Weekly Schedule


Open to public on
tournament days only.

Monday  5 – 9 PM

Go Basics (new and DDK players) 6:30 – 8:30
with Drew Barnett

Nick Sibicky’s DDK class
will return in September.

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 – 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.








Yang Yi, 6P, simuls in July

Saturday, July 7, 2018, Seattle Go Center was honored and delighted to receive a visit from Mr. Yang Yi, 6-dan professional and Vice Chairman of Chinese Weiqi Association.  Mr. Yang engaged six and seven players in simultaneous games of Go.

One Go player faces off against six other players seated at a U-shaped table arrangement.

Mr. Yang Yi, 6P, playing simuls at Seattle Go Center

Open Mondays; New Class: “Go Basics” (for new and DDK players)

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).

Man in forest gazes at camera

Go Teacher Drew Barnett

Japan Fair 2018 in Bellevue

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.

Posters decorate a convention booth

Seattle Go Center booth at Japan Fair

Two players arrange stones on a 9x9 Go board

Dave introduces Go at Japan Fair

Three experienced Go players face three new players on small Go boards

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 men play Go, one with his daughter on his lap

Two old friends learn Go together; in the foreground, two experienced players, one with his daughter, strike up a new friendship

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