We are ready to teach complete beginners on Tuesdays from 3 – 9 PM, and at our “Real Beginners” class on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, which will start again on June 13, 2013. There is also a follow up class- “Beginners Workshop” which meets from 7:00 – 9:00 the same Thursdays.
On Tuesdays, you don’t need an appointment, and we arrange individual or small group lessons with volunteers who are ready to teach when you walk in. At present, we have about 5 kids coming on Tuesday afternoon, from 4-7 PM, and about 30 adults at all levels by 7:00 PM.
If you prefer to learn in a class setting, we recommend the Thursday evening classes for those who are starting out. “Real Beginners” and “Beginners Workshop” will start fresh on June 13, 2013. They are free, but you need to register by contacting the Manager. It is best for adults and teenagers.
If you already play on a 19×19 board, and can finish a game, but are not a strong player, then the “Double Digit Kyu Player” class on Mondays with Nick Sibicky is for you (20 kyu – 5 kyu players). This class is on-going, and free.
If you are in the 10 kyu to 1 kyu range, and working towards being a dan level player, then the Wednesday Night class with Andrew J is for you. This is the “Single Digit Kyu Class” (SDK). It starts up June 12, 2013.
Your first 10 visits are free (including these lessons). Youth visits under 18 are always free.
Tuesdays and Saturday afternoons are also good for advanced beginner and intermediate players (“kyu players”) who are looking for teaching games with stronger players, or games with players at their own strength. On Tuesday evenings we have plenty of players, so that everybody can find a game to suit their needs. We generally have fresh baked bread and take out pizza available on Tuesday evenings, too. Saturdays are smaller, but this Winter most players found games pretty quickly. The Saturday Manager is usually Dennis Wheeler, 7k.
Sundays we have private lessons with Jon Boley 6d. Lessons are usually on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month. (Our Ratings Tournament is usually held on the first Sunday of the month.) For more information on private classes, please email Jon Boley
Advanced players (dan players) can often find teaching games on Tuesdays with Sonny Cho 6d, and others. Sometimes teaching games are possible with strong players on Thursday afternoons and Saturday as well. You may phone us at 206 545-1424 to see which teachers are available. The “Seattle’s Top Go Players” round robin tournament meets on the same Sundays as our Ratings Tournaments. It attracts players in the 7d-5d range.
On three weekends each year, we offer workshops by visiting professionals. Please check our Events Calendar page to see if any workshops are currently scheduled.