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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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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.