Save a date for Cotsen

So, breaking with tradition, we actually have a heads up on Cotsen many months in advance. This means that everyone that wants to go can manage to get the date off, and put aside the money it will costs, which with Cotsen is not many. The hall mark of this tournaments are: great prizes, great trophies, three digit attendance, great time had by all, not to mention free registration, free lunch both days, free limited membership for new members, and who could forget the free massages during games. :) In any case here is the date: October 26th and 27th. For now that is all we know. More will follow and I will update everyone when it is known. Till then anticipate and prepare. We can make it another great road trip. (Probably don’t have enough people to beat our high water mark from a few years back, when we had nearly thirty from Arizona, but let’s at least make it a double digit attendance this year.)

Seven Cups

The glory that is Seven Cups

The glory that is Seven Cups

The Tucson Go Club has fallen in love.

One of our players has become a regular of this fine establishment (inviting me at one point) and so one week while the Student Union at the University of Arizona was closed for winter break I thought about giving Go a shot here for my second visit. Low and behold everyone in attendance loved it, so why not keep it going? The Student Union is loud, difficult to navigate, not the best target audience, and overall pour atmosphere for playing the greatest game ever created. I admit my poor choice in venue and apologize for putting people through that.

Thus I shall declare with the support of active club participants; Seven Cups it is for Saturdays! However, keep in mind the tea house is rather small (compared to a place like IHOP) and has been busy the last couple times too, so I think it is of even greater importance that for however much space we take up we partake sufficiently in the services they offer. I don’t think I really need to convince anyone to do that once they try something though. Easily the best tea house in Tucson.

Where is it, you ask? 2516 E 6th St  Tucson, AZ 85716

The meetings are now as follows (and will be listed on the meeting page with maps):

  • Wednesdays 7pm-whenever IHOP @ Grant and Rosemont
  • Saturdays (except 2nd of month) 4pm-8pm Seven Cups @ 6th and Tucson
  • 2nd Saturdays 4pm-9pm Bing’s Boba Tea @ Orange Grove and La Cholla

Please let me know how things are and what you are thinking with regard to the places and times we meet. I appreciate any help I can get with expanding interest in this group.

Oh, and before I forget, shoutout to Bing’s Boba Tea for ongoing support of the Go Club!

Mid-week Revisited

A player of Tucson Go Club, Sarah, has offered to be the host of the Wednesday night meeting! Thus Wednesday night shall continue as before, and it has been adjusted from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. I will definitely continue hosting Saturday. Club meetings page has been updated, sorry for any confusion. So be sure to join us Saturdays and Wednesdays!

Players page has also been updated to show the hosts of the meetings.

University of Arizona

University of Arizona

University of Arizona Student Union

As you may know, yesterday’s meeting was held at the University of Arizona Student Union Food Court, and so shall it be for every regular Saturday from now on. I’ve gotten requests to have an earlier time to allow for people to have a life Saturday nights, so we are seeing how 4pm goes for a start time (same as Bing’s Boba Meet). We have plans to advertise to students and get them interested, if you have any good ideas let us know! If you happen to be here because you stumbled into us, we invite you to read up on some of the resources here and play go.

So the updated meeting times are Saturday UA Student Union (food court for now) 4pm with 2nd Saturday of the month at Bing’s Boba Tea on Orange Groove and La Cholla;
and Wednesday IHOP 7pm on Grant and Rosemont.

The address and map can be found on the Club Meetings page.

Bing’s Boba Meet

We have been discussing since the summer event a few weeks ago, and some of you guys expressed great interesting in going back, so we will be meeting at Bing’s Boba Tea once a month. The first of these will be this coming Saturday, so make sure you come to Bing’s and not IHOP.

When? 4 pm till close, 2nd Saturday of every month.
Where? 2040 W. Orange Grove Rd. Suite 104.

Bring your game brains and make sure to offer a game to interested onlookers!

Summer Event and Partner

Bing's Boba Tea

Bing’s Boba Tea

Hello folks!

I would like to introduce a new local partner to the Tucson Go Club: Bing’s Boba Tea. Just like with Bookman’s, we will be collaborating to bring events to Tucson involving Go.

One such event will be the Summer Event at Bing’s Boba Tea. The go club will be there to teach and play. It seems there will also be 10% discounts to all who are playing and those of you that are a part of the club. Sounds like a good deal to me.

So be prepared for Saturday, the 21st of July from 3pm to 9pm at Bing’s Boba Tea (located 2040 W. Orange Grove Rd. Suite 104)!