Not Attending the Auckland Open

I’ve always been competitive so it’s unsurprising that I would end up going to tournaments and entering competitions.  But the go tournaments have become more than that to me - I’ve met many friends through them and they’re about the only event where the whole go community in New Zealand gets together.

This weekend the Auckland Go Club held the open and I stayed home.  Well, not quite, I got a babysitter and went out to a cooking class run by Julie Biuso.  

I feel like I’ve copped-out, and I suppose I have.