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Join Us for the Exciting Obon Go Tournament at San Francisco Go Club!

We are thrilled to invite you to the highly anticipated Obon Go Tournament hosted by the San Francisco Go Club! Get ready to immerse yourself in a day of intense strategy, friendly competition, and a celebration of the ancient and captivating game of Go. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26th, and join us for a day of exciting matches, camaraderie, and the opportunity to showcase your Go skills.

Tournament Details:

Date: Saturday, August 26th

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (check-in begins at 8:30am)

Location: San Francisco Go Club

Format: 4 rounds (AGA-rated)

Time Control: Fischer timing

Entry Fee: $50 (Free for SF Go Club Members)

Registration: Visit to register

*an active AGA number is necessary to participate. If you do not yet have an AGA number, obtain one at and use code: NEWSFGC for a promotional discount.

What to Expect:

The Obon Go Tournament promises to be an unforgettable day of strategic thinking, friendly competition, and an atmosphere filled with the passion and excitement that only Go enthusiasts can understand. Whether you're a seasoned player or just getting started, this tournament is the perfect opportunity to test your skills and challenge yourself against fellow players of varying expertise levels.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Check-in

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Round 1

10:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Round 2

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch (provided for tournament participants)

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM: Round 3

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM: Round 4

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Awards Ceremony


As if the thrill of competition wasn't enough, we will be giving out cash prizes and certificates for our top-performing players. But remember, the real prize is the experience, knowledge, and connections you'll gain throughout the tournament.


We believe in keeping our participants fueled and focused, so we're excited to provide lunch for all tournament participants. This is not just a chance to refuel but also an opportunity to socialize, make new friends, and discuss your favorite strategies.


To secure your spot in the Obon Go Tournament, simply visit and complete your registration. SF Go Club members can participate for free, but please ensure your membership is active and up-to-date.

Join the San Francisco Go Club:

If you're not already a member of the San Francisco Go Club, now is the perfect time to become a part of our vibrant community. Our mission is to serve as an inspirational center for the game of Go, where enthusiasts of all skill levels come together to build and foster a strong community. We are dedicated to embracing the rich history and elegant culture of this ancient game, and we invite you to join us in our journey. As a member, you'll not only have access to exclusive benefits and discounts but also the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for Go. To learn more about becoming a member and contributing to our shared pursuit of excellence, visit Be a part of something truly special and help us continue to celebrate and elevate the timeless game of Go.

Don't miss out on the excitement and camaraderie of the Obon Go Tournament at the San Francisco Go Club. We can't wait to see you on Saturday, August 26th, for a day filled with strategic brilliance, thrilling matches, and memories that will last a lifetime.

See you at the boards!

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