I got started in the game at the age of 13 after reading the Manga HIkaru No Go. Had the lofty notion in my mind that I could travel to Asia, study as an Insei(a Go student) and become professional in a matter of years. Began throwing myself into the game, every weekend, every day after school… I improved rapidly and within a year started teaching at the NY Go Center. After a few years, I burnt out and needed a break. In College I was invited to China to participate in friendship games with local students. After being shown how weak my level was compared to China, I was reinvigorated. Not in becoming a better player, but in getting more people involved in the game. With the help of the Shanghai Go Foundation, I Co-founded the American Collegiate Go Association, a group based in the U.S., promoting the game amongst college students in the west. This became my passion. Giving players the same opportunity I had to see how wide the world of Go is.Michael
There will be daily GO events from Saturday 19th August to Friday 25th August 2017.
Daily tournaments will run from 10am to 5pm each day.
Entry Fee: $20 per day
Prize Pool: Dependent on number of entries
Each participant will receive a Participation Medal and Diploma.