Ryan Li Promoted to Professional 4 Dan

Ryan Li has been promoted to Professional 4 dan, after he reached 60 points from winning the 2022 North American Professional Go Championship. News about the North American Professional Go Championship can be found here (https://www.usgo.org/news/2023/01/toronto-go-spectacular-lives-up-to-its-name/). The North American Go Federation (NAGF) rank promotion policy can be found on the NAGF’s website here (https://nagofed.org/docs/NAGF-pro-rank-promotion-system.pdf).

Toronto Go Spectacular Lives Up to Its Name

Original news article: https://www.usgo.org/news/2023/01/toronto-go-spectacular-lives-up-to-its-name/ Those looking for evidence that in-person go events can still attract a crowd need look no further than the Toronto Go Spectacular, held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) from December 28 to 30. Organized by the North American Go Federation and sponsored by Deep Mind, the event attracted nearly 200 players and included youth, novice, ... Read More

Lambert Li Wins 2023 World Student Go Championship Qualification Tournament

Eight students competed last weekend for a chance to travel to Japan in February to represent North America in the 21st World Student Go Championship. “The final game between Jiehui Kwa and Lambert Li was incredibly close,” says Joel Kenny. “Neither player was ever more than a couple points ahead of the other during the ... Read More

Applications Open for 2023 World Student Go Championship

The 21st World Student Go Championship will be held at the Nihon Ki-in in Tokyo from February 21 to February 22, 2023. The North American Go Federation is now accepting applications for one player to represent North America in this tournament. Full airfare, accommodations and meals will be provided by the tournament organizing team. Eligibility: ... Read More

Kevin Yang 1P Wins Lanke Cup Preliminary Round

Kevin Yang 1P has won the preliminary round of the 1st Quzhou Lanke Cup World Weiqi Open Tournament, an international professional event organized by the Chinese Weiqi Association. Yang will represent North America in the tournament, which kicks off December 24, 2022. The 1st Quzhou Lanke Cup offers a prize of 1,800,000 RMB (about $250,000 ... Read More

Toronto Go Spectacular – North American Professional and Youth Go Championships Announced

As teased at the US Go Congress, we are now ready to formally announce and open registration to the Toronto Go Spectacular taking place in Toronto December 28-30. We are excited to welcome the whole North American Go community to visit Toronto! How did we get here? When the North American Go Federation was instituted ... Read More

Ryan Li 3P Wins 2nd Transatlantic Professional Go League

Text credit: IGF – https://www.intergofed.org/igf-news-feed/ryan-li-3p-wins-2nd-transatlantic-professional-go-league.html The second season of the Transatlantic Professional Go League (TPGL) concluded on July 17th with a best-of-five final match between American professionals Ryan Li 3p and Kevin Yang 1p. Ryan won three games straight, thus winning the match and the whole season. European professionals Ilya Shikshin 4p and Artem Kachanovskyi ... Read More

Kevin Yang and Alexander Qi Certified as New NAGF Professional Players

Text credit AGA – https://www.usgo.org/news/2022/07/kevin-yang-and-alexander-qi-top-2022-nagf-professional-tournament/ Kevin Yang and Alexander Qi topped a competitive field at the North American Go Federation’s (NAGF) 2022 Pro Qualification tournament this week. Click here for final standings, game records and links to video commentaries. Held at the National Go Center in Washington D.C., the pro qualifier featured eleven top North American amateurs ... Read More