July 31, 2001
MSO 5: The Tournament Schedules
The program of MSO 5 has been put on line, including
the schedules for the different tournaments and championships. As
you must know by now: MSO 5 takes place from August 18th until August
27th (GIPF + TAMSK-potentials on August 24, the 2nd GIPF WC on August
25, and the 1st ZČRTZ WC on August 26). The place to be: South Bank
University, 210 Wandsworth Road, London.
Go to the Agenda for more details
or check out the MSO
DVONN on track, GIPF SET 2 uncertain…
The production of DVONN goes well. Everything
is about sorted out -- on schedule, so far no problems, knock on wood!
-- so the game should be ready to be released in the first half of
However, it was announced that GIPF Set 2 was going to be ready for
the Fair in Essen also (18-21 Oct.) but that may not be the case.
This is not a matter of time, but -- as many may already have guessed
-- of financial resources. Don & Co, being independent again, cannot
afford to include free potentials in the DVONN-box, as was the case
with TAMSK and ZČRTZ. Since there was little interest in GIPF Set
1 (containing 12 TAMSK-potentials), the print run of a second Set
(containing 12 ZČRTZ- and 12 DVONN-potentials) would be just a small
quantity, which would make the set too expensive. We are working on
it, though, and are doing whatever we can to see that GIPF Set 2 will
exist as soon as possible.
More news about this in a few weeks…
GIPF club in Montreal, Canada
Good news reached us from Canada: Francis K. Lalumičre
founded the GIPF-Montreal Club. He and a few others are building a
group, whose members meet to play and discuss the games of Project
GIPF. Their plan is to gather once every month and to launch a series
of tournaments in Montreal. So, if you live, let's say, somewhere
in North-America and you want to be initiated in GIPF, TAMSK and/or
ZČRTZ, or if you feel the urge to play GIPF in an organised environment,
here's what you can do: send a word to GIPF_montreal@yahoo.com.