Open Tournament and Workshop Calendar

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Summer Go Tournament
This will be a three round AGA rated handicap tournament with prizes awarded to deserving players! A buffet lunch and beverages will be generously provided for entrants at no charge. While there is a small tournament fee, an AGA Number will be required. Register online now at GoClubsOnline ( where you can see full details. Players can pay any club tournament fees and AGA fees during registration via PayPal/Credit Card or on the day with cash or checks. Directions are also available in the online details of the tournament. If you don't yet have an AGA Number, wish to join or get an AGA Tournament Pass, please visit the AGA ahead of time at If you need to update your AGA membership please login at
Robert Cordingley
Sunday, August 18, 2019 to Friday, August 23, 2019
Mount Orford National Park, QC
Summer 2019 Go Camp - CGA
Registration is now open for the first Canadian Go Association summer Go camp. Korean professional Yoonyoung Kim 8P will be the lead instructor, and Mok Jinseok 9P has also been confirmed. This is a camp for Go players of all ages, children, youth, adults, seniors. Normal schedule will be Go games in the morning. Perhaps a league with players at your level. In the afternoon camp activities, either as a group or on your own as desired. In the evening a lecture, and free play/study. Let's play go, learn and have fun!
James Sedwick
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Queens (Little Neck), New York
2019 U20 Eastern Youth Open
What is the U20 Eastern Youth Open? The U20 Eastern Youth Open is a youth tournament held by New York Go Association for all young players who are under 20 years old with over $1,500 prize pool. After Google AlphaGo appeared in 2016, Go became more and more popular in Western countries. More people started to understand Go and like this intellectual mind-sport. After 3-year promoting Go by the New York Go Association, Go already is popular in many elementary schools, and other eastern US cities. It is the time to provide an opportunity for young players to compete in a high standard face-to-face tournament. This is also the original intention for New York Go Association to hold this competition. The New York Go Association intends to host this competition annually and makes this event the largest youth Go tournament in the East. Please register at The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 28, 2019. AGA membership is required. Click here to become a member. Eligibility All of the participants must be under 20 years old by the date of the tournament. The rank requirement to enter is 10 kyu or higher. All players must be a current AGA or CGA member. Players whose AGA ranks are out of date, but have a KGS rank with at least 10 most recent games at the rank of 10 kyu or higher may enter. Pre-registration is required. Prizes Cash prizes and plaques are awarded in all divisions. In order to be eligible for a prize, all players must compete for all rounds. Tournament Rules: Where: New York Institute of Go: 255-05 Northern Blvd. 2F, Little Neck, NY 11362 Rule Set: AGA, Swiss-style, 19 x 19 board Time Limit: 30 minutes main time and 5 periods of 20 second Byo-yomi Handicaps: there will be no handicap in the open division, in other divisions, the handicap will be the difference in the two players’ ranks minus one. The maximum handicap is 6 stones. Brackets: all brackets will be divided by ranks but depends on the range of participants. If a player does not show up within 15 minutes of the start of the round, the player forfeits the game. Tournament Schedule The tournament will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Here is the preliminary schedule: Announcement: 9:30 AM Round 1: 9:45-11:00 AM Round 2: 11:00-12:15PM Lunch Break: 12:15-1:00 PM Round 3: 1:00-2:15 PM Round 4: 2:15-3:30 PM Award Ceremony: 4:00 PM For more information or questions please contact
Stephanie Yin
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Davis/Sacramento Fall Quarterly
This will be a one-day, four-round, AGA-rated tournament held at the Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, 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
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Washington, DC
NGC Back to School Tournament
Gurujeet Khalsa
Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019
Portland, OR
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
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Cambridge, MA
MGA Fall Handicap Tournament
Please join us for the MGA Fall Handicap Tournament! Details in link :)
Neil Ritter
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Washington, DC
NGC Pumpkin Classic
Gurujeet Khalsa
Saturday, November 30, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
San Diego, CA
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
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Washington, DC
NGC Winter Warmer
Gurujeet Khalsa