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Go Tournaments

Finally! The Cotsen, this year to be known as the “Cotsen Go Tournament and Pro Qualifier,” is set for April 28-29 at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles’ Mid-Wilshire District (in California USA). The detailed arrangements are still being worked out, so you can’t register yet, but the date is set and the venue booked. The tournament will feature all elements of the previous Cotsen Tournaments… tough competition, Mr. Yang 7p, good prizes, cool trophies, neck massage and good food… but with two additional features this year. One is that the open section will choose at least one player to play in the AGA’s first ever Pro Certification tournament in North Carolina in August. The other is that, as a gift to the US go community, the KBA is sending a VIP delegation including either three or four professionals who will do simultaneous games, game reviews and commentary with the players.

I'm thinking this is going to be the best Cotsen ever!

Until the registration is set up, you can post questions here or email Andrew Okun.

More info here:
http://www.usgo.org/news/category/cotsen-open/
http://www.usgo.org/news/2011/12/aga-inks-deals-with-korea-to-develop-u-s-pro-system/
http://www.usgo.org/org/who.html

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Also, see: http://goban.livejournal.com/24819.html for info on the Woodland Hills CA Go Group Tournament, March 10, 2012

For other US tournament info, see:
http://www.usgo.org/usa/events.php
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Go Tournaments

This coming Saturday is the ratings tournament in Woodland Hills CA USA.
Contact Joe Walters < http://www.meetup.com/Yu-Go-Club/members/9838478/ > and email: < walters.jg (at) gmail dot com > to RSVP or ask questions.

Details below:
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The Woodland Hills Go Group Tournament is March 10, 2012

The Woodland Hills Go Group invites you to participate in their first ratings tournament, to be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Westfield Promenade Mall in Woodland Hills, California USA.

It will be a self-paired tournament consisting of a minimum of 3 games. While we have no plans for prizes of any significant value, you will enjoy bragging rights, AGA ratings, and a lot of fun.

There is no fee for playing in the tournament. However, you must either be an AGA member in good standing (paid up at time of playing), or pay a one-time AGA tournament privilege fee of $10. Non-AGA members can join the AGA through their home clubs at a discounted price of $15 for a one-year membership. If you don't belong to an AGA chapter you can join through the Woodland Hills Go Group, which is a chapter of the American Go Assoc.

You may play anyone you like at the tournament, but there is a maximum 3 stone handicap. You and your opponent must agree upon the handicap before the game starts. AGA tournament rules will apply. You can find them here:
http://www.usgo.org/resources/downloads/completerules.pdf

For the address of and directions to the Westfield Promenade, see their website: http://www.westfield.com/topanga/directions

The tournament will be held in the upstairs area of the food court, right by the AMC movie theater. You can’t miss it: just go into the food court and look up.

Please reply to this email to RSVP so we can get a count to make sure we reserve enough room to accommodate all the games.

Recap:
EVENT: WOODLAND HILLS GO GROUP INVITATIONAL SELF-PAIRED GO TOURNAMENT

DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 -> FIRST GAME TO START AT 10AM

PRIZES: BRAGGING RIGHTS AND OFFICIAL AGA RATING

TOURNAMENT FEE: NONE FOR AGA MEMBERS, $10 if you are NOT a member of the AGA.

RESULTS TO BE REPORTED TO AGA FOR OFFICIAL AGA RATING PURPOSES!!!!

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Also, see: http://goban.livejournal.com/24909.html for the “Cotsen Go Tournament and Pro Qualifier” (April 28-29) announcement!
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Go Tournaments

The California Santa Monica Go Club is pleased to announce:
the 5th Annual "Santa Monica Coffee Cup" Go Tournament

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Where: UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, USA

This year's theme color is Orange.

There is an absolute limit of 50 players so pre-registration is essential. The tournament fee is $10, plus AGA membership or renewal if necessary. Send an e-mail to Andy Okun with your name and AGA number if you have one.

The tournament will be three rounds, AGA rated, with Japanese rules. The TD will be Joe Cepiel. Handicaps ordinary unless Joe decides otherwise, except in the open section, where the games will be even.

Check in by 9:30 a.m.

Rounds at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Let me know if you need more info!
Sighris
p.s. I'm hoping Eric Cotsen will attend! - and my Go teacher Jon!!!
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Go Tournaments

Go Tournaments on "Boston Massacre Day" (March 5th):

Chicago, IL, United States
A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery
Each player receives a free copy of O Rissei's Catching Scent of Victory, thanks to Hinoki Press.
Bob Barber < komoku@earthlink.net >
Mark Rubenstein < mark@easyaspi.com >

Alhambra (just east of LA), CA, United States
2011 Southern Cal Championship & NAIM Qualifier
March 5th AND 6th
$2000 Total Award. $600 to the winner of Open Section
Kevin Chao < pogychao@yahoo.com >


And the BIG upcoming USA Go event:
The 2011 Go Congress will be in Santa Barbara, CA (98 miles North of LA) from July 30 to August 7, 2011.

More info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Go_Congress
http://www.usgo.org/congresses/2011/
http://senseis.xmp.net/?USGoCongress

If you want more info about any of the above, just let me know.
Sighris
http://www.gokgs.com/graphPage.jsp?user=Sighris
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Wei-Chi (aka Go, Baduk, Weiqi, Igo and Paduk)

Hello WeiQi / Go / Baduk Players!

Since it has been a long time since I (or anybody else) has posted here, I am forwarding the below info. Even if you are not in the LA area and can not make this event, this post might remind somebody this community is still here and get somebody to post something new. :)

Take care,
Sighris

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that the congenial Tadashi Sasaki, 8-dan professional go player of the Japan Go Association (Nihon Kiin) will give us two separate teaching events next week in Los Angeles as part of his personal West Coast tour. Both events will feature simultaneous 3 on 1 games with Sasaki Sensei to the extent that time permits, followed by an analysis of your games (either the ones played with him, or others that you have an accurate record of). While not involved in a teaching game you are free to watch, or play a game with others which you could have analyzed later. Those who have attended his lectures at the Go Congress or at previous workshops he has given in Washington and Los Angeles will testify to his straightforward answers to questions and his gentle sense of humor. His comments are useful for all levels of go strength.

The first event begins at 7pm, Tuesday, November 9th at the usual meeting place of the Santa Monica Go Club, the Unurban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405,corner of Urban Ave. (near 33rd St.) and Pico Blvd (310) 315-0056. There is no charge for members of the Santa Monica Go Club, and $10 for others. There may be a nominal surcharge for playing Sensei as opposed to merely participating in all the other activities.

The second event begins at 7pm, Wednesday, November 10th, at the Basement Level of the New Gardena Hotel,1641 West Redondo Beach Blvd # 1, Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 327-5757. The charge for attendance is $20 per person. There may or may not be a nominal surcharge for playing a teaching game with Sensei.
We will know more later.

If you want to be included in the number of persons playing a teaching game with Sensei, your chances are better if you come early.

These activities have been organized by Andy Okun, Tom Oki of the New Gardena Hotel, Joe Cepiel of the Santa Monica Go Club and others.

For further information about the events, or associated optional activities, such as sight-seeing, dinner, etc. please contact me.

Richard Dolen
rdolen@worldnet.att.net
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Wei-Chi (aka Go and Baduk) Championship

> Dear Go Players:
>
> The 2010 Southern California Go Championship Tournament &
> US Youth Championship Qualifier event will be held on
> Saturday Feb 20 and Sunday Feb 21.
> Location: 3000 W Valley Blvd Alhambra, CA 91803
>
> $2000 Total Award.
> $500 Award to the Open Section Winner.
>
> Hope to see all you there.
> Kevin Chao
> Orange County Chapter.

If you need more info let me know!
I hope to be there and it would be great to see you there too!
Sighris
http://www.myspace.com/sighris

Go for Ipod Touch and Phone

Here are some Go Apps compatible with Ipod Touch and IPhone. I stopped at page 94. There is 131 pages of games to browse. Now some of these apps are free, some aren't. Enjoy.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/five-stones-gomoku/id343295091?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id342851308?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id341684579?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/go-timer/id335976154?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id335498332?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smartgo-9x9/id332157192?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igowin-joseki/id332467386?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igowin-tutor/id331538702?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igowin/id330929178?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igomoku-pro/id330204388?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/im-gomoku/id323455279?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/niren-go/id325325120?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goban/id324517313?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weigo/id323495993?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/it-igo/id321479037?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/joseki/id320600958?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aya-go-lite/id318804832?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/go-red/id318549199?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gobang-master-free/id315221582?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smartgo/id314506629?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id311468215?mt=8

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If you have other ipods like fifth gen, you'll have to search the games section yourself. Since I have ipod touch, only ipod touch compatible games came up in my search.