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Benefits of AGA membership

As an AGA member you are eligible for AGA Representative points (rep points) so you could represent Australia at an International tournament. Please visit http://australiango.asn.au/knowledge-base/ratings-and-rep-points/ for details.

The AGA will email news of events and other information periodically. Information about clubs, events, tournament, Go news etc. can be found at http://australiango.asn.au/

The Australian Go Association provides learning materials which are delivered by various means. We have a YouTube channel with video lessons www.youtube.com/channel/UCciRBKCCDDK4eJd1-ARsOWQ

There are learning materials aimed at beginners and DDK players at www.forum.artofgo.org

The National Club uses various Internet technologies to enable players across Australia to find each other and/or a teacher. Details of the club and how to join are at http://club.artofgo.org/

The AGA has a premium service for Sustaining members which gives access to weekly lessons (generally two each week) aimed at players from beginner to Dan level. Details can be found at http://australiango.asn.au/clubs/national/

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2020 AGA AGM

Details of the 2020 AGM have been emailed to all members – if you have not recieved a copy, please email …   or you can view the documents here

Members are urged to read the documents and vote using the form provided.  The dead-line for votes is 31st October 2020.

If you did not recieve the email, the documents and ballot paper are here

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AGAnews emails

Details of the AGA Zoom lessons are going to junk folders – if you are a current member and are not getting the weekly emails, please check your junk folder.  If the email is not there, please email secretary@australiango.asn.au with your name, AGA id and email account and we will investigate.

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2020 Korean Prime Minister’s Cup

Jay Rie is the Australian representative at the 2020 Korean Prime Minister’s Cup which is being held on-line for the first time due to Covid-19 concerns.

The first three rounds will be played on the Tygem server. Jay Rie’s playing name on Tygem is “Rie” (with a capital R).

The game schedule is:

Round 1 – August. 5th, 10am

Round 2 – August. 8th, 10am

Round 3 – August 12th, 10am

Spectators will need a Tygem account and software to watch live – the URL to register and get the software is http://www.tygemgo.com/

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Online Clubs

The following is a list of Online clubs created to contend with the Covid-19 emergency and associated social distancing regulations.

Canberra Go Club

During the Covid-19 pandemic the Canberra Go Club will meet on the OGS online server using Discord for improved social interaction.  For details please contact Neville Smythe at Neville.Smythe@optusnet.com.au.

Sydney University

The USYD Go Society is trying out weekly meetings every Wednesday 12-2pm. We use Discord for communication and have an OGS group for playing games. The Discord server link is here.  If you would like to play, connect and ask people on Discord.

Queensland Go Society

All clubs under the QGS umbrella have a room on the QGS Discord. Non-Queensland players are completely welcome – pop on and see if anyone is interested in a game, or just to chat.

 

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2019 Australian Go Championships

The 2019 Australian Go Championships will be held in Melbourne over the weekend of December 7th and 8th.  The AGA’s annual general meeting will be held on Saturday at the same venue.

Details of the championships can be found at http://australiango.asn.au/event/2019-aga-national-championships/

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2019 Sydney Go Festival

The 2019 Sydney Go Festival will be held at the Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre, This is a great opportunity for beginners, especially children to learn how to play.

Click here for more details