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Small-Group Pro Events

If you would like to get your game reviewed, sign up here! (Group reviews are $35 per person.)

Please send any questions to procoordinator@gocongress.org

Final Round of e-Go Congress Open

The final round of the e-Go Congress Open will take place at 1pm EDT on Saturday, August 8. If you need a bye for Round 4, please contact the TDs at open@gocongress.org as soon as possible. Stay tuned for pairings!

Support the AGF and Get Better at Go!

Want to support youth and go education? Consider bidding on the AGF auction board at https://is.gd/JdFXrv

Song and Poetry Contest

Ever wondered why there weren’t more go songs? Vote on your favorite go-themed song and poem: https://forms.gle/NSUBFsmdM1xuRWiT8

Blitz Tournament

For more information about the Blitz tournament, go here. For a tutorial video on the tournament, go here!

Tutorial Video

Standings after Round 3

Round 4 Brackets.

Relay Go Updates and Pairings

To play in the tournament, make sure you have Zoom installed. We will send you a link to the tournament site after you join the Zoom meeting on Saturday (you received a link in your email). Make sure to join the meeting 10 minutes earlier (7:50pm EDT) to better prepare yourself for the tournament. We will close final check-ins on the tournament site at 8:10pm EDT sharp.

Instructions, pairings as well as a graphic walkthrough of the tournament can be found here. Due to uncertainties of an online tournament, we anticipate the final pairings to vary slightly.

e-Go Congress Store

Anyone interested in buying merchandise from the 2020 e-Go Congress should check out the official store: https://usgo-stuff.org/

Items for sale include t-shirts (men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes), mugs, lapel pins, canvas grocery bags, and face masks.

Unofficial Hangout Space

Some dedicated attendees have asked us to post their unofficial discord channel as a place for people to hangout.
Note: this channel is not moderated or controlled by the AGA in any way.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our event? Check out our FAQ page first!

Beginner's Promo

Beginners

Introducing beginners to the game is a big part of the 2020 e-Go Congress. Find information for beginners here.

Summer Stage Promo

Teachers, Pros, and Other Summer Online Events

NYIG Internet Go School Promo You can find information about other summer online go events here.

These include In-seong Hwang’s Summer Stage, the New York Institute of Go, and Guo Juan’s Internet Go School.

Tournaments and Events

Looking for information about tournaments and events at the 2020 e-Go Congress? Check them out here.

Broadcast Schedule

We will have a full schedule of broadcasts on Twitch, including game commentaries, lectures from pros, public game reviews, a film screening, and the AGF Teacher of the Year Presentation. The schedule for those events is available here.

Professionals Available for Individual Teaching

If you are interested in individual lessons with professionals, you can find more information here.

Double-Digit Kyu Tournament

Results are a work in progress – stay tuned!

Registration

Registration is now closed for the 2020 e-Go Congress.

However, if you did not register in time, you are welcome to join the waitlist. If there are openings in their tournaments, individual tournament directors may be able to include people from the waitlist (at his or her discretion). You can find the waitlist here.

Registration is free and open to everyone. All costs are born by the American Go Association.

Registration will close on Wednesday, July 29 at 9pm EDT. After registration closes, interested people may still sign up for a wait list for all tournaments, and the TD may be able to let more people in (at his or her discretion).

All registered people will receive an email with a check-in form by July 30. You can find the check-in form here, but you must have previously registered or your check-in will not be valid.

You must fill out the check-in form in order to play in the 2020 e-Go Congress. We strongly recommend that you check-in by July 30 at 8pm EDT, but will accept check-in forms until July 31 at 8pm EDT. This is to enable us to pair tournaments.

AGA or national association membership is required. For more information, see our FAQ!

2020 e-Go Congress Schedule

2020 e-Go Congress Full Schedule

Day

Time

Event

Platform

People

Saturday, August 1

1pm-3pm EDT

Opening Ceremony

Twitch

MC – Stephen Hu

Featuring – AI round table discussion with Hajin Lee, Lucas Baker, Andreas Hauenstein and Sichen Zhong

4pm-7pm EDT

e-Go Congress Open Round 1

OGS

TDs – Dan Ritter, Milan Mladenovic, Cat Mai, and Neil Ritter

8pm-11pm EDT

9x9 Tournament

OGS

TDs – Eric Wainwright, Emil Meng, Ke Lu, and Solomon Smilack

Sunday, August 2

1pm-4pm EDT

e-Go Congress Open Round 2

OGS

TDs – Dan Ritter, Milan Mladenovic, Cat Mai, and Neil Ritter

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS and KGS

Game Review – Yilun Yang 7p, Yuan Zhou 7d

Simus – Myungwan Kim 9p, Ryan Li 1p

5pm-7pm EDT

Lectures by Pros and Leading Teachers

Twitch

5pm-6pm – Ryan Li

6pm-7pm – In-seong Hwang

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

KGS

Game Review – Ryo Maeda 6p and Francis Meyer 1p

7pm-10pm EDT

e-Go Congress Open Round 3

OGS

TDs – Dan Ritter, Milan Mladenovic, Cat Mai, and Neil Ritter

10pm-11pm EDT

Hangouts

Zoom

Organizer – Julie Burrall

Monday, August 3

1pm-4pm EDT

Blitz Tournament Day 1

KGS

TDs – Jon Boley, Katherine Xie, Orion Campbell

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS and KGS

Game Review – Yilun Yang 7p

Simuls – Myungwan Kim 9p, Ryan Li 1p

8pm-11pm EDT

City League Championships Board 3

Broadcast: Twitch Play: Pandanet

Commentary by Myungwan Kim 9P

8pm-11pm EDT

Beginner Drop-In Teaching

OGS and Zoom

Teacher – Julie Burrall

Tuesday, August 4

1pm-4pm EDT

Blitz Tournament Day 2

KGS

TDs – Jon Boley, Katherine Xie, Orion Campbell

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS and KGS

Game Reviews – Mingjiu Jiang 7p, Michael Chen

Simuls – Myungwan Kim 9p

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

KGS

Game Review – Ryo Maeda 6p and Francis Meyer 1p

8pm-11pm EDT

Beginner Official Teaching Event

OGS and Zoom

Teachers: David Kahn and Julie Burrall

8pm-11pm EDT

Double Digit Kyu Tournament Day 1

KGS

TDs: Bart Lipofsky, Andrew Zhang, and Ke Lu

8pm-11pm EDT

Broadcast Events

Twitch

8-8:30pm – Beginner Teaching

8:30-9:30pm – Twitch Plays Go (Eric Lui 1p and Will Lockhart)

9:30pm-11pm – Surrounding Game screening

Wednesday, August 5

1pm-4pm EDT

Youth Relay Go Tournament

OGS

TDs – Devin Fraze

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS and KGS

Game Review – Mingjiu Jiang 7p and Cathy Li 1p

Simuls – Myungwan Kim 9p, Yoonyoung Kim 8p

8pm-11pm EDT

City League Championships Board 2

Broadcast: Twitch Play: Pandanet

Commentary by In-seong Hwang and Cat Mai

8pm-11pm EDT

Double Digit Kyu Tournament Day 2

KGS

TDs: Bart Lipofsky, Andrew Zhang, and Ke Lu

Thursday, August 6

1pm-4pm EDT

Blitz Tournament Day 3

KGS

TDs – Jon Boley, Katherine Xie, Orion Campbell

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS and KGS

Game Review – Yilun Yang 7p

Simuls – Myungwan Kim 9p

8pm-11pm EDT

Pair Go Tournament

Pandanet

TDs – Andrew Zhang and Kevin Hwang

8pm-11pm EDT

Pair Go Broadcast (Top Boards)

Broadcast: Twitch Play: Pandanet

Commentary by Yoonyoung Kim 8p and Michael Fodera

Friday, August 7

1pm-4pm EDT

Blitz Tournament Day 4

KGS

TDs – Jon Boley, Katherine Xie, Orion Campbell

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS and KGS

Game Review – Yilun Yang 7p

Simuls – Myungwan Kim 9p

8pm-11pm EDT

City League Championships Board 1

Broadcast: Twitch Play: Pandanet

Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p and Chris Garlock

8pm-11pm EDT

Beginner Drop-In Teaching

OGS and Zoom

Teacher – Julie Burrall

Saturday, August 8

1pm-4pm EDT

e-Go Congress Open Round 4

OGS

TDs – Dan Ritter, Milan Mladenovic, Cat Mai, and Neil Ritter

4pm-6pm EDT

AGF Board Meeting

Zoom

AGA members may attend by request

Contact AGF President Terry Benson at terrybenson617@gmail.com

5pm-7pm EDT

Lectures by Pros and Leading Teachers

Twitch

5pm-6pm – Ryan Li

6pm-7pm – In-seong Hwang

5pm-7pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS and KGS

Game Reviews – Cathy Li 1p, Yuan Zhou, and Michael Chen

7pm-9pm EDT

Small-Group Events with Pros and Leading Teachers

OGS

Game Reviews – Myungwan Kim 9p

7pm-10pm EDT

AGA Board Meeting

Zoom

AGA members may attend by request

Contact AGA Chairperson Lisa Scott at lisa.scott@gocongress.org

8pm-11pm EDT

Relay Go Tournament

OGS and Zoom

TDs – Audrey Wang and William Luff

Coaches: Eric Lui 1p, Michael Chen, Sichen Zhong, and Michael Fodera

Sunday, August 9

1pm-3pm EDT

Closing Ceremony

Twitch

MC – Lisa Scott

3pm-6pm EDT

Hangouts

Zoom

Organizer – Julie Burrall

6pm-9pm EDT

AGA General Assembly Meeting

Zoom; Live stream on YouTube

Organizer – AGA President Andy Okun

9pm-11pm EDT

Hangouts

Zoom

Organizer – Julie Burrall

The 2020 Go Congress has been Canceled

The 2020 U.S. Go Congress has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We hope to reschedule the event in Estes Park again in a future year. For attendees who already paid, you will automatically receive a full refund.

This Year’s Venue

YMCA of the Rockies
2515 Tunnel Road
Estes Park, CO 80511
970-586-3341

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