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).
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
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.
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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOVEBlYNi-k5Rc_g6E3VSMA
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
Missingham Joanne Jia-Jia 7-dan & Lin Chun Yen 7-dan pair
Yang Tzu Hsuan 2-dan & Wang Yuan-Jyun 8-dan pair
The Pair Go World Champions are Yu Zhiying 6-dan & Ke Jie 9-dan pair (China)
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.