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Live Pro lessons

Thanks to the support of the Korean Baduk Association, An Younggil 8P is teaching live classes twice a week to Australian Go players.  Currently the classes are on Friday and Sunday evenings and are presented using Zoom.

In addition, David Mitchell is holding weekly double digit kyu lessons on Tuesday evenings, as with Younggil’s lessons the classes will use Zoom.

The AGA Publicity Officer will email all AGA members weekly with the details of all the classes.

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Online Clubs

The following is a list of Online clubs created to contend with the Covid-19 emergency and associated social distancing regulations.

Canberra Go Club

During the Covid-19 pandemic the Canberra Go Club will meet on the OGS online server using Discord for improved social interaction.  For details please contact Neville Smythe at Neville.Smythe@optusnet.com.au.

Sydney University

The USYD Go Society is trying out weekly meetings every Wednesday 12-2pm. We use Discord for communication and have an OGS group for playing games. The Discord server link is here.  If you would like to play, connect and ask people on Discord.

Queensland Go Society

All clubs under the QGS umbrella have a room on the QGS Discord. Non-Queensland players are completely welcome – pop on and see if anyone is interested in a game, or just to chat.

 

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2019 Australian Go Championships

The 2019 Australian Go Championships will be held in Melbourne over the weekend of December 7th and 8th.  The AGA’s annual general meeting will be held on Saturday at the same venue.

Details of the championships can be found at http://australiango.asn.au/event/2019-aga-national-championships/

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2019 Sydney Go Festival

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

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New Go club in Port Macquarie

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.

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2019 Kuksu Mountain Tournament

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.

Details can be found in English by clicking here; Chinese by clicking here; Japanese by clicking here.

Apart from the above, I have no further information.  If you have questions please email secretary@australiango.asn.au and I will try to answer but complex matters will have to be addressed by the KBA by emailing Seongmin Kim at msk87@baduk.or.kr

If you wish to apply please complete the spreadsheet (found here) for each entrant and accompanying parent and return it to secretary@australiango.asn.au 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.

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Ing World University Go Championship & 16th Chang Qi Cup

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).