It is with great pleasure that I announce the receipt of various Baduk materials from the Korean Amateur Baduk Association (KABA) on behalf of the Canadian Go Association (CGA)! This equipment will help support the growth and development of Baduk players and clubs across Canada, and we welcome this generous gift on behalf of all Canadians.
The OutaGo club, which meets at 200 Montcalm, Gatineau, every Monday night has requested the two clocks, and I plan to deliver them next week. They have the largest contingent of very strong players in the National Capital Region, but clocks have been scarce.
The coloured glass stones will be featured at the upcoming Game Summit (http://www.gamesummit.ca) in February, where I intend to enlist attendees to experiment with developing a novel Multi-player methodology for playing our favourite game. Also, if my children’s friends are any indication, their mere presence at the event will attract more youth to our tables to try a ‘new’ game… 🙂
I anticipate awarding a few Go Sets (reversible bamboo boards, each with one of these 14 sets of glass stones from the KABA) as prizes during this annual event, where I habitually host the Go / Weiqi / Baduk playing area, and a friendly tournament.
There are also three (3) Speed Baduk sets, vols. 2-12 (including answer keys), available for loan or grant to groups/individuals/libraries… It is an excellent series that leads new players through the fundamentals in a very progressive way.
If you or your club might benefit from equipment such as these, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
Vice-president – Grants & Youth
Canadian Go Associaiton