Day Four

Once again the central garden of the Ramada Plaza Hotel, a miniature wetland with trees and a large pond, was filled with early morning birdsong, but rather than indulge in birdwatching, almost all the contestants at the World Amateur Go … Continue reading →

Day Three

Following some evening thundershowers and early morning rain, the grounds of the Ramada Plaza Hotel were drenched with moisture but alive with birdsong as the World Amateur Go Championship contestants tramped down to breakfast, then up to the playing venue … Continue reading →

Day One

The 2016 World Amateur Go Championship began promptly at 9 o’clock in a large carpeted room on the fourth floor of the Ramada Plaza Hotel. The pairings had been determined according to the well established Chinese system: the top four … Continue reading →