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World biggest GO event: LEARN GO WEEK (13th Sept 2014)

Tks to Oni leaving the notice in the chat today. Here the announcment as given on GoGameGuru.com ( original source: http://gogameguru.com/be-a-part-of-learn-go-week/ )

Introducing Learn Go Week

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, we’re going to go out into our local community and run a small Go teaching event. And we hope that you’ll join us – by organizing your own modest, local Go demonstration. If you already do this from time to time then you don’t have to do anything new. All we’re asking is that run your own demonstration on the same day as everyone else.

September 13 will be the start of a new event called Learn Go Week.

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We can achieve great things together. Every Go player knows that stones work better when they work together. So let’s apply that principle to life.

Right now we’re all doing our own things, within our own communities. We’re spread out thinly, all over the world. But if we work together, we can all be part of something bigger.

Why Learn Go Week… …and not World Go Day?

We wanted to give you a little bit of freedom, so that you can still get involved even if September 13 doesn’t work for you. Or, so that you can run multiple events throughout the week if you want to.

We can create an (OGS) Event.

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An Event is something that gets people’s attention. Imagine thousands of people around the world all doing something on the same day. Doesn’t that sound intriguing? Isn’t that something that would get your attention? Now what if that thing was Go? Not only would it be cool to see Go on the news, but being a part of a global event will be great fun.

So much fun, that you’re already on board with the idea, right?  

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How you can be a part of the world’s biggest Go event “Introducing Learn Go Week” ??

  • Run a beginners’ night too!

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(Go in Africa)

In particular, if you have a local Go club, we hope that you’ll also organize a beginners’ night in the week that follows (September 13 to 20).

This is something that you can tell people about at the Go demonstration on the Saturday. You can hand out brochures with the rules of Go and details about your club (we’ll help you with this and will provide templates which you can modify shortly).

One of the challenges local Go clubs face is that new players rarely turn up on the same day. Beginners are often discouraged when the only players at the club are relatively experienced, and that’s not surprising when you think about it.
However, if you can get a group of beginners to start learning together at the same time, the likelihood that they’ll keep playing and visiting the club is much higher.
Saturday, September 13 is the most important date of Learn Go Week, and we hope that you’ll join us on that day, but you can also get involved throughout the week that follows.

How you can help ?

  • There are many ways that you can get involved in Learn Go Week and help to make it a success for all of us. Here are some ideas:

– Organize a local event or join an existing event and help out
– Tell your friends and your local Go club about Learn Go Week
– Contact your local Go association and encourage them to get involved
– Let us know about your event(s), so we can help you with publicity
– share this link (and let us know if you do) with friends and other Go players you know.

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Pls post some concrete ideas, how OGS (or any other GO server) can become part on 13th September 2014… 

  • There might be many choises:

– streaming live a workshop (e.g. in your local GO club or school) via OGS to many
– playing a local tournmant for beginners (remember, the headline of the event) with documentation and organisation in the OGS Tournament section
– public demonstrations of GO (e.g. simple Tsumegos), e.g. in libraries, street festivals… with an article and photos on the OGS Forum
– doing online reviews of ancient games have been played by GO legends, e.g. GO Seigen
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etc. etc. etc. …

Let the teams of intern. Go servers (e.g. GoKGS, OGS) know by time your plans so all can be organized well !!


About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…


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