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"Terrapin's Go"

The John Groesch Memorial tournament
The Annual Spring tournament of the University of the Maryland Go Club

  • Sunday, March 20, 2011.
  • Registration and check-in opens at 9 a.m.. Register by 9:30 a.m.
  • 1216 H.J. Patterson Hall (the location of our Wednesday evening meetings).
  • Rounds begin at 10:00, 1:00, and 3:30 (estimated times).

    Time: Registration Sunday from 9:00. Please be there no later than 9:30 .  
    3 rounds on Sunday only. Play will begin at 10:00 or soon afterwards and end by 6 (probably by 5).

    Time Limit: 60 minutes/player.
    Overtime: 15 moves per 5 minutes (Canadian).

    Handicaps and komi. Full handicaps among kyu players. Handicaps in the open section will be decided on the day of the tournament according to turnout and preferences of the players. AGA rules will be used. Komi will be 7.5 points.

    Fee and Prize Fund:

    Advance registration: Please register so we know you're coming Right here!!

    Directions to the University of Maryland:

    Metro: We are on the green line (College Park station) and MARC. Unfortunately, the university's Shuttle-UM will not be running (it's Spring Break). The "Stamp Student Union - Lot HH" stop is near to H.J. Patterson Hall.

    Food at and near the University of Maryland

    Lodging: If you come from out of town, you can probably find affordable lodging near campus. Various groups on campus have created web pages listing local hotels or providing other useful information for visitors. Some of the best are here:  
    The University Visitors Guide lists hotels (pdf).
    Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling  
    Astronomy  (with a clickable map, but don't be confused; our tournament is in H.J. Patterson Hall on campus Drive!)

    Parking (official campus visitor parking information):
    There is paid parking nearby (in the Union Lane garage). To get to this from route 1 and Campus Dr., turn right on Union Lane, just after the Student Union, and then left into parking. There is also free parking in Lot 1 (continue west of the Student Union along campus drive). There are many other parking options on campus. Park where you like, but please read the signs to be sure you can park where you choose to park; they do ticket. My own map.

    This tournament is sponsored by the University of Maryland Go Club.

    Contact: Steve Mount, (email: go at

    page by Steve Mount
    Last modified April 11, 2012