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Sarasota Manatee Go Tournament, Jan 24-25

The AGA event calendar lists that there will be a two-day tournament in Sarasota next month.  I emailed Lanny Searcy, the tournament director, who responded right away.  I’ll post more information when I get it, but for now:

  • Open tournament for AGA members
  • Location is New College in Sarasota, FL
  • January 24th & 25th (Sat. & Sun.)

Shall we start kicking around the who’s thinking of going / who wants to carpool questions?  I’ll try to have an answer for myself on those questions tomorrow night (club meeting).

2 thoughts on “Sarasota Manatee Go Tournament, Jan 24-25

  1. Lanny Searcy responded with a flyer for the tournament, the information on that follows. He also requests that we RSVP so he has some idea how many participants there will be.


    When: January 24 & 25th 2009

    Where: New College in Sarasota, FL
    (Heiser Natural Science Bld – North end of campus)
    5700 Tamiami (SR #41)
    Sarasota, FL 34243

    Time: 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. Sunday

    Requirements: AGA membership and ranking (provisional memberships can be given at time of play).

    Particulars: We intend 5 – 50 minute games with 40 second biome on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. We will conclude no later than 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

    Fees and Prizes: Player donations are $20 at the gate or $15 for pre-registration. For pre-registration please send checks made out to the Sarasota Go Club to my address below. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place finishers in each of the two flights. Complimentary beverages and pastries will be available in the mornings.

    P.S. Please bring boards/stones and clocks. We will not have sufficient sets for a large turnout. Thanks.

  2. The tournament went very well! Josh, Anthony, Jeff, Philip, John, and I attended from Go Orlando. There were 16 participants, so we were quite a strong presence in terms of attendance. Josh was the only one of us to make the top three (he came in second with a 5-2 record … congrats, Josh!).

    Philip also did well, ranking fourth in the tournament with an SOS (sum of opponents’ scores) just 1 pt under the third-place finisher! He was also 5-2, as was I (I took fifth).

    So we also had a strong showing in terms of play. It was a great tournament, and many thanks to Lanny for organizing it!

    Oh, and we played without clocks! And it went fine.

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