Some Press Releases

Learn Go Week 2014 Draft Press releases

Sample 1 (Maria Tabor – Sept 2014)

Title : Looking for something new?

With the summer drawing to a close and the longer nights creeping in, it’s time to think of what to do to pass the long wintery nights, www.britgo.org have the answer.

Go is an oriental game that is over 3000 years ago and is played by millions. It is often publicised as Weiqi, Igo and Baduk, as it is popular in Eastern countries, China, Japan and Korea. The game is very simple to learn, making it easy to pick up, though is complex to master as it a game of strategy and skill, meaning it is helpful to develop concentration and problem solving skills. It is good for people of all ages, as being a mind sport, it helps to keep you focused, similar to brain training games, though more social as there are many clubs throughout the country. The more it’s played, the more fun Go becomes; it has a few simple rules… though limitless possibilities!

We are offering a one week taster to Learn What Go is all about, open to everyone, so if you’re interested to come along to our Learn Go Week event at the XXXXXXXX on the XXXXXXX and would like to bring along your children, friends or family then we look forward to meeting you. Alternatively, if you can’t make this event, then head over to http://www.britgo.org/clubs/map to join us after the taster week at our usual meet, as you would still be welcome.

Learn Go Week was launched for the first time this year by Australian website GoGameGuru, with events taking place all over the world during the week commencing 13th September 2014 -- see www.gogameguru.com/learn-go-week/

Worth a try… Come along and give it a Go!

Sample 2 (Maria Tabor – Sept 2014)

Title : Back to School?.. what’s next?

The beginning of September marks a big event for children heading back to school after what feels like a long summer with the kids at home, running around the lounge, bored, searching for games to keep them pre-occupied… What better way to pre-occupy and prepare them for the challenging year ahead then learning a new mind sport that stretches the minds of even A-list celebs, such as Bill Gates and Nolan Bushnell. Go is an oriental game that is over 3000 years ago and is played by millions. It is often publicised as Weiqi, Igo and Baduk as it is popular in Eastern countries, China, Japan and Korea. The game is very simple to learn, making it great for children to pick up, though is complex to master as it a game of strategy and skill, meaning it is helpful to develop children’s concentration and problem solving skills. It is good for parents too, as being a mind sport, it helps to keep you focused, similar to a brain training game, though more social. The more it’s played, the more fun it becomes; it has a few simple rules… though limitless possibilities!

We are offering a one week taster to Learn What Go is all about, open to everyone, so if you’re interested to come along to our Learn Go Week event at the XXXXXXXX on the XXXXXXX and would like to bring along your children, friends or family then we look forward to meeting you. Alternatively, if you can’t make this event, then head over to http://www.britgo.org/clubs/map to join us after the taster week at our usual meet, as you would still be welcome.

Learn Go Week was launched for the first time this year by Australian website GoGameGuru, with events taking place all over the world during the week commencing 13th September 2014 -- see www.gogameguru.com/learn-go-week/

You never know, if your child gets into Go this year, it might make next summer a whole lot quieter… Give it a Go!

Sample 3 (Maria Tabor – Sept 2014)

Title : Setting off in the Big Wide World?

The middle of September marks a big event for students starting University up and down the country and what better to prepare you for the challenge of the year ahead then learning a new mind sport that stretches the minds of even A-list celebs, such as Bill Gates and Nolan Bushnell. Go is an oriental game that is over 3000 years ago and is played by millions. It is often publicised as Weiqi, Igo and Baduk as it is popular in Eastern countries, China, Japan and Korea. The game is very simple to learn, making it easy to pick up, though is complex to master as it a game of strategy and skill, meaning it is helpful to develop concentration and problem solving skills. The more it’s played, the more fun it becomes; it has a few simple rules… though limitless possibilities!

We are offering a one week taster to Learn What Go is all about, so if you’re interested to come along to our Learn Go Week event at the XXXXXXXX on the XXXXXXX then we look forward to meeting you. Or if you can’t make this event, then head over to http://www.britgo.org/clubs/map to join us after the taster week at our usual meet.

Learn Go Week was launched for the first time this year by Australian website GoGameGuru, with events taking place all over the world during the week commencing 13th September 2014 -- see www.gogameguru.com/learn-go-week/

Now, we can’t say this will get you your 1st at University, though if technical genius celebrities play Go, and enjoy it, then there’s got to be something in it, right?.. Just saying… Give it a Go!

Sample 4 (Roger Huyshe – Sept 2014)

Title : The West plays Chess, the East plays Go

Chronicle readers are being invited to learn the ancient oriental strategy boardgame, Go (aka Igo, Weiqi, Baduk), this Sunday, September 14, 12am-4pm outside the Town Hall in Northgate.  

The event is part of Learn Go Week, launched for the first time this year by Australian website GoGameGuru, with similar events taking place all over the world during the week commencing September 13 -- see gogameguru.com/gw.

The game was invented in China more than 3000 years ago and is played by millions, especially in the Far East, where it has the equivalent status to Chess in Russia and many professional players. The picture shows a youth tournament in Korea.  The game is remarkable for the variety and depth of strategy in contrast to the simplicity of the rules.  It also has a handicap system that really works, so that a club player can have a good game against a beginner or a professional.

A group of players from Manchester and Chester will be there playing Go and showing anyone who asks how to play. The event is supported by Chester Go Club and the British Go Association.



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