The first group of players in Andalusia appears in Seville at the end of the seventies, but the most important divulging fact is undoubtedly the celebration of the Spanish Go Championship in this city, organized in 1985 by the Spanish Go Association newly-constituted at that time with the support of the Town Hall of Seville.
This Championship, of which winner goes to Japan every year to take part in the World Championship invited by the Japanese Go Federation, was a meeting and contact point for many Andalusian players which so far did not know each other. As a result of this activity and with the arrival of José Manuel Vega in Seville, the regular Go activity gets more dynamic, establishing in Seville the Go Club "Blanco-White", whose members meet to play every Saturday from 8:00 (P.M.) onwards at the famous bar "La Carbonería" (Céspedes Street, 21A).
Go Championships start to be regularly celebrated and more recently, starting from this core, the Andalusian Go Association has been legally established, with an aim to divulging the game in this Region and get together the followers who live in the different Andalusian provinces. The Andalusian Go Association is a non-profit-making organization directed to the development and spreading of the Go game, being created according to Article 22 of the Spanish Constitution, established in the Association Law 1/2002, of 22th march, and other legal dispositions. It is entered and approved in the Provincial Register of Associations of the Autonomous Region Government Local Office of Andalusia in Seville, with the number 7.230, 1st section, as well as its corresponding fiscal identification number, which is G91003335.
The Andalusian GO Association try the divulgation of GO, a game regarded by the Japanese as one of the arts to cultivate and also teaches how to live.
We are based in La Carbonería, Céspedes Street 21A in the heart of the city of Seville. We meet on Saturdays at 19:30.
In internet we can play in the sala andaluza (nationals rooms) of KGS Go Server.
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