Beginning the first week of June 2018, South Sound Go Club is no longer meeting on Tuesdays at the Wheelock Library. Now we're meeting on Wednesdays at the Wheelock Library! We get there about 5:00 PM, and stay until they start kicking us out around 7:30 or 7:45. Look for us in the main reading room, … Continue reading Changed Meeting Time!
South Sound Go Club held its first AGA-rated tournament on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Terracrux Games. Ten players participated, including two new to the AGA. TerraCrux is an independent games store located at 760 Commerce Street in downtown Tacoma, WA. They do a brisk trade in games like Magic The Gathering, Warhammer, X-Wing, and many other … Continue reading First Tournament — May 20, 2018
Prepping for South Sound Go Club's upcoming tournament on Sunday, I find that I'm pretty psyched! It has been a while since we've had tournaments in Tacoma, and I've been missing it more than I realized. I'm about to make sure the game clocks all have working batteries and are pre-set to the correct time … Continue reading Tournament Time Controls, part 2
If competition brings out the best in people, then tournaments give us a chance to play our best Go, with peers who also are trying to have their best games of Go. It's an awesome experience. Like most things human, tournaments are an engineering trade-off between conflicting imperatives. On one hand, we want to play … Continue reading Tournament Time Controls
Hi all, Mike writing here. (I think Tom will be adding some stuff soon. And I think this is set so the post's author is visible at the bottom. So I'm not sure why I feel the need to announce that it's "Mike writing here". Such is life.) Yesterday I finally made it down to … Continue reading Go in Olympia, Apr. 11, 2018