ABOUT THE SITE
This is the ninth summer for www.dorothyswebsite.org! Start here if you'd like to learn a bit more about the site. This section contains information about how the site began, details on the theme for the year, explanations of the pieces of the site and how they fit together, and more. The list below includes the main sections of the "About the Site" page. Click on any of the links below to go directly to a particular section, or click here to go to the top of the page.
CHECKERS AND GO: The game of Checkers can be traced back to Egypt as far as 6000 B.C. Today the game is called by a different name in most countries: Checkers in the U.S., Draughts in Great Britain, Aracaby in Poland, etc. GO (pictured at left) began as wei-ch'i in China more than 2500 years ago, but it reached the height of its popularity in Japan. Like Chess, it has roots in military strategic thinking, with territorial conquest and the capture of opponents stones as its goal.