New Knight’s Atari Out Now

Hey there everybody.

November’s issue of our wonderful newsletter, Knight’s Atari, is out now. It’s full of all sorts of good stuff, including puzzles, a competition (win 100 euro!), and even a fashion page and recipe page (although this recipe seems very tricky). Make sure to keep an eye out for it. There are copies all round campus. This month’s issue has a lot of goodies for the raging go fanatic as well. There are some delightful life and death puzzles, a short lesson on the history of go and even some advice on go etiquette, so you don’t embarrass yourself. Previous issues can be found online, just in case you would like to read every issue, starting from scratch. This month’s issue isn’t up online as of yet, but will be soon, so if you’re one of our national or international readers (of which I’m sure we have many), well you’ll just have to wait.

Of course, we will bring along a whole bunch of copies to the meeting tomorrow evening so you can read one if you start to get bored, even though that is NOT POSSIBLE because you will be at the Go Society.

See you all tomorrow.

Kevin

 

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Way Two Go

What do you call an aquatic bird that can’t play Go?

Baduk

(sorry)

Hey folks.

We’ll be having TWO MEETINGS this week. Of course we’ll have our usual one this evening but we’ll also be meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm in the Asian Lounge on Mary Street. That’s just down from Java’s Cafe and the old CP’s on the way towards Eddie Rocket’s. I’ll bring some Go boards of course, but we’ll also have scrabble and cards and other stuff too.

Some details on the UCC tournament are up on their website. Looks like there is a good chance for everyone to win a prize. They’re offering a prize for best beginner but also prizes for the top two positions below the bar. We’ll have to get practicing.

We’ll be putting together next month’s Knight’s Atari soon, with an ambitious sixteen pages. Let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see in it, or if you’d like to contribute something. Also, there’s still time to enter the competition in this month’s issue.

See you all this evening (and tomorrow),

Kevin.

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Go A-Head

 

Here we have the Go Society’s own Mikko sporting the latest fashion trend to hit NUIG. Mikko’s hat was produced by an independent team of designers from NSS in conjunction with the Chess and Go societies. This ultra-fashionable headgear is not yet available in stores, but can be found exclusively in the latest edition of Knight’s Atari. Keep an eye out around the university for copies (check out the Knight’s Atari website for previous issues). This months Knight’s Atari also contains contributions from ArtSoc, MathSoc and Lit & Deb, as well as lots of Chess and Go news and puzzles, and loads more to keep you wholly entertained.

The Go puzzles proved… erm, puzzling last night. A number of us agreed that puzzle number four had no solution, but in fact it does. We just didn’t think about it hard enough. There’s a nice little tesuji in there. It turns out we were also sloppy in our rush to solve puzzle number three. What seems like the obvious solution (Black plays at B2) is horribly wrong (White responds with A2!). If you were a member of last nights party who smugly thought you were very smart in figuring out this months puzzles with ease, then you need to go back and try puzzles three and four again. I myself knew the solutions all along, of course, but by telling you the answers I would have robbed you of all that you would have learned by figuring them out for yourselves. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

In other news, a date for the UCC Go Tournament has been set. It will be on 17th-18th November. I’m eager to get a lot of our members along to this. It’s a very enjoyable tournament, and arguably one of the nicest for beginners, as there should also be plenty of players in the 25k-10k from the UCC club. So put that date in your diaries. I’ll be mentioning it again anyways.

Next week you will be provided with a double dose of your weekly Go pleasure as we will be hosting a Beginner’s Workshop on Thursday at 8pm in AC214 on top of our regular Wednesday gaming. Come along. If you’re a beginner this is a good opportunity to learn the rules. If you know the rules and have played a bit then we can provide you with lots of helpful advice that will no doubt improve your game (so you can kick ass at the Cork Tournament).

See you all next Wednesday (and Thursday),

Kevin

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Go for Gold

Hi.

First off, congratulations to Barry Coffey who won the competition in last months issue of our wonderful newsletter, Knight’s Atari (new issue out soon!). Barry won with a guess of 98, thereby winning 98 euro.

 

We also had a very enjoyable meeting last night. Mingling with the chess crowd turned out to be a good idea since we got to take part in that big game of swap chess. Oh, and Ciara is off to a good start as the new chess auditor with her muffins and biscuits. Next week she said she’s going to bake! As rival auditor people are looking to me to outdo her but you clearly don’t know me very well if you haven’t realised how apathetic I am concerning… well, basically everything (except Go, of course). In fact I’m probably the worst person to be auditor of anything but there you go. Ok, see ye next Wednesday,

Kevin

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Where do you Go?

What’s that you say?

Why, Smokey’s of course. We’ll be there for our usual Wednesday meeting tomorrow at 8pm. If you’re new to Go then feel free to drop by and we can show you how to play.

Last Wednesday was our AGM where we elected our new committee for the year:
Kevin (Auditor)
Barry (Vice-Auditor)
Dylan (Treasurer)
Art (Secretary)

All four members are very determined people and are driven to make sure the society provides the very best Go playing environment for all our members.

Turnout was poor for our Thursday meeting in the Asian Lounge. Still, those of us that turned up had some fun playing Go, Chess and Scrabble. We tried our best with the Irish for a while but quickly reverted back to English again. Oh well. We might try meeting there another time on a Thursday if people are still interested. I’ll let ye know though.

See you all tomorrow,

Kevin

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Come and Go!

Hello everyone.

We’ll be having our regular meeting this week at the usual time. That’s tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm in Smokey’s. I’ll be hanging around showing people how to play, so if you haven’t come along to one of our meetings yet and you’d like to learn please come along tomorrow. This meeting will also double as our AGM where we will be electing the committee for this academic year.

We’ll also be having a second meeting this week. This will be on Thursday at 8pm in the Asian Tea Lounge on Mary Street. If you have a little Irish you’ll be encouraged to use it, but this isn’t a necessity of course. Chess Soc will be at both these meetings also, because sometimes a game of chess is ok too.

Well, see ye tomorrow AND Thursday,

Kevin

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Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!

Hi everyone.

I hope you all enjoyed Socs Day. We met loads of nice people at our stand who seem interested in playing Go.

We had our latest edition of Knight’s Atari hot off the presses. Barry was enthralled with some of the Go puzzles to be found inside:

 

Our edible Go stones went down a treat. Unfortunately, I was unable to trick anyone into accidentally swallowing some real stones. Most people seem to agree that this would be dangerous but anyway we were quite close to MedSoc, and I’m sure they all have first aid.

 

 

 

Later, we all enjoyed ourselves at our first meeting of the year in Smokey’s:

 

If you haven’t been to Go Soc yet and you’d like to play, please come along. Beginners are always welcome and we’re in Smokey’s pretty much every Wednesday from 8pm onwards.

In other news, our meeting next Wednesday will double as our AGM where we will vote in the committee for the rest of the year. If you’d like a position on the committee make sure to come along or register your interest with me beforehand.

Knight’s Atari, our monthly newsletter in conjunction with Chess Soc is now online! It’s website is here. Here you can find the latest edition of the newsletter in case you’ve missed it, along with previous editions.

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Socs Day

Hi everyone.

As I’m sure you’re all aware, it’s Societies Day today. Drop by our table to sign up or sign up online through yourspace. If you’re around today don’t forget to pick up the latest edition of our Knight’s Atari newsletter.

We’re having our first meeting of the academic year this evening at 8 in Smokey’s Cafe on the concourse. Come along and learn how to play Go!

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Time to Go

Hi everyone. As I’m sure most of you are aware, last years wonderful auditor Tom has left us to move back home to Cork. He did a great job running the society last year and we wish him all the best in his go playing future with our good friends (and bitter rivals) down in UCC.

Ok, now dry your eyes and forget about Tom, I’m your auditor now. I know you’ve missed us over the summer but we’re back in action again, starting next week. Wednesday is Societies day and we’ll have a stand there of course, so make sure to drop by for a quick game if you’re around. In fact, if you’d like to volunteer a little of your time to sit at our table and help spread the wonders of Go to the NUIG community that would be very much appreciated. Just contact me at gosoc@socs.nuigalway.ie.

We will also be starting our regular meetings up again on Wednesday, at the same time and venue we did last year. So we’ll be meeting regularly on Wednesdays at 8 in Smokey’s from now on. I hope to see you all there next week.

Kevin

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Let’s play go this Wednesday the 11th of July

Hi all,

Want to play go this Wednesday the 11th of July?

Well I’ll be here in the lounge next to the restaurant at 8p.m. to play if anyone wants to join!

 

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