We look forward to our annual workshop with Yilun Yang 7P, which will be on the weekend of Feb. 21-22, 2015. This year, we are starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, which is later than usual. The early registration discounts end on Wednesday, Feb. 18. For more information, please go to our Yang Workshop webpage.
On Thursday evenings at the Go Center, from 6:30 – 8:30, Carlos Encalada is ready to teach both complete beginners and more advanced beginners. Zei Wei will be his teaching assistant. This is a great time of the year for beginners to arrange a sequence of lessons. [ Read more… ]
We will be open our regular hours on Saturdays (1 – 7) and Tuesdays (1-10) throughout the holiday season, with the exception that we will be closing early on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 5 pm.
None of our classes are meeting during the holidays, and we will be closed on Thursdays as well. Nick’s next class will be on Monday Jan. 12, and Andrew’s next class will be on Wed. Jan. 14.
We hope to see you soon!
The Nihon Ki-in recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary in Japan. As part of the celebration, they sent Frank (Kohya) Fukuda, our Director Emeritus, an “Appreciation Diploma”, signed by their President Nori Wada. The text stated in Japanese, “Residing outside of Japan, you have been working hard for introducing and popularizing the game of Go, and you have contributed greatly to make Go prosper in your area. Through your activity, the success of international friendship was achieved.” [ Read more… ]
Nick Sibicky will start up the Double Digit Kyu Players Class (DDK) on Monday, September 29, at 6:30. The class is open to anybody who can finish a 19×19 game. The class is free, and your first 10 visits to the Go Center are also free.
Some of our classes have gone on vacation for August, but the rest of our schedule is unchanged. The Monday night class with Nick Sibicky is not meeting in August, nor is the Wednesday night class with Andrew Jackson. However, the Beginner’s Class, on Thursdays from 7-9 pm, continues with Carlos Encalada the whole month. The Go Center will be open for our regular hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday. The meetup at Crossroads Bellevue also continues on Thursdays in August, from 6:00 – 8:30. The Meetup at Uwajimaya in the International District will not happen Aug. 13, but will meet on Aug 20 & 27 from 6-8 pm.
The Seattle Go Center mourns the loss of their friend Sasaki Tadashi, an 8 dan professional with the Nihon Ki-in. Mr. Sasaki often traveled to the United States for the U.S. Go Congress. He was a strong supporter of the Seattle Go Center, and he a gave an excellent workshop here in 2011. Mr. Sasaki loved to hike, and he encouraged us to enjoy our wonderful mountain trails. Photos by Brian Allen, 2013