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9th China Mind Sport Exposition

The China Qiyuan Hangzhou Branch is organising the 9th China Mind Sport Cultural Exposition which includes the 2nd Jinqiao Guolv Cup Weiqi Tournament.  The event will take place between September 15th to October 15th 2021.

Please click here entry details pdf for details on how to join the tournament. using a Wechat account but there are instructions in the pdf if needed.  Note: Registration requires your passport number.

News, Tournaments

2021 Australian Open & Digital Tournament

This year the 43rd Australian Open and the 6th Australian Digital Championship will be a combined tournament due to Covid regulations. The AGA Committee, and I am sure all AGA members owe a huge “thank you” to Horatio Davis and Allan Hunt for taking on this task.  With luck this will be a temporary measure and we will revert to the customary tournament form next year.

The tournament is on the Internet in seven rounds, one game per week. Results are due by midnight each Sunday by email. The draw for the next round (opponent, colour, handicap) will be sent out by midday Monday. Each competitor is to contact their opponent, sort out a time, play the game online, email the result and the game record to the tournament director. The tournament is an Australian Swiss draw in three divisions, open (2k to 7d), upper handicap (2d to 10k, up to nine stones), and lower handicap (10k to 30k, up to nine stones) using Australian (Japanese) rules.  There is no entry fee.

Full details are on the tournament web page

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Awesome Baduk

Awesome Baduk

Young Sun Yoon 8p and Yeon Woo Cho 2p have launched the “Awesome Baduk” video Go platform.

Following on from their YouTube channels and researching how to teach in a fun and systematic way, they have decided to create a video Go website. The aim in simple – to motivate Go players to improve their skills and have fun.

Currently, you can use our site for free for one month. If you come to our Discord group, you can communicate with many Baduk players and share a lot of information.

Up and coming events include a streaming game comment at 15:00 (German time) and the 1st Awesome Baduk Tournament.  Full details can be found on the website and you can also get more on Discord and Twitch.

Website – www.awesomebaduk.com

Discord – https://discord.gg/PYY9wNXa

Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/awesomebaduk?sr=a

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Live Pro Lessons 2021

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.