A blog about the Ft. Myers Go Club, a registered chapter of the AGA, American Go Association.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sept. 8 Go Tournament

Welcome all back from summer break. School has started and so will our tournaments. Saturday the 8th of Sept will be our first tournament. Here are the facts...

FT. Myers Go Club First Fall Rating Tournament
Saturday Sept. 8
9 AM to 5 PM
2438 McGregor Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
Tournament fee $5
Pizza lunch included!
AGA Rated tournament, We will be using the PyTD software for pairing. Bring your Go sets and clocks.
You must be an AGA member to play in this tournament. You may register at the tournament.
Yearly membership fees are:
Youth: $10
Adult: $15 (special club introductory rate for first two years of AGA membership).
There will be game sets available for purchase starting at $15 up to $45, all profits will benefit the Go Club.
Tournament sponsored by the Ponader family.

Donations will be accepted to benefit club activities and publicity.

**There is a limited number of scholarships for those in need. Please contact me ahead of time.

Any questions contact me,

Kent Secor,
Ft. Myers Go Club, President

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Summer Go in Ft. Myers

By Kent1956

Well it's been slow this summer. With about 4-6 showing up to play Go on Sundays at Barnes and Nobles. All but one Sunday we did play Go. Not bad with summer schedules taking everyone around the globe, well at least two families made it to Alaska, even if not at the same time..

The library programs at Cape Coral, Tuesday nights has seen a surge of players showing up for chess with some of them playing Go as well.

The Thursday night program at the N. Ft. Myers library has a faithful core group that shows up week after week and are advancing through the double digit kyus getting ready for the first fall tournament.

New School Clubs Starting
A couple of our new players are looking forward to starting Go clubs in their schools this year. We might be able to start a school competition schedule this year.

September Go Tournament
We are planning a Fall Go Tournament in September, to kickoff the school year. We are presently trying to secure a site that will work well for everyone. If you have a suggestion please write me at kent1956_Go@yahoo.com.

If you have a large room, that will accomadate about 30 players with tables, and would like to host the tournament let me know.

Sponsors needed!
If you would like to help by sponsoring the tournament with snacks, drinks, coffee, we would appreciate the help.

Go Game Sets Available
I have purchased a number of game sets for sale. All profits from the sales will go to support the go club and provide publicity materials.

The game sets start at $15 for a vinyl roll up board with plastic stones and jars. Or with ceramic stones and plastic bowls for $20.

A professionally made tote bag runs $25 (I have to order these if you want one).

I have a couple of 12"x12" wood board sets, selling for $25.

A magnetic board set for $30.

The best set I have is a 3/4" wood board with ball feet, 6mm glass stones and plastic bowls for $35.

I will be posting pictures and prices here soon. Email me for information on purchasing sets.