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PrideGo Open Tournament: AGF scholarship fundraiser

Friday October 1, 2021

The first PrideGo Open tournament will take place on October 10th, in observance of LGBT History Month. Live coverage of the tournament will be broadcast on the official AGA Twitch channel, where Eva-Dee Beech (Gooplet) will host three commentators – Vadim Efimenko from Go Magic, Sathya Singh a.k.a. LionGuySai, and Dwyrin.

Artem Kachinovskyi 2p from the European Go Journal is sponsoring the tournament; prizes for top places will be digital subscriptions to the Journal – 6, 4, and 2 months, respectively. The tournament is free to play in, and all participants will be eligible for prizes. Registration for the tournament will be open until October 7th.

Tournament directors will use Devin Fraze’s baduk.club tools for pairings. Time controls are 45 minutes main time plus 5 periods of 30-second byo-yomi.

Over twenty players are already registered to play, including Twitch Go streamers TelegraphGo and thelovingsun who will live-stream their participation.

Donations will be accepted during the broadcast to benefit the AGF’s new PrideGo initiative – a scholarship program for young members of LGBT+ communities to attend Go Congress. Details about the program can be found at the PrideGo website: PrideGo.org. The PrideGo project is spearheaded by Eva-Dee Beech, under the AGA Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. Questions about the program, eligibility, contributions, and volunteering can be sent to her at evadee.beech@usgo.org.

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