2006 US Go Congress Black Mountain, North Carolina
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Where is Black Mountain, North Carolina?

General Description:
After careful consideration and site visits, we selected the Blue Ridge Assembly (http://www.blueridgeassembly.org) for the site of the 2006 congress. Located on a wooded mountainside with a spectacular view of a valley in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the site offers a uniquely secluded, serene, and quiet setting conducive to relaxation, contemplation, and concentration. Undisturbed by traffic, city noises, air pollution, or even the constant din of televisions, the players were surrounded by a beauty and unhurried calm that enhanced and deepened their go-playing experience.

Minutes away from the conference center is Black Mountain, a quaint little town with nice shops and an interesting town center. The conference center is 20 minutes away from Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, great hiking, camping and many other attractions including the largest residence in America, the Biltmore House, which is a unique and major tourist destination.

In summary, the site has the charm and intimacy of a combination of summer camp and small liberal arts college campus. They have full meeting facilities and will provide cafeteria style meals with plenty of vegetarian options.

Recreational/Family Facilities:
There are many free recreational facilities including pool and hiking trails. For additional fees, children can take a wide variety of classes at the facility including: rope-climbing, swimming lessons, arts and crafts (for rainy days), nature exploration, and others, including the largest "challenge course" in the country. The conference center is dry; the open consumption of alcohol is not permitted on the grounds of the conference center.

Surrounding Area:
One mile from the conference center is the town of Black Mountain with numerous shops, bars, and other attractions. Asheville, a major tourist destination, is located 15 miles to the west. Asheville Airport is about 25 minutes away. There are some direct flights from many U.S. cites. International and some domestic flights would need to change planes at a regional hub before making it to Asheville. Population of Black Mountain: 7,500; population of Asheville: 250,000.


Contact Congress Co-Directors Paul Celmer or Peter Armenia.





Last updated July 12, 2010