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Post #1 Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Are there many Go players and tournaments in Australian? It's closer to Asian, so maybe have some geographic advantage? :D

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Post #2 Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:59 am 
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Some hundreds who turn up to tournaments, according to records. Under a dozen clubs, scattered across three time zones. About a dozen tournaments.

My personal theory is that there's thousands of go players in Australia, they just all play on the internet, 'cos finding another person to play IRL is so hard.

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Post #3 Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:10 am 
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'cos finding another person to play IRL is so hard.


just compared the population density of Australia and The Netherlands

the Netherlands has a population density which is around 150 times higer then that of Australia :shock:
(400 people/km^2 compared to 2.7 people/km^2)

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Post #4 Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:59 pm 
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No-one lives in most of Oz though, right ? Giant heatstrokey cancer-curing-tree-y fly-filled desert ?

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Post #5 Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:44 pm 
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No-one lives in most of Oz though, right ? Giant heatstrokey cancer-curing-tree-y fly-filled desert ?


Flies? I wish. Mosquitoes. We keep the cancer-curing trees on the northern coastal rainforests, where it is convenient to cut them down for hardwood timber. :)

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Post #6 Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Giant heatstrokey cancer-curing-tree-y fly-filled desert ?


But we have those too :D it's called "zandverstuiving" (they aren't really desert)
Thing is they only cover 1400ha (5.5 sq mi) :lol: That is even more a lot more than 150 times smaller compared to the Australian desert (529,000 sq mi).

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Post #7 Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:28 am 
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There isn't any Australian Go Congress, as big as European or US one? With pros from CJK countries?

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Post #9 Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:57 am 
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There isn't any Australian Go Congress, as big as European or US one? With pros from CJK countries?


There is a tiny little national championship, with one or two professionals, whom we have to ship in specially.

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with one or two professionals, whom we have to ship in specially.

I thought that the Aussies had their verry own pro. At least that is what I read yesterday on their AGA homepage.
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Or does she not live in Australia?

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Post #11 Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:33 pm 
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with one or two professionals, whom we have to ship in specially.

I thought that the Aussies had their verry own pro. At least that is what I read yesterday on their AGA homepage.
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Or does she not live in Australia?


You mean JOANNE MISSINGHAM ?

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Post #12 Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:37 am 
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Or does she not live in Australia?


San Fransisco, last I heard. No-one here was qualified to teach her, except Younggil An 8p, who is swamped.

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