First Go New England Open 2022

The First Go New England Open will be taking place over Labor Day weekend, Saturday Sept 3 through Sunday Sept 4, 2022.

This event is supported by the new AGA "catchment" area initiative, and all 6 New England states are pooling our catchment funds to provide this special 2-day tournament.

219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886

Saturday night hotel room (optional): $149.
When booking your room, specify that you are with the Go New England Open. There is the 81st Chess New England Open happening concurrently.

Several restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. We will provide water.


Registration Fee before 8/15: $50.
Registration Fee after 8/15: $65.
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Register here (Advanced registration required!)

AGA Membership required. ($10 tournament fee option available)

Participation is currently capped at 48. If we get enough early registrants, we can expand the space, so please register soon!


Check-in starts at 9:30am
Check-in by 10:15 to play in the first round
Saturday first round starts at 10:30am
Sunday awards ceremony on or before 6:00pm

COVID policy

Unless required by the venue, masks will not be required.
Here are the AGA's recommendations: AGA COVID recommendations
We are contemplating the following requirement. Please email if you feel strongly one way or the other:
All players will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID test (picture of home test kit is acceptable) administered within 4 days of the start of the tournament.


Tournament Director: Trevor Morris (


Major Sponsors

AGA catchment area funding

OGS 3 prizes:

Other Sponsors

SmartGo 5 prizes: either SmartGo for Windows or $20 in books from

Yilun Yang 1 online lesson.

NYIGNew York Institue of Go 2 Master and Expert Classes

Guo JuanGuo Juan's Internet Go School 1 €40 voucher; 2 €20 vouchers.

Recent additional Sponsors!