The Baduk Residency Program was created to allow individuals to immerse themselves in Go through work, study, and play.
Residents will live on the second floor, either in their own or a shared bedroom. Much time each day will be dedicated to researching, studying, and playing the game. Free time for other aspects of life will of course still exist as well.
Note: applicants should be extremely serious about Go in order to support and fit in with the improvement/training-oriented environment. (The director will not force you to study, so you must be able to self-motivate)
Quiet study area, large playing area, magnetic teaching board, library of Go books, fast internet access, 2 floor boards, 16 sets of table boards with slate and shell pieces, 100+ sets of folding boards and stones, a printer, and more.
Players must come with a self-motivated desire to improve at Go.
There is no minimum rank requirement, players weaker than 5 kyu will be guaranteed rigorous personal instruction. Resources/teachers for stronger players may be available as well, but self-study will be expected for all strengths.
Number of Participants
The program capacity is currently six residents.
Deadline - Feb 20th, 2023
The third session will be 5 weeks from March 25th to April 28th.
If you have already applied, you do not need to reapply (but doing so may help update your info).
Selection Results (Announcement Dates)
Applications are first come, first serve if they are a perfect fit. Official selection for the April 2023 session has begun. If any of the chosen applicants cannot attend, we will continue searching for promising applicants. We encourage you to apply late if you are interested. Your application will also be kept on file for future sessions.
Team meetings occur every weekday at 8:30am. Group study and club meetings are at 7:30pm, and other club meetings/community outreach is scheduled throughout the week. Volunteer hours, personal study, and personal time will otherwise be scheduled on an individual basis each day.
8:30 - Team Meeting
~9:00 - Breakfast
~12:00 - Lunch
~6:30 - Dinner
7:30 - Group Go Study
This tentative schedule was based on the 1st Session's daily schedule, and may change moving forward.
Funding / Cost
No Cost! Free room and board. Furnishings included.
However, 15-20 hours/week of volunteer work related to the Go community is required.
Volunteer work will be event focused may include but is not limited to:
Organizing/hosting in-person and/or online meetups
Planning in-person and/or online ladders and tournaments
Helping with websites/organizations related to Go (ei. BadukClub, Baduk News, GoMagic, AGA, EGF, CGA, etc)
Helping to maintain, fix, or improve the Baduk House.
Generally work will be divided by the Program Director. Participants will have a say in what they are or are not expected to do.
Devin Fraze (1 Dan) is on the Board of the American Go Association and is the lead developer for BadukClub, a website dedicated to mapping the weiqi world and connecting its players.
He hosts three meetups in his area and teaches Go in schools. He also organizes local and regional tournaments and volunteers to help run Go tournaments online all around the world.