Cotsen Go Tournament
The Cotsen Go Tournament is (or was) an annual Go tournament in the Los Angeles area. The tournament is fully sponsored by Eric Cotsen (pronounced like "coat-sun"). It regularly draws over 100 competitors, putting it among the largest Go tournaments in North America. The weekend of the tournament varies, depending on Eric Cotsen's schedule.
There are five rounds over the weekend.
Some of the features of the Cotsen Go Tournament:
- One-time rating fee is free
- Youth membership is free
- Pre-registration includes a free lunch
- Full refund of entry fee in exchange for pre-registration and playing all five games
- Partial refund if you didn't pre-register
- Masseuses attend to the players during their games
- Professional demonstration game between Mr. Yilun Yang and someone from the Chinese Go Association
- Awards for top Go clubs
- Go problems with prizes for those who solved them
- Lots of prizes
The tournament series is still going on (as of 2012), although the website has changed ( http://www.bayareago.org/cotsen/).
1st Calvin Sun 2nd Curtis Tang 3rd Chun-hong Chen 4th Deuk Je Chang 5th Dae Hyuk Ko 6th Joey Hung
The 2010 Cotsen Go Tournament was held on September 18th and 19th at the Los Angeles Center Studios in Los Angeles, California. There were 166 attendees.
1st Dae Hyuk Ko 2nd Juyong Ko 3rd Deuk Je Chang 4th Curtis Tang 5th Seung Hyun Hong 6th Rui Wang
The Cotsen Go Tournament was held on September 19 and 20, 2009 at the Los Angeles Art Center (cite needed.) in downtown Los Angeles. There were 153 attendees, ranging from 8-dan to 32-kyu.
In the Cotsen Open, the field was really strong. There were five 8-dan, four 7-dan, and nine 6-dan. Players came from as far as British Columbia, Canada to take part in the Open.
Follow @chayashida on Twitter for news updates from the 2009 tournament.
1st Jing Yang 2nd Seung Hyun Hong 3rd Curtis Tang 4th Dae Hyuk Ko 5th Juyong Koh 6th Calvin Sun
Results for the entire 2009 Cotsen Go Tournament can be found at http://home.earthlink.net/~chrishayashida/smgo/CotsenTieBreak.html
The 2008 Cotsen Go Tournament was held on September 20th and 21th at the Tom Bradley Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California. There were 150 attendees.
1st Bi Jang 2nd Dae Hyuk Ko 3rd Guthrie Price 4th Jennie Shen 5th Juyong Koh 6th Jong In Jeong
1st Bi Jang 2nd Dae Hyuk Ko 3rd Robert Mateescu 4th Jong In Jeong 5th Jeffrey Lu Wang 6th Calvin Sun
1st Jong In Jeong 2nd Jie Li 3rd Dae Hyuk Ko 4th Jeffrey Lu Wang 5th Soo Ihl Ha 6th Rui Wang