|Hello fellow go player,
Welcome to the March, 2013
newsletter from Bay Area Go - read on for the latest on go activities in Northern California.
This Month's Ratings Tournament
The March monthly ratings tournament will take place Sunday, March 17. Please note this tournament is being held on a Sunday instead of the usual Saturday. We'll play at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center,
located at 388 Ninth Street suite 290 in the heart of Oakland's vibrant
Chinatown neighborhood. There is a parking garage located directly
under the building - set your GPS for 988 Franklin Street to drive right
in, park, and take the elevator to the second floor. The 12th Street
BART station is also just a few blocks away.
This tournament will follow the usual format with play starting at 10:00 am and continuous pairings throughout the day. More information is available on the Bay Area Go website. Online registration
for this tournament is now open. If you don't have all day to play,
then join us in the morning or the afternoon or whenever you can. The
monthly tournaments are open to go players of all levels. If you have
any questions, you can
and we will be happy to help
Go Expo Day March 17
Just a quick reminder that on Sunday, March 17, we'll be giving free go lessons for absolute beginners at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Everyone gets a free 9x9 starter go set and Way to Go booklet. (While supplies last!) Go Expo Day
has been a lot of fun in the past, drawing throngs of enthusiastic
folks of all ages. Please help spread the word: Tell your friends,
family, and co-workers about this opportunity to learn the world's
oldest board game for free. Please post a flier (available in English and Chinese) at your school, library, workplace, or anywhere else you can. Thanks for your help!
Janice Kim 3P Go Workshop in Berkeley May 4-5
ever-popular Janice Kim, 3 Dan Professional, will conduct a two-day go
workshop in Berkeley on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. She will
convey how research into what it takes to become an expert translates
into reaching one’s potential in go. In Janice's words: "At the risk of
looking, to put it the best way possible, irreverent, I've adapted
activities for the workshop from research and practice (not my own,
thankfully) in fields as apparently diverse as competitive tennis, to
body-building, to law school, to baking. I find a common thread, in my
own observations in go as well, in concepts behind these activities.
People appear to excel, without spending unrealistic amounts of time,
when what they do follows these concepts."
The entry fee for the workshop is $120, or $70 for those 17 and under. More information about the workshop is available, and you can pay your entry fee with PayPal, credit card, or by putting a check in the mail. Register and submit payment before April 8 to get the best price.
Until next time!
Bay Area Go Players Association