Swiss Go Association

Schweizer Go Verband - Fédération Suisse de Go - Federazione Svizzera di Go
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What Is Go?
Go in Switzerland
Swiss Go History
Support from the Swiss Go Association
Newsletter
Board of Administration
Statutes
 

What Is Go?

Go is an ancient board game which originated in Asia thousands of years ago. In Chinese it is called weiqi, in Korean it is called baduk, but we use the Japanese word, go.

You may have seen this game in movies such as A Beautiful Mind or Pi. Go has also been featured in a popular anime, Hikaru no Go.

The object of the game is to surround more territory than your opponent. The rules are simple, and can be learned in a few minutes. At www.321go.org or at http://playgo.to/interactive/ you can find some nice introductions or maybe it is best if you pass by in one of our clubs to get the game explained by an expert.

More Details can be found in the article about Go on Wikipedia.

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Go in Switzerland

In Switzerland there are around 200 active go players who meet every week in a club. Around 150 of those 200 attend at least one tournament per year.There are certainly the double amount of players who play go only from time to time with friends or in the family. In the cyberspace there are many possibilities for players and so some swiss players are usually always around on the biggest servers.

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Swiss Go History

The swiss go association was founded on October 14th 1979 in Bern. Of course there were active go players also before the foundation but they weren't really organized except from the club in Geneva or the one at the research center Cern. With the growing popularity the first big go wave leaded to foundations of clubs in the mayor cities, tournaments and in 1984 the swiss go association even organized the european go congress. Later the tournament of La Chaux-de-Fonds became one of the biggest in Europe with more then 100 participants and high cash prizes.

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Support from the Swiss Go Association

The association supports every kind of go lessons or introduction to the game with equipment and a contribution towards expenses.

The organizers of a tournament receive 5 Sfr for each participant.

Promotion of any kind: Posters, Flyers etc. get a full sponsorship.

Equipment for newly founded clubs.

Participants of european championships (Pairgo, Teamgo or Juniorgo) get a maximum of 200 Sfr for travel expenditures.

The cost limit for all support is in general around 200 Sfr.

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Newsletter

The newsletter informs about tournaments, actual happenings as well as upcoming events like go weekends or visits of pro players.


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Board of Administration

President Secretary & Treasurer
Flavien Aubelle
16 chemin du Salève
CH-1213 Petit-Lancy
079 410 63 24
 
Lorenz Trippel
Habsburgstrasse 35
CH-8037 Zürich
077 417 39 70
 
Vice-president Vice-president   
Félicien Mazille
Arnaud Aubelle
079 233 31 25
 
Technical Commission Official Teacher
Armel-David Wolff
079 689 78 27
 
Hwang In-seong
Relations Publiques
Marcel Schweizer
 

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Statutes

Statutes of the Swiss Go Association english, french

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