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 (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

Kevin Yang wins the 2022 China – North America Youth New Pro Tournament

Kevin Yang 1P won the 2022 China – North America Youth New Pro Tournament by defeating Alexander Qi 1P in the final round. The 2022 China – North America Youth New Pro Tournament was hosted and organized by the Chinese Weiqi Association as part of the 2022 Youth Weiqi Forum. A total of four professional ... 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

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

Meet the NAGF’s newest pros in a live streaming event!

On Sunday, July 24 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific Time, the AGA Twitch Channel will stream an online event featuring new pros Kevin Yang 1P and Alexander Qi 1P, hosted by Devin Fraze. During the 90-minute event, Kevin and Alexander will review one game each from the Pro Qualification Tournament, and answer questions ... Read More