American Go E-Journal

Registration for SDGC 13×13 Go Tournament now open

Monday November 7, 2022

By popular demand, the San Diego Go Club has added a 13×13 go tournament to the upcoming King Cup – California State Go Championship weekend.

photo: perfect setting for small-board go

The 13×13 five-round tournament will be played on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 2022, at the San Diego Chess Club in Balboa Park. The tournament is intended for beginner go players (20+ kyu), both adults and youth, to give them experience in tournament competition on a smaller board with faster games. No handicaps will be given in games.

Click here for registration and complete information; registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

There is no entry fee for this tournament, but American Go Association membership is required. “Costs for this tournament will be borne by the San Diego Go Club which believes in encouraging participation in go,” says club president Ted Terpstra. All players will get a free pizza lunch as well as two free go books. Youth will also get a coupon for a free meal at Rubio’s Coastal Grill. Noted Southern California go professional and go teacher, Hai Li, will be the tournament director.

Check-in on Sunday, November 27 is from 9:30-9:45 a.m. Rounds will be at 10 & 11 a.m. and 1, 2, & 3 p.m. An awards ceremony for all sections will follow competition.

The Open and Handicap sections of the King Cup – California State go Championship on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 & 27 already have more than 30 entrants including a 7-dan and four 6-dans competing for the $400 first prize (total prize pool of over $1,000). There is a separate registration for these sections here.