David Mitchell has worked with TsumeGo Hero over the past month and we are pleased to announce there is now a collection of 10 “Diabolical” problems on the site.
TsumeGo Hero is a great platform for studying and practicing life and death skills. The “Diabolical” problems are not easy. Each problem consists of four or more positions on the board. Just one is unsettled; killing a dead group or living with a live group is a waste of a move and clearly wrong.
A charity Go Tournament in support of the eradication of poliomyelitis is being organised in Europe. Registrations are mainly from Europe, America and Asia but the event is open to all. There are prizes for individuals as well as for the best city team as well.
This is the first tournament of its kind – the organisers web site is https://www.dgob.de/wettbewerbe/end-polio-now.
Registration is open and the tournament will start on the 16th january 2021.
Just a reminder that Allan Hunt’s 2020 Australian Go Census is live and in desperate need of your information! This is extremely useful for Go organsiers to know who is playing, where, and what they want! (In general terms, the census is totally anonymous).
You can complete Allan’s survey by clicking here
As an AGA member you are eligible for AGA Representative points (rep points) so you could represent Australia at an International tournament. Please visit https://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 https://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 https://australiango.asn.au/clubs/national/
On behalf of all Australian Go players I would like to thank David Bofinger and Neville Smythe for their generous donations supporting the 2021 Live Lesson program.
Live Lessons are presented twice a week by the AGA national coach Younggil An 8P and other strong Australian Go players with topics suitable for all level of player including beginners.
Live Lessons are delivered using Zoom teleconferencing and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and contribute – it is not like watching a YouTube video.
The 2020 program is very generously supported by the Korean Baduk Association but in 2021 we have to fund the lessons ourselves. So, the 2021 Live lesson schedule is being financed through individual donations and from AGA Sustaining membership fees.
The Live Lesson schedule for 2021 starts in mid-January runs until the end of May and will be accessible to AGA Sustaining members. The schedule of Live Lessons will be extended further if there are further donations or more enrollments of Sustaining members.
Sustaining members pay $80 for a year – if you are looking for a value proposition, there are close to 40 lessons already scheduled so that is slightly over $2 per lesson. You can join as a Sustaining member or make a donation on this website.
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
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 email@example.com with your name, AGA id and email account and we will investigate.
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/