An Younggil’s Pro Live Lessons resume on Friday 27th January 2023 and will run until June 30th The lesson are available for ALL Australian Go Players thanks to donations from Australian Go Association members. As in previous years Live Lessons are held on Friday evenings from 7:30pm (Sydney time) using Zoom and the lessons are recorded and posted on YouTube. The Zoom credentials (below) are the same for all meetings; access to the YouTube video play lists will be sent after the first meeting.
The first lesson is on Friday January 27th and is aimed at kyu players with reviews of Australian kyu player games. The third Friday or each month targets kyu players. There will also be occasional pro simul games with a review of those games.
The Sydney session of the World College Go Friendship Tournament held on Sunday December 19th was organised by Amy Song and the University of Sydney Go Club. The event was held in the Business School at Sydney Uni and generated a lot of interest. Great organisation and free lunch made the event run very smoothly.
There were 8 student players competing in the Sydney team – Tom Chen 6D from Macquarie University, Amy Song 5D, You Yang 5D, Marco Ma 4D, George Lu 4D and Alan Lu 2D from the University of Sydney, Zhang Qingyang 5D from UNSW, and Wang Yixuan 2D from UTS – represent the Sydney Team. There were two rounds of friendship games against the University of Shenzhen Team and finished 8 wins a piece.
There was great support from Go players in Sydney, attendance to the event was around 40 people throughout the day – some little children as well! Mr An Younggil 8P provided a live commentary of both rounds of games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following information is a guide based on 2018 Go Tournaments. There is no guarantee the events will be held at the same time as the exact dates of tournaments and details are not yet available but this may help plan your calendar. The Events page is updated when full details are available.