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 (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

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