To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we have a big Saturday planned for Oct. 3, 2015. Our Anniversary Tournament will have a total of $500 in prizes, and will be AGA rated. The tournament will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tournament details are at the bottom of this note.
At 6:00 we will start our gala Anniversary Party, which will have food, refreshments, short speeches and music by three different groups. We have guests coming from the Nihon Ki-in in Japan, the European Go Center in Holland, and from the Anchorage Go Club in Alaska. The Japanese Consul for Seattle, Consul General Masahiro Omura, and the President of the American Go Association, Andy Okun, will also be attending. Please join us for this happy celebration.
The schedule will be as follows: 6:30 speeches, 7:00 group photo, 7:05 dinner, 7:45 music begins. The performers will be Songs of Hope (Fumi Tagata – soprano, and Shiho Kurauchi – koto); Okinawan Mushic by Mako & Noriko (Mako Willet – sanshin/vocal, and Noriko Inafuku – taiko); and the Sound Singers (Mixed chorus group).
Tournament Details: Advance registration is not needed for the tournament, but you should be a an up-to-date member of the American Go Association. You can now update your membership online. Registration is on the morning of the Tournament, from 10:00 – to 10:45 a.m. First round is at 11:00; second round is at 1:30. If your first game runs long, you do not have much time for lunch, so we encourage you to bring food to the Go Center, rather than going out for lunch.
There will be an Open Section, and several handicapped sections at the tournament. The entry fee is $15; reduced to $10 for voting members and youth (under 18 years).