Go Game Guru going offline at Toy and Game Expo – Sydney Australia

No, the website’s not going offline, but we are, at Toy and Game Expo in Sydney.

Teaching Go for two days

Younggil and David will be there on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 June, 2012, teaching Go to beginners and giving free lessons to whoever stops by.

We’ll be teaching the game of Go, and handing out copies of the Rules of Go for Beginners and the Instant Go Set to as many people as possible for two days.

See the website for details: http://www.toyandgameexpo.com.au/

Calling all Sydneysiders

Now I know that the vast majority of Go Game Guru readers don’t live in Sydney, but if you are going to be there this weekend, why not stop by?

In particular, if you’ve been wanting to learn Go for awhile, now’s a good chance. And if you’ve been teaching yourself, but got stuck along the way, come and say hello and we’ll do our best to unstick you :).

And of course, more experienced players are also welcome to stop by for a game or a chat, or even to help teach if you want to. We’d be happy to see you, come and introduce yourselves!

Don’t live in Sydney?

And if you don’t live in Sydney, why not setup your own promotional or teaching event?

I know Go players all over the world do this sort of thing all the time, and you can too! It’s the lifeblood of popularizing Go.

If you need some more inspiration, have a look at the European Go Centre’s Go Public idea.

Establishing a culture of board games

Unlike in some parts of Europe, we don’t have a culture of board game events here in Australia, but the organizers of the the Toy and Game Expo have been working hard to change that.

Over the last few years I’ve watched them build up this event under several different names, and in different cities. This year, for the first time, the Toy and Game Expo will be held in Sydney, and it promises to be the biggest yet.

So if you’re in Sydney, come along, play some games and see what else is on offer.

We’ll be there. How about you?

About David Ormerod

David is a Go enthusiast who’s played the game for more than a decade. He likes learning, teaching, playing and writing about the game Go. He's taught thousands of people to play Go, both online and in person at schools, public Go demonstrations and Go clubs. David is a 5 dan amateur Go player who competed in the World Amateur Go Championships prior to starting Go Game Guru. He's also the editor of Go Game Guru.

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  1. Andrew Fischhof says:

    Great news! At which booth will I find you?

  2. David Ormerod says:

    Hi Andrew,

    We’ll be in the ‘Learn to Play’ area. Hope to see you there :).

  3. baduktv says:

    Really i want to send you baduktv portable set. it is amazing~

  4. How did it go for you two? I hope you had a nice time : )

    • David Ormerod says:

      I think it went well and we taught Go to a lot of people. It was exhausting, but worthwhile.

      In the evenings, I also had some time to play Go with (and get beaten up by) some friends of Younggil’s who used to be Yeongusaeng (Korean Insei), which was fun.

      Thanks for asking Logan :).