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I got started in the game at the age of 13 after reading the Manga HIkaru No Go. Had the lofty notion in my mind that I could travel to Asia, study as an Insei(a Go student) and become professional in a matter of years. Began throwing myself into the game, every weekend, every day after school… I improved rapidly and within a year started teaching at the NY Go Center. After a few years, I burnt out and needed a break. In College I was invited to China to participate in friendship games with local students. After being shown how weak my level was compared to China, I was reinvigorated. Not in becoming a better player, but in getting more people involved in the game. With the help of the Shanghai Go Foundation, I Co-founded the American Collegiate Go Association, a group based in the U.S., promoting the game amongst college students in the west. This became my passion. Giving players the same opportunity I had to see how wide the world of Go is.

Michael

1) Go Congress full
Early Bird Price (Until 1st May): $300
Full Cost: $350

2) Go under 17
Early Bird Price (Until 1st May): $250
Full Cost: $300

3) Daily
Full Cost: $50

More Info: Super Value Ticket For All 9 days
Dates: Sat 19 Aug Start 8.00am
Prize Pool: Min $40,000 in cash and prizes

Each participant will receive a Participation Medal and Diploma.

Day 1:
8:00 A.M. – 6:45 p.m. – Registration and Free play
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony/Keynote Speech

Day 2:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game one of the main tournament
**9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game one of the youth tournament (13 and under)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 (with breaks in between if needed) Game review of the top boards of the tournament
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Youth Blitz Tournament
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pro Sessions(includes workshops/lectures and simul games)
**4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Game one of the professional tournament
5:00-p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –  Game review of the professional tournament games
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – 9x9 Tournament

Day 3:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game two of the main tournament
**9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game two of the youth tournament (13 and under)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 (with breaks in between if needed) Game review of the top boards of the tournament
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Youth Relay Go
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pro Sessions(includes workshops/lectures and simul games)
**4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Game two of the professional tournament
**4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Game one of the Woman’s tournament
5:00-p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –  Game review of the professional tournament games
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Blitz Tournament

Day 4:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game three of the main tournament
**9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game three of the youth tournament (13 and under)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 (with breaks in between if needed) Game review of the top boards of the tournament
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Youth 9x9 event
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pro Sessions(includes workshops/lectures and simul games)
**4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Game three of the professional tournament
**4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Game two of the Woman’s tournament
5:00-p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –  Game review of the professional tournament games
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – 13x13 Tournament

Day 5:
Break from the main tournament – For players who would prefer to play Go :
10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. – Diehard Tournament (3 round tournament)
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. – Youth party

Day 6:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game four of the main tournament
**9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game four of the youth tournament (13 and under)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 (with breaks in between if needed) Game review of the top boards of the tournament
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Youth Pair Go – Can be changed to Youth/Adult Pair go if not enough youth female participants
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pro Sessions(includes workshops/lectures and simul games)
**4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Game four of the professional tournament
**4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Game three of the Woman’s tournament
5:00-p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –  Game review of the professional tournament games
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Team Tournament (Players break up into teams of 3 and play 3 quick rounds)

Day 7:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game five of the main tournament
**9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game five of the youth tournament (13 and under)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 (with breaks in between if needed) Game review of the top boards of the tournament
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Youth Team Match
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pro Sessions(includes workshops/lectures and simul games)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Pair Go (3 round tournament)

Day 8:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game six of the main tournament
**9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game six of the youth tournament (13 and under)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 (with breaks in between if needed) Game review of the top boards of the tournament
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Youth 13x13 tournament
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pro Sessions(includes workshops/lectures and simul games)
**4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Game six of the professional tournament
**4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Game five of the Woman’s tournament
5:00-p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –  Game review of the professional tournament games
7:00p.m – 10:00 p.m. – Free play

Day 9:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game six of the main tournament
**9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Game six of the youth tournament (13 and under)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 (with breaks in between if needed) Game review of the top boards of the tournament
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pro Sessions(includes workshops/lectures and simul games)
6:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

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