Longtime Portland organizer Peter Freedman has been devoting his efforts towards school programs recently, with notable success. “The photo is from the Irvington Elementary School Chess and Go Club,” writes Freedman, “it has 30 students, in 2nd through 5th grades. The students can, play only chess; play only go; or, switch between chess and go each month. New students must play a month of go before they decide on their option. Go is played on KGS, and a self-pair tournament runs for go each month.” Freedman has also organized live match-ups with Sunstone Montessori, also in Portland, and has his kids competing online with students as far afield as Detroit and Mexico City. Read Freedman’s tips on running a successful program for children here. There are many more helpful links on the AGA’s teaching go page here, and the AGF will provide free equipment for K-12 go programs. -Paul Barchilon, E-J Youth Editor. Photo by Peter Freedman: Jordan (l) and Aden (r) at the Irvington Club.
American Go E-Journal
Monday October 29, 2012