Virginia State Go Championship

& Washington Go Culture Festival

Saturday 9/28/2019

8229 Boone Blvd, Vienna VA 22182

Featured Events (Registration Link, Press Release)

8th Virginia Open Virginia State Championship

AI-aided Tournament Greater Washington Team Tournament

Jinghua Cup (Tsinghua Univ. vs PKU)

The Virginia State Championship and Washington Go Festival help build a caring, strong and intelligent community across Virginia, when players from Richmond, Virginia Beach, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Fredericksburg and other cities, come together and enjoy playing Go.

Go game, originated in China over 3000 years ago.

Go is a 3000-year-old game with rich history, and well-known for its culture value as one of the "four art" in ancient Asia, among zithern, calligraphy and painting, and yet Go found its technology value in modern IT era as computer artificial intelligence (A.I.) deems it one of the most difficult game to master.

2009 US Open, Fairfax VA

The AGA chapters, Capital Go, NOVA Go and Korean American Baduk Association, with the support from the National Go Center, have served the community in various means: Go classes, tournaments, clubs, sharing events, video broadcasting, social media and etc.

Students Discover Go at an elementary school in Rockville MD in 2011

Tens of Go event organizers and volunteers, have taught classes in schools, hosted tournaments for players, promoted Asian culture and enhanced culture exchanges among all nationalities via playing Go.

AlphaGo 4-1 victory over Go grandmaster Lee Sedol in 2016

2018 US Go Congress, Williamsburg VA