The Nihon Ki-in are sending two professionals to visit the UK in March 2013.
Previously such visits tend to have been planned at short notice, giving insufficient time for good planning: this one has plenty of notice. I am also informed that “their English is good”.
At the moment the provisional timetable is as follows:
Sunday 30 March / Monday 1 April Strong Players Weekend (please note this is Easter Sunday/Monday). Previously this weekend has been oversubscribed: because there are two professionals it will be possible to take more applications than previously.
Tuesday 2 April – Thursday 4 April visit British Go Clubs
Friday 5 – Sunday 7 April: attend British Go Congress in Stevenage. Please note that this year the Congress will start at 14:00 on the Friday with a lecture/demonstration/simultaneous games with the Professionals, followed by the traditional Lightning on Friday evening. During the Congress the professionals will be offering game commentaries.
We do not yet have venues for the Strong players’ weekend, nor for Club visits. If you are interested in having them visit your club (or in arranging the weekend) please contact me.