Teaching go to kids in Europe


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Exciting thread that reminds me of exciting times. Back in the 90s I participated in an initiative to teach Go in schools. One of the kids we initiated to the game went all the way to become the French champion 10 years later.

Kids are very competitive, and providing incentives was key to keeping a core group. Having other schools to compete against was also a big factor. In our case, we found a sponsor and were able to organize a tournament, with a trip to Japan as first prize. You might find a local sponsor (company or game store) willing to provide some support. Good luck!


#22

Once again thank you so much for your kind replies.
Funny enough, tonight my son watched me play a move in a correspondence game and eventually asked to play (I had stopped trying to offer teaching him after a few failed attempts). I opened a demo board for him on OGS and showed him how to capture stones. He played against himself, made a lot of prisoners and asked for more tomorrow! Looks like Iā€™m going to have my first pupil :slight_smile: