Open Tournament and Workshop Calendar

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
Cambridge, MA
Boston Winter Open 2017
Please join us for the Boston Winter Open 2017 at MIT!
Neil Ritter
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Santa Fe, NM, NM
Santa Fe Winter Tournament
On Saturday December 2, 2017, we are holding our Winter Go tournament. This will be a three round AGA rated tournament so that players can update an existing AGA rating or if unrated get their first AGA rating! As a handicap tournament, all playing strengths are welcome. Beginners will play at the right level. Prizes will be awarded to deserving players! Check-in will start at 9:00 am at the home of Nancy Dahl, 86 Leaping Powder Road, with the first round scheduled to start at 10:00 am. Sandwiches and beverages will be provided for lunch for entrants at no charge. While there are no tournament fees, an AGA Number will be required*. Register online now at GoClubsOnline. Players can pay any 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 or wish to join we recommend you visit the AGA ahead of time at If you need to update your AGA membership please login at
Robert Cordingley
(281) 989-6272
Steve Uhl
(505) 699-7227Utiel TICUL
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Seattle Go Center, WA
Monthly Ratings Tournament
This is a great way to play some intense Go face to face at the Seattle Go Center. 3 rounds, Japanese rules. The tournament is free, but you need to pay for your visit to the Go Center, or be a voting member of the Go Center, or be under the age of 18, or be a "new member" which gives you ten free visits. Parking is free when you get a pass from the Tournament Director. Registration is the day of the tournament, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Please make sure your AGA membership is up to date. 700 NE 45th St, Seattle WA 98105
Brian Allen
206 545-1424
206 632-1122
Sunday, December 3, 2017
San Diego, CA
San Diego Go Club "Winter" Soiree
A southern California tradition where the San Diego club invites all go players and spectators to come to the President's home to enjoy go and socialization. As many as 40 players have come in the past - from beginners to 7-dan pros. Games, food and drinks are free. Noon - 5 p.m. Arrive and leave when one wants. Self-paired AGA rated games. Although AGA membership not needed to play unrated games. New club clocks will be available to those who wish to play timed games. Free pizza at 5 p.m. will be offered to those who wish to linger after the go games.
Ted Terpstra
Friday, December 8, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
9th North Carolina Yuan Zhou Workshop
Hello! The eighth North Carolina Workshop with Yuan Zhou is set to begin Friday evening, December 9, at 7:00 PM, continue all day December 10, and finish up Sunday December 11 at 11 AM. This year the workshop will be at The Comfort Inn & Suites, 6209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. The room is large enough to accommodate up to 20 participants! As many of you know, Yuan Zhou ( <>) is a long-time Go teacher based in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Zhou is skilled at teaching students of all levels. There will be lectures, timed play, and recorded game analysis. The previous workshops we had were great successes. For Triangle Go Club members, the cost is $70.00. The cost for non-Triangle Go club members will be $120.00 for the entire workshop. The cost for Triangle Go Club students (18 and under) is $50.00. We are sure you will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve your game at this special, deeply discounted price. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please reserve your seat early. To reserve a spot, register online at Contact: Paul Celmer 919-610-0927 Tentative Schedule: Friday 12/09/16: Welcome, and an evening friendship game (7:30pm to 9:30pm). Yuan Zhou will TD and pair the games. Saturday 12/10/2016: Morning lecture (9am to 12pm). Review workshop participants' games. Lunch Break (12pm to 1pm). Afternoon lecture (1pm to 5pm). Review workshop participants' games. Dinner break. (5 pm to 7 pm). Evening lecture or simul exhibition depending on interest. (7pm to 9pm). Pro game review and rank evaluation. Sunday 12/11/2016: Morning lecture (9am to 11am). Pro game review and Lecture. Biography of Yuan Zhou: Yuan Zhou (American Go Association 7 dan) was born in Tianjin, China. Tianjin is a major city in the northern part of China, near Beijing. His father taught him to play Go at the age of six, and a year later he won the Tanggu District Junior Go Championship. After this auspicious beginning, Zhou began professional Go training while he was still seven years old. He was twice invited to represent Tianjin in the All China Prodigy Cup. In 1989 Zhou immigrated to the USA and joined the American Go Association (AGA), became a US citizen. Zhou was the president of the University of Maryland Go club, from which he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, and became increasingly involved in AGA events, winning many Go tournaments. Please see the list below for Yuan Zhou's 30 US Go titles. Zhou was also elected to be the AGA board of directors in 2005. Zhou is one of the top competitors on the American Go scene, winning the Eastern US Open, one of the biggest US tournaments in 1992. He also won New Jersey Open, one of the biggest US tournaments, four times. Twice he has also won the Maryland Open, another major tournament that attracts strong players. Zhou placed in the top ten many times in the US Open, North American Masters Cup and the North American Fujitsu Qualifying Tournament. These tournaments involve the strongest North American Go players and include pros. In Zhou's Go career, he has defeated pros many times, including four times in even tournament games: Hak Soo Kim 6p in the 1996 Fujitsu, Xuefen Lin 1p in the 2001 Eastern Oza, Huiren Yang 1p in the 2009 North American Masters and Feng Yun 9p in the 2011 SAMG World Team Go US team Qualifier. Zhou also won the US Pair Go Championship four times. Zhou represented USA in international tournaments many times (WAGC, Korea Prime Minister Cup, World Pair Go Championship, etc). In 2009, Zhou represented USA in the 4th Korea Prime Minister Cup World Go championship in Jeonju, Korea and finished 5th place. In addition to his competitive successes, Zhou has became a popular teacher and lecturer, frequently giving lectures and teaching lessons at various Go clubs in the Eastern US region. He has also published many books at Slate & Shell ( <>). Zhou resides in Germantown, Maryland, USA. Yuan Zhou is currently accepting new students. He offers private lessons, group lessons in person or on the internet. If you are interested in becoming Yuan Zhou's student and/or taking lessons from him and if you are a serious go player who wants to learn, improve and enjoy go, please contact him at <>. Please see his website for more information. Yuan Zhou's 30 US Go titles: * US Pair Go Championship 2012 * US Pair Go Championship 2011 * North American Ing Masters Qualifier 2011 * US Pair Go Championship 2009 * North American Ing Masters Qualifier 2009 * Mid Atlantic Open 2007 * Philadelphia Fall Open 2007 * US Pair Go Championship 2004 * Virginia Open 2004 * US Ing Redmond Cup 2004 * Virginia Open 2003 * Pennsylvania Open 2002 * Maryland Open 2002 * New Jersey Open 2001 * Korean Baduk Eastern US Open 2001 * Pennsylvania Open 2000 * Mid Atlantic Open 2000 * NoVa Congress Tune Up 1999 * Philadelphia Open 1998 * New Jersey Open 1997 * New Jersey Open 1996 * New Jersey Open 1995 * University of MD Open 1995 * Maryland Open 1994 * University of MD Open 1993 * NoVa Cherry Blossom 1993 * NoVa Pumpkin Classic 1993 * Eastern US Open 1992 * NoVa Cherry Blossom 1992 * Mid Atlantic Open 1990
Paul Celmer
Bob Bacon
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sacramento, CA
Davis/Sacramento Winter Quarterly
This will be a one-day, four-round, AGA-rated tournament held at the Arden-Dimick library, 891 Watt Ave., in Sacramento. 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
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Go Association's Winter Tournament
Where: Boylston Chess Club at 40 Norris St in Cambridge, MA. There is no parking lot available but street parking is free on Sundays and there are generally open spots within a block or two. Also it is accessible by Public Transport. This is a handicap tournament. All ranks welcome. The field usually ranges fromn 20 kyu to strong dan.
James Peters
617 372 6839
Neil Ritter
978 621 5936
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Toronto, ON
Toronto Spring Meet 2018
Toronto Spring Meet 2018 -- Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:15 am to 5:00 pm -- The 519 Community Centre, Room 106, 519 Church Street, Toronto (north of Church & Wellesley) -- Registration fee: $20 -- Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) & 3rd ($25) place -- Participants will be entered into a raffle for Go books -- Limited to 50 participants -- Light refreshments will be served -- Rank discrepancies can be dealt with at the tournament -- Check for parking in the area -- Check for more information and registration
Johnny Lau
Saturday, September 29, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Toronto, ON
Toronto Fall Cup 2018
Toronto Fall Cup 2018 -- Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10 am to 5:30 pm -- The 519 Community Centre, Rooms 106, 100 & 303, 519 Church Street, Toronto (north of Church & Wellesley) -- Registration fee: $30 -- A Trophy will be presented to the top player -- Cash prizes will be awarded on Sunday to 1st ($200), 2nd ($100) & 3rd ($50) place and the top players of each division ($50) -- Participants will be entered in a raffle on Saturday for Go books -- Limited to 50 participants -- Light refreshments will be served -- Rank discrepancies can be dealt with at the tournament -- Check for parking in the area -- Check for more information and registration
Johnny Lau