On 26-28 Sept, the American Collegiate Go Association (ACGA) and the Shanghai Ing-Changki Weiqi Education Foundation (ING) will sponsor a brand new American Go event:

The 2015 Chang Qi Cup


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The entire event is free and open to the public!

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2015 Chinese Chang Qi Cup Semi-finals

For the first time in history, the semi-finals of an Asian professional Go tournament (China's Chang Qi Cup) will be held on U.S. soil.

Four of the world's strongest players will compete for the coveted Chang Qi title. The semi-finals are open to the public and will feature live broadcast of the games with live commentary by the legendary Chang Hao 9p.


The competitors:


                              QIU JUN                                                           LIAN XIAO
                               Age: 33                                                               Age: 21
                              Rank: 9p                                                             Rank: 7p




                         LI QINCHENG                                                  TUO JIAXI

                               Age: 17                                                                Age: 24

                              Rank: 1p                                                              Rank: 9p

Qiu Jun is the veteran of the group and an established competitor on the international scene, having won the Chang Qi Cup in 2008 and reaching the finals of the Fujitsu Cup in 2011. He is known for his deep concentration and serious countenance during tournament play, always using all of his allotted time. He has a thick, solid style, and a fierce endgame.
Lian Xiao is one of the rising stars of the Go world. Ranked #11 in China as of March 2015, he has already won several domestic titles and continues to climb the rankings. This would be the biggest title of his career so far.
Li Qincheng was named one of China’s most promising young players by top pro Shi Yue 9p. Though he lacks experience, at only 17 years of age, he has the advantage in mental stamina. It will be interesting to see whether Li can hold his own against the more seasoned field. Will this be his break-out moment?
Tuo Jiaxi is one of the top players in China. Although he has yet to win an international title, Tuo has reached several quarter- and semi-finals, and was ranked #1 in the country for a while back in 2013. He won this tournament in 2010, and should be one of the favorites this year.
Additional VIPs in attendance will include:
  1. Ing Ming Hao (President of Ing Foundation)
  2. Ni Yao Liang (Secretary General of Ing Foundation)
  3. Chang Hao 9p (Former world champion)
  4. Yu Bin 9p (Captain/coach for Chinese national Go team)
  5. Liu Si Ming (President of Zhongguo Qiyuan - Chinese Game Administration)
  6. Hua Yi Gang 8p (Former president of Zhongguo Qiyuan)


Inaugural American Chang Qi Tournament

In conjunction with the Chinese Chang Qi Cup, the ACGA and American Go Association (AGA) will host the inaugural American Chang Qi Tournament, open to the public. This will be an AGA-rated, 4-round tournament held on Saturday and Sunday, 26-27 September with multiple divisions determined by ranking (e.g., 2 kyu - 4 kyu) and a 16-person Open section for strong players. In addition, special prizes for university students will be available based on student turnout and tournament performance.

  • Cash prizes for division and school winners will total over $10,000!
  • Free catered lunch will be provided on both days to all participants.
  • Simuls and professional reviews will be available whenever possible.


American Chang Qi Tournament schedule:


Saturday, 26 Sept:

Opening Ceremony (9:30 AM - 10:00 AM)

Round 1 (10:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

Round 2 (2:00 PM - 4:30 PM)


Sunday, 27 Sept:

Round 3 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Round 4 (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

Awards Ceremony (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)


The top 16 AGA-rated players will be compete in the Open section of the tournament. Top boards will be broadcast live on KGS and the championship match will be streamed live with professional commentary.



Event Details


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Saturday and Sunday, Sept 26-27 2015

(If needed, a tiebreak for the Chinese Chang Qi Cup will occur on Monday)



Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH)

Harvard University

59 Shepard St.

Cambridge, MA 02138



Open to the general public


What time?

Doors will open at 8 AM Saturday, Sept 26



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