ACGA Events

2014 ACGA Spring Go Expo

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 1, 2014 12:00:00 PM / by Brian Lee

The 2014 ACGA Spring Go Expo will be a one-day event, held on March 29 on the 3rd floor of MIT's Stratton Student Center.

Register for the Spring Go Expo. Registration isn't necessary to attend, but we would appreciate if you let us know that you're coming. Additionally, by registering, you can guarantee yourself a fan signed by world champion Chang Hao 9p!

What is the Spring Go Expo?

The 2014 ACGA Spring Go Expo is a celebration of the ancient Chinese game of Go. Aimed at both Go players and the general public, the Expo will emphasize the importance of cross-cultural education and collaboration, especially as applied to Go and its future in America.

The Expo is open free of charge to the general public, and we especially encourage students (K-12 and university) to attend. The American Collegiate Go Association is dedicated to promoting Go to students as a means for education; we are happy to provide travel subsidies and accommodations to students and who might otherwise find it difficult to attend.

We are additionally hoping to set up every participant (who wishes to) in a simultaneous game with a player of at least 7d strength!


Who's coming?

We welcome the following guests of honor from China:

  • Ing Ming Hao, the President of the Ing Chang-Ki Weiqi Education Foundation,
  • Ni Yaoliang, the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Ing Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to worldwide Go education with headquarters in Shanghai and Taiwan, a legacy of business magnate Ing Chang-Ki..
  • Ms. Lu Wen Zhen, Director of the Shanghai Ing Foundation
  • Chang Hao, 9p, a Chinese professional Go player and former world champion.
  • Hua Xue Ming, 7p, Captain of China's Weiqi team.
  • John Xiao, former Chinese University Tournament champion.
  • Zhang Jian Dong, a reporter from the Xinmin Evening News.

Schedule

Morning Activities (Doors open at 8:15am)
  • 8:30-10:15 am – Simultaneous games with professional players.
  • 10:15-11:00 – Welcoming Introductions from the Chinese Delegation and leaders of the ACGA. Donation of table Weiqi boards to MIT and Harvard.
  • 11:15-1:00 - Crazy Go, Lessons, Free play
  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (provided on site)
Afternoon Activities
  • 1:00- 3:30 - Simultaneous games with professional players
  • 3:30 - 5:00 - Demonstration game between Chang Hao and strong North American amateurs. Commentary provided by Hua Xue Ming 7p
  • 5:00 - Closing Remarks

Please contact us with any questions - we're looking forward to seeing you there!

Topics: events, tournaments

Brian Lee

Written by Brian Lee