Open Tournament and Workshop Calendar

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Note:Always contact the tournament or workshop organizers before making plans to attend. The AGA cannot be held responsible for errors or changes in this information. This calendar is provided as a free service to the North American Go-playing community. If your entry need correcting please let us know by contacting the Calendar Admin. Please note, your tournament is not posted immediately. It may take a few days for your event to be posted.

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 to Sun, Mar 26, 2023
Columbus, Ohio
The Midwest Open 2023
Calling it “One of the more exciting and fun events of the year,” local organizers are inviting go players to join them in Columbus, Ohio from March 25-26th for the 2023 Midwest Open. “It’s a terrific place to see old friends across the board and if you’re new to in-person tournaments, this is the ultimate place to make new friends!” says Devin Fraze.

The Midwest Open features an Ultra Strong Master Division — 6 rounds for 16 players — and a large Main Division with players from all over the country. It’s hosted by the Go Club at Ohio State in partnership with the Columbus Go Club, sponsored by BadukClub, and features “rare and unique high value prizes.”

Devin Fraze (+1 614-705-9839)
Sat, Apr 1, 2023
New York, NY
AGA Rated
Gotham Go Tournament

The NYU Game Center
370 Jay Street in beautiful downtown Brooklyn

Tournament Director:
Joel Kenny (5D)

Assistant TD:
Jino Choung (1D)

Peter Armenia



4 rounds, AGA rated
Cash prizes in all sections
Open section for strong Dans
$35 entrance fee

NYU Game Center
370 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn
Right on the A, C, F, N, R, W lines.

Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Check in 9AM first round starts at 10:00 sharp!

Go players of all levels.

Please pay online to register
We’re nice - we give refunds if you have to cancel!

AGA membership required

Peter Armenia (919-450-8770)
Joel Kenny (646-644-4101)
Sat, Apr 1, 2023
Atlanta, GA
AGA Rated
Atlanta Go Tournament (State Championship)
Event Details
Sponsored in part by Yellow Mountain Imports
Time and Location
11am to 6pm, April 1st, 2023

4920 Roswell Rd #33, Atlanta, GA 30342

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Deli lunch will be provided on site, since the tournament overlaps lunch hours!

Entry Fee

Entry fee is expected to be ~$20 per person to cover venue, food, and prizes.

Time Control

Byo Yomi: 30 minutes main time + 3 x 30 second periods


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Christopher Haverly (7708411621)
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
Syracuse, NY
AGA Rated
Salt City Tournament
4-round tournament.
Current AGA membership is required.
Nice prize for every player.
All playing levels welcome.

Where: Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY

When: Saturday, April 15

Registration fee: $15. High school age and younger: $10.

Time controls: Fischer time (aka "Bonus time"): 18 minutes basic, with 15 seconds added after each move (equates to 55 minutes and 30 seconds for each player in a 300-move game).

Prizes: $150, $100, and $50 to the top 3 finishers in A division.
All other players get to select a new go book or other go-related item to take home.

Our tournament's traditional Problem Cake will be devoured at the end of lunch.

Free refreshments provided. Players can order lunch (about $7) from a Chinese restaurant menu.

Conservative schedule (we actually expect the tournament to finish about an hour earlier)
8:30-9:30 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - Round 1
12:00 PM - Round 2
2:00 PM - Lunch
2:30 PM - Round 3
4:30 PM - Round 4
6:30 PM - Prizes awarded

Richard Moseson (315-682-7720)
Sat, May 27, 2023 to Sun, May 28, 2023
Evanston, IL
AGA Rated
2023 Chicago Open
The 2023 Chicago Open, organized by the Evanston Go Club, will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-28. With 8 rounds over 2 days, we offer you the most intense tournament experience in the country. Come for the chance to play serious games and reunite with your go-playing friends!

Medals and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers of each division. First place overall wins the 2023 Chicago Open trophy and a cash prize of at least $600.

Following the success of the 2022 Chicago Open last year, we have moved the tournament to the Evanston Holiday Inn. The hotel is offering discounted accommodations and parking for all tournament participants.

To book discounted rooms at the tournament venue, use this link:,%20Evanston,%20IL,%20US&srb_u=1

Contact us if there are issues with booking. To secure rooms at the discounted rate, please book by May 6th.
Parking at the hotel is $9 per day.

Register for the tournament here:

Early bird pricing (until May 6)
Open $75
Main $60

Regular pricing
Open $85
Main $70

1-day pricing (either Saturday or Sunday)
Open 1-day $45
Main 1-day $35

Payment can be made by Venmo (@Albert-Yen-3) or Zelle (847-814-0537)

Players may order lunch and dinner with us. Lunch on both days will be provided by Tealicious Bubble Tea and consist of a bento + drink. Dinner will be a Mediterranean buffet provided by Dengeos. Both lunch and dinner are vegetarian friendly.

Lunch Saturday: $20
Dinner Saturday: $22
Lunch Sunday : $20

Tournament Rules:
Open section (5d+)
Main section (18k-4d)
Youth/Beginner section (free, Saturday only)

Games are Fischer time 10 min + 15s/move. All games are AGA-rated.
McMahon pairing for Main and Open sections.
Handicap: H-2 in Main section, even games in Open section.

Please note: In contrast to our previous events, this tournament will not be self-paired; each round will be paired by the tournament director and will start at the specified time. Clocks are required for every game, and the time settings are Fischer time 10 minutes basic time, 15 seconds per move. Please see this link for a description of Fischer time (it is NOT the same as BYO-YOMI):


Day 1 - Saturday
8:30-9:15 | Check in
9:15-9:45 | Introduction
9:45-11:15 | Round 1
11:15-12:45 | Round 2
12:45-1:45 | Lunch
1:45-3:15 | Round 3
3:15-4:45 | Round 4
4:45-5 | Break
5-6:30 | Round 5
6:30-9 | Dinner Party

Day 2 - Sunday
9:30-11 | Round 6
11-12:30 | Round 7
12:30-1:30 | Lunch (60min)
1:30-3 | Round 8
3-4 | Awards Ceremony

Albert Yen (‭(847) 814-0537)
Thu, Jun 15, 2023
Raleigh, NC
United States
AGA Rated
Burning Board Go Festival
The second Burning Board Go Festival and Camp will be June 12 through June 18, 2023 at Camp Crabtree in Umstead State park in Raleigh, NC. The event will feature 6 long tournament games and numerous workshops and lectures by famous teacher and author Yuan Zhou. Please see for more information and registration.

Burning Board will be an opportunity for you to reconnect with fellow Go players, benefit from multiple workshops with a great teacher and immerse yourself in Go in a natural outdoor setting. Commuters are welcome but a few early birds also have the option to stay onsite. Cabins may be occupied as early as June 12 and self-paired games may be played anytime, with the primary tournament and workshops June 15-17.

Please register early so we may have time to prepare a great event for you. If you are interested in volunteering to help facilitate please reply ASAP.

We hope to see you there!

Paul celmer (9196100927)