ACGA Events

2012 ACGA Spring Go Open

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 1, 2012 12:00:00 PM / by Brian Lee

On April 7th and 8th, the ACGA will be holding its first workshop weekend at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Chinese Professional 1p Stephanie Mingming Yin will be conducting a workshop for players of all levels. Participants will be split into two sections, dan and kyu, to play friendly games. Then Stephanie will review your games in a workshop setting.

  • 9-10AM: Registration
  • 9:30-10:30AM: Q&A with Stephanie
  • 10:30-11:40AM: Intermediate level, Go Theory
  • 11:50AM-1PM: Intermediate-Advanced level, Opening Theory
  • 1-2PM: Lunch Break
  • 2-3:30PM: Advanced level, Strategy and Positional Judgment
  • 3:40-5:40PM: Stephanie will review two of her tournament games
  • 5:40-6PM: Q&A with Stephanie


Tournament Day!

We will host a tournament with an open division (4d+), and two handicapped divisions - a dan division, and a kyu division. The tournament will have four rounds, and will start promptly at 10am, ending around 6pm. (Registration/check-in starts at 9:30.) Tournament rules are as follows:

  • 30 minutes main time, 25 stones/5 minutes Canadian byo-yomi overtime
  • Ing ruleset, with 7.5 points komi.
  • AGA membership not required
  • Handicapped kyu division: 1k and down (may be adjusted depending on turnout)
  • Handicapped dan division: 1d-4d (may be adjusted depending on turnout)
  • Open dan division: 4d+, no handicaps.

We will have cash prizes of $100 and $50 for top two places in the Open division, and $50, $25 for top two places in both Dan and Kyu divisions.


Events start promptly at 10am. Breakfast will be provided on both days. Pricing for non-students will be $20 for the workshop, $15 for the tournament, or $30 combo for both days. College students can participate both days at no charge. Location of the event is the Whittaker Building, room 154, or 56-154 in MIT-lingo.Campus Map

We ask that you preregister here.

Brian Lee

Written by Brian Lee