NGA discontinues the online league

It’s been 4 wonderful years, but we are sad to break these news: we are stopping the online league. The format had become too demanding for our teachers for the growth we had experienced. This past January we tried a new format which was supposed to address the issue, but it didn’t work as planned.

The NGA will still be offering review services, and some offline workshops in Finland. If you are interested in private lessons, both Antti and Jeff are offering them, you can contact them directly.

Let’s keep in touch, and be sure to let us know if you are around Finland!

Sign up for the Nordic Go Academy Summer Camp is open!

Nordic Go Academy Logo We are proud to announce that for the third year in a row we are holding the Nordic Go Academy Summer Camp in Espoo, Finland. It will be a wonderful week (from Friday 17th July to Friday 24th July) including lectures, games among participants, sightseeing in Helsinki and a lot of sauna time. The camp will take place (as the previous years) at the Luukki camping center. You can see pictures of the place as well as account of last year’s camp here: Summer Camp 2014.

The participation fee (full time) is 175€. You can come for less days, in this case you can contact us for a special price. The fee includes teaching, dorm accommodation and three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner.) In a standard day you’ll spend between 6 and 8 hours on scheduled go activities (lectures in the morning, tsumego throughout the day and games in the afternoon.) Also, there will be a open tournament on Thursday 23rd to gauge your improvement and have a good time with Finnish players that could not make it to the full camp.

You can find more details and sign up here.

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

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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