A new ACGA program for university Go clubs
Being short on Go equipment is a common problem for university Go clubs just starting out or trying to expand. Case in point: last year, I started the Wash U Go club with a handful of boards and stones from the Harvard/MIT Go club supply. Unfortunately, a few days ago, our boards were accidentally cleared out by cleaning staff who didn't know whose they were (putting our club temporarily out of business). Over the last couple of years, we've heard from a number of clubs having trouble acquiring enough basic Go equipment to fulfill their needs.
To combat this issue, I'm happy to announce a new equipment grant program for university Go clubs, jointly run by the ACGA and the American Ing Go Center. The program is really simple: if you're a university Go club member (or want to start a club at your university) and need Go equipment to improve your club, the American Ing Go Center will reimburse you for up to $250 in boards, books, and stones, shipped to your club!
Here's how Wash U did it.