The 30th Annual U.S. Go Congress
The U.S. Go Congress is the largest go activity in the United States. It happens once a year and spans one week. Events include the U.S. Open, the largest annual go tournament in the U.S., professional lectures and game analysis, continuous self-paired games, and all kinds of go-related activities from morning to midnight. Come for the go. Come for the camaraderie of old friends. Whatever your reason, we are looking forward to seeing you there.
US Open results
Congratulations to Mark Lee for winning the US Open Masters Division with a perfect 9-0 record!
Congratulations as well to the nine undefeated players in the US Open: Fan Chen 6d, Yukio Ishiyama 1d, Gilbert Feng 1d, Erik Brummelkamp 4k, Adam Jiang 7k, Matthias Kramm 9k, Ann Wu 10k, Mark Nahabedian 13k, and Gary Smith 24k.
We hope to see you all next year in St. Paul, Minnesota!
June is here, and with it comes the end of our contest! Throughout May, anyone who sent us the correct solution to the Go problem featured in our logo was entered for a chance to win $50 off their Congress registration.
The problem proved difficult for many, while others were already familiar with it from books or lessons. It’s a famous Chinese problem titled 明珠出海, which translates to “Pearl Emerging From the Sea”. The goal is simply to make white escape into the center of the board.
25 players submitted their solutions. Of those, all but one answered correctly.
Without further ado, the one lucky winner is…Shigeo Hidaka 2d! Congratulations, Shigeo, and thank you to everyone who submitted their solution!
One possible solution is shown at the right. There are other slight variations to the solution that are also acceptable.
Couldn’t solve it? Practice hard before August!
New York, New York!!
Get ready for the Big Apple US Go Congress!!!
The Congress has never before been in a place so close to so much! This year will be right in midtown Manhattan, just a stone’s throw away from landmarks like the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. You will be playing on the 18th floor of the world famous Hotel Pennsylvania just across the street from Penn Station. Times Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, and Korea Town are all within 5 to 15 minutes on foot, and the subways will easily get you anywhere in the city.
New York is an expensive city, but we’ve worked hard to keep it affordable. Since this year’s Congress is in a different kind of venue, there are a few differences from previous years.
This year there is no meal plan provided; instead, players will be free to explore the many local restaurants of all kinds and at all prices. Locals say you can eat reasonably “off the street” easily for less than $30/day.
Since the Congress is in a hotel this year, there are no dorm-style rooms available. We’ve negotiated extra low prices for guests staying in the hotel. Coming to Congress in a typical room with two beds will run around $1100 per person (including Congress registration), and there are lower-cost options for the more budget-conscious. You are allowed to have extra people in a room, so groups who are willing to share a room with more people than beds can cut costs significantly.
Click Start Here at the top of this page to sign up.