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miagc Invitation Letter

I have received an open amature Go tounament invite and have received permission to post it here. The Word document below has detail for the tounament. Please contact the organizers directly if interested.

The contents of the document are as follows:


Dear Sir / Lady

We are pleased to inform you that the Malaysia International Amateur Go Championship (MIAGC)  will be held in Syeun Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia from 11th to 16th March 2017. This event host by Perak Non-Islamic Affairs Department and organize by Ipoh Wei Qi Enterprise.

Ipoh Wei Qi Enterprise would like to extend our invitation to you Weiqi (Go) Association (Club) to participate in this coming event. Each Association / Club can send up to unlimit players to join this event. This tournament is only open for Amateur players and also extended to whole worldwide.

For your information, the championship consists of three sessions, including Preliminary (online selection), semi-final (online selection), and final match. For preliminary and semi-final will be conducted online on OGS server. Final match will be held in Syeun Hotel Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. The prize for champion is RM 50,000 or more.

Registration fee is needed for Preliminary (online selection). However, if there are 5 person or more to register the Preliminary, each person has 20% discount, please refer diagram below.


Date Categories Fee per pax (Ringgit Malaysia)  Fee after discount per pax(Ringgit Malaysia)
August 8-31, 2016 Early Bird Promotion Registration 160 128
September 1-30, 2016 Registration 180 144
October 1-31, 2016 Registration durng Preliminary Round 250 200

Please make payment via bank:

Payment make through                                                : Maybank

Name of account holder                                               : Ipoh Wei Qi Enterprise

Account no.                                                                        : 558118511927

International money transfer swift code              : MBBEMYKL

 Please submit the registration form ( to us from 8 August 2016.

For further queries, please visit our website or contact Mr. Liew Toong Hin, president of Ipoh Wei Qi Enterprise at +6011-2010 8567 and email


We look forward to welcome for this championship.


Mr Liew Toong Hin


Ipoh Wei Qi Enterprise

I want to run an idea past the group. I know the US Go Congress has just ended, but I want to run an idea related to our next Go tournament. Why don’t we have a limousine service pick us up and take us to the tournament? Arrive in style! I recently had the privilege to meet Mike Collins, the owner of Blacklick Limo Service, and I had a chance to look at some of his vehicles. I’ve never considered a limo outside of a wedding or prom setting before, but Mike offered to give me a discount that could make it more affordable. Mike’s limo website is Check it out and let me know what you think.

Tim has supplied me with the missing Kerwin videos, so the Kerwin video page is complete. If you would like to download the videos, simply “right click” on the image you want and “save link as…”. I will add an exclusive downloads page if there is enough desire for it, but for now this can suffice.

Additional videos reviewed by Kerwin will be uploaded to the site soon. I hope to include game records on the page as well, but it depends on my formatting ability.

As always please send any questions or suggestions to my email

The Columbus Go Club would not be what it is today if Devin did not take control. His constant effort to promote the Go community in the Columbus area has led the Go club to where it is today. Devin saw a need for a new meeting location and made it possible to meet at the current location instead of the former meeting place of North Market. THANK YOU for picking up the reigns of the Columbus Go club and turning it to what it now is.

The owners of Tea Zone Bakery & Café get a big THANK YOU for giving us a unique place to meet and play our games. There is such a good menu of drinks and food that there is plenty to choose from while playing our games. The setting inside is a perfect theme for Go games and the club.

Tim Kington, a Columbus Go Club member, has given permission to use some of his videos regarding Go AI. One video is a Tech Talk regarding AI for Go and How long it would take to defeat top human players and the other is related to AlphaGo after it defeated the top European player, but before the matches with Lee Sedol. THANK YOU Tim for the use of these videos. Tim is also the creator of GoGrinder, a program designed for practice of life and death problems, or other Go problems that are loaded in.

Ray wants some thanks to go out to Ohio Water Tech and Sean Jones for giving him the ability to come out and play Go regularly, even with heavy schedules.



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Go Stones and Bowls Donated by First Floor Remodeling

Big THANKS to Dajiang as well. Every year he organizes the spring tournament at a local school and the games section at the Asian Festival. It always falls on the weekend before the US Memorial Day Holiday. The Asian festival for 2016 is now passed, but we look forward to future festivals!

I would like to inform everyone of some downtime this site suffered. Due to an error on my part, this site was down for a while, probably most of the day. I neglected to set up my hosting packages automatic renewal properly. I thought everything was OK until I tried to log-in a little while ago. The hosting service provider helped me fix the issue, so it won’t happen again. I know this site is still under construction and has only a few posts, but that was still really embarrassing.

If anyone has suggestions for the site itself, feel free to email me at


Welcome to the Tesuji Go Club of Columbus Ohio.

The Columbus Go club has it’s own site and will be linked here eventually. This site will initially be used as a platform for game review. Articles might be posted here as well, if they interest the members of this site and are related Go. I wish everyone a grand adventure as they travel deeper into the game of Go.