2024 Pro Qualification Tournament Rules

Overview Dates: Round of 16: June 16 – 17Quarter-final round: June 17-18Semi-final Round: June 19 – 20Final Round: June 20 – 21 Venue: College André-Grasset, Montreal, Canada Tournament Director: Jean-Sébastien Lechasseur Match Start Times: Morning: 9:30 AM / Afternoon: 2:30 PM Time Limit: 75 minutes main time + 1 minute / 5 times byo-yomi Game ... Read More

The 2024 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament Announced

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) will hold the 2024 Pro Qualification Tournament at College André-Grasset, Montreal, Canada from June 16 to 21, 2024. The NAGF will certify one player from this tournament as the new professional player. For more information on the tournament, including eligibility requirements, please refer to the official document here. The ... Read More

NAGF Wins Transatlantic Team Match

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) team clinched a triumphant 3-0 victory over the European Go Federation (EGF) in the second round of the Transatlantic Professional Go Team Championship, securing their lead in the 2023 event. On the first board, Kevin Yang 1P defeated Artem Kachanovskyi 2P in an intense game  (game). The second board ... Read More

Michael Chen Becomes the Newest NAGF Pro

Michael Chen has become the newest North American professional, sweeping Eric Lee 2-0 in the final of the North American Go Federation Professional Qualification Tournament. 2023 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament was sponsored by the Iwamoto North American Foundation for Go (INAF), and organized by the San Francisco Go Club. The Pro Qualification Tournament results, standings ... Read More

2023 NAGF Pro Qual Starts this Sunday

Eleven of North America’s top go players will gather in San Francisco next week for the North American Go Federation’s 2023 Pro Qualification Tournament. Top-board games at the event, which begins this Sunday, August 6, will stream on the AGA’s homepage. The competitors include Michael Chen 7D, Emil Garcia 5D, Eric Lee 6D, Stephen (Dong-Lien) Lin ... Read More