Goodwill Event

For the players at the 2013 World Amateur Go Championship, the first official event was a Goodwill Event held on Saturday morning, August 31, at the AER complex in Sendai. Naturally, it was a go-playing event. The Championship contestants were … Continue reading

Orientation

By 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, most of the contestants in the 33rd World Amateur Go Championship had made a good start on recovering from jetlag, had sampled the breakfast and lunch buffets at Guangzhou’s Baiyun Hotel, and were … Continue reading

Closing Ceremony

The World Mind Games ended with a closing ceremony and a huge banquet on December 16th at the Beijing Intercontinental Grand Hotel. Ms Hou Yulan, Deputy Secretary General of the Beijing People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, and Mr Hein Verbruggen, … Continue reading

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the SportAccord World Mind Games was a spectacle on just the right scale. It began at 8:00 p.m., after the first round of play, with a parade of players and referees representing all five disciplines onto … Continue reading