uses a filter), state of residence, and (for strong players) whether you want to enter the open section. Please do not send fees until asked to do so.

Roy Schmidt ((309) 360-9473)
Sun, Oct 6, 2019
Cambridge, MA
AGA Rated
MGA Fall Handicap Tournament

Please join us for the MGA Fall Handicap Tournament!

Details in link :)

Neil Ritter (9786215936)
Sat, Nov 30, 2019 to Sun, Dec 1, 2019
San Diego, CA
AGA Rated
2019 California State Go Championship

This will be the Second Annual California State Go Championship.

The event will again be hosted by the San Diego Go Club at the
San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park. It will be a 5-round AGA-rated
tournament over Thanksgiving Saturday and Sunday. The time control
will be 45-minutes with 5 periods of 30-seconds Byo-yomi.

The 2018 tournament was won by Calvin Sun, AGA 1P with eight
6-dan-and-above players in the Open, thirty-six players in the
Handicap Section and thirty-two youth players in the 13x13 championship.

The player with the best record in the Open section, who is a California resident, will become the new California State Champion.
But one does not have to be a California resident to play in any section.
There will be several handicap sections as well as a youth 13x13 championship
for 20+-Kyu players and beginners.

There will be a minimum of $1,000.00 in prize money, which will be distributed amongst the various sections.
There is a $20. entrance fee.

Registration begins in October 2019.
To play in round 1, players must register by 11:59 p.m. Thursday (Thanksgiving), November 28, 2019.

Ted Terpstra (619/384-3454)