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Evanston Go Club online simuls set for October 15

Saturday September 24, 2022

July 13th Albert Yen (r) simul

The Evanston Go Club is holding an online fundraiser simul event on OGS with Albert Yen 8d on Saturday, October 15. Yen is the winner of the 2022 Midwest Open and Chicago Open.

The event on the 15th will include two sessions of 3-person simuls, at 1 pm and 2:30 pm Central Time; each session will last 90 minutes, which includes time for a post-game review. 

“Our previous simul event filled up quickly, and we had to turn people down,” says Mark Rubenstein, president of the Evanston Go Club. “The simul is a great event to bring players together and a unique opportunity to interact with top players like Albert. The proceeds will help us offer bigger and better tournaments for the whole go community.”

“This time, since we are holding the event online, we will broadcast the whole event for people to enjoy at home,” says Yen. “Jeremiah Donley 6d, 2022 US Masters player and popular instructor for the Columbus Go Club, will be giving live commentary on the AGA stream.”

Players who are interested in playing Albert can secure their slot by contacting him at albertyen33@gmail.com. A donation of $30 to the Evanston Go Club is requested. All proceeds go towards special prizes, equipment, and professional commentary/review for tournaments hosted by the club.


Tough competition marks N.C. Championship & Memorial Go Tournament

Thursday September 22, 2022

photos: top: Pengyu Guo (with trophy); lower right: group photo with, from left, Chen Zhang, 2nd place open section; Pengyu Guo, North Carolina State Champion; Jeff Kuang, Tournament Director, Bob Bacon, organizer, and Thomas Bitonti, assistant; lower left (from left): Justin Blank, Eric Lin, Paul Celmer, Chen Yuan, Yihui Shao, and Pengyu Guo;

With three top players tied at three wins and one loss each, SMS scores were used to declare Pengyu Guo the new North Carolina State Champion last weekend. “First place in the open section was deemed to be Edward Zhang, with Chen Zhang securing second place honors,” reports organizer Bob Bacon.   Some thirty go enthusiasts gathered on September 17 at Umstead Park in Raleigh, NC for the North Carolina Championship and 21st Annual Memorial Tournament. “The weather was ideal and spirits were jovial as familiar and new friends competed for trophies and cash prizes,” Bacon told the EJ.

Section A (2 to 3 Dan) also had 3 ties at the top, and SMS scores determined 1st place honors for Suyoung Yoon, with Nianci Gan in 2nd place.  Section B (all 1 Dan) was clearly won by Xiaoping Wu, who posted a perfect record of 4-0.  Second place was taken home by Florida visitor Dakota Krafick.  The winner of section C (1-3 Kyu) was Tao Mao with an impressive 3-1 score, with second place going to Paul Celmer.  6 to 9 Kyu comprised section D, which was handily won by Justin Su, who posted the only other perfect 4-0 record of the day. Ben Parrot was named for second, although later review suggests that Yihui Shao earned that position. Section E (10-12 Kyu) had multiple ties, with the winner, Sky Wang, determined by SMS scores.  Neal Siekierski was awarded second place.

“A magnificent lunch was prepared and presented by Arlene Bridges with assistance from Russell Herman and the tournament was smoothly run by Tournament Director Jeff Kuang,” Bacon reports.


Peixuan Wang 8D tops SF Go Club’s “Respect for the Aged” tourney

Monday September 19, 2022

The San Francisco Go Club held its “Respect for the Aged Tournament” this past Saturday, September 17. Attendees competed over three rounds for cash prizes, BadukPop subscriptions, certificates, and honors. Lunch from Andersen Bakery was included with admission. Tournament results were as follows:

Division 1: 1st: Peixuan Wang 8D; 2nd: Linden Chiu 4D; 3rd: David Liao 2D

Division 2: 1st: Alexander Lo; 2nd: Lena Lee; 3rd: Guy Moreau

Division 3: 1st: Edmund Hsiao; 2nd: Roger Schrag; 3rd: Benjamin Lo

“The SF Go Club thanks all those who attended and contributed to the success of the tournament,” says club president Matthew Barcus. Click here for a video clip from the tournament.


Registration Open for 2022 AGHS Youth League

Monday September 19, 2022

The AGHS is ecstatic to kick off its 2022-2023 year with new officers and to announce the return of its monthly tournament: The AGHS Youth League. The October league will begin on 10/2 and will feature three rounds played over three consecutive weekends (10/2, 10/9, 10/16). Youth players, 18 years old and younger, will have a chance to face off against each other in weekly games. Registration ends on 9/30 at 11:59pm PT.

More information regarding rules and regulations can be found on this document.
Register using this form.
Any questions or concerns may be sent to aghsregister@gmail.com


Upcoming Go Events: Santa Monica, Washington DC, San Diego, and Vicksburg

Monday September 19, 2022

September 24: Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Decaf Cup Tournament
Brent Russell santamonicagoclub@gmail.com 571-239-4193

September 24: Washington, DC
NGC Back to School Tournament
Gurujeet Khalsa gurujeet.khalsa@nationalgocenter.org 703-626-0777

September 25: San Diego, CA
San Diego End-of-Summer Go Tournament
2022 U16 Boys and U16 Girls California Go Championship
Ted Terpstra ted.terpstra@gmail.com 619-384-3454
Enrique Garcia enrique.jrgarcia711@gmail.com

October 1: Vicksburg, MI
Vicksburg (Michigan) Open Go Tournament
David Richter davidandrewrichter@gmail.com 269-716-5368
Claudio Mendoza claudiom07@gmail.com 269-370-8465

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