Seattle Go Center is again open on Mondays! The Center is open for casual games, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Come on down, and bring some friends!
Also, Drew Barnett will teach a series of classes aimed to help double-digit kyu players play better Go. The Go Basics classes will be Mondays in July and August 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Registration is not required — just walk on in — and there is no cost (aside from the usual Go Center membership costs).
Go Teacher Drew Barnett
Seattle Go Center had volunteers introducing the game of Go at Japan Fair 2018 in Bellevue, Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8. We saw old friends and made new ones, and saw many exhibits about Japanese culture.
Saturday, we got the booth set up, using some Hikaru no Go posters and hangings that continue to attract attention. The kids who enjoyed Hikaru when it was new, now are adults with children of their own, curious about Go.
Seattle Go Center booth at Japan Fair
Dave introduces Go at Japan Fair
Kyle, Mike, and Dave on 9×9
Sunday seemed even busier than Saturday. Frank Fukuda sat with us and taught for a while, and Connie Hayashi brought some friends. Some people mentioned that they know about the Go Center, and wish they had more time to come play. Others were surprised to learn the Go Center exists. Hopefully, they will come visit soon!
Two old friends learn Go together; in the foreground, two experienced players, one with his daughter, strike up a new friendship
Seattle Go Center has had some schedule changes recently. Here are the updates.
- Thursday July 5, we are open 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM — shorter hours than usual, because of the July 4 holiday. Larry Eclipse will be offering his “Complete Beginner” class.
- Mondays we are closed, but watch for announcements. Nick Sibicky’s “Double Digit Kyu” class will return in September, and other teachers are planning a class for the Monday slot in July and August.
- Wednesdays we are closed, but we expect the “Breaking into Single Digit Kyu” class to resume in late August or early September. The “Advanced Go” class, for SDK and dan players, happens on July 11 and July 15, but the Go Center is not open for casual play on those Wednesdays.
- Most Thursdays we are open from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with Larry’s class for beginners going 6:30 to 8:30 PM.