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2018 AGA National Championships

The 2018 Australian Championships will be held at Griffith University, Queensland over the weekend of December 8th & 9th 2018 in Room 3.59/3.60/3.61/3.62, G11 Learning Commons building.

Information about registration and the event can be found here

The tournament will be a round Swiss over two days, Australian tournament (Japanese) rules, 60 minutes main time + 3 x 40 seconds byoyomi. There will be two divisions, the Open division, with even games for players 1d and above, and handicap division (everyone else).  The Facebook event can be found here.

The AGA National Championships is an AGA first-class tournament, competitors attracts representative points.

The event will be hosted by the Griffith Go Club.



Pair Go World Championship 2018

The ‘Pair Go World Championship 2018 ‘ is being held on August 20 and 21 and four games will be broadcast live on YouTube with Michael Redmond 9p commenting on the games in English.

The YouTube channel is

About the event

The Pair Go World Championship consists of “the Challengers Tournament” followed by the “Pair Go World Championship 2018 Final”

There are a total of eight pairs, three of Japan, one of China, two of Korea, and two of Chinese Taipei.  They will participate in a three-round knock-out tournament. The winning pair will challenge the 2016 winner Yu Zhiying 6-dan and Ke ji 9-dan of China.

The timetable is as follows

August 20 (Mon): Round 1, Semi-finals

August 21 (Tue): Final (Challengers Tournament) / Third-place Match, Final (Pair Go World Championship 2018 Final)

The Challengers are


Kato Keiko 6-dan & Iyama Yuta 9-dan pair

Fujisawa Rina 4-dan & Ichiriki Ryo 8-dan pair

Hsieh Yi Min 6-dan & Takao Shinji 9-dan pair


Rui Naiwai 9-dan & Chen Yaoye 9-dan pair


Choi Jeong 9-dan & Park Jeonghwan 9-dan pair

Oh Yujin 6-dan & Shin Jinseo 9-dan pair

Chinese Taipei:

Missingham Joanne Jia-Jia 7-dan & Lin Chun Yen 7-dan pair

Yang Tzu Hsuan 2-dan & Wang Yuan-Jyun 8-dan pair

Current champions

The Pair Go World Champions are Yu Zhiying 6-dan & Ke Jie 9-dan pair (China)


2018 AGA Survey

It’s that time again! July is the time when we try to get a picture of Australian Go players and their activities whether affiliated to a club or not! The survey runs from 1st July to 31st July, so have your say – to complete the survey please click here

The survey is very brief, but it’s very important and helpful for us to know what is happening in Australia: who is playing, where you’re playing, what your thoughts are. We are always trying to work out ways to improve and spread Go in Australia, and this survey is the major tool we use to guide those efforts.

So if you play Go please take five minutes to fill out this survey! (Literally takes 5 minutes, we timed it. And we’re really slow at filling out surveys, so it’ll probably take you much less.)

If you know anyone who plays Go who might not have seen this or filled it out, please forward the link to them as well! We’re going for maximum participation here!

A copy of the results will be published on this website in due course.


2018 Go Congress

The 2018 Go Congress will be held between Sept 27th and Sept 30th 2018 at Sydney University.  All details are on the Congress website timetable of events can be found here and the address and map can be found here – this website also has pages to help you find accommodation, tourist activities and registration.

The Australian Go Congress was founded by Sang-Dae Hahn in 2015. Professor Hahn was also the initiator of the Korean Ambassador’s Cup tournament which is now played in more than 10 countries.

Raphael Shin is Publisher of the Hanho Korean Newspaper in Sydney is the major sponsor and Chairman of the Congress organising committee – Raphael is also president of the Australian Go Association.

David Mitchell is General Manager for the Congress with Max Han (CFO), Sol Shin (Secretary) and An Younggil 8P (Tournament Referee) dealing with all organizational matters.

The Congress is supported by the Australian Go Association (A.G.A.), Sydney Go Club and Sydney University Go Club.  There is also valuable input from the Australian Go Community in particular from Billy Sun, Erli Qiu, William Qian, Neville Smythe, Daniel Li, Cindy Xu and James Kaaden.


International Collegiate Tournament

The Ing Foundation is hosting the 2018 International Collegiate Go Tournament at The University of Cambridge, England. The event starts on July 9th and will conclude on the 15th.

The players representing Australia are Cary Jin & Zhou Wei from Melbourne; Huang HanTao from Sydney; Xin Li from Perth and Daniel Li is representing the University of Sydney Go Society. Daniel is a guest and also a participant in the tournament because next year tournament will be held at Sydney University.

Details can be found on the Ing Foundation web page. The British Go Association also has information on their website

A huge vote of thanks goes to Daniel Li from Sydney University Go Club for gaining the hosting rights to the 2019 International Collegiate Go Tournament.


Upcoming Events

August 2018

South Australia Championships

August 4
Living Choice Fullarton Retirement Village, 123 Fisher St, Fullarton
Adelaide, SA 5063
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The South Australia Championships will be hosted by the Adelaide Go Club and will be held at Living Choice Fullarton Retirement Village, 123 Fisher St, Fullarton, South Australia.

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Korean Ambassador’s Cup

August 12
Hanho Newspaper, 570 Blaxland Road
Eastwood, NSW 2122 Australia
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The Korean Ambassador’s Cup will be held at the offices of the Hanho Korean Daily Newspaper in Eastwood on Sunday August 12th from 8:30am; Registration closes at 9:00am with the Prize Presentation at 5:45pm.

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AGA Clubs

South Australian clubs

Adelaide Go Players

Contact: Brenton Williams


Phone: TBA



Meets: Living Choice Retirement Village, 123 Fisher St Fullarton 5063, in the cafe area immediately past the foyer (Saturday afternoons from 1:30pm to 4:30pm once a fortnight from 13 January 2018)

AGA Clubs

Queensland clubs

Brisbane Go Club

Email: Allan Hunt,



Brisbane Go Club

Website: Brisbane Go Club

Meets: Ace Comics and Games, Shop 18, Annerley Arcade, 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley (Tuesday evenings 6:30pm to 10:30pm)

Gold Coast Go Club

Contact: Yoko Usami


Phone: 0411-441-720


Gold Coast Go Club

Website: Gold Coast Go Club

Meets: Links Hope Island Golf Club, Hope Island Road, Hope Island (last Sunday of each month from 1pm)

Bun Bu Ryo Do Go group

Contact: Michael Baczynski


Phone: 04 1144 2081


Meets: Refectory, R Block, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1pm, BYO goban.

Griffith Go Club

Contact: Mason Reid



Griffith Go Club


Meets: Nathan Campus, Griffith University. Friday 12pm, N03

Magic Go

Contact: Elizabeth Patrick


Facebook: magicgobris

Magic Go

Meets: The Magic Vault, 9 South Pine Rd, Alderley, QLD, 4051 every Thursday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Queensland Go Society

Contact: Horatio Davis


Facebook page:

Queensland Go Society

Website: Queensland Go Society

Meets: Contact clubs listed above.