Weekly Schedule

Sunday

Open to public on
tournament days only.

Monday DDK Class 6:30 – 8:30 pm

With Nick Sibicky

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Tuesday 1 – 10 pm

The largest weekly meeting of Go players in North America

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

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Wednesday SDK Class 7 – 9 pm

First Class Oct. 11

 

Free beginner’s lessons and meet-up at Uwajimaya Seattle 6-8 pm

 

Thursday 2 – 10 pm

Open play in the afternoon

Instruction for Complete Beginners from 6:30 – 9:00

  With Larry Eclipse  New students are welcome — walk in.   

“Breaking into SDK” with Jonathan Cheng  6:30 – 8:30

for 15 kyu to 10 kyu

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


Friday  closed

Saturday 1 – 8 pm

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


 

 


 

 

News

Private Instruction Program Expands

Yue (Vincent) Zhang

Two more instructors have joined the roster of teachers available for paid private lessons at the Go Center.  Usually these lessons are held when the Go Center is closed to the public.  Our regular classes at the Go Center are free (you just pay for your visit to the Go Center, and your first 10 visits are free).   But scheduled individual instruction with the same instructor has many advantages, and may be worth the expense.  To learn more about private lessons, please contact Brian Allen, the manager, by email or by phone (206) 632-1122.

Yue (Vincent) Zhang is available to teach strong players, both adults and children, in either Chinese or English.  Yue is an AGA 7 dan, who won our Anniversary Tournament in 2016.  He has also done very well in international tournaments, placing 2nd in the 17th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament (2012), and in the top 8 in the 21th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament (2017), among other accomplishments.  In addition, Yue is a paleontologist with a PhD from Ohio State University, and he has extensive college teaching experience.  His specialty is early mammals, but he knows a lot about dinosaurs too.

 

Cullen Mott

Our second new instructor is Cullen Mott.  He has been a guest teacher for a number of Double Digit Kyu classes at the Go Center, and he has provided individual lessons on many Thursdays.  He is currently playing at a 2 dan level, and he is open to teaching adults and children from beginner to 4 kyu.  Cullen is willing to write up a lesson plan with homework for students with a specific goal, such as gaining two ranks.  He is also open to more impromptu lessons for students who don’t have the time for rigorous study.

We have three other teachers who are continuing with the Paid Private Instructor (PPI) program.   Larry Eclipse is great for students from beginner to 15 kyu, and he has a flexible schedule.  A math teacher, he has had the most students in the PPI program.  John Richards really enjoys teaching children from beginner to 15 kyu.  Many of our members know him from Tuesdays, when he teaches informal lessons for free.  Peter Nelson is a 5 dan, who can teach stronger students. He taught the Single Digit Kyu class last year.  He has teaching videos on Youtube at longstridebaduk.

 

Anniversary Tournament on Sunday Oct. 1

On Sunday, Oct. 1, we will be celebrating our 22nd Anniversary with a tournament. This is open to all Go players; there are no residence or citizenship requirements. However, you need to have an up to date American Go Association membership (more below).  Registration for the tournament is on the day of the tournament from 10:00 – 10:30 sharp.  We expect to finish around 5:30. [ Read more… ]

New Class on Thursday Evenings!

Jonathan Cheng

Jonathan Cheng is “super motivated” to teach a Thursday evening class for the sole purpose of helping strong double-digit kyu players (roughly 15-10 kyu) to reach single digit kyu within months.  The first class of “Breaking Into Single Digit Kyu” will be on Thursday, August 10, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The structure of the class consists of primarily reviewing games of the students, and therefore it will be highly interactive, just like a private tutoring session. Through the game reviews, you will learn:

1. Basic concepts for the beginning and mid-game

2. Solving life-and-death and tesuji problems in your games

3. Basic qualities/attitude of being a decent go player (How to win a losing game? Or give handicaps? Or play against a stronger player?)

The class is free, and your first 10 visits to the Go Center are free.  For more information on membership please go to our membership page .

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