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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


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 –


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*
<> 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
<>. 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:

ID: 845 2805 5497 Passcode: 259267*

The *International Society of Go Studies
(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.


Peter Simpson
Publicity Officer
The Australian Go Association Inc


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
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.


2023 Sang Dae Hahn Memorial Tournament

The Sang Dae Hahn Memorial Tournament will be held on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th 2023 at the Ryde-Eastwood RSL, 117, Ryedale Road, West Ryde, NSW 2114. The doors will open at 10:00am.

There will be three main divisions with 6 games played over two days. The divisions are the Open Division for 5 dan and above; the Dan handicap division for 1 kyu and above; the Kyu handicap division for kyu players. There will also be a 5 round Junior’s division – for under-16 players from beginner to 10 kyu Sunday March 5th.

There will be cash prizes for the first five places in the main divisions. The prize pool is expected to be between $2,000 and $2,500 depending on entries and possible additional sponsorship.

The full entry fee for any division is $60 with a concession rate of $40 for students, interstate travellers and people over 75 years of age. The entry fee for the Junior’s tournament is $30.

The tournament director is David Mitchell and the tournament referee An Younggil.

Full details and registration can be found here


2022 World College Go Friendship Tournament

The Sydney session of the World College Go Friendship Tournament held on Sunday December 19th was organised by Amy Song and the University of Sydney Go Club. The event was held in the Business School at Sydney Uni and generated a lot of interest.  Great organisation and free lunch made the event run very smoothly.

There were 8 student players competing in the Sydney team – Tom Chen 6D from Macquarie University, Amy Song 5D, You Yang 5D, Marco Ma 4D, George Lu 4D and Alan Lu 2D from the University of Sydney, Zhang Qingyang 5D from UNSW, and Wang Yixuan 2D from UTS – represent the Sydney Team. There were two rounds of friendship games against the University of Shenzhen Team and finished 8 wins a piece.

There was great support from Go players in Sydney, attendance to the event was around 40 people throughout the day – some little children as well! Mr An Younggil 8P provided a live commentary of  both rounds of games.



AGA 2022 Nationals – Results

There were almost 50 players at the 2022 AGA Nationals held at the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues club on December 3rd & 4th.

The winners of the 2022 AGA Nationals Championships are are follows:

Division 1 (Open)

1st Tim Gu (6 wins from 6 games)

2nd Zhiming Deng (5 wins from 6 games)

3rd Tom Chen (4 wins from 6 games)

4th David He (4 wins from 6 games)

Division 2 (Dan Handicap)

1st Huan Li (6 wins from 6 games)

2nd Peter Simpson ( 4 wins from 6 games)

3rd Tony Hu (4 wins from 6 games)

4th Bowen Ge (4 wins from 6 games)

Division 3 (Kyu handicap)

Equal 1st Hong Wanpyo and Junkyo Lee (5 wins from 6 games)

3rd Gareth White (5 wins from 6 games)

4th Andrew Morris (4 wins from 6 games).

Under 18

1st – Tim Gu

2nd William Rui

3rd Tony Hu

Photos and full results can be found here



2022 Annual General Meeting

AGA 2022 AGM notice to members

Notice is hereby given that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Go Association Inc will be held at midday Saturday 3rd December at the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde, NSW, 2114.

All members are encouraged to attend and vote on the following matters at the meeting.


1. Reading of the minutes of the previous AGM – Document attached with this notice.
2. Reading of the Secretary-General’s report – Document attached with this notice.
3. Reading of the Treasurer’s report, including P&L and Balance Sheet – Documents attached with this notice.
4. Nominations for President – Raphael Shin.
5. Nominations for vice-President – Neville Smythe.
6. Nominations for Treasurer – James Kaaden.
7. Nominations for Secretary-General & DFT Public Officer – David Mitchell.
8. Nominations for Membership registrar – Neville Smythe.
9. Nominations for 5 committee members – An Younggil; Erli Qiu; Peter Simpson, Amy Song & Colton Tinkey.
10. Nominations for National Coach (ex-officio) – An Younggil 8P.
11. Location of 2023 National Championships & AGM.
12. Any other business.

Click here for a .pdf 

Please note: All AGA members as at 1st November were sent an email with the above details and other documents.  If you are an AGA member and did not get the email, please check your junk folder – if you cannot find the message, please contact us by emailing