American Go E-Journal

The AGA’s Ongoing Position on In-Person Play

Saturday June 6, 2020

The AGA believes that the health and safety of its members, and their communities, is a greater priority than in-person play.  For this reason, the AGA is continuing to suspend all AGA-sponsored in-person events.  
The AGA recognizes the value provided by in-person play and the camaraderie of Go communities.  Because of this, we advise our members to follow all local laws as well as the advice and guidance of public health experts when deciding when and how to safely resume in-person play during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As always, the AGA encourages its members to play Go online.  If you are looking for resources, check out this list of where to play go online, as well as this list of online resources, videos, and more.  The AGA is developing more resources to help local Go communities stay connected and eventually resume safer in-person play.  We are also in the early stages of planning online AGA events.  If you have ideas (or online resources) that you want to share – for instance, things that have worked for your community – please consider writing an EJournal story (you can submit stories using this form) or sharing them with us through this form.  We plan to publish some of the best ideas in the near future.