News related to Go Center
The National Go Center, partly funded by INAF, has been renewed for five more years from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026. Review of the renewal request was led by Dave Weimer and involved three external reviewers in addition to the directors. The effort of the NGC staff and its army of volunteers in the first five years was well recognized by all reviewers. INAF also approved an extra funding to help relieve the financial burden due to the COVID shutdown.
The National Go Center in Washington, DC hosted a teaching visit in September from Mr Michael Redmond 9P of the Nihon Ki-In. The visit was sponsored by the Iwamoto North America Foundation with numerous exciting events for the go community in DC and surrounding areas.
In addition to numerous teaching sessions and lectures, a part of the visit was to inaugurate a new broadcast room at the National Go Center. After live Twitch broadcasts at the recent US Go Congress attracted audiences of over 12,000, the AGA E-Journal broadcast team members Nathan Epstein, Joel Cahalan and Jeff Fitzgerald – who worked with director Stephen Hu — enlisted the E-Journal and the National Go Center to see if a year-round home could be found for the E-Journal’s broadcasting efforts. “We really upped our broadcasting capabilities at the Congress,” Epstein said. “Having a dedicated space will allow us to continue to develop that outreach capability.” NGC Executive Director Gurujeet Khalsa added that “The National Go Center is excited to support this outreach by the E-Journal and the AGA,” with the donated space at the Center.
The INAF-sponsored National Go Center has signed a lease for a 2,900 square feet space on Wisconsin Avenue, two blocks from the Tenley Metro stop in Washington, DC. For more details, see http://www.usgo.org/news/2017/01/lease-signed-for-national-go-center/.
The Workshop was held October 18-25 in Tokyo, Japan, with 9 participants from US and Mexico. For detailed story, see