The North American Kyu Championships

The North American Kyu Championships (NAKC) is an annual tri-national tournament for young Kyu players in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Participants must be under the age of 18, and members of their national organizations (AGA, CGA, Gimnasio de Go or MGA). The tournament is typically held in late January or early February. All games will be played online on the KGS Go Server.

Tournament Format

Brackets will be divided by rank, with a new bracket formed approximately every 5 ranks or so depending on the range of participants. Within brackets, all games will be played even. Depending on the number of entrants in a given bracket, there will be either 3 or 4 rounds. Junior (under 13) and Senior (under 18) youth will compete together. There will be a trophy for the best Junior and Senior player in each bracket, and the winners of the top division are additionally granted entry into the Redmond Cup.

Registration and Deadline

Registration for the NAKC opens in early January of each year. The 2021 event will be held February 20th, and the registration deadline is February 14th. Register here and read the rules and regulations here.

Past USYGC Tournament Winners

The NAKC replaced the USYGC in 2014. Former USYGC winners can be found here: