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.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Tucson, AZ
United States
Tucson GO Club Fall Ranking
Starting at 3 pm on Sunday Sep 15, at our regular meeting place, 6129 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711 Find us on line at facebook Tucson Go Club.
Charles V Polkiewicz
5202481038
Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019
Portland, OR
US
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 rcschmidt76@gmail.com, 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
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Houston, Texas
US
Houston Fall Tournament
One day AGA rated tournament in Houston. Open and handicap sections. 3-4 rounds. Registration is FREE but you must be a full AGA member and pre-register at www.goclubs.org. Cash prizes for first/second finishers in both sections. See details and register at Go clubs online.(www.goclubs.org).
Paul Howard
832-876-6511
Michael Bloom
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Vienna, VA
US
2019 Virginia Open/State Championship Qualifier
The Washington Go Festival features four tournaments, including the three-round Virginia Open, which this year will serve as a qualifying tournament for the first Virginia State Championship tournament. The top four Virginia resident players will qualify to compete for a final-four state championship. There will also be prizes for the youth and women’s champion as well. Three AGA chapters – NOVA Go, Capital Go, and the Korean American Baduk Association – have joined together to host the state championship as part of the AGA’s new State Championship System. The festival will be held Saturday September 28th and also include team tournaments and a free computer-aided tournament during the lunch break. Players can register at https://forms.gle/nMwsLez13472qzjG8. Registration for the Virginia Open/State Championship is $15 for DMV-area players, and free for remote players. Time settings will be 45 minutes with 5 periods of 30-second byo-yomi.
Edward Zhang
agatd1@gmail.com
Sunday, September 29, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
San Diego, CA
US
Yilun Yang (7P) Sunday Afternoon Go Classes
Once a month, Yilun Yang (Chinese 7P) will give go lectures for dan and kyu players. Mr. Yang is the author of several go books and has lectured at many US Go Congresses and Cotsen Tournaments. Sunday afternoons: September 29, October 20, November 17, December 8. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Dan Players 3:15-4:15 p.m. Kyu Players The lectures, sponsored by the San Diego Go Club, will be FREE and open to all go players. Lectures will be held at the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park. The Chess Club will be open for pickup go games also from 1:00-5:00 p.m., so players can come and play before and after their lectures. Although the event is free, attendees are asked to register at https://www.goclubs.org where there are more information and directions.
Ted Terpstra
619/384-3454
Sunday, September 29, 2019
San Diego, CA
US
2019 San Diego Back-to-School Go Championship
2019 San Diego Back-to-School Go Championship is hosted by the San Diego Go Club. There will be Open and Handicap sections. AGA membership is required and games will be rated by the American Go Association. Anyone with AGA membership is welcome to play. Time is 30-minutes plus 5-periods of 30-seconds Byoyomi. Players must register by 11:59 pm Friday, September 27, 2019, to play in the first round. On-site registration for rounds 2-3 allowed. Pizza will be served at 1:30 p.m. for those who preregister. After the tournament, Yilun Yang (7P) will be teaching classes for dan (2 p.m.) and kyu (3:15 p.m.) players. The classes will be FREE also. Separate registration for classes is at https://www.goclubs.org also.
Ted Terpstra
619/384-3454
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Cambridge, MA
US
MGA Fall Handicap Tournament
Please join us for the MGA Fall Handicap Tournament! Details in link :)
Neil Ritter
9786215936
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Middlebury, VT
US
Second Annual Vermont (and Friends) State Championship
Three round AGA-rated go tournament including crowning of the Vermont State Champion. Each round consists of 45 minutes main time and 5 30-second byo yomi. Join us during this picturesque season in Vermont!
Peter Schumer
8023883934
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Washington, DC
US
NGC Pumpkin Classic
Gurujeet Khalsa
7036260777
Saturday, November 30, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
San Diego, CA
US
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 is now open. To play in round 1, players must register by 11:59 p.m. Thursday (Thanksgiving), November 28, 2019. Professional Go players are not allowed to win the title of 2019 California Go Champion; the title can only be won by an amateur California resident. Professionals and non-residents are allowed to play, but cannot win prizes.
Ted Terpstra
619/384-3454
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Washington, DC
US
NGC Winter Warmer
Gurujeet Khalsa
7036260777