Our next tournament will be on June 20, 2015. This will be a one day, four round, AGA rated tournament held at the Arden-Dimick library, 891 Watt Avenue, in Sacramento. Registration opens at 9:00 am and play begins at 10:00 am. There is no pre-registration—just show up, sign in, and play!
Jeff Horn (left) and Jeff Murphy
The club gives a free membership and a small cash prize to the member who wins the
most games in our quarterly tournaments. The winners this year are the same as last year: Jeff Horn in Division I (1k and above) and Jeff Murphy in Division II (2k and below). In order to be eligible, one needs to be a dues paying member of the club, or one of last year’s winners.
Bay Area Go Players Association will hold its San Francisco 2015 Northern California Ing Cup on Feb. 14, 2015. This will be a one-day AGA-rated go tournament held at the Hilton Hotel in San
Francisco’s Chinatown. Check www.bayareago.org for more details.
Sat, Jul 26 Bay Area Go Players Association Summer Go Tournament
Sun, Jul 27
This will be a two-day tournament with six rounds of AGA-rated play with no elimination. Held at Language Studies International in downtown Berkeley, we will be one block away from BART and right next to easy parking.
All levels are welcome. There will be cash prizes for the top players in each of four divisions, an open section for the strongest players with all even games, go book prizes for those playing in their first go tournament, and fun door prizes. Complementary pizza and a go lecture will be provided during lunch on the second day.
Check out the tournament flyer (http://bayareago.org/fliers/2014-07-bag-tournament.pdf) for more information.
Register here (https://bayareago-summer-tournament.eventbrite.com/) early to save $5 on your registration!
For more Bay Area Go Club information see http://www.bayareago.org/
This is a two-day go workshop led by Yilun Yang 7 Dan Professional, April 4-5 in Berkeley, CA. He will present an algorithmic approach to the fundamental principles of go that occur in every game you play. These concepts will be presented as a series of lectures, game-analyses, and problem solving sections. The workshop is open to go players of all strengths.
You can register and find more information at this link:
Our Thursday meetings are now taking place at Steve’s Pizza, located at 314 F Street, in Davis. We continue to meet from 6-10pm.
We have returned to the Market Square at Arden Fair location, for our Monday meetings, 6-10 pm. Use the Arden exit from Buisiness I-80; head east (towards the mall); drive past the mall and look for the Market Square sign, on your left (north); turn left into the parking lot.
On September 30, we had 16 players, nearly half of whom were new to the club.
The club plays in Davis and Sacramento. The Davis meeting location is: Steve’s Pizza, 314 F Street, on Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. The Sacramento meeting location is: Market Square at Arden Fair in the Food Court near the Barnes and Noble Bookstore ( 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA), on Mondays from 6-10pm.We play four tournaments a year, typically alternating locations from Sacramento to Davis and back.
The club has been active now for more than 10 years. The majority of players are between 1 and 7 kyu, though both high-kyu and dan-level players are represented. Recent tournaments have drawn as many as 24 players, both members and non-members. While the university (UC Davis) has brought many players to the club, the club does not have any affiliation with the university, and is not a student organization.
The low overhead for Go playing space has allowed dues to remain relatively low. Most of the dues go to covering the costs of space for tournaments and subsidizing simuls. These costs are considerably higher in most metropolitan areas with Go clubs. One goal of this club is to promote the enjoyment of a fascinating game without unduly flattening your wallet!
The club is an American Go Association affiliate. If you are interested in being an individual member of the AGA (dues are $30.00/year) write: American Go Association, P.O. Box 397, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113.