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AGA Books for Australian Go Players

The Australian Go Association is publishing books for members to help them improve skills and playing strength of Australian Go players. The books have been created by members of the AGA and are provided free of charge to all AGA members and can be found here.

AGA member or not, you can download these books and if you wish to help the AGA provide more books, please consider making a donation – as little as $2 or as much as you wish – by clicking here or by using the AGA Donation QR Code on the right.

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2022 Victorian Open

The tournament is being hosted by the Victorian Go Club. The Tournament Director is  Billy Sun.  There will be one division, an open competition, no handicap. Registration closes on 30th June.  The tournament will be held on July 2nd and 3rd.

Details can be found here.

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AGA and Chilean Friendship match

The AGA and Chilean Go Associations will be playing a Friendship match on Sunday 5th June.  Games start at 11:00 am (AEST) on the OGS (online-go.com) Go server.
Details and our team are as follows:
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2022 AI Go Championship

The Korean Baduk Association have announced the 2022 Gangwon Provincial Governor Cup World AI Baduk Championship. The competition is for AI Engines and is sponsored by the Gangwon Province, PyeongChang County.

Raphael Shin, President of the Australian Go Association has financed the development of his ZBaduk AI Engine which will be participating in the event.

The tournament starts in June and full details can be found on the website below.

http://ai.baduk.or.kr/ENG/app/app.asp

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2022 Live Lessons

The AGA is pleased to announce that An Younggil’s Friday evening Live Lessons are now available to all AGA members.

This has been made possible through the support of Sustaining AGA Members and the Korean Baduk Association (KBA). A huge thank you to all of our amazing Sustaining Members (listed on the home page of the AGA website) and the KBA for giving all Australian Go players the chance to learn from a top professional player.

Please come to the lessons and if you would like to support live lessons or other AGA initiatives, you can donate at https://australiango.asn.au/aga-shop/. 100% of all donations are used for Go in Australia. This isn’t just online lessons, but also support for new clubs, supplying prizes for tournaments, teaching in schools & universities and more.

We look forward to seeing you at the lessons. The Zoom details  have been emailed to all Australian Go players, so check your junk folder and if you cannot find it, please email the AGA Secretary

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DAKTECH Cup 2022 Update

Townsville Go Club is hosting the Daktech Cup 2022 Tournament for Rare Cancers Australia. The tournament is over and has raised over $1,700 for Rare Cancers Australia.  A huge “thank you” must go to Mell & Colton Tinkey for all of the work to make the tournament a success. Colton’s final email with the results are below.

We have officially finished the DakTech Cup Tournament and now it is time to announce our winners!

For the Open Division:

  1. Webber TSE
  2. Ken Xie
  3. Amy Song

For the Handicap Division:

  1.  Serene Rawlings
  2. Gareth White
  3. Alfred Burgess

Excellent work guys!

For the winners and/or those to receive prizes:

Those living in Australia, your shipping costs are paid for by the sponsor, all I need from you is an address for me to send the prizes to. 

For those living outside of Australia, all you have is to pay for postage. I will box everything up and send it to the address you give me. Before shipping I will give you the exact cost and if you are ok with that price, we’ll agree to a payment method. Once paid I will mail the items out to you. Any questions please let me know. 

Final words…..

Just want to say a thank you to all of the participants in this tournament for playing your heart out and supporting Rare Cancers Australia. We wanted this tournament to be fun for all skill levels and to support something within Australian communities nationally. With the money everyone has donated ($1,703), 100% of that goes directly to individuals and their families suffering from some form of rare cancer. So a huge thank you on the behalf of those receiving your gift. Well done everyone!

Also want to say a huge thank you to DakTech for supporting us in paying for the trophies, shipping/postage within Australia and other financial costs so everything that was donated would go to Rare Cancers Australia! If you get the chance, send them a brief email or message on Facebook/Instagram to say a quick thank you. 

Lastly, the Australian Go Association and its support in helping with logistics, prizes and help with running a tournament all together. Made the tournament a blast to direct and fun for the players. Another huge thank you!

Full details including links to all of the games can be found at daktechcup.artofgo.org