The Spring Children’s Tournament had sections for 19×19 games, and for 13×13 games. All of the 19×19 players were students of Sonny Cho, mostly from his class at the Northwest Chinese School in Bellevue. The four 13×13 players were from the McDonald International School Go Club, and from the Saturday players at the Seattle Go Center. [ Read more… ]
The Spring Children’s Tournament will be this Sunday, March 12, starting at 10:30 a.m. All players 14 and under are welcome. [ Read more… ]
Some friends from the forum lifein19x19 were interested in how we used our gobans (floor boards) in the main playing room. The low tables are simply made with plywood, so we have covered them with tablecloths. The little side tables for stones help a lot. This photo is from the 2015 Jin Chen Tournament.
Korean Pro and Myongji University Professor Chihyung Nam is visiting Seattle this week. She will be playing simultaneous games at the Seattle Go Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m., she will be lead a discussion of her book “Contemporary Go Terms”. On Thursday, she will be visiting the after school Go Club at McDonald International School. Welcome back, Chihyung!
The 2017 Jin Chen Memorial Tournament will be this Sunday, January 8, with registration between 10 and 10:45 a.m. Please make sure your American Go Association membership is up to date. General admission to the tournament is $15; while youth and voting members of the Seattle Go Center pay $10. We have plenty of parking on Sundays. Please bring food, as you may not have much time to go out between games. We hope to see Sunday!
Since Christmas and New Years are on Sundays this year, we will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the holidays. Our Thursday evening Beginner Class will also continue. We will not be open on Saturday, Dec. 24 or Saturday, Dec. 31. Our more advanced classes will also take a holiday after Christmas. For the full schedule of classes, please check our events page.
Our weekly schedule is posted on the right hand side of the home page.
Join us for this great holiday event, with two rounds of Pair Go. Ten dollars general admission, five dollars for voting members and youth (under 18). We will be following International Pair Go Rules. Each pair must be of different gender, of any age. Registration will be from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the day of the tournament, Saturday, December 10; we will finish around 10 p.m. This is not an official Pair Go competition, so formal dress is encouraged, but not required. Remember, no moxibustion! (Check the rules.)
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nihon Ki-in, Mr. Hiroaki Dan, gives a greeting in Japanese at the beginning of Nick Sibicky’s Oct. 10 lecture. Mr. Dan was in the United States on personal business, and he enjoyed a one day layover in Seattle. He spent the afternoon and evening with Seattle Go Center board members, and attended the beginning of Nick Sibicky’s class, which was on Go Seigen. Nick has posted the lecture on YouTube (Lecture #223). Later, while enjoying Dungeness crab, Mr. Dan said he was impressed with the quality and amount of teaching done by volunteers at the Seattle Go Center. report/photo by Brian Allen.
The Seattle Go Center will be closed on Saturday, Oct 15, due to the bad weather predicted. We are particularly concerned that high winds will cause problems for travelers. Keep Safe!