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2021 NAGF Pro Qualification Tournament, August 16-21 at NGC
The North American Go Federation is the organization which certifies Go professionals for North America. For six days in August it is holding a tournament at the NGC with twelve of the strongest amateur players from the US, Canada, and Mexico. The winner will be certified as the next NAGF Professional and receive a $2000 prize, with $1000 going to the runner-up. The players will have an intense schedule with six games each in the preliminary round 8/16-8/18. The top four players will play a best of three semifinal on 8/19, and the top two will play a best of three final 8/20 and 8/21. I-Han Lui will be the Tournament Director for this prestigious event. Play begins at 9:30 each day and observers are welcome (masks and full vaccination required).
A great way to participate in this event is to volunteer as a game recorder. If you have never done this before, there will be a training session prior to the tournament.