From Martin Stiassny, President EGF
Just now this tournament is running in Hongkong for the first time. About 10 seats were reserved for Europe in this completely new tournament under the lead of the Ing-Foundation. As far as I know at least 4 players from Europe are participating.
The European Go Federation is proud to announce the start of the certification of European professional Go players. This is in cooperation with CEGO, the EGF's main sponsor, and only possible thanks to their initiative and generosity.
For full details see http://www.eurogofed.org/proqualification/
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Nihon Ki-in and they will hold the Summer Go School from 26th August 2014!
Major New Features 2014: - You will play at Japan’s most popular amateur tournament called ‘Takara Shuzou Cup’ at which over 1000 people play!
Vanessa, who's now studying in California, has been nominated to represent Europe in the 2nd Bailing Aitou Cup in Beijing starting on 13th March.
The event is a mixed amateur and professional one, with a total of 64 players in the Main competition phase (16 professionals are seeded into this), and is held every two years.
Since I have moved to England in Autumn 2012, I have played more Go tournaments than I would have ever thought of. One day in Spring 2013 I logged on to an online Go platform and read about the Osaka Go camp August 2013 in Japan.
19th August 2012 in the Online Daily Telegraph:
It is billed as the Olympics of the mind. As the world's athletes flew home from Britain last week, competitors of a different kind were gathering just across the English Channel for an international contest of their own: the World Mind Sports Games.
We're pleased to be able to announce that the UK team for the events at the forthcoming World Mind Sports Games in Lille, France during August is:
Tom Urasoe writes:
It is our great pleasure to inform you that we plan to hold The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go School from 27 August 2012 for 10 days in Japan. (Most of the programs will be held at The Nihon Ki-in.)
Francis Roads has written in to remind us that the Castledine-Barnes Trust might be able to give financial support for younger players wishing to attend.
This is available to Under-21 year old players in full time education.
If you're interested please contact Francis Roads directly.
The Nihon Kiin has announced its Summer Go School:
The Summer Go School is the intensive go program for overseas go players which includes workshops, teaching games by pros and go camp.
If you want to get stronger in short time period and want to experience, feel and touch Japanese Go culture, it would be just for you!