Mateusz Surmaa European Professional player has started an online Go School. There are a range of lessons for everybody from beginner to dan level. Check out the website here
The 2019 Sydney Go Festival will be held at the Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre, This is a great opportunity for beginners, especially children to learn how to play.
Click here for more details
Port Macquarie in NSW now has a Go club. The club has been founded by Keith Trevett at El Paso Motor Inn, 29 Clarence St, Port Macquarie on Wednesday evenings. Check out their Facebook page and contact Keith for more details.
The 2019 Korean Ambassador’s cup will be held on August 11th at the Hanho Newspaper offices in Eastwood. For more details click here
This message is for players of 18 years of age or younger and their parents.
The Korea Baduk Association (KBA) has sent a request asking for expressions of interest from people 18 years old or younger who wish to enter the 6th Jeollanamdo Kuksu Mountains International Baduk
Championship and International Youth Baduk Festival in Korea to be held between August 2nd and 7th 2019. A child entering the event must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is responsible for them.
Apart from the above, I have no further information. If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to answer but complex matters will have to be addressed by the KBA by emailing Seongmin Kim at email@example.com
If you wish to apply please complete the spreadsheet (found here) for each entrant and accompanying parent and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th June 2018 – I will collate all entries and submit the list to KBA. The number of places is limited so applying is no guarantee of acceptance.
Please note this is not an Australian Go Association organised event, this is hosted, managed and funded by KBA – the AGA’s role is coordinating entries for Australian players.
This year the World University Go Championship will be held at The University of Sydney, Australia from July 7th to July 13th 2019. In addition, the semi-finals of the 16th Chang Qi Cup, China’s preeminent tournament for Professional Go Champions will take place on July 10th and 11th.
Sydney University was founded in 1854 and its impressive sandstone main teaching building evokes images of those used in the Harry Potter movies. The World University Go Championship and the semi-final of the Chang Qi cup will be held in the Great hall, which will bring a different Go game experience to college players and professional players.
The current World University Go Championship is co-sponsored by the World University Go Association, the Shanghai Yingchang, Period Go Education Foundation, the Australian Go Association, and The University of Sydney Go Club. Since its founding in Hong Kong, China in July 2014, the World University Go Championship has been successfully held for 5 consecutive years, first at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, then at Hsinchu Tsinghua University, University of Toronto, Bangkok Zhengda School of Management, and Cambridge University, UK.
This year there are more than 100 contestants from 76 universities including new entrants from the St. Petersburg State University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Montreal, the Technical University of Berlin, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the National University of Singapore.
The 6th World University Go Championship will still be divided into Group A (5 dan or above), Group B (1-4 dan), Group C ( 1-5 kyu), Group D ( below 5 kyu) and Group E (female).
|2005||Dong Ming Liu||7D|
|1993||Sang Dae Hahn|
|1991||Sang Dae Hahn|
|1989||Sang Dae Hahn|
|1985||Sang Dae Hahn|
|1984||Sang Dae Hahn|
|1983||Kwang Ho An|
|1982||Sang Dae Hahn|
|1981||Sang Dae Hahn|
|1980||Sang Dae Hahn|
See Player Ranks for player rankings as January 24th 2019.
The following information is a guide based on 2018 Go Tournaments. There is no guarantee the events will be held at the same time as the exact dates of tournaments and details are not yet available but this may help plan your calendar. The Events page is updated when full details are available.
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Go with the Flow
How the Great Master of Go Trained His Mind Paperback
September 17, 2018
Cho Hunhyun is one of the greatest Go masters in history, who has been held in respect in not only Korea but also Japan and China. Since he became a professional Go player at the age of nine, he has won 1,935 matches and taken various championship titles as many as 160 times over 56 years, achieving unprecedented record in the world Go history.
Now, he gives what he has learned through his life, the essence of how to train our heart and mind.
It is often said that shifting perspectives makes all the difference, but it’s easier said than done. How can we find a peace of mind even when we are cornered by imminent threats while time and plans are running out?
The book tells us about his life-long training, which has contributed his amazing achievement in Go. What is his secret? “Victory comes to us when we contemplate with steadfast focus on the essence,” the great Go master shows us the way to find inner peace.
Go with the Flow: How the Great Master of Go Trained His Mind is a bestseller in Japan and China as well as Korea right after publication, the book is now ready for readers all over the world. Check out an interview with Cho Hunhyun at https://youtu.be/_pqu2_yh4FQ
You can order the book through Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1719985847