Weekly Schedule


Open to public on
tournament days only.

Monday DDK Class 6:30 – 8:30 pm

With Nick Sibicky 

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.


Wednesday SDK Class is on summer vacation —
Check back in late August 2018

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


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 5 kyu


Friday  closed

Saturday 1 – 8 pm

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








Advanced Go Class

Yue Zhang offers a series of classes to accelerate the learning of players 9 kyu through 6 dan.

Classes will meet twice a week for 4 weeks — Wednesday and Sunday evenings, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM — at the Go Center, beginning June 20, 2018 and ending July 15, 2018.  Attend all 8 sessions for the most efficiency in learning (and the most favorable pricing).

Yue’s relatively novel classes will be composed of whole-class lectures, games, and game reviews. Compared to traditional teaching which emphasize whole-class lectures, the Advanced Go Class series will focus more on individualized instruction, which will be offered during the games and game reviews.

Register for the whole series of 8 classes:  $200
Register for one or more classes separately:  $35/class

More information and registration: Advanced Go Class

Strong Go player seated at a Go board

Yue (Vincent) Zhang

About Yue Zhang:  Currently rated 7.8 in the AGA, Yue placed 1st in the 2016 Seattle Anniversary Open and the 2018 Spring Open.  Yue holds a PhD from Ohio State University, and he has extensive college teaching experience.

Rengo with Pie and Coffee at Seattle Go Center

Twenty-eight players — fourteen teams of two — competed in the “Rengo with Pie and Coffee” tournament on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Pair Go stalwart Bill Thompson organized the event, brought the fancy pies, directed the tournament, and even played in it.

Man refers to paper, talking to audience

TD Bill Thompson explains the rules

The event was run with the International Pair Go Association rules, but with no restrictions to team composition. [ Read more… ]

Tuesday — Amazing

There was fresh bread (THANK YOU, Chris!).  There were visitors from far places (Bellingham, Japan by way of Los Angeles, Germany).  There were fond farewells (good-bye to Peter Nelson, and thank you for your service) and new representation to the AGA (hello Nick Wilmes, and good luck at the national meeting).

And there were players who didn’t want to wait for the weekend to play Rengo.

Four Go players, one in a bunny hat, playing a team game of Rengo

Couldn’t wait for Saturday

A couple hours later, the board looked like this:

Go board nearly filled with complicated patterns

Rengo board two hours later; Black to play

The corner held some surprises.

Go life-and-death problem from actual play

Black to play

Cullen Mott provided a kifu that covers from game start to early endgame: TheArgoGame (getting JagoPlayer working on the website will be a project for the future).

Join us Saturday for Rengo with Pie and Coffee!  $10 to register ($5 for persons under 18, and for voting members of the Go Center).  Registration opens 5:30 PM, and play starts at 6:00 PM.  More info at www.seattlego.org/events

Rengo Tournament poster for June 9, 2018

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