Badukmovies Goes to Japan: Badukmovies.com creators Peter Brouwer 6d and Kim Ouweleen 4d recently traveled to Japan for the Nihon Ki-in’s Summer Go Camp…
Oromedia Books on Sale at Het Paard: Amsterdam-based Go Shop Het Paard http://www.goshop-keima.com/ has put all remaining Oromedia books on sale…
Inter Districts Tournament: The preliminaries for the Dutch Championships 2015, called INDIS, were recently held in October. Dan and kyu players from all districts of the Netherlands battled it out in the European Go Cultural Centre in Amstelveen. Seven spots for the Dutch Championships were to be conquered by these brawlers. Zeno van Ditzhuijzen 5d scored a clean sheet with 8 victories out of 8 games, closely followed by Rudi Verhagen 4d on second place (who only lost to Zeno) and René Aaij 4d on third place losing only to these titans. Three players went through with 5 victories: Merijn de Jong 3d, Sjoerd Kuperus 3d and Kim Ouweleen 4d. This meant that one spot was left and SOS-points needed to decide the lucky person to take 7th place, which turned out to be Herman Hiddema 4d. These players will compete in the Dutch Championships in January 2015.
photo: The game between Zeno van Ditzhuijzen 5d and Sjoerd Kuperus 3d was quite the spectacle.
Badukmovies Goes to Japan: Badukmovies.com, the website with online go tutorials, was started in 2012 by Dutch go players Peter Brouwer 6d and Kim Ouweleen 4d. They work together with professionals from Korea and recently traveled to Japan for the Nihon Ki-in’s Summer Go Camp, recording some of the live lessons in Tokyo. Living legend Michael Redmond 9p discussed a game between his teacher Go Seigen and Kitani Minoru and many-time titleholder Ishida Yoshio 9p laid out a game played by Ichiriki Ryo, the young prodigy of Japanese go. These lessons are freely accessible on the website.
photo: Peter Brouwer 6d (left) and Kim Ouweleen 4d (right) in the Yugen no ma, the special title playing room in the Nihon Ki-in
Oromedia Books on Sale at Het Paard: With publishing company Oromedia out of business, Amsterdam-based go shop Het Paard has put all remaining Oromedia books on sale, including great series like 100 Tips for Amateur Players volumes 1, 2 & 3, Train like a Pro vol. 1 & 2 and Korean Style of Baduk.
- reported by Kim Ouweleen, special correspondent to the E-Journal