Join Us at Burning Board!
Burning Board Go Festival is a great chance to reconnect with your fellow go players, benefit from multiple workshops with great teachers and immerse yourself in Go for 4 (or more) days in a beautiful setting at an inexpensive cost.
Burning Board Go Festival and camp will be June 13 through June 19, 2022, with the main tournament and workshops beginning June 16. The festival will take place at Camp Lapihio in Umstead State park in Raleigh, North Carolina. There will be six long tournament games, and there will be lectures later in the day. Self-paired games may be played anytime. All tournament games will be AGA-rated, and the self-paired games may be rated if both players consent. There will also be a Saturday night bonfire and party for those camping in the park. The goal is to have tournament games and workshops in a festive, outdoor setting.
Workshops and game reviews will feature Ying Shen 2P and teacher/author Yuan Zhou on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as Sunday morning. Participation in these workshops alone is worth much more than the price of admission.
Picnic lunch will be provided on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Registrants are responsible for all other meals. There are numerous outdoor grills available for use, as well as the mess hall kitchen. There are also a number of restaurants and grocery stores within a few miles of the park.
Any participant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a place where you can drop off your children.
Participants are encouraged to camp onsite. We have reserved 28 primitive cabins. These cabins can sleep from three to four people, but do not have electricity, air conditioning, or any linens. Cabin campers should bring bedding or sleeping bags and flashlights. Only 4 cabins are available for single occupancy or 2 day stays. Camp Lapihio will be available to us beginning at 3 PM on Monday, June 13, and early arrivals are welcome although scheduled activities won’t begin until Thursday, June 16. Cabins do not have locks, so please either don’t bring valuables, lock valuables in your car or carry them with you at all times. View photos of cabins and the campsite here.
The number of participants (players and non-players) is limited to 120, and registration will be closed after reaching that number so register early.
We have a Facebook Event page at https://fb.me/e/283LZHHBL to facilitate carpool and cabin partnering ideas. We will also use this Facebook page to make announcements before and during the event. (https://www.trianglegoclub.org/burning/burningboard.htm)