Jan. 5 Tournament Update

The Jin Chen Tournament is on Sunday, Jan. 5.  Registration is on the day of the tournament, from 10:00 -10:30 a.m.  There will be a short break for lunch after the first round.  The second round will start at 1:30 p.m. The third and final round should be done by 6:30 p.m., with prizes done by 7:00 p.m.

The tournament has an open section and several handicapped sections. Everybody who can finish a 19×19 game is welcome.  We are expecting some youth players in the 25 kyu range, and a number of double digit kyu players. At the strong end of the scale, we are expecting one  young Chinese pro, Yu, Ximeng, and several amateurs who are 7-dan.  We have five guests from China who will be playing, who are 1 or 2 dan on the Chinese scale.  The 4 dan pro Yao, Xiaomin will not be playing, but she will be at the tournament all day, and looks forward to doing game analysis for players.

The fee is $10 for youth and voting members; all others $15. The total purse for prizes is $1000.  You need to be an AGA member to play, since this a rated tournament.  You can register online here:

 This is our biggest tournament of the year, and we hope you can make it.