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
The 2023 National Championships will be held in Brisbane on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of December, at the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
The details of the event are being finalised and will be released as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email Horatio Davis
Thanks to support from the Korean Baduk Association, An Younggil’s live lessons will continue 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
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:
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.
The Australian Go Association Inc
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.
An Younggil’s Live lesson videos are available on YouTube – click here for the 2023 playlist; click here for the 2022 play list; click here for the 2021 play list.
As an AGA member you are eligible for AGA Representative points (rep points) so you could represent Australia at an International tournament. Please click here for details.
The AGA will email news of events and other information periodically. Information about clubs, events, tournament, Go news are published on this site.
The Australian Go Association provides learning materials which are delivered by various means. We have a YouTube channel with video lessons from the Go Congress and other ad-hoc sources please click here for the play list.