Beginners Go Tournament

Just a quick note: there will be a go tournament for beginners held in Oakland this coming Tuesday–I’ve included the announcement below.  I doubt I’ll be there to offer moral support, but it’s a good opportunity to play go if you’re just starting or haven’t played in awhile.  I suspect that the fifteen game limit may be more of a rough guideline, but if you’re worried, you can contact someone at the club and ask.

Let me also note that September is just about the best time of year for new players in our club.  Every year there’s an increase in the number of attendees right after CMU’s activity fair, and it brings in folks of all levels.

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The tournament will be this Tuesday night (Aug.  25) at Phantom of the Attic in Oakland (406 S.
Craig St.).  It will start at 7:30 and go no later than 11:30.

The tournament will be played on 13×13 boards and is aimed at players who are new to the game of go.  Anyone who has played around fifteen games or less is welcome to play.  So, if you’re new to the game yourself, be sure to stop by, and if you have friends that you’ve been trying to get excited about go, encourage them to attend.  First prize is a used go board.  Second prize is $5.

Josiah will be at Phantom of the Attic at 6:30 to give a review of the rules and other tips to anyone who shows up early.  Other
non-beginners are invited to stop by to observe and/or teach before the tournament and between rounds.

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