Weekly Schedule


Open to public on
tournament days only.

Private lessons some Sundays.  More info: Jon Boley


DDK Class with Nick Sibicky starts Sept 14 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday 1:00 – 10:00

Our Biggest Day

Our priority is teaching beginners and intermediate players for free between 3 – 9 p.m., but everybody can find a game.



SDK Class with Andrew Jackson Starts Sept 2

7 – 9 p.m.

Free beginner’s lessons and meet-up at Uwajimaya Seattle

6 – 8 p.m.


Thursday 2:00 – 9:00

Japanese and English spoken in the afternoon.   Most players are in the 10 kyu – 3 dan range. In the evening, kyu players can find informal games.


Beginner’s Class.

  New students are welcome — walk in.  6:30 – 9:00 p.m. with Larry Eclipse



Meet-up at Crossroads Bellevue 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday closed


Saturday 1:00-7:00

Good day for a game — all levels, but not as big as Tuesday.  Instruction for beginners.


Saturday meet-up at Crossroads Bellevue is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.




Single Digit Kyu Class Starts Up Again

SDK Class Go Problem 4 kyu

On Wednesday Sept. 2, at 7:00 p.m., Andrew Jackson’s Single Digit Kyu  (SDK) Class will start up for the fall.  The class is free, and your first 10 visits to the Go Center are also free.  Regular attendance is encouraged but not required for this class.

Andrew wrote his students, “It’s not too late to hit our Go goals for 2015! I’ve found a whole bunch of great problems right at the 3k-8k level that I’m excited for us to work on over the coming weeks — doing problems is one of the best ways to improve! [ Read more… ]

The Atom Bomb Game

This is the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.  Our benefactor, Mr. Kaoru Iwamoto, was almost killed by this bomb.  His championship game with Mr. Utaro Hashimoto was moved at the last moment to the outskirts of Hiroshima, about 10 kilometers from the center of the destruction. The blast disrupted their game, which was being played over several days, but nobody was badly hurt, so they set up again and finished the game.  (Hashimoto won the game; Iwamoto eventually won the championship.)  Only later did they get the terrible news as refugees came streaming from Hiroshima.

Each year, there is a beautiful memorial with floating lanterns at Green Lake, “From Hiroshima to Hope“.  It will start at 6:00, south west of the Bathhouse Theater.  We recommend it highly.

If you click on this post, and pull it up as a separate page, you can replay the game.  It is the 3rd Japanese Honinbo, title match #2.  Mr. Iwamoto had black.  The last move before the atomic bomb blast was 106.

Maeda 6P visiting July 28 & 29

Maeda visiting 2014

Our good friend Ryo Maeda 6P, and a fellow pro from the Kansai Ki-in, Koyo Hoshikawa 3P, will be visiting the Seattle Go Center next week, on their way to the Go Congress in Minnesota.

On Tuesday, July 28, they will be playing simultaneous games in the afternoon, starting at 3:00 p.m. There may be more simultaneous games in the evening, depending on how they are feeling after their long journey. The fee for a game is $10.

On Wednesday, July 29, Maeda Sensei will give a lecture at 7:00 p.m. He is one of the most popular lecturers at the US Go Congress, and we highly recommend this evening at the Go Center. [ Read more… ]

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