May 23, 2001
MSO back on track !!!
David Levy, the main man behind the Mind Sports Organisation (the
organization behind the Mind Sports Olympiads) just announced in a
press release that the works goes on! The title of the press release
is: "Life after death". That's how bad it was… But MSO has a future
again:"It has now been resurrected." Read all about it on the MSO
This is fantastic news for everybody who fancies abstract games
- and even better news for those who don't know yet that they'll fancy
abstract games in the future. The first MSO took place in London in
1997. Meanwhile MSO-events have been organized in Korea, Japan, Singapore
and Italy. A MSO is coming up in the Czech Republic and many more
will follow. If abstract games have a chance not only to survive but
also to regain a more popular status, then events like MSO are and
will be a key factor.
Gipfers, even though it isn't 100 % sure yet that there will be an
MSO 5 in London this summer, act as if it were already sure. That
may sound a bit idiotic, nonetheless it could also been seen as an
attitude that supports the event; look at it as a GIPF-way of "keeping
your fingers crossed". So, start sharpening your wits for the second
GIPF WC. It will take place during fifth annual Mind Sports Olympiad!
MSO 5 is tentatively scheduled to take place at Alexandra Palace in
London, from 18-27 August 2001. Be patient just a bit longer; more
details will follow as soon as the organisers will start working on
GIPF & ZERTZ ranking tournaments in "Leuven"
A special day is coming closer rapidly: Monday,
June 4. Christof Nuyttens and Nico Foqué, in collaboration with games
club "Speelduivel" and games shop "Mertens", have planned two Project
GIPF events on one and the same day! In the morning the first official
ZÈRTZ tournament will rake place, and in the afternoon a GIPF ranking
tournament (which is, apart from a ranking tournament in its own right,
also the second heat of the GIPF Regularity Contest 2001). You'll
find all the details in the Agenda.
GIPF-demo in Utrecht
Reminder: the people of the EGO (Eindhovense GIPF
Organisatie) will be demoing GIPF during the coming Ducosim Convention
in Utrecht, in the "Jaarbeurs", close to the Central Station, from
10:00 until 18:00. This is a perfect opportunity either to learn how
to play GIPF or to practice against the EGO-members.
More info in the Agenda.
The winner of the MSO GIPF Championship in Japan
Osamu Omodera became the winner of the GIPF Champioship
during MSO Japan. He did get a well deserved gold medal AND a ticket
to London, to participate at the 2nd GIPF WC. More details
about the championship in the Results-section.
Project GIPF weekend in November
Take a red marker and note down in your agenda:
November 24 & 25, 2001. Don & Co hired a complete Youth Hostel-like
complex in the middle of green environment to organize a gathering
of Project GIPF minded Ladies & Gentlemen. It is not decided yet what
the program will be, except for one thing: the 5th Open GIPF tournament
will take place then and there!