The training camp started on the 6th of March and for three days over 20 children were studying go in several groups lead by Andrii Kravets 1P, Lukáš Podpěra 7d, Jan Šimara 6d and Adriana Tomšů 2d.
I was able to have a small interview with almost all the participants of the Go-Camp, in some cases the best part was using hands and feet to get the question translated.
I asked everyone the following two questions:
1. Do you have other hobbies apart from go
2. Do your parents play go, and if not, then who taught you this game?
Naumenko Sofie, UA, Kyiv, 20k, 10 years1. Drawing
2. Papa plays stronger than Mama
Jakub Klika, CZ, Chrustenice, 19k, 12 years1. Sport
2. Dad is 2k and taught me to play go
Dominik Hrdina, SK, Bratislava, 10k, 12 years1. Table tennis
2. Dad 2d and Mama 4k, taught me how to play
Jakub Kolář, CZ, Praha, 17k, 12 years1. Handball.
2. no, Jana Hricová taught me the rules
Barcza Bora, HU, Budapest, 20k, 11 years1. drawing
2. no, Mama introduced me to a board game club where I learned to play go.
Oleksandra Vlasenko, UA, Kyiv, 8k, 13 years1. Sport
2. No, Vika Simonenko taught me the rules
Oliver Seman, SK, Kosice, 8k, 15 years1. Programming
2. No, Zuzka Králiková introduced me to Go and taught me the rules
Petr Adámek, CZ, Praha, 20k, 11 years1. Programming
2. No, Jana Hricová taught me the rules.
Vojtĕch Bočan, CZ, Praha, 13k, 14 years1. Cycling
2. No, Jana Hricová
Bartolomĕj Dach, CZ, Mikulov, 6k, 9 years1. E-game
2. Papa is 4d and Mama 4k
Spike Shamoon, UK, London, 4k, 16 years1. Rowing, circus stuff
2. Dad 1d
Daria-Maria Mesesan, RO, Cluj-Napoca, 6k, 19 years1. Dance
2. No, Darius Dobranis taught me the rules.
Jan Komin, CZ, Prague, 5k, 11 years1. Football
2. No, mom brought me to a chess & go club.
Bende Barcza, HU, Budapest, 5k, 8 years1. Fencing
2. no, Akos
Roman Naumenko, UA, Kiiv, 9k, 13 years1. Volleyball
2. no, my sister introduced me to go.
Peter Simon, HU, Budaors, 4k, 17 years1. Swimming and rock climbing
2. No, a teacher in school taught me the rules
Lukasz Kudla, UK, edinburgh, 10k, 8 years1. Football
2. Dad 1d
Ovsiienko Tymofii, UA, Kyiv, 8k, 9 years1. Music,
2. No, my Brother 4-dan taught me the game.
Andrew Volovich, UK, Cambridge, 7k, 10 yearschess, math, tennis
No, chess and go club paul smith,introduced by sister
Ovsiienko Vsevolod, UA, Kyiv, 4d, 13 years1. Board games and reading
2. No, mom took me to the go club
Dita Vášová, CZ, Kostelec u Krizku, 1d, 19 years1. Dance, flute, math
2. No, Jana Hricová introduce me to the game and rules
Robin Popov, CZ, Frydek-Mistek, 2k, 18 years1. Programming, reading, brave slave
2. No, Petr Valasek taught me the rules
Rostislav Litovkin, CZ, Praha, 3k, 17 years1. Programming, VIDEO EDITING and go
2. No, Jana Hricová taught me how to play
Olesia Malko, UA, Rivne, 2d, 13 years1. Dancing,
2. No, my brother 1-dan taught me how to play
Dobranis Denis, RO, Bistrita, 4d, 18 years1. Dance, tennis, programming
2. Dad 7k, my brother taught me the rules
Antoni Bugaj, PL, Warsaw, 2k, 13 years1. Football, basketball
2. Dad 6k, mom 10k, sister 18k, dad taught me the rules
Cyprian Doruch, PL, Torun, 1k, 19 years1. Minature painting, books, Formula 1
2. No, friends at a japanese event taught me the rules
In short the go camp was a big success, with a lot of go and fun.
The players were introduced to new ideas, which they could then try out in their games. Many new friendships (independent from the spoken language) were born. Communication with just hands and feets still seem to work perfectly fine.