American Go E-Journal

Evanston Go Club’s 2022 Chicago Open “already biggest ever”

Monday May 2, 2022

Registration for the Evanston Go Club’s 2022 Chicago Open – coming up May 14 — has skyrocketed in the past week, with over 60 players signed up already. “This makes it the largest tournament we’ve ever held… and it hasn’t even started yet!” says club president Mark Rubenstein.

The tournament, which will be held Saturday May 14 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Evanston, will feature the standard self-paired Main section, a new Open section for players 5 dan and up, and a free beginner’s section with lessons offered by 2015’s Teacher of the Year, Simon Guo.

“We’ve been working hard to make this the best tournament we’ve ever had.” says organizer Albert Yen. “We already have 14 players who are 5 dan or stronger, which makes the Open section very competitive! And the top boards will be broadcast on the AGA Twitch channel.”

And for the first time ever, the club will be selling its Ing boards at the tournament. “These are the nice, thick boards that we’ve used for many years, and we’re making them available to attendees.” says Rubenstein.

Due to the extraordinary turnout, Rubenstein and Yen are encouraging everyone to sign up early to ensure that they have enough seats in the venue. “The Early-Bird pricing and custom name tag deadline has passed, but there is still room… for now!” says Rubenstein.

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