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Portland Go Tournament

Date: October 19, 2013 - October 20, 2013 Location: Albany 218 and 220

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Albany 218 and 220

Come play five rounds of AGA-rated Go! This is a handicap tournament, so you can expect some exciting, close games no matter your rank.

Strong players (6D+ AGA) may opt instead for the open tournament – all even games, may the best player win!

(Note: we experimented with a seven-round tournament last year, but it caused trouble for people who had to drive several hours. I’d rather have more participants than more games.)

Prizes (merchandise, lessons, or cash) will be awarded for: 

Top three places (open)
Top three dan players (handicap)
Top three single-digit kyu players (handicap)
Top three double-digit kyu players (handicap)
Top youth player (22 and under) (handicap)
Top female player (handicap) 


Register at If you entered all of your personal information last year, it should still be there; you may wish to update your rank. 

Registration fee: $15 if you’ve preregistered by September 20, $25 otherwise, no registration fee for youth players (22 and under). All players must also either be AGA members (you can join at the tournament for $30, $10 for youths) or pay a one-tournament membership fee of $10. All fees are paid by cash or check on the day of the tournament. 


Albany 218 and 220 on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. This is the same location as last year. Click here for a map. 


All games give each side 60 minutes plus five 30-second overtime segments (byo-yomi). 

Saturday, October 19

8:15 a.m. - Registration
9:15 a.m. - Round 1
1 p.m. - Round 2
3:30 p.m. - Round 3


Sunday, October 20

9:15 a.m. - Round 4
1 p.m. -  Round 5
3:30 p.m. - Award Ceremony


Parking on campus is free on the weekends. If you’re coming from downtown Portland, you can take the Pioneer Express shuttle bus. Click here for shuttle information.


There is a coffee shop (Maggie’s) open on campus; Fields Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner. Info on these establishments can be found here. Note that Maggie’s doesn’t open until noon on the weekend, so if you need an infusion of caffeine before your first round, bring something along.

For more tournament information click here. Email me, Peter Drake at if you have any questions.

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