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2024 Live Lessons

Live Lessons Commencing Soon! Get ready for an immersive learning experience as our live lessons kick off on Friday, 2nd February from 7:30pm Sydney time. AGA members are emailed the Zoom credentials – if you want to join in, please join the AGA

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your Go skills and connect with fellow enthusiasts!

Also, the AGA has published a New Short Lesson “Go Your Own Way” the lesson document is available on the AGA website titled “Go Your Own Way.” Dive into this resource by visiting https://australiango.asn.au/download/go-your-own-way/ and take your Go game to the next level.

Finally, we have updated the Club Contact Information which includes details of the new club in Hobart.  Have there been changes to your club’s contact information, or are you aware of any new clubs on the Go scene? Help us keep our records up to date by sending updates to secretary@australiango.asn.au.

 

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2023 AGA Annual General Meeting (draft minutes)

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Go Association Inc was held on Sunday 3rd December at the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha, Queensland 4117.  A .pdg of the draft minutes are available here

 

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AGA Library books

Over the past few years people have donated their books to the AGA, notably Tony Oxenham and Devon Bailey.  Many of the books have been sent to clubs but there are others that can be ‘borrowed’ from the AGA. Please email secretary@australiango.asn.au for more details.

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Korean Ambassador’s Cup 2023 report

The 2023 KAC was held at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club on October 1st.  The Korean Ambassador His Excellency Kim Wan Joong and Yang Jaeho 9P, Secretary of the Korean Baduk Association attended the event. There were over 40 players including 12 juniors.  Click here for the KAC report  which contains a brief overview, photographs and the results.

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ISGS International Go Conference

The International Society of Go Studies (ISGS) announced their first International Go Conference on 2023 August 31 in cooperation with the Department of Go Studies at Myongji University in Yongin (South Korea). The conference theme is ‘Go in the age of A.I.’ and ISGS editorial chair Bae Incheol invites scholars to present their research.

More details can be found here

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2023 Live lessons

Thanks to the Korean Baduk Association and their General Secretary Yang Jaeho 9p for their continues support of the AGA Live Lessons.  This allows us to continues An Younggil’s live lessons for all AGA members until the end of November 2023.

The lessons are on Friday evenings from 7:30pm (NSW, ACT, Vic time) on Zoom.  The Zoom Meeting ID is 845 2805 5497 and you will need to use passcode: 259267

The lessons are recorded and posted in an YouTube play list. The lessons for 2023 lessons can be found using this URL – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6bfphc94mwBBeGpsgWYYNFEC3FxQSLf5

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March 2023 Newsletter

There’s some huge news for Australian Go in this newsletter, first and
foremost being the stunning victory by Australia’s own Amy Song in the
amateur section of the *2023 SENKO CUP World GO Women’s Championship*
<https://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/special/senkocup/2023/> in Japan! Amy, who was
selected by the AGA Committee in December to represent Australia in the
tournament (which excluded players from China, Japan, and Korea) faced off
against and defeated players from the USA, Singapore, and Germany to clinch
the title. This is a fabulous achievement – well done Amy! Information
about the tournament can be found in the link above.

The *third volume of the Double Trouble series of Go books*, written by
David Mitchell and James Kaaden, is now available on the AGA website here
<https://australiango.asn.au/aga-books/>. The problems in this volume are
aimed at dan players, but kyu players can certainly benefit by studying the
positions. All the Double Trouble books are available for free, but if you
wish to support the AGA, please consider making a donation via the PayPal
link on the bookshop page.

A reminder that *Younggil’s live lessons* are held every Friday evening
from 7:30 pm eastern time via Zoom. The meeting details are as follows:

*URL:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84528055497?pwd=UnN3bDgxQlBBbDBDQjRoUkYwT0RlZz09
<https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84528055497?pwd=UnN3bDgxQlBBbDBDQjRoUkYwT0RlZz09>Meeting
ID: 845 2805 5497 Passcode: 259267*

The *International Society of Go Studies
<https://www.intergofed.org/igf-news-feed/international-society-of-go-studies-founded.html?fbclid=IwAR1Vo9EZtybmfmn6kTjTLUkAqXliV7JdCwZq6b21DKKa15jtpnrS5YSyPTA>*
(ISGS) held their founding ceremony in February at the Korea Baduk
Association (KBA) in Seoul. The ISGS aims to promote academic research on
Go, activities that help spread and teach Go, host academic research
presentations, publish an academic journal, as well as foster exchange
among research institutes, organisations, and businesses. Australia’s
Silvia Lozeva has been appointed as a Research Director.

That’s all for now. If any of you have any Go related news that you think
should be publicised, please email me with your suggestions.

Cheers

Peter Simpson
Publicity Officer
The Australian Go Association Inc

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An Younggil’s Live Lessons 2023

An Younggil’s Pro Live Lessons resume on Friday 27th January 2023 and will run until June 30th The lesson are available for ALL Australian Go Players thanks to donations from  Australian Go Association members. As in previous years Live Lessons are held on Friday evenings from 7:30pm (Sydney time) using Zoom and the lessons are recorded and posted on YouTube.  The Zoom credentials (below) are the same for all meetings; access to the YouTube video play lists will be sent after the first meeting.

The first lesson is on Friday January 27th and is aimed at kyu players with reviews of Australian kyu player games.  The third Friday or each month targets kyu players.  There will also be occasional pro simul games with a review of those games.

Topic: An Younggil’s Live Lessons
URL: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84528055497?pwd=UnN3bDgxQlBBbDBDQjRoUkYwT0RlZz09
Meeting ID: 845 2805 5497 Passcode: 259267

If you wish to support Live Lessons and other Australian Go Association activities, please click here

An Younggil’s Live lesson videos are available on YouTube – click here for the 2023 playlistclick here for the 2022 play listclick here for the 2021 play list.