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Winter 2012 update

posted Mar 5, 2012, 6:44 AM by Duncan Exon Smith   [ updated Jun 8, 2019, 9:29 AM by Mark Wong ]
I realized recently that my last update (aside from tournaments, scheduling, and CGA) was at the end of November.

We continue to have a lot of newcomers to the club (around 10 in the last month).  There are now 55 people on the email list.  In 2012, we've regularly had 8-10 players on Sundays and 5-8 players on Wednesdays.  This is a far cry from a year ago, when it was usually just 1-2 of us (I clearly use the term "us" lightly).

Most importantly, there is a growing group of players that are somewhere between 15 kyu and having just learned the rules.  Some have gotten stronger, and are now in the 10-15 kyu range (or even 5-10 kyu).  We still have 5-6 regulars spread between 5 kyu and 5 dan.  Bottom line: whatever your strength, there are people to play.

If you know any beginners (or would-be beginners), please encourage them to come out; we can always use more.  Even if the other beginners don't show up, most of us quite enjoy teaching.