Archive for Club Meetings

Tampa Go Club, 24 Oct 2010

Another Sunday, another Tampa Go Club meeting.

There was a lot less go in this go club meeting, for me, anyway. I managed to play a grand total of about 2/3 of a game (we quit since Spencer had to leave), and got some education and practice with playing out variations for our inter-club slow game. None of the other DDK players showed up.

Most of my time was spent mopping; when I used the restroom, the toilet malfunctioned (stuck lever) and overflowed, and I offered to clean it up. Those commercial mops are harder to use than they look, and it took me at least a half hour to finish.

For completely unrelated reasons, most of the regulars won’t be there next week, so chances are good that the meeting will be canceled. (If you want to come and bring a board, feel free, but most of us won’t be there.) The next Sunday, though, we should be back with a vengeance.

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Tampa Go Club, 12 September 2010

Being Sunday, I went to the Tampa Go Club meeting.


  • Played against another beginner (whose name I can’t remember). Claimed rank about 15k, even game. I took black and lost by about 40.
  • Played two ‘games’ against the visiting 2d. I gave him nine stones, but ‘win’ means making a group live. I attained life both times.

Also, someone (John?) loaned me a well-worn copy of Life And Death, by Davies.

I won’t be attending next week’s meeting due to a prior commitment (the third Sunday of each month is reserved), but hope to return the following week.

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Tampa Go Club, 5 September 2010

I visited the Tampa Go Club for the second time on Sunday.

Another beginner was there, so we played two and a half games. I won all of them. (The half-game was a fight that continued across most of the board, and he gave up.)

After that, I put down the stones and picked up the camera.

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