Every year, we like to have at least one tournament that doesn’t cost entrants anything to enter. This tradition started with the Jenny Yang Realty Cup, and has continued with the PacifiGo Perennial. The last couple of years have been… rough… for this tradition (can’t imagine why), but this year we are determined to have a full roster of tournaments. Thus, we are happy to announce a date and venue for this year’s PacifiGo Perennial!
On the 28th of May, players will descend on the nice room of Comics Plus at 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley for a day of go, conversation and general fun times!
Details are still being hammered out, we’ll let you know when we do. But that date is as set in stone as anything is these days, so mark your calenders and study your tesuji!
This Saturday – the 23rd of April – the QGS will be promoting go/baduk to the masses at the Experience Korea festival! In partnership with PacifiGo we will have a stall for people to drop by, learn a little about the game, pick up a set, and maybe make some friends!
I’m really happy to be starting events like this again after the last couple of years, but these only work if we have volunteers to show up and do the actual work! So if you have time, drop by and help out, even if only for a little while. We generally have drinks available for people who help out, so this is a good way to experience the festival, get some go in, and have some free drinks!
The 42nd Queensland Go Championships will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of March, 2022, at the major downstairs gaming room of Comics Plus, Shop 18 Annerley Arcade at 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley. The tournament director is Horatio Davis (email@example.com, 0466 983 474).
This is the state championship, and competitors who are AGA members will earn rank and rating increments for playing, and international representative points for placing in the divisions. There will be:
an open division in six rounds for players from 2k to 7d in strength, three rounds (60 minutes main time plus 3×30 seconds byoyomi) on the first day and hopefully we will need three rounds on the second day.
a handicap division for players from 25k to 2d in strength in five rounds (30 minutes main time plus 3×30 seconds byoyomi) on the first day. Up to nine stones handicap and 0.5 points komi to white, 6.5 points komi for even games.
the annual general meeting of the Queensland Go Society during lunch on the first day; this includes elections of officers, reports from the last batch, and hopefully not too much general business. Email any business to firstname.lastname@example.org who will put it on the agenda.
Registration is $25 for early bird players registered by 5th March ($20 concessions), and $30 on the day ($25 concessions).
Concession registration is available to juniors, students, unemployed and pensioners.
Registration includes tea, coffee, snacks, lunch and voting membership of the Queensland Go Society.
RSVP in advance, pay on the day.
If you are not attending the Queensland Open but wish to maintain voting membership of the Queensland Go Society, please forward the $20 annual fee to before the meeting along with your details (name, club, email address or mailing address or both, and rank). Paypal to email@example.com or bank transfer to ANZ bank account 290 909 051, BSB 014281.
Saturday 12th March
9am – room opens 9:30am – draw 10am – open round 1, handicap round 1 11:15am – handicap round 2 12:30 to 1:30pm – lunch break (BYO or buy nearby) (2022 Queensland Go Society Annual General Meeting while we eat) 1:30pm – open round 2, handicap round 3 2:45pm – handicap round 4 4pm – open round 3, handicap round 5 6pm – handicap division awards ceremony
Sunday 13th March.
9am – room opens 10am – open round 4 12:30 to 1:30pm – lunch break (BYO or buy nearby) 1:30pm – open round 5 4pm – open round 6 6:30pm closing ceremony