AGA City League Registration begins!
The fifth year of the Pandanet AGA City League is starting soon. Register your team before October 16th to ensure your team is able to play. Please make sure to read the latest rules for the tournament. Email Steve Colburn to register or re-register your team. Any questions can also be sent to this address.
Canwa Vancouver 1 defeats Greater Washington 3-0 to win 2016 Pandanet City League
The Canwa Vancouver 1 team prevailed in the finals of the Pandanet AGA City League, played Saturday in Boston, MA as the 2016 US Go Congress got underway. Vancouver — Hanchen Zhang, Bill Lin, Ryan Li and captain Cathy Li (photo at right) — swept 3-0, overcoming a strong challenge from the Greater Washington team (left; Zirui Tim Song, Eric Lui, Yuan Zhou and captain I-Han Lui) which has now challenged for the title the last two years. Board 1 was broadcast live on the AGA YouTube Channel with Hanchen Zhang 1p vs Zirui Tim Song 1p. Ryan Li defeated Eric Lui on Board 2 and Bill Lin defeated Yuan Zhou on Board 3. Photos of the event can be found on the AGA Facebook page.
One Week Away!
In one week the Pandanet AGA City League Finals will be played in Boston, MA a the US Go Congress. Canwa Vancouver 1 will take on Greater Washington for the championship. Canwa Vancouver won the second year of the tournament. Greater Washington has been in the finals before. All games will be broadcast on Pandanet in the AGA City League room at 3pm EST.
Your lineup for the finals will be:
Board 1: Hanchen Zhang vs Zirui Tim Song
Board 2: Ryan Li vs Eric Lui
Board 3: Bill Lin vs Yuan Zhou
And the winners are...
Finals: Greater Washington vs Canwa Vancouver 1
3rd: Los Angeles
1st: Washington DC 2
3rd: New Jersey
4th: San Francisco 1
1st: Atlanta 2
2nd: Boston 3
On Saturday July 30th Greater Washington will face Canwa Vancouver 1 at the US Go Congress. They each are vying for the $5000 first place prize and a very large trophy. The game will be broadcast on the AGA Youtue Channel and reviewed by Hajin Lee 3p. Watch this space for the finals lineup.
Nick Sibicky reviews Eric Lui vs Ricky Zhao
Final rounds of the AGA City League this Sunday
The last round of the Pandanet AGA City League is this Sunday May 22nd. Each of these teams has played six exciting rounds so far with one more and the finals to go. Play starts at 3pm EST/12pm PST on Sunday unless otherwise noted on the schedule pages. Schedules: A League / B League / C League
Vancouver has climbed slightly ahead of Greater Washington in the A League. They are 5-1 each against the rest of the field. With two professionals for each team (Chinese and American professionals), play has shown the strength of their players. Los Angeles has been hot on their heels all year with Boston one game behind them.
Washington DC 2 has taken a commanding lead all year with their undefeated streak. Edmonton has taken one loss this year. We’ll have to see who leads the middle of the pack between Washington DC 1, New Jersey, and San Francisco 1.
The C League is led by Atlanta 2, followed by Boston 3, and Atlanta 1.
AGA City League Round 3 results
As the third round of the Pandanet AGA City League closes out we have some leaders emerging from the packs. In League A the Greater Washington and Canwa Vancouver 1 teams have always been at the top of the leader boards. Both teams are undefeated in their league. Los Angeles, two time winners, are in third place at this point. Washington DC 2 has come out strong this year leading with three wins so far. Coming closely behind is Washington DC 1 and San Francisco 1. League C has Atlanta 2 leading with the third round. Their opponents have some catching up to do for the last four rounds. Boston 3 is close behind Atlanta 2.
Watch Hajin Lee 3p review two games from the A League. This round she looked at new 1p Eric Lui’s game against Edward Kim 7d and Bill Lin’s win over AGA professional exam contender Aaron Ye. Learn why joseki is important throughout the game in this video.
Round 3 of the AGA City League on Sunday January 24th
Round three of the AGA CIty League is on January 24th at 3PM EST. Throughout the day you can catch your local and favorite players from around the US and Canada. Check the schedules for each league to see when they are playing:
League A, League B, League C.
Round three will have a game review from Hajin Lee 3p. Watch all of the live coverage on Pandanet app on your Windows, OSX, linux 32bit and 64bit, iOS, or android. Games will be played in the ‘AGA City League’ and ‘AGA City League (Manual)’ Rooms.
Congratulations to City League players in the AGA Pro Exam
This January three players from the AGA City League competed in the 2015 AGA Professional Qualifying tournament in Los Angeles, CA. Of the eight players who competed Eric Lui 1p of the Greater Washington team is the newest AGA professional. Aaron Ye (Bay Area) and Jeremy Chiu (San Francisco 1) also competed. Aaron Ye gave Eric Lui a large challenge for the final matches of the tournament. Other professionals who play in the AGA City League are Ryan Li 1p (2014 AGA Professional, Canwa Vancouver 1), Tim Song 1p (Greater Washington), and Huiren Yang 1p (Boston).
Nick Sibicky talks Pandanet City League; Round 2 Results
As the second round of the Pandanet AGA City League concludes, A few contenders start to appear in the field. Two teams in each league have won their first two rounds; League A: Greater Washington and Canwa Vancouver 1, League B: Washington DC 1 and 2, League C: Boston 3 and Atlanta 2. The next round will be January 24th. This month bring us a review by Nick Sibicky. He talks about “Seattle’s Secret Weapon” in the A League in his first two games of the season. Sibicky adds that “teams are the way to go” when watching go as a spectator.
This weekend is exciting Round 2 games
This Sunday starts another exciting round of games for the Pandanet-AGA City League. Check the schedule to see who your favorite team is playing. Will Canwa Vancouver, Washington DC 1, and Atlanta 2 keep their leads? We’ll see after this round!
xhu98 Reviews first round games from the Pandanet AGA City League
Two weeks ago the Pandanet AGA City League started. One of the changes this year is the addition of video commentary for the rounds. In the first round xhu98 goes over some of the C League matches. The games were reviewed live on twitch and later posted to youtube. Click below to watch two hours of reviews from these matches. In two weeks Nick Sibicky or Andrew Jackson will cover the next round.
Sundays are for Football and Go
This Sunday October 18th starts the fourth year of the Pandanet AGA City League. Make sure to follow your local and favorite teams throughout the year. We’ve already had one game early this week and was exciting to start off the year. For those who have followed in the past we have expanded the leagues and there are now eight teams for the A and B leagues. Also starting this year is video reviews from some online commentators like Hajin Lee and Andrew Jackson. The first round will be done by Xiaocheng-Stephen Hu/xhu98. Worries you’re going to miss football while watching the games? Download the Android and iOS app for Pandanet. Look in the AGA City League and AGA City League (Manual) rooms.
LA Tops Greater DC to Win 2015 Pandanet AGA City League Finals
In the City of Angels vs. The Beltway Boys, Los Angeles prevailed over Greater Washington in the 2015 Pandanet AGA City League finals last Saturday afternoon at the US Go Congress in St Paul, MN. The top two boards split, with LA winning the Mark Lee (LA) vs Zirui (Tim) Song (GW) game on Board 1 and Eric Lui (GW) defeating Evan Cho (LA) on Board 2 (both on time), making the Danny Ko-Yuan Zhou game the decider. The exciting showdown got even more so when a clock problem on Board 3 forced a game replay on Saturday night. Danny Ko won that game on time, sealing the win for Los Angeles.
Go to the Pandanet web site for all the game records from the rest of the season.
Click here for some photos and a short video of the players playing the finals. You can go back and watch the recorded match from Board 1 on YouTube and go through the review by Jennie Shen 2p. Watch for more information this week about registering for the fourth year of this tournament!
Pandanet AGA City League Registration begins
The new season for the Pandanet AGA City League begins! Start gathering your team for the fourth season of this exciting league. With some revised rules to make the seasons longer and more challenging games. We’re expanding the teams to eight teams per league for the A and B leagues. Check the rules for a special registration deal for the teams. Does your team have what it takes to defeat our winners from last year? Registration is open until September 20th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register your team.
Pandanet AGA City League Finals this Saturday
With the US Go Congress starting this Saturday August 1, so do the games. Tune in on Pandanet at 3PM in the AGA City League room. We’ll be showing all three games LIVE for Los Angeles vs Greater Washington. The lineup will be:
Board 1: Mark Lee vs Tim Song
Board 2: Evan Cho vs Eric Lui
Board 3: Daniel Ko vs Yuan Zhou
The winner of this tournament will be $5000, runner up will be $2500. Look out soon for news for the next year’s City League registration!
Pandanet-AGA City League Finals at the 2015 US Go Congress
The Pandanet AGA City League has come down to one more match. At the US Go Congress in St Paul, MN, Los Angeles will face off against Greater Washington. Playing for the Los Angeles team (left) will be Mark Lee, Evan Cho, and Daniel Ko. Playing for Greater Washington (right) will be Tim Song, Eric Lui, Yuan Zhou, and Jie Li. These players will face off on Saturday August 1st. Come watch live in person or on Pandanet-IGS.
Final round of the Pandanet-AGA City League this weekend
Who will go on to the finals of the Pandanet City League championship at the US Go Congress?
In the A League, Boston won their match in the last round making the race for the top very tight. Los Angeles, Greater Washington, and Boston each have 6 points each, but LA and Gr Washington both are outscoring with 9 board points. In this last match up none of the top teams will face each other. Which team will come out on top and travel to the Twin Cities in their last head-to-head match up?
The B League will have a tough fight for second place as it stands now. NC Raleigh and Bay Area are two board points behind Princeton. In the final round Raleigh faces off against the undefeated Princeton for the B League championship. Will Princeton come out on top or will Raleigh and Bay Area kick their games into high gear and make it a tight race?
The C League is also fighting for its second place winner. Berkeley has become a runaway running all of their matches by 2-1 against their opponents. Atlanta 2, DC Team 3, and Boston 2 will have tough matches in the last round.
Make sure to watch LIVE games on Pandanet on Sunday April 26th in the AGA City League and AGA City League (Manual) rooms. Check out the latest client from Pandanet. Away from your computer when the games are going on? Download the Pandanet (Go) app for Android and iOS!
City League Results of Round 4
Pandanet City League has been going strong for four rounds now. With a couple more games and one more round to go, at least one league is cutting the top positions close.
The A League has Greater Washington and Boston in the lead with 6 points each. As they faced off this past round GW got the better of Boston but theyre holding on from previous wins. Hot on their tails is LA and Seattle 1. LA still has one game left to play and they will most likely be in playoff contention.
The B and C Leagues have pull away leaders in Princeton and Berkeley. Both teams are new this year with strong players behind them. They lead their leagues with 8 points each. The next team is currently at 4 points each.
Greater Washington def Boston (3-0), Seattle 1 def San Francisco 1 (3-0), Los Angeles def Canwa Vancouver 1 (3-0)
Princeton def Katy, TX 1 (3-0), Bay Area def Canwa Vancouver 2 (3-0), NC Raleigh def Washington DC 2 (3-0)
Boston 2 def New Orleans (2-1), Atlanta 2 def Atlanta 1 (2-1), SF Bay Area/Berkley def DC Team 3 (3-0)
City League Round 3 Results
Boston def San Francisco (2-1), Seattle 1 def Canwa Vancouver (2-1), Los Angeles def Greater Washington (2-1)
LA currently leading with 6 points. Greater Washington and Boston just behind them with 4 points each.
Princeton def Bay Area (2-1)
Still ongoing: NC Raleigh vs Canwa Vancouver 2, Katy TX 1 vs Washington DC 2
Princeton Leading with 6 points, Bay Area trailing with 4 points. Games still ongoing.
Boston 2 def Atlanta (2-1), DC Team 3 def New Orleans (2-1), SF Bay Area/Berkley def Atlanta 1 (2-1)
Berkley leads with 6 points. DC Team 3 in second place with 4 points.
Pandanet City League Round 3 is this Sunday
The third round of the Pandanet-AGA City League is this Sunday. Watch the action live starting at 3pm ET/12pm PT. The games are heating up between all of the teams. The schedules for A League, B League, and C League can be found on the Pandanet site.
Pandanet City League this Sunday!
This Sunday is the second round of the Pandanet-AGA City League. Watch heavyweights from the A League including professionals like Ximeng Yu and AGA’s newest Ryan Li. Don’t discount our B and C Leagues. They will be duking it out with the other teams. Check the schedule at the top for your local team.
AGA City League Kicks off to a good start
Most of the games for the first round have been played already and they were spectacular. With many of the strong AGA and CGA players playing we have seen some exciting games.
Boston def Canwa Vancouver 1 (2-1), Greater Washington def San Francisco 1 (2-1), Los Angeles def Seattle 1 (3-0)
Bay Area def Washington DC 2 (2-1), Princeton def Canwa Vancouver 2 (2-1)
Still ongoing: NC Raleigh vs Katy TX 1 (1-1), last game to be played Dec 18 9:30ET
DC Team 3 def Boston 2 (3-0), SF Bay Area/Berkley def Atlanta 2 (2-1), New Orleans def Atlanta 1 (2-1)
New year of the City League starts on November 23rd
The new season of the Pandanet-AGA City League starts on Sunday November 23rd. Check our schedule to see the matchups for this round. Make sure to logon and root for your local team!
Canwa Vancouver 1 Edges Seattle 1 to Win 2014 Pandanet-AGA City League
The Canwa Vancouver 1 team defeated Seattle 1 at the Pandanet-AGA City League finals on Saturday afternoon at the US Go Congress. As Congress attendees registered and caught up with old friends, the Vancouver and Seattle teams faced off in the top-board playing room looking out onto the nearby Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan. Bill Lin 7d of Vancouver defeated Ximeng (Simon) Yu 1p of Seattle on Board 1 (photo), while on Board 2, Ho Son 7d from Seattle evened the score by defeating Juyong Koh 7d of Vancouver. On Board 3, Ryan Li 7d bested Seattle’s Momoko Tsutsui 6d to win the event for Vancouver. ”Congratulations to Canwa Vancouver 1 for their hard-fought victory in the finals and for an impressive performance throughout the year,” said Tournament Director Steve Colburn. All three games were broadcast live on Pandanet-IGS and have been posted on the City League website.
- photo by Steve Colburn
Pandanet-AGA City League Finals
The final round is to be played at the US Go Congress (www.gocongress.org) in New York City. The round will be played the first Saturday August 9th at 3PM. Games will be played in Penn Top, the same room that the top boards will be played. Watch for the LIVE simulcast in the AGA City League room on Pandanet-IGS.
Board 1 – Bill Lin vs Ximeng Yu
Board 2 – Ho Son vs Juyong Koh
Board 3 – Ryan Li vsMomoko Tsutsui
C League Winners
Now that the C League has finished playing the winners have emerged:
1: Katy TX 1
2: Canwa Vancouver 2
3: West Tenesee/Memphis
Congratulations to the C League teams.
City League Results and next round (C League)
A League Results:
On Saturday August 9th Seattle 1 will play Canwa Vancouver 1 in the finals at the US Go Congress in New York City.
3rd: Greater Washington
B League Results:
1st: New York City
Play is still ongoing, currently Katy TX 1 is leading with an undefeated score. They are followed by Canwa Vancouver 2, Katy TX 2, and Brentwood/Nashville.
Round 6 will be played on Saturday June 17th.
Finalists to play at US Go Congress
Canwa Vancouver 1 will play Seattle 1 at the US Go Congress in New York City. They will play on Saturday August 9th. We will announce the time soon and post it here and in the AGA E-Journal.
AGA City League Round 5 - FINALS!
City League Results Round 4
Los Angeles Def Toronto (3-0), Seattle 1 def Boston (2-1), Canwa Vancouver 1 def Greater Washington (2-1)
Washington DC 1 def NC Raleigh (2-1), San Francisco 1 def Chicago (2-1), New York City def Washington DC 2 (3-0)
West Tennessee/Memphis def Katy TX 2 (2-1), Brentwood/Nashville def Seattle 2 (3-0), Katy TX 1 def Lincoln (2-1), Canwa Vancouver 2 def Central New York/Syracuse (3-0)
After four rounds Canwa Vancouver 1 is leading the A League. Hot on their heels are Seattle 1 and Greater Washington with one match behind. May’s final matches will decide which two teams will meet at the Pandanet City League Finals in New York City at the US Go Congress.
New York City is leading Chicago by one board point in League B. As they have already played each other they will be neck in neck in the final round of play.
The teams in the C League were closer matched before this round. Now Katy TX 1 has come way out ahead in their matches. Katy TX 2 and Memphis are in the 2-3 seed respectively. With three more rounds to go the lineup could change a lot before the end.
AGA City League Round 4
AGA City League Round 3 Results
Seattle 1 def Los Angeles (2-1), Canwa Vancouver 1 def Toronto (3-0), Greater Washington def Boston (2-1)
San Francisco 1 def Washington DC 1 (3-0), New York City def NC Raleigh (3-0), Chicago def Washington DC (3-0)
West Tennessee/Memphis def Lincoln (2-1), Katy, TX 1 def Canwa Vancouver 2 (2-1), Syracuse def Seattle 2 (3-0), Katy TX 2 def Brentwood/Nashville (2-1)
AGA City League Round 3 is next weekend
AGA City League Round 2 is coming soon
Round 2 for the AGA City League plays on February 22nd. The first round concluded last night with a win by Katy TX 1 defeating Syracuse to complete the round.
As always catch the action live on game day at 3PM EST on Pandanet using the new GoPanda2 software. Games will be played in the AGA City League room.
City League Results from Round 2
Greater Washington def Los Angeles (2-1), Canwa Vancouver 1 def Boston (3-0), Seattle 1 def Toronto (3-0)
Washington DC 2 def Washington DC 1 (2-1), NC Raleigh def San Francisco (2-1), Chicago def New York City (2-1)
West Tennessee/Memphis def Central New York/Syracuse (2–1), Katy TX 1 def Brentwood/Nashville (2-1), Katy TX 2 def Lincoln (3-0), Canwa Vancouver def Seattle 2 (3-0)
Our selected game for this round is from the B League. Changlong Wu 7d (Tallis) of NC Raleigh defeated Aaron Ye 5d (G0dnPoppy) of San Francisco played a very interesting game. They both went all out in their match. The game will keep you on your seat till the end.
First round results
The first round of play has mostly completed for the AGA City League.
Boston def Los Angeles (2-1), Greater Washington def Toronto (3-0), Canwa Vancouver 1 def Seattle 1 (2-1)
Chicago def Washington DC 1 (3-0), NC Raleigh def Washington DC 2 (2-1), New York City def San Francisco 1 (3-0)
Seattle 2 def West Tennessee/Memphis (2-1), Canwa Vancouver 2 def Katy TX 2 (3-0), Brentwood/Nashville def Lincoln (2-1), Katy TX 1 def Central New York/Syracuse (2-1)
Pandanet AGA City League Restarts on January 25th
The new series of games will restart shortly. We have 18 teams of players ranging from professionals to 12kyu players in our midst. Leagues A & B will have five rounds and League C will have seven.
The game schedule will be once per month as the schedule says.
The Leagues and cities are as follows:
Los Angeles, Boston, Greater Washington, Canwa Vancouver 1, Seattle 1
Washington DC 1, , Raleigh, Washington DC 2, San Francisco, New York City
Memphis, Seattle 2, Katy 1, Canwa Vancouver 2, Brentwood/Nashville, Lincoln, Syracuse, Katy 2
The first round will start on January 25 at 3PM EST, 12PM PST.
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.