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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.


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


2021 NZ Digital Tournament Wraps Up

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:


AGA Tournament History

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.



8th China Mind Sport Cultural Exposition

The China Qiyuan Hangzhou Branch is organising the 8th China Mind Sport Cultural Exposition which includes the 1st Jinqiao Guolv Cup Weiqi Tournament.  The event will take place between September 15th to October 15th 2020.

The tournament will be held using the Tygem Go server.  The winners will receive significant prizes including teaching games from top professional players.

For details and entry forms you can visit

The tournament organisers put great value in the integrity of the tournament and consider any breaches of trust a serious matter.  Use of AI engines or other artificial intelligence engines is totally unacceptable.  The Australian Go Association strongly advise anybody entering the tournament to adopt the following practices:

  • For each game, a player must set up a video camera (or smart phone) and record each game as it is played.
  • The video content must cover the side of the room with the computer and surroundings and be uninterrupted for the whole game.
  • The computer application (Tygem, WBaduk, OGS, KGS etc) must have the sound of the stones being played turned on and the recording must include sound.
  • The player must not wear a headset of have other communication devices in the same room.
  • Each video recording must be kept for at least 1 week after the end of the tournament.
  • If requested by the Tournament Director or Tournament Referee the player must supply the original unedited video.