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2017 International Collegiate Go Tournament registration open!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2017 4:35:40 PM / by Mike Fodera posted in events, tournaments, international

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The Ing Foundation is hosting the 2017 International Collegiate Go Tournament, to be held at Panyapiwat Institute of Management, Bangkok, Thailand, this summer. The event starts on July 7th and will finish on the 13th.

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UCLA wins CGL Season Five Championship

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2016 11:16:02 PM / by Brian Lee posted in Game review, tournaments, CGL

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UCLA triumphed this past Saturday in the CGL Season Five Championships, defeating U Toronto to claim first place! They take home $250 to spend on their club. UCLA was unable to overcome Toronto's first board, Ryan Li 1p, but their second and third boards won the day. Cornell University takes 3rd place. 

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CGL Season Five Championship - Finals!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2016 8:38:55 PM / by Brian Lee posted in Game review, tournaments, CGL

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The CGL Season Five Championships finals are upon us! From a starting pool of 8 schools, only two remain: University of Toronto and UCLA. The two will face off on Saturday, April 30, 1pm ET / 10am PT, to determine the 1st and 2nd place winners. UMichigan and Cornell, the semifinals losers, will face off to determine 3rd place.

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CGL Season Five Championships

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2016 1:41:56 PM / by Brian Lee posted in events, tournaments, CGL

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Get hyped for the Season 5 Championships! Our top 8 schools will be duking it out over the next few weekends for the honor of becoming this year's champions.

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How To Recruit Players at your Go Club

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2015 11:25:59 PM / by Brian Lee posted in CGL

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If you've ever tried to recruit new members for your Go club, you know that it can be pretty tough. Recruiting can become easier when you understand a little bit about the people you're targeting.

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New equipment for your Go club!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2015 5:47:00 PM / by Cole Pruitt

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A new ACGA program for university Go clubs

Being short on Go equipment is a common problem for university Go clubs just starting out or trying to expand. Case in point: last year, I started the Wash U Go club with a handful of boards and stones from the Harvard/MIT Go club supply. Unfortunately, a few days ago, our boards were accidentally cleared out by cleaning staff who didn't know whose they were (putting our club temporarily out of business). Over the last couple of years, we've heard from a number of clubs having trouble acquiring enough basic Go equipment to fulfill their needs.

To combat this issue, I'm happy to announce a new equipment grant program for university Go clubs, jointly run by the ACGA and the American Ing Go Center. The program is really simple: if you're a university Go club member (or want to start a club at your university) and need Go equipment to improve your club, the American Ing Go Center will reimburse you for up to $250 in boards, books, and stones, shipped to your club!

Get Free Go Equipment

Here's how Wash U did it.

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UMD wins CGL S4! Game review by Gansheng Shi 1p

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2015 8:59:00 AM / by Brian Lee posted in Game review, CGL

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University of Maryland wins the CGL Season Four Championships!

On Sunday April 25, 2015, University of Maryland won the CGL Season Four Championships! All three boards were very closely contested. An hour and a half into the championship match, UCLA had won board 2 and UMD had won board 3. The game came down to a nailbitingly close board 1 game in which several groups came magically back alive on both sides.

 

Gansheng Shi 1p broadcast a live review of the board 1 game on KGS. If you missed it, you can find the review below! 

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Game Reviews: UMD vs UMinnesota and UMichigan vs. UCLA

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2015 2:20:00 PM / by Brian Lee posted in Game review, CGL

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First - Congratulations for UMD and UCLA for defeating their opponents this past Saturday! 

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Kim Myungwan's Principles of Go

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2015 1:20:36 AM / by Brian Lee posted in Game review, Go Lesson

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Kim Myungwan, Korean 9d professional, dropped by Harvard and MIT's Go clubs this past weekend to scout out the collegiate Go scene. He gave a short review of a game between Evan Cho, a former Korean insei, and Ryan Li, recently minted 1d American professional. During his review, he applied general principles of Go to make comments on the players' moves. 

 


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CGL Season Four Championship

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2015 9:57:00 PM / by Brian Lee

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Four Finalists for CGL Championships

Congratulations to University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, UCLA, and University of Maryland for securing positions in the Season Four CGL Championships!

On April 11 and 25, our four schools will face off for a chance to win the championship - and a shiny trophy to go along with the $250 first prize. 

Based on results from Season Four, our four finalists are seeded as follows:

  1. University of Minnesota
  2. University of Michigan
  3. UCLA
  4. University of Maryland

Round 1, April 11:

  • 1st seed vs. 4th seed
  • 2nd seed vs 3rd seed

Round 2, April 25:

  • Winners -> 1st and 2nd place
  • Losers -> 3rd and 4th place

Gansheng Shi 1p will be on hand to commentate the top board for each match.

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