Get ready… NGA Summer camp sign up approaching

Nordic Go Academy Logo Get ready! We have the dates for this year’s Summer Camp: 17th July to 24th July. Get the perfect amount of training before the European Go Congress in wonderful Finland. This year’s congress will be hosted in Liberec, Czech Republic and starts on Sunday 26th July. So, you can go straight from the NGA summer camp to Liberec on Saturday for an awesome 2 or 3 weeks of go.

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The New NGA Program

What follows is a TL;DR (a summary) of the new program. To read all the details check this PDF.

TL;DR (Too long; didn’t read)

The NGA program has served us well for the past 3 years. But, to put it in go terms, its shape was not efficient:

  • Scheduling games was sometimes tricky
  • Reviews required a lot of teacher work that only benefitted 1 or 2 students
  • Discussing reviews and lectures among participants was tricky
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NGA October Aftermath

NGA’s October program is already over! NGA November will be the last month with our current format. December is holiday month off, and from January on we will have a new format. Stay tuned for the changes!

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NGA September Aftermath

NGA’s September program is already over. Time sure flies! Most people are now back to school, jobs and obligations, and as such attending lectures and scheduling games gets harder… but is done nevertheless!

On the news side, the NGA will be among the sponsors in Brussels’ go tournament, adding a free month of NGA membership to the prize pool.

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Sponsoring Brussels’ Go Tournament

Manneken Pis in Brussels

The Nordic Go Academy is proud to sponsor this year’s Brussels’ Go Tournament (25-26th October 2014) with a free month of NGA membership for the tournament prize pool.

Good luck to all participants!

NGA August 2014 Aftermath

NGA’s August program is officially over. A slow month, as was to be expected with 18 participants, 3 of them new to the Nordic Go Academy. There are not that many things to report about August except for NGA results and the European Go Congress details: Lukas ended 21st (6 wins, 4 losses) and Juri ended 27th (also 6 wins and 4 losses.) Several NGA or former NGA members also took place in the congress and got quite good results. Congrats!
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Summer Camp Report, NGA September…

Nordic Go Academy Logo

It took us quite a little bit, but we now have a pretty long report about how much fun we had in the Nordic Go Academy Summer Camp 2014. Take a read, enjoy the pictures and consider joining us for next year. No knowledge of Finnish required :D

Registration deadline for the SeptemberNGA program is next Wednesday (3rd September.) So, if you want to join for the month, hurry up and do it now!

NGA June 2014 Aftermath (yes, a little late, we know :D)

NGA’s June program is quite obviously finished, that month we had 20 participants. Of course, no longer June: we’ve had the Summer Camp (are you interested in going next year? Let us know!) and were pretty busy during the time (some teaching, some organising, some eating and taking saunas, some go activities too, sure :D ) And afterwards, European Go Congress in Sibiu, Romania.
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[ANN] 6th ASR Lecture on Sat 14th June

Advanced Study Room in KGSNext Saturday (that is, June 14th) Su Yang (Jeff) will hold a free lecture in the Advanced Study Room in KGS. The time will be 6:00 PM UTC, you can check what this is in your local time by clicking here or adding the event from the activity calendar to your calendar.

This will be the second part of Jeff’s lecture from March, Judging results of a joseki/exchange.

You can check previously held ASR lectures below:

NGA May 2014 Aftermath, Badges and Go Seigen’s birthday

NGA’s May program has just finished, this time with 22 participants. Remember that the Nordic Go Academy Summer Camp 2014 is almost here. There’s still time to register, so hurry up! It’s the best way to prepare for the European Go Congress of this year (Sibiu, in Romania) or just enjoy some relaxing holidays with sauna, lake and lots of go.

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