Those with a passion for the ancient Chinese board game Go are invited to cheer their favourite team to victory during the "Thailand 15 Dan Go League 2013" which is running every Saturday from 9am to noon until April 27.
The ‘Thailand 15 Dan Go League 2013’ tournament is running every Saturday on the 11th floor of CP Tower until April 27.
The venue is CP Tower, 11th floor, on Silom Road.
Organised by the Go Association of Thailand, in partnership with public and private organisations, this is the first time in the history of Thailand's Go circles that teams will compete in a league. It has also attracted teams representing countries including Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and Laos.
"Introduced to Thailand about 20 years ago, Go has become increasingly popular," said Korsak Chairasmisak, chief executive officer of CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, who also serves as president of the Go Association of Thailand. "The country has impressively moved forward to be recognised as one among the world's top 20 Go-playing countries. By participating in international tournaments annually... we believe our ranking will continue to climb."
According to Korsak, after the announcement of the tournament two weeks ago, it has had very good feedback with greater awareness among 27 participating teams, seven of which are from overseas.
The names of the teams reflect their unique personalities. Among the funny names are The Killer, Crownless King, Board Turner and Mountain Cat.
"Each team has years of experience with being a Go pro, locally and internationally, and with many top-class titles that prove their performance. This year's historic gathering of top players signals more opportunities for the younger generation to engage in learning this classic board game and develop themselves to Dan level, regardless of their age," added Korsak.
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