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AGA Library books

Over the past few years people have donated their books to the AGA, notably Tony Oxenham and Devon Bailey.  Many of the books have been sent to clubs but there are others that can be ‘borrowed’ from the AGA. Please email for more details.


Korean Ambassador’s Cup 2023 report

The 2023 KAC was held at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club on October 1st.  The Korean Ambassador His Excellency Kim Wan Joong and Yang Jaeho 9P, Secretary of the Korean Baduk Association attended the event. There were over 40 players including 12 juniors.  Click here for the KAC report  which contains a brief overview, photographs and the results.


ISGS International Go Conference

The International Society of Go Studies (ISGS) announced their first International Go Conference on 2023 August 31 in cooperation with the Department of Go Studies at Myongji University in Yongin (South Korea). The conference theme is ‘Go in the age of A.I.’ and ISGS editorial chair Bae Incheol invites scholars to present their research.

More details can be found here


2023 Live lessons

Thanks to the Korean Baduk Association and their General Secretary Yang Jaeho 9p for their continues support of the AGA Live Lessons.  This allows us to continues An Younggil’s live lessons for all AGA members until the end of November 2023.

The lessons are on Friday evenings from 7:30pm (NSW, ACT, Vic time) on Zoom.  The Zoom Meeting ID is 845 2805 5497 and you will need to use passcode: 259267

The lessons are recorded and posted in an YouTube play list. The lessons for 2023 lessons can be found using this URL –


An Younggil’s Live Lessons 2023

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.

Topic: An Younggil’s Live Lessons
Meeting ID: 845 2805 5497 Passcode: 259267

If you wish to support Live Lessons and other Australian Go Association activities, please click here

An Younggil’s Live lesson videos are available on YouTube – click here for the 2023 playlistclick here for the 2022 play listclick here for the 2021 play list.


2022 World College Go Friendship Tournament

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.



Diabolical on TsumeGo Hero

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.


Charity Go Tournament

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

Registration is open and the tournament will start on the 16th january 2021.