The Queensland Spring Tournament will take place on Saturday 17th September 2022. There will be an Open Division and a handicap division. Entry costs $25 regular, $20 concession. Full details including how to register can be found here
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
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.
The 2020 Digital tournament is being held in November/December 2020. Full details at https://australiango.asn.au/event/2020-digital-tournament/