- Aug 17, 2011Greetings,
I wanted to write and share my thoughts about the games tent this year.
I taught "Intro to Go" three mornings. On the Friday of first week
and the Monday of second there were 16-18 attendees both times. On the
Thursday of second week that fell to 8. Perhaps it's burnout following
The chess not-a-tournament (Caissa's Challenge): As a
pseudo-tournament I don't think it went well. Whether that's due to
venue, interest, or that we had one strong player dominating quickly and
decisively; I didn't sense much excitement/interest in the results.
As a "Come visit the tent - there will be other chess players here"
day, I think it went quite well. I'd suggest doing something similar
during the week with chess games in future years.
Non-modern chess seemed to be played mostly for the novelty
factor. So having visible sets (Byzantine, Courier, Dice) led to more
play for those forms.
Wartime storage of games needs some work - the bead-drawers and
table-length boards work great, but everything else is stuffed into the
bins - not the easiest way to find stuff. Some sort of shelving would
be a great addition.
Anyhow - those are my observations and thoughts.
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