Chihyung Nam at the Go Center in 2012
Korean Pro and Myongji University Professor Chihyung Nam is visiting Seattle this week. She will be playing simultaneous games at the Seattle Go Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m., she will be lead a discussion of her book “Contemporary Go Terms”. On Thursday, she will be visiting the after school Go Club at McDonald International School. Welcome back, Chihyung!
The Youth 19×19 Go Tournament is this Sunday, starting at noon. We will have treats, and book and equipment prizes. The tournament is free, but players need to be AGA (American Go Association) members. It is $10 a year. You can sign up with the AGA online
. We expect to finish around 5 p.m. Players should be comfortable with playing on the big 19×19 board, but they do not have to be advanced players. (Parents: we often use the smaller 9×9 and 13×13 boards in our Go Clubs, so make sure your child is OK with the bigger 19×19.)
If you know you are coming, and you haven’t told me already, please send Brian an email
. The actual registration isn’t until Sunday, so last minute sign-ups are welcome.
I know that we have at least three kyu players in the 20 – 10 kyu range (“double digit kyu players”) coming to the tournament.
Looking ahead, we also have Youth 19×19 tournaments scheduled for Sunday, March 12, and Sunday, September 10. We will also have a fun tournament on 9×9 and 13×13 boards in the spring.
2016 Jin Chen Tournament
The 2017 Jin Chen Memorial Tournament will be this Sunday, January 8, with registration between 10 and 10:45 a.m. Please make sure your American Go Association membership is up to date. General admission to the tournament is $15; while youth and voting members of the Seattle Go Center pay $10. We have plenty of parking on Sundays. Please bring food, as you may not have much time to go out between games. We hope to see Sunday!