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AGA Open Champions

2015: Your name here
2014: Zhou Wei
2013: Cai Shuping
2012: Chimin Oh
2011: Guyu Liu
2010: Bi Jang
2009: Zack Zou
2008: Miao Zhao
2007: David He
2006: Raphael Shin
2005: Kevin Chen
2004: Yiming Guo
2003: Yiming Guo
2002: Chengliang Wang
2001: David Huang
2000: Yiming Guo
1999: Andrew Chi
1998: Andrew Chi
1997: Andrew Chi
1996: Andrew Chi
1995: Andrew Chi
1994: Yufei Wang
1993: Sang Dae Hahn
1992: Syn Liew
1991: Sang Dae Hahn
1990: Yufei Wang
1989: Sang Dae Hahn
1988: Yufei Wang
1987: Choon-Sik Moon
1986: Chi-Moon Park
1985: Sang Dae Hahn
1984: Sang Dae Hahn
1983: Kwang Ho An
1982: Sang Dae Hahn
1981: Sang Dae Hahn
1980: Sang Dae Hahn
1979: I. Hou
1978: H. Masuda


Tournaments and Events

In 2015 the Australian go clubs will organise the following first-class tournaments:

Details and contacts for tournaments will be listed below as they become available; if you are a tournament organiser, make them available by emailing the AGA secretary. First-class tournaments earn AGA representative points for each competitor, the exact amount varying according to the strength of the tournament. Representative points are good for winning selection to represent Australia at the World Amateur Go Championships, the Korean Prime Minister's Cup, and other international tournaments Australia is invited to send teams to.

First Australian Baduk Congress

Thirty-fifth Queensland State Championships

  • Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February in room 420, Joyce Ackroyd Building, Blair Drive, University of Queensland, St Lucia.
  • Two divisions, open (1d and up), and handicap (1k and down). Six rounds over two days, Swiss draw, slide pairing.
  • Registration $30 concession, $40 everyone else (includes lunch both days, voting membership of the Queensland Go Society and the Australian Go Association).
  • AGA first-class tournament, AGA members can earn representative points by competing.
  • The first round will start at ten o'clock, the registration desk will be open from nine o'clock on Saturday morning.
  • The annual general meeting of the QGS will be on the Sunday at lunchtime, email mbell@go.org.au with any items of general business.
  • Contact Horatio Davis at the Brisbane Go Club.

Fifth Hoju Dong-A Cup

  • Saturday 7 March at the Hoju Dong-A building (Suite 2, Level 1, 570 Blaxland Rd, Eastwood, NSW / 1300 130 088).
  • Divisions A (6d and above, open) B (4d to 5d, handicap), C (3k to 2d, handicap), D (4k and down).
  • 5 Rounds McMahon, 20 minutes main time + 3x30 seconds byoyomi.
  • Registration desk opens at 8:30 on Saturday, $15 concession / $30 everyone else, lunch included.
  • Sponsored by the Hoju Dong-A newspaper.
  • Other details in this finely-crafted flyer.
  • Contact An Younggil 8p (0401 399 827)..

Sydney Autumn Tournament

  • Sunday 22nd March at the Sydney Go Club, 1st Floor, Philas House, 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
  • 8:30am registration for 9:30am start until 5:30pm.
  • Five round Swiss, Australian tournament (Japanese) rules, division A (3d or stronger) and division B (everyone else).
  • Registration $50, members $40, $10 off for early registration (Friday 20 March), half off forconcessions, includes lunch.
  • AGA members may earn representative points by playing, all players of any strength welcome.
  • Hosted by the Sydney Go Club; more information at this finely-crafted link..
  • Contact the tournament director, Eugene Lee, at the club (secretary@sydney.baduk.org.au).

2015 NSW State Championships

  • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June at Philas House, 17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
  • Open division, 3d and above, 6 rounds over both days (60 minutes + 2x20 seconds byoyomi) - $70 registration
  • Handicap division, 2d and below, 6 rounds over both days (60 minutes + 2x20 seconds byoyomi) - $70 registration
  • Miscellaneous division, 2d and below, 5 rounds on Sunday (20 minutes + 3x20 seconds byoyomi) - $40 registration
  • $10 off for members, $10 off for early-bird registration
  • Lunch and refreshments included.
  • Contact An Younggil (0401 399 827) to RSVP.
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering, or pay $10 to join on the day.
  • Hosted by the Sydney Go Club; further details in this finely-crafted flyer

Fifteenth Victoria Open

  • Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July, Hays International College, 15 Hay Street, Box Hill South, Melbourne.
  • Six rounds, 70 minutes main time + 30 seconds byoyomi
  • First division (open, 5d and stronger), second division (up to 9 stones handicap, 5d and below), cash prizes for both.
  • Third division is an open competition for juniors 15 years or under, according to the childrens competition rules.
  • Hosted by the Victoria Go Club. further details in this finely-crafted flyer
  • Registration is $60 ($30 for juniors) including AGA membership (this is a first class AGA tournament) due by Wednesday 1 July.
  • Tournament director, Billy Sun (billy@chinohouse.com.au), tournament referee is An Younggil 8d from Sydney .
  • This is the successor to the Golden Aussie state championship tournament (2010-2014) and the original Victoria Open (1994-2005).

Nineteenth Australian Capital Territorial Championships

  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July at the ANU School of Art in conjunction with the ANU Chess Festival.
  • Six rounds Swiss, 60 seconds main time per player plus 30 seconds byoyomi.
  • Hosted by the Canberra Go Club; contact them to register, or on Saturday morning.
  • Venue is building 105 (reference EF-32) on the ANU campus map.
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering, or pay $10 to join on the day.

Ninth Korean Ambassador's Cup

  • Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23 or 30 August at the Hoju Dong-A building (Suite 2, Level 1, 570 Blaxland Rd, Eastwood, NSW).
  • Open division A for 5th dan and stronger (or the terminally optimistic), dan handicap division B, kyu handicap division C (maximum 9 stones)
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering, or pay $10 to join on the day.

2nd Sydney Spring Tournament

Fifth Gold Coast Classic

  • Sunday 25th October 2015 at the Gold Coast Country Club clubhouse, Helensvale, 9am for 9:30am until 5pm.
  • Swiss round Swiss, Australian tournament (Japanese) rules, open division (1d or stronger) and handicap division (everyone else).
  • Registration $30, including lunch (RSVP by 23 October if you want to eat).
  • AGA members may earn representative points by playing, all players of any strength welcome.
  • Hosted by the Gold Coast Go Club.
  • Contact Horatio Davis (horatio@go.org.au) or Erli Qiu at the GCGC.

Thirty-eighth Australian Championships

  • Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane.
  • Six round swiss, Australian tournament (Japanese) rules, 75 minutes main time + 3 x 30 seconds byoyomi.
  • Open division for dan players, handicap division for kyu players. If numbers justify it a third division from 2d to 2k.
  • Registration $60 ($40 concession) including lunch, open 8:30 to 9:00 on Saturday morning.
  • $10 early-bird discount for registrations before 1 November 2015.
  • AGA first-class tournament, please join the AGA before entering, or pay $10 to join on the day.
  • Hosted by the Brisbane Go Club.
  • RSVP on the Facebook event or to horatio@go.org.au.

Mail: Australian Go Association
PO Box 149 Woody Point Qld 40191
AUSTRALIA


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