Ms. Lu Wen Zhen, the director of the Shanghai Ing Chang-Ki Wei-Chi Education Foundation, announced that the first International collegiate Go tournament will be held in Shanghai this summer. The event will begin on July 7th and end on July 13th.
Attendees will be playing go on this program, and will also be given the opportunity to explore Shanghai and Hangzhou, and learn a bit more about a culture that is almost literally on the opposite end of the world.
Two years ago, the Ing foundation hosted a group of 11 American college students, including the founders of the ACGA, to participate in a similar trip - a week long Go summer camp in China. During this time we played schools such as Fudan university, Shanghai Jiaotong university, and Beijing Normal university. We also visited the Forbidden City, West Lake, and Nanjing road, and had opportunities to play with some of China's best players.
Travel costs to get to and from China are not covered by the Shanghai Ing Foundation. This includes but is not limited to Airfare and Visa costs. However, Once you arrive in China, all of your costs will be covered by the event's organizers, save for any personal expenses you might pay for, such as souvenirs and night life, etc. Accommodations, food, travel costs within China, and organizer sponsored events and tours are all taken care of by the Ing Foundation.
Please note that there is no minimum or maximum required rank to participate in this event. The only requirements are that the player has attended college or will attend a college, either at an undergraduate or a graduate level, in the 2013 calendar; and that they player does not hold a professional certificate from any of the known Go associations.
We encourage you to read over the attached schedules and documents to see if this event is for you.
If you have any questions that are not answered by the documents please contact Min Xiao (min_xiao at harvard dot edu) and Mike Fodera (mdf116 at brandeis dot edu) and we will do our best to answer them.
If and when you are ready to sign up for the event, please fill out the forms on both of the documents, and send them to Min Xiao.
As of right now, there is no cap on the number of students who will be selected to participate in the tournament from the U.S., but if we receive too many requests to participate, we may have to restrict the amount of people who can participate, and will decide this on a first come first serve basis. So I encourage you to send in your applications as soon as possible. The deadline for submitting your application is May 15th.