NAGF Team Dominates Opening Round of the Transatlantic Team Match Against EGF

The 2023 Transatlantic Professional Go Team Championship made a thrilling debut on September 16, with the North American Go Federation (NAGF) achieving a resounding 3-0 victory over the European Go Federation (EGF) in the opening round. The excitement was palpable as Ryan Li 4P, on the first board, secured a win by resignation against Andrii ... Read More

Transatlantic Professional Go Team Championship 2023 Announced

The eagerly anticipated professional team championship between the North American Go Federation (NAGF) and the European Go Federation (EGF) is coming back for a second edition. In the previous tournament in 2019, the EGF team defeated the North American team by 5-3 in a win-and-continue format. This time, the tournament will again be played online, ... Read More

Kevin Yang and Alexander Qi participate in the 5th MLILY Cup

From August 2nd to 6th, the 5th “MLILY Dream Lily Cup” World Go Open Tournament concluded the first stage of the competition in Zhengzhou, China. After three rounds of competition, China occupied all eight spots in the quarterfinals. The next stage of the tournament is set to be in May, 2024. The tournament had a ... 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

Qualification Tournament for Shin-An World Baduk Masters

Shin-An World Baduk Masters is a professional tournament in South Korea for players over 45 years old. The North American Go Federation, along with the San Francisco Go Club, will host a qualification tournament to select one player to represent North America in this tournament. For North America, both professional and amateur players are accepted. ... Read More

2023 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament Applications Open

The North American Go Federation (NAGF) will hold the 2023 Pro Qualification Tournament at the San Francisco Go Club at 22 Peace Plaza #501, San Francisco, California from August 6 to 11, 2023. The NAGF will certify one player from this tournament as a new professional player. For more information on the tournament, including eligibility ... Read More

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 ( The North American Go Federation (NAGF) rank promotion policy can be found on the NAGF’s website here (

Toronto Go Spectacular Lives Up to Its Name

Original news article: 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