Pandanet-AGA City League
The City League is an AGA tournament where teams from city’s play in a league system on the Pandanet-IGS server in the AGA room. The teams consist of up to five players, out of which three are selected to play in each round.
See current rules for more information at this time.
AGA City League Registration still open, Club/Teams offer
There’s still about a month left to register for this year’s Pandanet AGA City League. We hope to crest out 150 players from last year. Check out the rules page for all the information you need to make a new team. Check the teams page from the previous year to see if you can join a team. Sign up with your team today! Registration closes on Sunday December 10th. Talk to your club members soon.
The City League TD has had a donation of books for smaller clubs and teams. These will be offered to a burgeoning city of players to grow their program. More details will be sent out when the registration concludes.
Looking forward to seeing your players duke it out throughout the season.
Join more than 20 teams for the new AGA City League season
With a month into registration, there are more than 20 teams registered and ready to rejoin the leagues. I know team captains are talking to their players and finding their strongest to play this season. Have you talked to your team to register for this year? Head over to the rules page to find out this year’s dates and more information. Sign up with your team today! You’ve got just over a month to re-register or sign up your team. Registration ends Sunday December 10th. If there are any questions contact the TD for more information.
Pandanet AGA City League returns for its 12th season
Welcome to the opening of the 12th season of the Pandanet AGA City League. We are looking again for the most competitive cities and players to compete in this long running tournament. Join the more than 35 teams looking to be the best around. Read through the rules on the Pandanet League site to learn of the new qualifications. The new registration link will help walk you through signing up. We look forward to growing beyond the 150 players from last year! If there are any questions contact the TD for more information.
Pandanet AGA City League Round 2 this weekend
Round 2 of Pandanet AGA City League happens this weekend. Watch teams from almost 40 teams and among 150 players from across the US and Canada. You can best find the games this Sunday January 29th @ 3pm EST/12pm PST in the AGA City League Rooms. Root for your local squad or your favorite national players and friends. Any schedule changes will be noted on the round pages:
Upsets and Big Wins during the Pandanet AGA City League Finals
The 10th year of the Pandanet AGA City League brought some of its strongest competition yet. The final rounds were played after the US Go Congress this year. Ithaca faced off against Canwa Vancouver 2 and Chicago faced New York City. Results and games are linked below, bold denotes winner.
Ithaca defeated Canwa Vancouver 2 in this years finals by 2-1. The B League has changed in the last few years as the number of strong players playing has changed in the last few years. The 10 team League duked it out through seven rounds this year. As not all of the teams played each other, by the time the season came to close the top two teams had not played each other. With almost matching results during the season, a final round was scheduled. Canwa Vancouver has played teams from the A and B leagues over the years. With the perennially strong Canwa Vancouver 1 team so close it is easy for them to train. Ithaca on the other hand came out of the gorges to run through their opponents. Over the years these three have shown their strength at many tournaments, as a team they have become formidable. The finals showed this off and it was close. Canwa Vancouver scored a strong win on the first board (W+R). Ithaca came back on the other boards with good wins over their opponents (W+33.5 and B+4.5).
Board 1: Alan Huang 7d (B) vs Leo Tian 6d (W)
Board 2: Hongkui Zheng 7d vs Nick Jin 5d
Board 3: Aaron Ye 7d vs Kevin Wang 5d
Chicago upset New York City this year by 2-1. New York City has won the previous three years and were the favorites going in this year. As the final round approached it showed Chicago out front with NYC and Canwa Vancouver 1 at their heels. After a very close set of tie breaks NYC took on Chicago. This is Chicago’s second year in the A League after being in the B League for a few years. Some important changes to their top boards have brought a renewed strength with their wins. The three final games were slow and carefully played out. Boards 2 and 3 (B+R and B+11.5) were finished within a few minutes of each other. Both teams and viewers watched Board 1 finish out its exciting finish (B+5.5).
Board 1: Tim Song 1p (B) vs Ryan Li 3p (W)
Board 2: Calvin Sun 1p vs Stephanie Yin 1p
Board 3: Albert Yen 8d vs Michael Chen 8d