Brisbane Go Club Meeting

On the 19th of January, the Brisbane Go Club had the first pizza night meeting for the year! It was a relatively quiet night, with 9 attendees, including both strong players like Heiwei Yang (6d) and Elizabeth Patrick (2d), and beginners like Rhuaidi Burke.

Everyone had a lot of fun, and much pizza was eaten! Thankfully, Supreme High Overlord Allan was saved from the temptation of having to take the leftover pizza home by the generosity of Brenton Robert.

We also had a bittersweet evening, with the re-emergence of Justin Shin, a member who has been too caught up saving lives to play go for several months. He is apparently leaving for Melbourne, and wanted to say goodbye to his friends, including Horatio “Hora-Hora” Davis. He will be missed, and we wish him all the luck in Melbourne.

41st Queensland Championships

The 41st Queensland Go Championships will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of February, 2021, at the major downstairs gaming room of Ace Comics and Games, Shop 18 Annerley Arcade at 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley. The tournament director is Horatio Davis (horatio@go.org.au, 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 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 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 horatio@go.org.au who will put it on the agenda.

Registration is $20 early bird concession, $25 early bird regular players, $25 for late registration concession and $30 regular players.

Early bird registration ends Saturday 30th January; concession registration is available to juniors, students and pensioners.

Registration includes tea, coffee, snacks, and voting membership of the Queensland Go Society. It does not include lunch as there are several decent food outlets including a cafe directly upstairs and a pizza shop nearby.

RSVP in advance, pay on the day.

Saturday 6th February

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)
(2021 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 7th February.

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

Hello, world!

Welcome to the new and shiny web pages of the Queensland Go Society. It’s been most of a decade since the last rebuild, and I thought we would make some that were useful and current.

Suggestions very welcome.

If you have a club in Queensland, hit me up for access and you can do up a page and make posts about what you’re doing and where you’re doing it.

If you have an event going or an interesting story to tell, email me with details and some pictures and maybe even kifu, and we’ll get it up here.

We built this out of off the shelf WordPress and the 2021 theme. Cool, huh? We’ll continue hacking away on it all through the year, volunteers welcome.

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