American Go E-Journal

Congress Updates (Tuesday, August 7): U.S. Open Round 3 Results; NAIM Final: Andy Liu vs. Zi Yang Hu; Strong Players Open Final: Stephanie Yin vs. Beomgeun Cho; Frankel & Horn Leading in Self Paired Tourney; Midnight Madness; Twice As Much Fun; Kirschner Tapped to Complete Castanza’s Term on AGA Board

Tuesday August 7, 2012

U.S. Open Round 3 Results: Zi Yang Hu, Andy Liu and Ge Liu head up the list of undefeated players in the U.S. Open after three rounds, setting up some tough match-ups later in the week when the Open continues after the traditional Day Off on Wednesday. Click here for all results — and top-board game records – through Round 3. Click here for Shirley Lin 1P’s commentary on the Round 3, Board 1 game between Zi Yang Hu and Pengwang Song.

NAIM Final: Andy Liu vs. Zi Yang Hu
New American pro Andy Liu will face Zi Yang Hu on Friday night in the final round of the 2012 North American Ing Masters (NAIM). The game will be broadcast live on KGS with pro commentary and video streaming. Click here for latest NAIM game results and pro game commentaries, including Yilun Yang’s commentaries on Round 2 Boards 1 and 2. photo: Yang commenting Monday night; photo by Chris Garlock

Strong Players Open Final: Stephanie Yin vs. Beomgeun Cho
Mingming “Stephanie” Yin plays Beomgeun Cho in the Strong Players Open (SPO) final, which will be broadcast live on KGS.

Frankel & Horn Leading in Self Paired Tourney: David Frankel is leading in four categories in the Self Paired Tournament, with Jeffrey Horn leading in three. Latest standings: Champion: David Frankel; Dedicated: Kelsey Dyer; Faithful: Yoshitomo Nakata; Giant Killer: David Frankel; Grasshopper: David Frankel; Hurricane: David Frankel; Kyu Killer: Horn, Jeffrey; Optimist: John Redford; Philanthropist: Kelsey Dyer; Sensei Jeffrey Horn; Straight Shooter: Jeffrey Horn. Click here for latest standings.

Midnight Madness: Andrew Lu 6d and Edward Lane 19k, both undefeated, lead after the first three rounds.
– Andy Olsen

Twice As Much Fun: “Ever wish you had another brain to play go?” asks Todd Heidenreich. “Join us for Pair Go this Thursday and bring a friend!” Two dozen male-female pairs have already signed up to compete in the 2012 US Pair Go Championship, which starts at 7P in the Main Playing Space. “In a week of great events, this is one of the most fun,” promises Heidenreich.  Sign up in the Blue Ridge Center Lobby by 11pm Wednesday night to avoid having to wait on the alternates list. 2011 Pair Go photo by Steve Colburn 

Kirschner Tapped to Complete Castanza’s Term on AGA Board: In a very short special meeting on August 7th, the board selected Chris Kirschner (at right in photo) to fill the seat left vacant by Gordon Castanza’s resignation. Kirschner, runner-up in the recent election, will serve the remaining 13 months of the term. According to the bylaws, the board is obligated to select a replacement within 30 days should the number of directors drop below seven. photo by Chris Garlock

Correction: The email address for details on the 2012 Osaka go camp (Maeda Organizing 2013 Go Camp in Osaka 8/6 EJ) is

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