Go is the strategy game favoured by the samurai.

Contact: Mr Michael Baczynski • (e) michael.baczynski@bbrd.org.au • (p) 04 1144 2081

Go (or weiqi in Chinese, baduk in Korean) is a two player game that originated in China over 2,500 years ago. It became popular in the Japanese Imperial Court in the 8th Century CE and was officially supported by the Tokugawa government from 1603. It is played throughout the world, with 57 nations being represented by the International Go Association, but most players still come from China, Korea and Japan.

It is played out on a 19 x 19 grid where players can place their stones anywhere on the board. The object of the game is to build and maintain territory on the board by encircling the opponent's pieces or preventing them from placing stones inside your territory.

There are a number of BBRD members who are Go players, and we have decided to promote the development of new players and support the activities of existing players in the Toowoomba region.

We plan to run a number of workshops over the next six months and regular playing opportunities throughout the coming semester.


When: Monday 12.15 – 1.15 pm

Where: Refectory, R Block, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

What to bring: Yourself, some lunch

Once you are playing for a while: your own Go set so that more people can participate

You are encouraged to: Pay BBRD membership ($10/15) plus Go discipline fee ($5). If you also join the Australian Go Association ($10) you will then be eligible to participate in their tournaments and have your ranking officially recognised.