Closed Saturday July 4, Open Sunday

The Seattle Go Center will be closed for the 4th of July (Saturday).  However, we will be open on Sunday, July 5, for our Monthly Ratings Tournament.  Registration is between 10 and 10:45, and the third round should finish around 5 pm.  More info on our events page.

See Us at the U District Street Fair

U District Street Fair

This weekend May 16 & 17, we will be at the University District Street Fair, reminding our neighbors about the Go Center, demonstrating the game, and teaching beginners.

This year, we are pretty far down on “The Ave”. We have Booth 421, on The Ave between 42nd St. and 41st St. If you are mapping it, the street address is about 4131 University Way NE, 98105. [ Read more… ]

Paid Private Instruction Expands

Paid private Go lessons are now available at the Seattle Go Center on Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Sundays.  We will continue our extensive program of free group lessons on other days.  Private lessons are great if you want to commit to an individualized program of instruction.  Our teachers are well qualified for the levels they teach, and they are committed to finding effective ways to improve your game. [ Read more… ]

Sakura Con Outreach April 3, 4, 5

Sakura Con 2014 720 pixelWe will be teaching  and playing  Go for three days in the “Asian Games” room at the amazing Sakura-Con 2015 festival in downtown Seattle. You do not need a festival pass to join us. We will be in room 305 of the Washington State Convention Center,  the same as last year, near the escalator.  We will be there from 10 am to 10 pm on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, April 5.  There will be a 13×13 Tournament on Sunday, starting at 10 am.

Yang Workshop Feb 21-22

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.

Yilun Yang

Yilun Yang

Beginner’s Class Starts Up Jan. 8

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… ]

Holiday Schedule

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!

Pair Go Sat. Dec. 13!


$10 Admission, $5 for youth and voting members. Advance registration not required.  Two rounds – International Pair Go Rules (each team must have a female and a male player).

Nihon Ki-in Gives Award to Frank Fukuda

Head shot of Frank smallThe 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 Returns

Nick Sibicky

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.

Nick tapes his lectures and posts them on    [ Read more… ]