At the start of the pandemic around March, optimistic thoughts pervaded the Latin American scene regarding the celebration of the 4th Latin American Go Congress. This was considering its late date in mid-October; but at this moment, as Latin America is one of the parts of the world most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s quite clear that the event cannot be held this year.
‘It’s unclear that for mid-October we will have conditions that allow us to have big gatherings such as a Congress requires, besides, people should be starting to plan their trips as of now and that seems quite difficult to do with the ongoing situation’, Santiago Laplagne, president of Argentina Go Association declared to the Ibero American Go Federation.
Considering this, the Argentinian Go Association along with the Ibero American Go Federation have decided to postpone the Congress until 2021 with Buenos Aires as the venue.
‘Possibly we could organise some online activities around the Congress’s original dates, but this is still to be discussed’, Santiago Laplagne adds.