Let’s go to the Spring GO EXPO!

This is an event being held jointly by the American Collegiate Go Assn. (ACGA) & the American Ing Go Foundation (AIGF) concurrently on the campuses of Harvard and MIT in Boston, Mass., 23-24 March, 2013…

Admission is FREE! And, depending on how many people we can gather into a convoy, we may be eligible for a travel-subsidy from the AIGF… Here’s the low-down: http://www.college-go.org/events/

  • An Exhibition match between Andy Liu – 1P and Chang Hao – 9P
  • Special extended pre-screening of the upcoming documentary “The Surrounding Game”
  • Instruction for new players, and Youth Workshop with Shi Gansheng – 1P
  • Open Workshop with Yin Mingming – 1P & Andy Liu – 1P
  • Youth Go Tournament for all levels K-12 + University
  • Simultaneous Games with the Professional Players

Plus, visit the grounds of some of the most prestigious universities in North America. It should be a blast!

If you’re interested in joining up to attend, please contact me, the gotoguy [AT] goforall.ca


Day 1 (Saturday, 23 March)

9:00-11:00am Check in, free games, gift bags, etc.,

– Simuls with the Pros. (Andy, Gansheng, Stephanie, Chang Hao, Ms. Osawa, and maybe some strong amateurs too)

11:00   Welcoming Address, speeches etc.

– Welcome and Introduce guests from China (5 min)

– ACGA Leaders on history of ACGA and future goals (10 min)

– Mr. Liu Siming ( President of China Qiyuan)’s speech. (10 min)

– Mr. Ing Minghao ( Chairman of the Board of Ing Foundation)’s speech (10 min)

All Day:

– “Learn to play Go” station

– Self-paired games


– Chinese cultural activities (TBD, probably include calligraphy and music)

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH provided on-site

1:30 – 2:15  Surrounding Game preview / presentation (and Q&A)

2:30 – 3:00  Presentation by Elwyn Berlekamp

3:00 – 3:30   Chang Hao Q&A

3:30 – 5:00   Exhibition match, Andy Liu v. Chang Hao

There will be self-paired games and some game review sessions throughout the day concurrent with the other events.

Day 2 (Sunday, 24 March)

9:30 – 12:30 Go Workshop with Stephanie (Yin Mingming) and Andy

10:00 – 11:00 Youth workshop with Gansheng Shi

Presentation by Peter Schumer (timing to be determined)11:00 – 1:00 Tournament for youth, these games will be fairly quick with 10 minutes base time and 5 periods of 20 seconds, or some similar time setting to allow for multiple games in this two hour block.
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch (which will be provided on-site)

2:00 – 5:00 Simultaneous Games

5:00 Closing Remarks, awards, etc