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Playing Go in Public

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

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.

Step 1: Getting Started

If you've already got a club or group of friends that you regularly play with, then you're good to go! Otherwise, you can just head out alone or with a friend.

Step 2: Finding a Location

it's as simple as picking a public location with some tables and seats that you can use! I suggest locations like a food court, plaza, or public park. (Bonus points for setting up next to the chess players!)

Step 3: Have Fun!

A happy Go player is bound to make other people interested in the game!


Did you have a successful event? Let us know in the comments what went well!

Brian Lee

Written by Brian Lee