Pandanet-AGA City League Kicks off this weekend
The second year of the Pandanet-AGA City League Kicks off this weekend on IGS. Play will start for all of the leagues at 3pm on Saturday the 26th. We have 17 teams for this season and play should be very exciting. Watch some of the best players in the country vie off against each other. Play will take place in the AGA City League Room. You will see more information as it is updated on this Pandanet site.
Finals for the AGA City League A League
Team Los Angeles won the Pandanet-AGA City League A-League finals Saturday at the U.S. Congress in Tacoma, WA, defeating the Washington team 2-1 in hard-fought games. Beumgeon (Evan) Cho defeated Jie Li on Board 1, while Seung Hyun (Kevin) Hong beat Yuan Zhou on Board 3 in the afternoon games, broadcast live on Pandanet. Eric Lui, playing via Pandanet from Seoul Korea, where he’s playing in the Samsung Cup preliminaries for the AGA, scored DC’s only win by defeating Dae Hyuk (Daniel) Ko. Andy Okun captained the LA team. “We’re tremendously pleased with the results of our first year of the Pandanet AGA City League,” League Project Co-Manager Jon Boley reported to Congress attendees Saturday night at a brief awards ceremony. Twenty eight teams competed in four leagues: LA won the A League, Toronto won the B League, Chicago won in C League, and Brentwood, TN won the D League.
Board 1: Beomgeun Cho vs Jie Li – Winner: Beomgeun Cho Game Record
Board 2: Daniel Ko vs Eric Lui – Winner: Eric Lui Game Record
Board 3: Seung Hyun Hong vs Yuan Zhou – Winner: Seung Hyun Hong Game Record
Board 1 game reviewed by Myungwan Kim 9p – Game Record
Photos of the final round that took place in Tacoma on August 3rd, 2013.
Picture by Phil Straus, story from the E-Journal
City League finals for the B, C, & D Leagues
Watch the finals for the City League on July 28th starting at 1PM EST for the finals for these leagues. They will play their games then. Watch for more information about the broadcast of the LIVE A league finals at the Us Go Congress.
Pandanet-AGA City League 10th Round This Sunday
The 10th, and for most teams, final round is scheduled for this Sunday, July 14 on Pandanet IGS. At the conclusion of this round, the top two teams in the A League will be invited to play one final playoff round to take place in person at the 2013 US Go Congress on Saturday afternoon, August 2.
Round 9 on Sunday June 30
Watch all four leagues starting at 1PM EST for the City League. C & D Leagues will play at 1PM and the A & B Leagues will start at 2PM. Be sure to root for your local team.
Greater Washington & Toronto Lead Pandanet-AGA City Leagues; Round 8 Set for Sunday
The Pandanet-AGA City Leagues A & B will play round 8 on Sunday June 16th. For the A League Greater Washington is just edging out the team from Los Angeles by one board point. Both teams have 8 points all together and records of 4-2. Los Angeles will play New York City, Greater Washington will play Boston, and Seattle will play Vancouver. With the field so strong in the league at this point Boston could come out and challenge LA and GW for the top slot. . In the B League Toronto has come out with a strong record and is leading the league with San Francisco hot on their tails. Toronto has 10 points and a record of 5-1 and San Francisco with 8 points and a record of 4-2. Southern California will take on the leading San Francisco in a tough matchup. Massachusetts will play Washington DC and Toronto will play Montreal. It will be exciting to see if Toronto will gain another win to stay on top of the standings or will there be a tight playoff the last two rounds to see who the winner is.
Rounds will be played on IGS at 2PM on June 16th. As always the most up to date standings are found on the to your right.
Pandanet City League Round 7 and 5
This Sunday the Pandanet/AGA City League plays Round 7 for the A & B Leagues and Round 5 for the C & D Leagues. Watch LIVE on IGS starting at 1PM EST/10AM PST on Sunday March 26th.
A and B Leagues Round 6 today!
A and B Leagues play round 6 today at 2PM EST today. Tune in to watch these exciting matches.
League play on April 28th
Pandanet AGA City League rounds 4 and 5 will be played this Sunday, April 28. Leagues A and B will play their Round 5 games at 2p EST, while Leagues C and D will play their round 4 games starting at 1p EST. Find the pairings on the Pandanet schedule page.
League play this weekend
Watch for all of the leagues to play this weekend with rounds starting at 1PM and 3PM. We hope to see you there.
March League Play
The A & B Leagues played on March 17th. Results have been posted on the round pages. All Leagues will play again on March 31st. Watch the rounds LIVE starting at 1PM EST in two weeks.
Round 2 Starts this Sunday Feb 24th
The second round of the Pandanet AGA City League will be held this Sunday, February 24. Round 1 winners in the A League were Greater Washington (d. Boston), Los Angeles (d. New York City) and Vancouver (d. Seattle). In B League, winners were Washington DC 1, San Francisco and Toronto. In the C League, winners were Washington DC 2, Memphis, Chicago and Pittsburgh. D League winners were Quebec, Southern California 2, Kentucky and Brentwood TN.
Starting this Sunday January 27th the first round of the Pandanet-AGA City League begins. Tune in on IGS using the new GoPanda2 client and watch the opening round. We have posted round and game information on the right nav bar to help you keep track of your local and favorite teams.
Registration has closed for the 2013 season. We have had great response with 28 teams registering. We are in the process of splitting the teams into the appropriate league and setting things up. We will be contacting teams shortly for more information. We are all excited for the games to begin!
Registration is now open for the inaugural season the Pandanet-AGA City League. Fully sponsored and funded by Pandanet, this new online tournament will provide players an opportunity for regional competition. “This is an exciting new opportunity to develop our go community here in the US,” says AGA President Andy Okun. “Thanks to Pandanet for a great competition that will build up the US go community in new ways.” Teams will consist of four players, three of which will play in each round on a rotating basis, and a non-playing team captain. Each team will represent a city or a region. The tournament format will be double round robin, with 10 rounds each season. The top six teams will make up an “A” League and will play a double round-robin with each other throughout the year on the International Go Server (IGS). A final round between the top two teams in the A League will be played at the US Go Congress. Other teams will be placed into a “B” League and possibly a third, “C” League. The top finisher in the B League moves up to the A League after each season, replacing the bottom A League team. Registration for Season 1 closes December 20, 2012 and the first season will begin January 1st on an accelerated schedule, with all following seasons beginning September 1st of each year. In addition to generous cash prizes provided by Pandanet, teams are encouraged to seek their own local sponsors to provide the team with travel, training, game-fees, celebration and community events. “Teams of all strengths are welcomed and encouraged to register!” says tournament director Jon Boley.