Weekly Schedule

Sunday

Open to public on
tournament days only.

Monday 6:30-8:30 PM

Nick Sibicky’s class for intermediate kyu-level players, 6:30-8:30 PM.

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 PM, but everybody can find a game.

 

Wednesday 6-9 PM

Drew Barnett’s class progresses from absolute basics, 6:30-8:30 PM.

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

Thursday 2 – 9 PM

Open play in the afternoon

Instruction for Complete Beginners 6:30 – 8:30
  with Larry Eclipse  New students are welcome — walk in.   

Friday  closed

Saturday 1 – 8 PM

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

Speed League Go tournament, 2nd Saturday of the month.
Shogi games and lessons, 3rd Saturday of the month.

News

Party and Silent Auction

This October marks the Go Center’s 23rd year.  To celebrate, we’re throwing a party this upcoming Saturday, October 13!  The monthly “Second Saturday Speed League” tournament will run as usual.  (Register in person, 1:15 – 1:45; three rounds; first round starts at 2:00; relatively short time limits mean we finish around 4:15 or 4:30.  Come join the frenzy!)

The party will be 5:00 – 7:30 PM.  There will be Thai vegetarian food and Korean barbecue.  There also will be several uncommon donated items at a silent auction fundraiser — two sets of Go postcards from the Nihon Ki-in, a set of Go stones in boxes marked with something that looks like Mickey Mouse, a “Picnic Magnetic Baduk” set with ornate decoration, and a few other items.  Be sure to tell your friends who collect Go stuff!

Here are some of the items that will be up for auction.

Shell and slate Go stones with wooden bowls.

Silent auction — thin slate and shell stones

White and black Go stones in cardboard box decorated with an iconic rodent.

Silent auction — Go stones in original boxes

Black plastic Go case with intricate decoration.

Silent auction — Picnic Magnetic Baduk

 

See you Saturday!

23rd Anniversary Tournament

Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Go Center held a three-rounds tournament to celebrate our 23rd anniversary.  32 players attended, a quarter of whom have Youth memberships in the AGA!  The “Open” section was limited to eight players maximum, all vying for the First Prize of $150 cash.  It was won by Alex Xinlei Liu 7 dan with a 3-0 record, who has been a strong contender here, even winning the Seattle Go Center Spring Tournament Open in 2017.

Go players focused on their games

23rd Anniversary Tournament, Round 1

Tournament Director Bill Chiles handled clock malfunctions and consequent pairing delays with aplomb, and Daniel Top stepped in smoothly to render assistance.

The twenty-four players in the “Handicap” section all had games with handicaps of 3 stones or less, and all but two games were at 2 stones or less.  “Handicap” players who won all three of their games were awarded prizes of Go books and equipment.  In addition, there was a cash prize for the Youth (under 18) player with the best win-loss record, which was divided among three Youth who went undefeated!

Open Section 3-game winner:  Alex Xinlei Liu 7 dan

Handicap Section 3-game winners: Yao, Zhihong (2 dan), Chen, Xiangnan (3 kyu), Brown, Frank (6 kyu), Lu, Lucas Wu (9 kyu), Schmitten, George (9 kyu), Lu, Yulissa Wu (10 kyu), Ling, Amy (15 kyu).

 

Introducing Go at Bellevue College Japan Week

Saturday, October 6, 2018, several volunteers from Seattle Go Center attended the Bellevue College Japan Week final day to demonstrate Go to attendees.  From 10 AM to 5 PM, volunteers engaged with approximately sixty people, furthering appreciation of this great game.

Volunteers teaching Go to children and adults

Teaching and Learning Go at Bellevue College Japan Week

Thanks to the great volunteers — Rodney Deacon, Bert Ortiz, Yulissa Lu Wu, Keyi Zhou, and Kyle Burg!

Game of Go Inside, Taiko Drums Outside

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