Thanks very much for your interest in the 2008 Shodan Challenge program. To join the Challenge, please complete the following information fully no later than November 1st, 2008. Also, send to challenge@usgo.org a recent digital photo of you (and only you) of high enough quality to include in the AGA Yearbook. Inclusion of go paraphernalia in the photo is encouraged but not required.

Please note that membership in the AGA or other national go organization is required for participation in the Shodan Challenge.

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* 1. Name:

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* 2. E-mail:

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* 3. Age:

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* 4. City / State / Country of residence:

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* 5. AGA Membership Number (or other National Go Organziation - please indicate organization if not AGA):

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* 6. AGA rating:

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* 7. Briefly describe how you learned to play go and how long you have been playing

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* 8. Personal Goal (Optional)

All Challengers will be placed in the "official" AGA rating brackets of 20 kyu, 10 kyu, 5 kyu, 1 dan, 4 dan, and 6 dan.

If you have a different personal goal (different rating or different rating system, such as KGS), please describe:

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* 9. How do you see the Shodan Challenge helping you to achieve your goal(s)?

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* 10. (Optional) List any online go servers you play on, with your username(s) and current rating(s).

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* 11. If you are 5 kyu or stronger, are you willing to help weaker Challengers in any of the following ways?

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* 12. Please enter any additional comments below:

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