So I have some wonderful news for everyone. Cotsen is here. Cotsen is here. Seriously though, I just heard from Andy Okun yesterday, and there is a date for Cotsen, as well as a new location, and a few more fun surprises. Here is what I got from Andy:
Finally! The Cotsen, this year to be known as the “Cotsen Go Tournament and Pro Qualifier,” is set for April 28-29 at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles’ Mid-Wilshire District. The detailed arrangements are still being worked out, so you can’t register yet, but the date is set and the venue booked. The tournament will feature all elements you’ve come to know … tough competition, good prizes, cool trophies, Mr. Yang 7p, neck massage and good food … but with two additional features this year. One is that the open section will choose at least one player to play in the AGA’s first ever Pro Certification tournament in North Carolina in August. The other is that, as a gift to the US go community, the KBA is sending a VIP delegation including either three or four professionals who will do simultaneous games, game reviews and commentary with the players. This is liable to be the best Cotsen ever, which is saying something. Until the registration is set up, send any questions to me at email@example.com.
So that is it for now, but we should start planning the trip now. I will let everyone know when there is more news.