We will be at the big anime festival, Sakura-Con this weekend. On Sunday, April 1, we hold a 13×13 tournament that is beginner friendly. Everyone is welcome, and you do not need a pass to reach us. We are at the Washington State Convention Center, near the escalator on the third floor, in Room 305. The tournament is from 10 am to noon, and we will be there until 4 pm.
We are pleased to host a weeklong visit by Nihon Ki-in Pro Chang Ruei Jie in March. Mr. Chang is originally from Taiwan, but he lives in Japan now. As a young pro, he is very much interested in Artificial Intelligence computer programs that play the game of Go. We have a number of events scheduled for Chang Ruei Jie, including:
Simultaneous games at the Seattle Go Center ($10):
Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Lectures at the Go Center (free!)
Monday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. for DDK class and others
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. for Single Digit Kyu group and others
One Day Workshop with Mr. Chang:
Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$45/$30 students and voting members; $10 discount for early registration
More info at: workshop
Formal dress for Pair Go
The 5th Annual Pair Go Tournament, held Saturday Dec. 16, had stronger players than last year, and lots of laughter. Although the 2017 group was a little bit smaller than the previous year, with 11 teams, they managed to eat almost all the cake, and to polish off the raspberries and cream. The first table was won by Lusha Zhou and Tzu-Jen Chan. The second table was won by Cat Mai and Nick Wilmes, while the 3rd table was won by Anne Thompson and Bill Thompson.