Some of our classes have gone on vacation for August, but the rest of our schedule is unchanged. The Monday night class with Nick Sibicky is not meeting in August, nor is the Wednesday night class with Andrew Jackson. However, the Beginner’s Class, on Thursdays from 7-9 pm, continues with Carlos Encalada the whole month. The Go Center will be open for our regular hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday. The meetup at Crossroads Bellevue also continues on Thursdays in August, from 6:00 – 8:30. The Meetup at Uwajimaya in the International District will not happen Aug. 13, but will meet on Aug 20 & 27 from 6-8 pm.
The Seattle Go Center mourns the loss of their friend Sasaki Tadashi, an 8 dan professional with the Nihon Ki-in. Mr. Sasaki often traveled to the United States for the U.S. Go Congress. He was a strong supporter of the Seattle Go Center, and he a gave an excellent workshop here in 2011. Mr. Sasaki loved to hike, and he encouraged us to enjoy our wonderful mountain trails. Photos by Brian Allen, 2013
This July, Brian Allen and Sonny Cho taught Wei Qi at the Bel Red Bilingual Academy Summer School. We had 24 students for 4 mornings. Many of the students were very young, going into kindergarten and 1st grade this fall, but they were good students and caught on quickly. The Go Center also taught a class for the summer camp organized by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). This August, we will be teaching at the Feminist Karate Union summer camp.