A.G.A. Inc.

 

This is the home of the Australian Go Association Inc. (AGA).  We are the National Association of Go players in Australia and our aim is the promotion of the game of Go and communication between the Go players of Australia.

The AGA represents the Australian Go playing community internationally through membership of the International Go Federation and World Pair Go Association selecting Australian representatives to compete in international tournaments such as the World Amateur Go Championships, The Korean Prime Minister’s Cup as well as liaison with other national Go associations. The AGA maintains the official Australian Go rankings and representative points tables and appoints an organizing organisation for the Australian National Championships each year.

One of the key deliverables of the Australian Go Association to its members is learning materials. The AGA with sponsorship for the Korean Baduk Association have weekly ‘live lessons’ from Younggil An 8P until 15th Dec 2020. (Details emailed weekly to all AGA members).

The Australian Go Association also has a YouTube channel with video lessons and a website with lessons mainly for kyu players. The DDK ‘live lesson’ notes are published there as well as other learning materials. The URL is http://forum.artofgo.org/   James Kaaden and David Mitchell have created the content but if you are a strong kyu or Dan player and want to help others, email the AGA Secretary know and we can publish your material too.

The Go clubs in Australia organised by local players to help nearby players practice the art of Go on a regular basis.  There is also a National Club which uses various Internet technologies to enable players from across Australia to find a teacher or contact other Australian Go players for a game.

The AGA does not organise local clubs or tournament but we do publish events and club contact information and encourage new clubs to be set up across Australia.  The AGA have limited resources but if you let us know we may be able to help with new clubs or lessons so please email the AGA Secretary.

The AGA is grateful for the support of our Sustaining Members: and our Life Members:

A list of AGA Open Champions can be found here