We received this certificate of appreciation and recognition of the Embassy of Japan by our active participation in the planning and preparation of the "Spain-Japan Dual Year".
Between June 2013 and July 2014 Spain and Japan are doubly celebrating the year of Spain in Japan and the year of Japan in Spain to mark the 400th anniversary of the sending of the Keicho Embassy to Europe (Spain and Rome). Both are intended as a commemoration of 400 years of exchanges between Spain and Japan.
This mission, known as the 'Keicho Embassy to Europe', was headed by the Samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga (1570–1621). Currently you can see a statue of Hasekura Tsunenaga in "Coria del Rio" (Sevilla), where embassy settled.
The Keicho Embassy was the first official diplomatic mission sent to Spain by Japan and has gone down in history as an important event in bilateral Spain-Japan relations.
Below you can see the official video of this event.
Hemos recibido este diploma de agradecimiento y reconocimiento de la embajada de Japón por nuestra activa participación en la planificación y elaboración del año Dual España-Japón que conmemora los 400 años de relaciones bilaterales desde la llegada de la expedición por parte de Japón a España.
Esta misión, conocida como "Embajada Keicho a Europa", fue encabezada por el samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga (1570-1621). Actualmente todavía se conserva una estatua de Hasekura Tsunenaga en Coría del Rio (Sevilla), donde la embajada se asentó durante un tiempo.
La embajada Keicho fue la primera delegación diplomática de carácter oficial enviada por Japón a España y ha pasado a la historia como uno de los principales acontecimientos en las relaciones bilaterales hispano-japonesas.
A continuación puedes ver el video oficial de este evento en el cual hemos colaborado.
Saturday 26th april 2014, “La Carbonería“ C/ Levíes 18 SEVILLA
Organizes: Asociación de Go de Andalucía, "La Carbonería" Club de Go
10:15h. 1st Game
11:15h. 2nd Game
12:30h. 3rd Game
16:00h. 4th Game
17:15h. 5th Game
18:30h. 6th Game
Tournament with handicap –3. Swiss system six rounds.
TIME: 25 minutes/player and 20 seconds of byoyomi.
Ranking categories according to EGD.
The organization may change those categories as it deems appropriate in accordance with the Commission of Categories.
Class C Tournament valid for the ranking EGD.
Qualifying tournament for the Spain final championship of Go
1st player classified 300€ and trophy
2nd player classified 150€ and trophy
3rd player classified 70€ and trophy
4th player classified 40€
5th player classified 20€
Prizes in all segment categories. A maximum of one prize per participant.
Will receive awards for an only concept.
To participate this year will need an invitation provided by the Organization.
Due to the large number of people from previous editions, limited 64 places in the Championship and to avoid places are free.
Due to the limited number of places in the tournament pre-inscription must be confirmed by the organization. Should anybody apply for the championship either without pre-inscription or with a pre-inscription not confirmed by the organization, his/her participation would be subject to last minute availability of places. The number of participants of the championship is limited to 64.
Younger than 18 free *
AGOA members free
Students or 16 kyu lower 5 €
Rest of participants 15 €
Aego members, 20% discount on the applicable enrollment
Carbonería Go Club members, 40% discount on the applicable enrollment
* Players under 18 must bring along a signed authorization from parent(s) or legal tutor stating their consent for the player to participate and naming the adult who will be in charge of said participant during the tournament.
Different gifts for the participants kindly donated by the following institutions, people and companies: Excelentísima Diputación de Sevilla, Turismo Andaluz,Japan Embassy, La Carbonería, El Corte Inglés, Radiotelevisión Andaluza (RTVA), Kiseido Go Server (KGS), Jugamos and the chinese go player 6 dan Li Yue. Asociación Española de GO http://www.aego.biz/
Here you can see the full results already recorded in the European database (EGD), if you want see the progression of participants click their name.
Press Release last year: More participants, more activities and a lot more fun this year in Seville Go Tournament
- This year a new edition of Seville Go Tournament has taken place in Seville. Of his sixteen editions this has been the one to definitely make this Championship grow. We can say that participants have grown in number with a new record, in parallel activities, as this year we enjoyed a spectacular show of Shodo and several competitions and of course in fun for all who attended this event be it actively or as spectators.
- The first prize went to Orestes Perez from Madrid, a regular player in this tournament who came along with his wife and his months-old daughter as all time supporters, as you can see in the photo below where they are both are at his side while he (dressed in green and white sweatshirt) is en deep thought about his game.
An also impressive activity was to see how Miguel Angel Calzadilla, from Japanese Cultural Association WAKEI, delighted the audience with an extraordinary mastery of the brush at the time of the exhibition of Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy).
You can see more photos and information on the following link.
Notice issued on April 13th 2013 in Canal Sur Television and Andalusia TV, seen by hundreds of thousands.
The Andalusian GO Association try the divulgation of GO, a game regarded by the Japanese as one of the arts to cultivate and also teaches how to live.
We are based in La Carbonería, Levíes Street 18 in the heart of the city of Seville. We meet on Saturdays at 20:00.
In internet we can play in the sala andaluza (nationals rooms) of KGS Go Server.
Ranking of Spanish players updated by clicking on the image: