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Oahu Go Club Pages

Welcome all future members! It's time to play Go!

Latest News: We are now meeting twice a month on 2nd and 4th Tuesday[/b 6:00pm to 8:00pm ] at:

Starbucks Coffee
46-023 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96814

Please sign-up as a member of the Oahu go Club

We are using as our discussion forum area involving Oahu Go Club. message Frank Alejandro if your would like to be added to our discussions, must have a Google account which Googlewave sues as well to log in, and its free. To join must be a Oahu Go Club member. See you soon at club or Googlewave.

We decided to start up the Oahu Go Club formerly named Kaneohe Go Club as an affiliate of AGA, a not for profit, membership organization for Go players of all ages and levels from beginners to dans!, Since it is time to get Hawaii on the map for playing the game of Go via the American Go Association! Like chess it is an outstanding game that helps excerise our mind and is very challenging, interesting and artistic, its easy to learn but it will take a lifetime to master.

After doing a few demo's of how to play Go at Windward Chess Club across the street form Starbucks, I decided to start the Oahu Go Club and have been meeting since Feburary 21, 2005 at Starbucks Coffee, with the goal of teaching Go to young and not so young players as well as learning the game of go even better. As we get new members will be encouraging the scholastic players to start their own school Go clubs and will assist clubs to get started and continue growing. We will continue to teach and support Go players in Hawaii as we have the past year!

We plan on having AGA rated tournaments and as we get stronger will encourage players to play in the American Go Association at a U.S. Go Congress.

We have many new Go players here in Hawaii and visitors who play Go, so we hope to see you at one of meetings. Until then please review these web sites listed below they will assist you to find out more about Go and to play Go with people from all the world. Contact Frank Alejandro My kiseido ID is frank713 I look forward to meeting you soon and playing Go with you! If you know a Go players please let them know about our weekly meetings.

To become a Oahu Go club member and / or a AGA member printout this KGC membership form and either bring to the club meeting next Monday or mail to me!

Oahu Go Club Calendar of events

More a ratings and rank at Wikipedia

Elo Rating Go rank
2940 9 dan professional
2820 5 dan professional
2700 7 dan amateur or 1 dan professional.
2600 6 dan (amateur)
2500 5 dan
2400 4 dan
2300 3 dan
2200 2 dan
2100 1 dan
2000 1 kyu
1900 2 kyu
1800 3 kyu
1500 6 kyu
1000 11 kyu
500 16 kyu
100 20 kyu

LINKS! LINKS! LINKS! - First, and very importantly, OGS is a turn based / correspondence server. This means that the expectation is of making anywhere between one move every few days to a few moves a day -- games almost never get completed in one sitting. If you wish to play Go in real time, then your best bet is to try out KGS or IGS.

What we are trying to do with OGS is to create a site with a heavy focus on organised tournament and competitive play, with a fully integrated coaching and game reviewing system coming in the next few months to help players improve their ability. We also have some features that are unique to our Go server such as "conditional moves" (the ability to set up pre-programmed responses to your opponent's moves, thus speeding up the flow of the game).

American Go Association (AGA)
Go is... an ancient board game which takes simple elements -- line and circle, Black and White, stone and wood -- combines them with simple rules and generates subtleties which have enthralled players for millennia. Beyond being merely a game, Go can take on other meanings to enthusiasts: an analogy with life, an intense meditation, a mirror of one's personality, an exercise in abstract reasoning, or, when played well, a beautiful art in which Black and White dance across the board in delicate balance. But most important for all who play, Go is challenging and fun.

Why should I join?
Receive the weekly American Go E-Journal Games Edition (a $20 value)
Receive the annual American Go Yearbook (a $30 value)
Receive the AGA E-Journal Yearbook CD-ROM, a complete archive of the games, articles and other material that appeared in the AGEJ in2003
Participate in local and national tournaments
Participate in the national rating system
Participate in the annual US Go Congress
Support the development of Go in the US

Kiseido Go Server (KGS)
On the Kiseido Go Server you can play go (known as wei-chi in Chinese and baduk in Korean) against people from all over the world. Watch games, play games, and review your games - all free!

IGOWIN (9x9 board Computer Go)
IGOWIN is a strong computer go program on a 9x9 board that is a challenge to both beginners and strong players. A beginner should start with a five-stone handicap. IGOWIN keeps track of your wins and losses and, as your go improves, the handicap is reduced. If you can hold your own against the computer in even games, you will be doing quite well.
For the strong player, the challenge is to beat IGOWIN giving her a three-stone handicap. If you can beat her at four stones, you are a strong 4- or 5-dan. To beat her consistently at five stones puts you at the professional level.

The computer program for IGOWIN was developed by David Fotland. His program for 19x19 Go is sold under the name The Many Faces of Go. This product is available from Yutopian http://www.yutopian.c...

International Go Federation Brief History
The International Go Federation (IGF) was founded on March 18, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan with 29 member countries and since then has expanded rapidly. As of June 2004, it has 66 members. The IGF is the only organization that controls the game of go on an international level.

Hikaru No Go

Sensei's Library is a collaborative web site about and around the game of Go (also called Igo, Weiqi, and Baduk).

It is a repository, a discussion medium, it is the pot of GO(ld) at the end of the rainbow! SL is whatever you make of it.

Hikaru no Go (ヒカルの碁) is a manga (a Japanese comic) and an anime (a Japanese cartoon) about a boy (Hikaru Shindo) who discovers the ancient game when he finds an old board in the attic and meets the spirit of a past Go master (Fujiwara-no-Sai). Thanks to the comic, Go has come into fashion again with the Japanese youth.

Ing Foundation
The Ing Foundation supports the growth of the Western playing community with substantial grants of cash and equipment to the European Go Federation and the American Go Association. In North America, annual infusion of funds from this grant continues to fund a wide variety of programs and projects, including three distinguished tournaments.

Oahu Go Club Yahoo egroup

Oahu Go Club, old name Kaneohe Go Club Yahoo eqroup join via yahoo or meetup!

Do you want to play Go/Igo/Weiqi/Baduk in Hawaii?

Looking for another challenging game!

Windward Chess & Go Club (WCC)
They meet every Monday at Borders Bookstore in Kaneohe cross from Zippy's from 6:00PM to9:00PM, check their Windward Chess & Go Club Meetup Group. Or try both games Go on Monday and Chess on Wednesday! Now that's a challenge!

Try out the new Go paiing software PYTD 3.0. Makes easier to pair players, sets handicap and komi, etc. Very easy to use.

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