• The 2002 Canadian Open Rules document can be found here. Note some content in this document is out of date (I.E the Pair Go selection process now uses the point system described on the Pair Go page).
  • The CGA/ AGA reciprocity agreement can be found here
  • Plans for what the web site database will support are here.
  • Philip Waldron provided membership data he extracted from past gazettes, covering 1990-2003. For years he could not find membership numbers he extrapolated from membership dues. The speadsheet is here.
  • powerpoint overview of the CGA (updated summer 2009).
  • powerpoint overview of CGA League Play.
  • A powerpoint list  of North Toronto Go resources
  • Executive meeting availability.

Annual General Meeting Minutes

2009/2010 Monthly Meeting Minutes

Financial Statements

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Articles by Steven Mays:

Steven Mays is a longtime organizer who lives in Montreal. A go player since 1980, Steven has been particularly active in the AQJG (Association québécoise des joueurs de go), especially as tournament director (he has directed 21 tournaments, including 16 Quebec Opens and 2 Canadian Opens). He was also active, for a while, in the Canadian Go Association. From 1988 to 1992, he served as president of the CGA.

Steven maintains a Web site that is devoted entirely to statistics on the games of go he has played in his go career (

  • A History of Go in Montreal – Covers the Montreal go scene from the late 1940s to 1988.
  • A History of Go in Montreal (Part II) – Covers the Montreal go scene from 1988 to 2013.
  • The Origins of Canadian Byo-Yomi – Outlines the beginnings of the system of overtime that has come to be known as Canadian Byo-Yomi.
  • Guide in How to Apply McMahon Scores in a Swiss-McMahon Tournament – Written in 1996, this article was the first attempt at explaining the need to make adjustments in the McMahon scores of certain players when a tournament director needs to break ties.
  • How to Organize and Direct a Swiss-McMahon Tournament – Gives a comprehensive overview of how to organize and direct tournaments that use the Swiss-McMahon system as the organizing framework to determine the pairing of players.The quality of the explanation that is provided in this article, on the need to adjust the McMahon scores of certain players when the tournament director is faced with the need to break ties, is better than the one that is found in the article written in 1996 (see above).
  • Adjusting McMahon Scores in Tie-Break Calculations – One-page summary designed as an aide-mémoire for tournament directors who are already familiar with the need to make adjustments to the McMahon scores of certain players when ties need to be broken but who may need some level of support on some technical matter before proceeding.
  • How to Use the Chinese Method of Counting in the Game of Go – Provides a systematic and detailed explanation of how to use the Chinese method of counting.This article presents several examples to help the reader understand how to use the Chinese method of counting in actual games, including one example that was specifically created for the sole purpose of illustrating how to use this method of counting when a seki occurs in a game.Presents a number of commentaries on various aspects of the two major counting methods (Chinese and Japanese), including a few commentaries on the set of rules promoted by the American Go Association for the specific purpose of producing identical results regardless of which mainstream counting method (Chinese or Japanese) is used by the players.
  • The A B C of Go – Presents a book review of the book The A B C of Go, and also presents a brief biographical outline of its author.
  • In Memoriam: Abe Ravinsky – Abe Ravinsky was one of the pioneers in the development of go in its early days in Montreal. He was particularly active starting in the 1950s.

Old club info

The CGA site club section should now be the primary place to look, but for inactive clubs old listing may still be of use occasionally.  There are two places to look for old listings:

  • Sensei’s library Go places in Canada page  — Here users could list their own club info
  •  A PDF of clubs that Chuck Elliot maintained until 2012 when he retired as membership secretary