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AGA Open Champions

2017: Your name here
2016: Zekun Yu
2015: Zhou Wei
2014: Zhou Wei
2013: Cai Shuping
2012: Chimin Oh
2011: Guyu Liu
2010: Bi Jang
2009: Zack Zou
2008: Miao Zhao
2007: David He
2006: Raphael Shin
2005: Kevin Chen
2004: Yiming Guo
2003: Yiming Guo
2002: Chengliang Wang
2001: David Huang
2000: Yiming Guo
1999: Andrew Chi
1998: Andrew Chi
1997: Andrew Chi
1996: Andrew Chi
1995: Andrew Chi
1994: Yufei Wang
1993: Sang Dae Hahn
1992: Syn Liew
1991: Sang Dae Hahn
1990: Yufei Wang
1989: Sang Dae Hahn
1988: Yufei Wang
1987: Choon-Sik Moon
1986: Chi-Moon Park
1985: Sang Dae Hahn
1984: Sang Dae Hahn
1983: Kwang Ho An
1982: Sang Dae Hahn
1981: Sang Dae Hahn
1980: Sang Dae Hahn
1979: I. Hou
1978: H. Masuda

Tournaments and Events

In 2016 the Australian go clubs will organise the following first-class tournaments:

Details and contacts for tournaments will be listed below as they become available; if you are a tournament organiser, make them available by emailing the AGA secretary. First-class tournaments earn AGA representative points for each competitor, the exact amount varying according to the strength of the tournament. Representative points are good for winning selection to represent Australia at the World Amateur Go Championships, the Korean Prime Minister's Cup, and other international tournaments Australia is invited to send teams to.

These events also show up on the International Go Federation tournament calendar.

2016 Domestic Tournament Calendar

Second Australian Baduk Congress

  • Friday 15th to Tuesday 19th February at Novotal Paramatta, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Three divisions in the main tournament, pair go tournament, several professionals.
  • Seven rounds over four days, Swiss draw, McMahon pairing.
  • AGA first-class tournament, AGA members earnt representative points by competing.
  • Further details at the Congress web site.
  • Next Congress in 2017.

First Hanho Cup

  • Sunday 6 March at the Hanho Newspaper building (Suite 2, Level 1, 570 Blaxland Rd, Eastwood, NSW / 1300 130 088).
  • Divisions A (6d and above, open) B (3d to 5d, handicap), C (3k to 2d, handicap), D (4k and down).
  • 5 Rounds McMahon, 20 minutes main time + 3x30 seconds byoyomi.
  • Registration desk opened at 8:30 on Sunday, $15 concession / $30 everyone else, lunch included.
  • Sponsored by the Hanho newspaper.
  • Other details in this finely-crafted flyer.
  • Contact An Younggil 8p (0401 399 827)..

Thirty-sixth Queensland State Championships

  • Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March in room 430, Joyce Ackroyd Building, Blair Drive, University of Queensland, St Lucia.
  • Open division (1d and up), six rounds over two days, Swiss draw, slide pairing.
  • Handicap division (1k and down), five rounds on the Saturday.
  • Registration $40 concession, $45 everyone else, $10 early bird discount (includes lunch, voting membership of the Queensland Go Society and the Australian Go Association).
  • AGA first-class tournament, AGA members can earn representative points by competing.
  • The first round will start at ten o'clock, the registration desk will be open from nine o'clock on Saturday morning.
  • The annual general meeting of the QGS will be on the Saturday at lunchtime, email horatio@go.org.au with any items of general business.
  • Contact Horatio Davis at the Brisbane Go Club.

Sydney Autumn Tournament

  • Sunday 27nd March at the Sydney Go Club, 1st Floor, Philas House, 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
  • 8:30am registration for 9:30am start until 6pm.
  • Five round Swiss, Australian tournament (Japanese) rules, division A (3d or stronger) and division B (everyone else).
  • AGA members may earn representative points by playing, all players of any strength welcome.
  • Hosted by the Sydney Go Club; contact the tournament director, Eugene Lee, at the club (secretary@sydney.baduk.org.au).

Sixteenth Victoria Open

  • Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Hays International College, 15 Hay Street, Box Hill South, Melbourne.
  • First division (open, 5d and stronger), second division (up to 9 stones handicap, 5d and below), cash prizes for both.
  • Entry fee is $60 ($30 for students) including light lunch and refreshments; entry due by Monday 23 May, registration pay on the day.
  • Hosted by the Victorian Go Club, further details in the finely-crafted brochure and entry form.
  • Tournament director is Billy Sun (billy@chinohouse.com.au, 03 9706 8688).
  • Six rounds, 70 minutes main time + 30 seconds byoyomi, Japanese rules and counting.
  • This is a first class AGA tournament. If you are not an AGA member you can become one on the day.
  • This is the successor to the Golden Aussie state championship tournament (2010-2014) and the original Victoria Open (1994-2005).

2016 NSW State Championships

  • Sunday 19 June at Philas House, 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
  • Hosted by the Sydney Go Club, details in this finely-crafted flyer or at the event web page.
  • Open and handicap divisions: 5 rounds (20 minutes + 3x30 seconds byoyomi) - $40 registration.
  • Discounts for being a member of the Sydney Go Club, or early bird registration (17 June). Lunch and refreshments included.
  • Register by contacting the tournament referee An Younggil 8p (0401 399 827).
  • Tournament director is Xin Lei 5d.
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering, or pay $10 to join on the day.

Second Australian Digital Tournament

  • Sunday 26 June to Friday 5 August in the Australia room of the Online Go Server (or for those who can't, the KGS Go Server).
  • Enter here for $10.
  • Six rounds, one per week, played online.
  • Open division (7d to 2k), second division (2d to 20k).
  • $10 entry, cash prizes in each division (plus free registration to the 2017 Australian Go congress, free entry to the 2016 Australian National Championships).
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering if you come from Australia and want the representative points.
  • Detailed rules TBA.

Second Victoria Children's Tournament

Twentieth Australian Capital Territorial Championships

  • Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July at the ANU School of Art in conjunction with the ANU Chess Festival.
  • Venue is building 105 on the ANU campus map.
  • Six rounds Swiss, 60 seconds main time per player plus 30 seconds byoyomi.
  • Hosted by the Canberra Go Club.
  • For more information contact the tournament director, Tony Purcell tony@rses.anu.edu.au.
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering, or pay $10 to join on the day.

Tenth Korean Ambassador's Cup

  • Sunday 28 August at the Hanho Daily Building, 570 Blaxland Road, Eastwood 2122.
  • Registration from 8:30am, $40 fee (concession $20).
  • 5 rounds at 20 minutes plus 3x30 seconds byoyomi.
  • Division A, even games for 5th dan and above, 6.5 points komi; division B, handicap games for 1d to 5d, 0.5 points komi; division C, handicap games for kyu players (maximum 9 stones)
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering, or pay $10 to join on the day.
  • Email An Younggil 8p (0401 399 827) with your name and rank to register.
  • Further details on the finely-crafted flyer.

Third Sydney Spring Tournament

Third Brisbane Spring Tournament

  • Saturday 3rd September at the GO Lounge, 8/357 Logan Road Greenslopes, Greenslopes, Queensland.
  • Four rounds of rapid go (30 minutes/side) at the home of the Brisbane Go Club, 10am for 11am to 5pm.
  • Registration is $25 for admission + a drink + lunch, payable to Cindy as you arrive. Divisions sorted out on the day.
  • AGA members may earn representative points by playing, all players of any strength welcome.
  • Schedule and further details in the flyer.
  • Contact Allan Hunt (secretary@brisbane.go.org.au) to register, or RSVP on the Facebook event.

Sixth Gold Coast Classic

  • Sunday 30th October 2016 at the Links Hope Island clubhouse, Hope Island, 9am for 9:30am until 5pm.
  • Swiss round Swiss, Australian tournament (Japanese) rules, open division (1d or stronger) and handicap division (everyone else).
  • Registration $40, including lunch (RSVP by 23 October if you want to eat).
  • AGA members may earn representative points by playing, all players of any strength welcome.
  • Hosted by the Gold Coast Go Club.
  • Contact Yoko Usami (goldcoast@go.org.au) or Erli Qiu at the GCGC.

Thirty-ninth Australian Championships

  • Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December at the Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Melbourne 8:15 for 8:45am until 6pm both days.
  • Six round swiss, Australian tournament (Japanese) rules, 45 minutes main time + 30 seconds byoyomi.
  • First division: even games for players 5d and above. Second division: handicap games (maximum nine stones) for players from 20k to 4d.
  • Registration $60 ($50 for AGA members, $30 for students) including light lunch and refreshments. RSVP to tournament director by 30 November (name/rank).
  • Schedule, accommodation for interstate competitors, and other details in this finely-crafted flyer.
  • AGA first-class tournament, competitors attracts representative points.
  • Hosted by the Victorian Go Club
  • Contact tournament director Billy Sun 6d (billy@chinohouse.com.au), 03 9706 8688)or tournament referee An Younggil 8p.

2016 International Tournament Calendar

These are the events that Australia sends representatives to, or is invited to send representatives to, or Australians are eligible to compet in.

37th World Amateur Go Championships

2nd 13x13 Amateur World Championship

  • Saturday 25th June to Sunday 7th August, 2016 on the Internet Go Server.
  • Competitors must be an English-speaking amateur go player, registration is free but the preliminary qualifying rounds are ferocious.
  • Entries close Sunday June 19; open division is 3d and stronger, handicap A division is 2d to 2k, B division is 3k and below.
  • Complete details are on the tournament home page.

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