2002 - SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE SILK ROAD GO DEMO. Click here to view photos of local Go volunteers in action at the fabulous Silk Road Folk Life Festival. The Festival took place on the National Mall and lasted from June 26 to July 7.
2002 - FENG YUN, 9-DAN, IN GAITHERSBURG, MD. This site shows photos from a September 29, 2002 dinner at the New Fortune Restaurant.
2003/4 - CHEVY CHASE GAMES. The Chevy Chase Community Center (CCCC) at 5601 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC held free game meetings every 1st Monday of the month. Host Todd Heidenreich ran the meetings from 630-900 PM. Chess, Go, Quinto, and Carcassonne were among the games available. This program closed in fall 2004. Contact Todd at email@example.com for more information.
2004/5 - SMART MOVES SUMMER CAMP. The Montgomery County Recreation Department launched a pilot summer camp program in 2004 to introduce a variety of challenging strategy board games for children ages 8-12. The program was called SMART MOVES and attracted 45-50 children. The games inventory included several sets of starter Go games. SMART MOVES is a part of the county's 2005 Summer Camp program. The program was discontinued in 2006, but it introduced Go and many other games to a large number of county pre-teens.
2004/5 - YORKTOWN ES GRANT. The Yorktown ES in Bowie, MD received an education grant in October 2004 to start an after school strategy games program. Go sets are part of the games inventory.
2004/5 - ST. COLUMBA AFTER-SCHOOL GAMES. The St. Columba School in Oxon Hill, MD started an after school strategy games program in 2004 that included Go.
2004/5 - TAKOMA PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL GAMES CLUB. The Takoma Park MS transformed their chess-only club into a multiple games club in 2004. Go is one of many different games now played there.
2004/5/6/7/8/9 - GAMES SUPPORT TO SENIORS. Outreach programs were initiated with several local assisted living facilities and with various senior community houses to expose their residents to new games and fresh ideas. Monthly, and even weekly, support was provided to the Kingshire Assisted Living Facility, the Sunrise Senior Living Center, the Leafy House Retirement Center, and the Takoma Tower (now Victory Towers) Retirement Apartments. This support was extended to two senior apartment residences in Rockville in 2008: The Bethany House and The Rockville Town Center Apartments.
2005 - GREENBELT STRATEGY GAMES CLUB. Active as of 8/2009. The Greenbelt (MD) Strategy Games Club opened in January 2005. Sponsored by the Greenbelt Recreation Department, this activity has starter and full-sized Go sets on site.
2005 - BAUER DRIVE CC GAMES CLUB. Dormant as of 8/2009. The Bauer Drive Community Center (Rockville) started in January 2005, with Go sets as part of the inventory.
2005 - SUPPORT TO THE JAPAN AMERICAN SOCIETY. Go volunteers Juan Pablo Quizon, Chiemi Mori and her son Keiju Takehara, Kori Fisk, Ching-Sung Chin, Kabe Chin, Kevin Chin, and John Goon taught Go to competitors at the annual national finals of the Japan Bowl on March 26 in the Washington Hilton. On April 9, over a dozen area Go players demonstrated and taught Go at the annual National Cherry Blossom Sakura Matsuri event. Over 500 tri-fold flyers and 100 Way to Go booklets were distributed. Go volunteers also lent their support to the JAS in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
2005 - TAKOMA PARK INTERGENERATIONAL STRATEGY GAMES CLUB. Active as of 8/2009. A Takoma Foundation grant provided the impetus to establish a Takoma Park Intergenerational Strategy Games Club on April 19, 2005. The club offers many games for young and old alike. Starter Go sets are available on site.
2005 - GREAT FALLS YOUTH GO & CHESS CLUB. Active as of 8/2009. Hosted by Ching-Sung Chin. The meeting site is 1210 Forestville Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066. For details, call 703-757-0895 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008 - Frederick GO/Games CLUB. Dormant as of 8/2009. This club was initiated by high schooler Mark Thomas of Frederick, MD. It met in the LIFE and Discovery Center, 1 West 2nd Street, in downtown Frederick. The schedule was every 1st Saturday of the month. For more info, write to email@example.com.
2010 - Lunar New Year celebration Go Workshops at the Lake Forest Mall (Gaithersburg MD) and the Francis Scott Key Mall (Frederick MD). Feb 2010.
2010 - National Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri. April 2010. An annual event that has been supported by the local area Go Clubs since 2000.
2010 - Rockville Go/Weiqi/Baduk Event. April 2010. Tournament, internet match with Jiaxing China, and outreach activities. Rockville Memorial Library. Fundraiser for Rockville Sister City Corporation.
2010 - Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. July 2010. Go teaching workshop. In support of the Asian Pacific cultural family activity.
2011 - Lunar New Year celebration Go Workshops at Lake Forest Mall (Gaithersburg MD) and Francis Scott Key Mall (Frederick MD). Feb 2011.
2011 - National Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri. April 2011. Two tents, 15 volunteers, 300+ visitors.
2012 - Lunar New Year celebration Go Workshops at the Lake Forest Mall (Gaithersburg MD) and the Francis Scott Key Mall (Frederick MD). Feb 2012.
2012 - National Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri. April 2012. Another successful event. Heavily supported by the local area Go Clubs.
2012 - Rockville Go Event featuring Chinese Weiqi professional. August 2012. Six game simultaneous. Lectures.
General and Special Information:
Craig Hutchinson's Go Web Site. Craig is a Falls Church, VA resident and long time American Go Association (AGA) Archivist. His site offers a highly imaginative and unique vision of Go and includes an index of AGA historical items that is astounding in scope and depth. The historical items can be viewed by appointment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-698-9811.
Places to Play Go and Strategy Games:
Annandale Korean Baduk Club, Annandale, VA - Seven days a week from 10 AM to 12 Midnight. 7369 McWhorter, Apt 411 in Annandale, VA. Phone 703-658-9277.
Lewis Go Club,
Ashburn Go Club,
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Bauer Drive CC Strategy Games Club, Rockville MD - DISCONTINUED as of 2009. Had met on THURSDAYS at 600 PM. 14625 Bauer Drive. Generic strategy games. Includes Go. Host: Todd Heidenreich. email@example.com.
Beltsville Strategy Games Club, Beltsville MD - MONDAYS at 630 PM. Generic board and card games. Includes Go sets. Free.
Columbia Chinese Language School Go Club,
Metropolitan Go Club,
Ellicott City Baduk Club, Ellicott City MD - DORMANT? SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS from 730 pm to .
Frederick (MD) Go Club, Frederick MD - DISCONTINUED.
Greater Washington Go
Great Falls Go & Chess Club, Great Falls VA - FRIDAY evenings. For details, contact Ching-Sung Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenbelt Strategy Games Club, Greenbelt MD - TUESDAYS at 600 PM. Greenbelt Youth Center in Old Town Greenbelt. Generic strategy games. Includes starter Go sets. Call Karen Haseley for details, 301-397-2208.
The Johns Hopkins Go Club, Baltimore, MD - THURSDAYS from 6 to 8 PM at the Charles Commons Private Dining Room in 3301 North Charles Street, Baltimore. The JHU website is at http://web1.johnshopkins.edu/goclub. The contact person is Victor Kang at email@example.com.
Lake Walker Go Club,
Long Branch Strategy Games Club / Hillandale Go Club, Silver Spring MD - DISCONTINUED. This program ceased operations on 9/30/2008. Meetings were held every THURSDAY from 630 to 900 PM.
GO & GROUP,
Cultural and Community Service Center (Tilden MS),
Northern Virginia (NOVA) Go Club at George Mason University Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA - MONDAYS starting at 7 PM.
George Mason University Go Club in Fairfax, VA - THURSDAYS from 430 to 730 PM. DORMANT. Contact Garrett Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Korean Go Club ,
New World Bilingual Institute Go Club ,
Takoma Park Intergenerational Strategy Games Club, Takoma Park MD - TUESDAYS at 700 PM. 7051 Carroll Avenue in the Victory Tower Retirement Center. All variety of strategy board and card games, including starter Go sets. John at email@example.com.
University of MD Go
University of MD, Baltimore
County Go Club,
Created Oct. 9, 1998. Last updated on March 9, 2013. Mail changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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