"Go, also known as weiqi (chinese) or baduk (korean) or igo (japanese), is an intriguing 4000 year old game that originated in China and spread to the United States around the mid 1800s.
Go is a strategy board that is very easy to learn but hard to master. In fact computers are incapable of beating the world's strongest go players, although computers can now beat chess professionals.
In California, I am currently helping to run a high school Go Club in the Bay Area, by giving members comprehensive lessons, problem packets, and inviting guest speakers to visit the club monthly. I have also urged members to participate in Bay Area Go tournaments.
About the Photo: I decided to create a shirt in December 2008 because it was something special that the club could wear to local tournaments. Also, I wanted to create a stylish t-shirt that could be worn for recreational activities.
Pictured above from April 2009 is the high school club posing with the t-shirts after taking a break during a club meeting!
Customink.com was very friendly and professional and helped revise the asian calligraphy so that it was clear instead of fuzzy. Also, Customink.com was very considerate to follow up the t-shirt order with customer feedback to assure customer satisfaction
If you are interested in Go, please visit usgo.org. If you are interested in go in the Bay Area, visit bayareago.org.
- David-S (May 14, 2009)