A big thank you to our friends across the ditch for inviting us Aussies to take part in their NZ Digital Tournament. Colin Grierson did a fantastic job as the Tournament Director and deserves special mention. The tournament was played in good spirits and seemed to be thoroughly enjoyed by all.
In regards to the results, it seems us Aussies will need to go back to the goban and study hard in hope of another invite next year! The Kiwis comprehensively dominated both divisions. Well played by them.
In the Open Division, the top three Aussies were Amy Song 5d (6th), Kevin Chu 5d (7th) and James Kaaden 2d (8th). For the Handicap Division, well done to Colton Tinkey 16k (11th), Andrew Morris 10k (12th) and Horatio Davis 1k (14th).
Full results can be found here: https://go.org.nz/index.php/events/tournaments/263-1st-new-zealand-digital-open
Tournaments have been held in Australia for many years but the results disappear in mists of time. Neville Smythe has done a Herculean job collecting all of the results and putting them on this website. Check out our documents page for all the results from the good old days.
David Mitchell has worked with TsumeGo Hero over the past month and we are pleased to announce there is now a collection of 10 “Diabolical” problems on the site.
TsumeGo Hero is a great platform for studying and practicing life and death skills. The “Diabolical” problems are not easy. Each problem consists of four or more positions on the board. Just one is unsettled; killing a dead group or living with a live group is a waste of a move and clearly wrong.
An Younggil 8P will teach every Friday evening until the end of the year thanks to sponsorship from the Korean Baduk Association. In addition, there will be an online meeting every Monday from 7:30pm where players can arrange games and there will be discussion and lessons presented by AGA Dan players.
The lessons are not like a scripted YouTube video, people attending are encouraged to ask questions, supply games for comments and actively participate in the learning process.
Details of the weekly lessons will be email to all AGA members by the AGA Publicity Officer.