2020 e-Go Congress General

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AGA Meetings Schedule

  Date Time Topic Convener
Series 1: Public Events and Meetings
Sat, Aug 8
4:00pm EDT AGF Board Meeting Terry Benson
7:00pm EDT AGA Board Meeting Lisa Scott
Sun, Aug 9
6:00pm EDT
AGA General Assembly Meeting For Chapters (Zoom – ask for login)
AGA General Assembly Meeting (For Viewing/YouTube)
Series 3: Special Interest Meetings
Mon, Aug 10 9:00pm EDT AGA Developers Steve Colburn
Tue, Aug 11 9:00pm EDT AGA Website Steve Colburn
Wed, Aug 12 9:00pm EDT Strong Players Meeting Andy Okun
Thu, Aug 13 9:00pm EDT American and AGA Pro Meeting Andy Okun
         
Series 2: Information Sessions
Sat, Aug 15
1:00pm EDT Pandanet AGA City League Steve Colburn
2:30pm EDT State Championship Information Session Chris Kirschner
4:00pm EDT Chapter Services Bob Gilman
5:30pm EDT Future Congress Leaders of America Lisa Scott
         
Series 4: Social Meetups
Sun, Aug 16
12pm EDT Life Member Luncheon Andy Okun
2:00pm EDT AGA Current Volunteer Meeting Steve Colburn
3:30pm EDT Volunteer Recruitment Steve Colburn

Registration

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

However, if you are still interested in playing, you may joing the waitlist, and individual Tournament Directors may aside to allow people from the waitlist to join their tournaments (at the TD’s discretion). You can join the waitlist here.

Registration is free and open to everyone. All costs are born by the American Go Association. AGA or national association membership is required.

2020 e-Go Congress 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 below.

Date Time Pro, Host, or Presenter Event (all are on Twitch)
Saturday, August 1 1pm-3pm EDT e-Go Congress Organizers Opening Ceremony
Sunday, August 2 4:30pm-5pm EDT Frank Luo AGF Teacher of the Year Presentation
5pm-6pm EDT Ryan Li 1p Lecture
6pm-7pm EDT Inseong Hwang 8d Lecture
Monday, August 3 8pm-11pm EDT Myungwan Kim 9p and Brandon Zhou City League Board 3 Commentary
Tuesday, August 4 8pm-11pm EDT David Kahn Beginners Introduction (20 minutes)
Eric Lui 1p and Will Lockhart Twitch Plays Go (1 hour)
Surrounding Game Film screening
Wednesday, August 5 4pm-5pm EDT Guo Juan 5p Game Review (Public, entry by lottery)
8pm-11pm EDT Inseong Hwang and Cat Mai City League Board 2 Commentary
Thursday, August 6 4pm-5pm EDT Guo Juan 5p Game Review (Public, entry by lottery)
8pm-11pm EDT Yoonyoung Kim 8p Pair Go Top Board Commentary
Friday, August 7 4pm-5pm EDT Guo Juan 5p Game Review (Public, entry by lottery)
8pm-11pm EDT Michael Redmond 9p City League Board 1 Commentary
Saturday, August 8 4pm-5pm EDT Guo Juan 5p Game Review (Public, entry by lottery)
5pm-6pm EDT Ryan Li 1p Lecture
6pm-7pm EDT Inseong Hwang 8d Lecture
8pm-11pm EDT Myungwan Kim 9p and Julie Burrall Team Relay Go Commentary
Sunday, August 9 1pm-3pm EDT e-Go Congress Organizers Closing Ceremony

Website Table of Contents

Official Hangouts!

Join us on Zoom!
3-6 PM EDT / 12-3 PM PDT Hangout Session on Zoom, organized by Julie Burrall
9-11 PM EDT / 6-8 PM PDT Hangout Session on Zoom, organized by Julie Burrall

Further Broadcasts

View us live on https://www.twitch.tv/usgoweb
4-7 PM EDT / 1-4 PM PDT Chess & Go Collab, with @Clossius and @Vampirechicken

General Assembly Meeting

6-9 PM EDT / 3-6 PM PDT AGA General Assembly Meeting

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.

AGA Meeting Schedule

  Date Time Topic Convener
Series 1: Public Events and Meetings
Sat, Aug 8
4:00pm EDT AGF Board Meeting Terry Benson
7:00pm EDT AGA Board Meeting Lisa Scott
Sun, Aug 9
6:00pm EDT
AGA General Assembly Meeting For Chapters (Zoom – ask for login)
AGA General Assembly Meeting (For Viewing/YouTube)
Series 3: Special Interest Meetings
Mon, Aug 10 9:00pm EDT AGA Developers Steve Colburn
Tue, Aug 11 9:00pm EDT AGA Website Steve Colburn
Wed, Aug 12 9:00pm EDT Strong Players Meeting Andy Okun
Thu, Aug 13 9:00pm EDT American and AGA Pro Meeting Andy Okun
         
Series 2: Information Sessions
Sat, Aug 15
1:00pm EDT Pandanet AGA City League Steve Colburn
2:30pm EDT State Championship Information Session Chris Kirschner
4:00pm EDT Chapter Services Bob Gilman
5:30pm EDT Future Congress Leaders of America Lisa Scott
         
Series 4: Social Meetups
Sun, Aug 16
12pm EDT Life Member Luncheon Andy Okun
2:00pm EDT AGA Current Volunteer Meeting Steve Colburn
3:30pm EDT Volunteer Recruitment Steve Colburn

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

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