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How to Run a Small Go Tournament

Feb 2, 2015 10:46:52 PM / by Brian Lee posted in running a go club

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a small Go tournament? Running a Go tournament can be a lot of fun for everyone involved - both you, the organizer, and for the players. They're a great way to energize your club and entice strong players to come and play at your club.

I've run several tournaments with the MIT Go Club. I've found that the big difficulty in running a tournament is the constant worry that you are either forgetting something or messing something up. 

In this post, I'll take you through the steps involved in planning, advertising, and actually running a tournament. With this step-by-step guide, you can rest assured that your tournament will be a blast!

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Collegiate Go League starts again this Saturday

Jan 23, 2015 12:02:45 AM / by Brian Lee posted in CGL

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The CGL is beginning again after a short winter break! Join us in cheering on your favorite schools this Saturday, Jan 24th at 1PM EST!

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UCLA vs University of Michigan: Game Review

Dec 28, 2014 12:48:00 PM / by Brian Lee posted in Game review

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On 2014/11/15, UCLA played their inaugural match against last year's CGL championship runner-up, University of Michigan.

UCLA's team captain kindly took the time to give us a quick game review of the three games, of which they won the second and third boards to win their first match in the CGL!

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Playing Go in Public

Oct 28, 2014 11:37:24 AM / by Brian Lee

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Recently, the Massachusetts Go Association started playing Go in the Harvard University Science Center plaza, where many tourists and students walk to and fro. They got a lot of attention from students and visitors alike, as well as approving nods from Chinese tour groups! Harvard's Go club also stopped by to play a few games. The weather was beautiful, so it's a pity that winter will be upon us so soon.

In light of their success, I encourage everyone to try holding their meetings in a public, widely trafficked area! You'll be sure to gather a lot of attention, and it's a great way to drum up student interest at the start of the school year.

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