More Go in Russia & The 8th Ing Youth Tournament
Back in August, I had written about a Russian Go blog that was written in English. As some of you had commented in emails and online chat, this is a particularly enjoyable blog as it had several photos capturing their activities. We all like having windows into other worlds.
Well, the window into Russia has just expanded. I received an email yesterday from Mikhail G. Emelyanov, the Managing Director of The Go Federation. He informed me that their site now has an English-language forum. They now also have an expanded gallery of photos. You'll definitely enjoy browsing through both.
They have a lot of outdoors Go events; by the seaside, on the street, and at what looks like a backyard barbecue. Without a doubt, the public activites help promote awareness of the game.
This blog and its gallery really does a great photo-journalistic job. It makes me think that I need to make more active use of my own digital camera.
If you can read Russian, their main site can be found at weiqi.ru.
Youth Tournament in Sunnyvale
Full Gallery from GoMasters.
I'm not certain if I'll have the time to visit this tournament but the number of attendees is expected to be large. The whole Bay Area has a large Asian population and the South Bay is home to Silicon Valley.