Weekly Schedule

The Go Center is closed during the COVID-19 emergency response. We continue to monitor guidance from public health authorities. Meanwhile, please try these resources for places online to play Go and socialize, and stay safe.


Open to public on tournament days only.

Monday 6:30-8:30 PM suspended

Nick Sibicky’s “Double Digit Kyu” class, which earned him “AGA Teacher of the Year” for 2019.

Tuesdays are suspended during the COVID-19 emergency

But you can find us for a game online

Computer monitor displays game of Go / Baduk / Weiqi

Wednesday closed

Jonathan Cheng’s “Single Digit Kyu” class is now held online 6pm-8pm

Wednesday 6-8 PM
Free beginner’s lessons and meet-up at Uwajimaya Seattle
Uwajimaya meetup suspended during COVID-19 emergency

Thursdays are suspended during the COVID-19 emergency

Thursday 4:00-9:00 PM
Free Go meetup and beginner lessons at Couth Buzzard Cafe & Books
Couth Buzzard meetup suspended during COVID-19 emergency
Thursday 5:30-8:00 PM

Free Go meetup and beginner’s lessons at Hurry Curry Seattle
Hurry Curry meetup suspended during COVID-19 emergency

Friday  closed

Saturdays are suspended during COVID-19 emergency

When we return, Good day for a game for all levels — and a good day for families!   Instruction available for beginners.

Drew Barnett’s “Programming Go AI” class, suspending during COVID-19; project help is available via Slack channel and email.
Shogi games and lessons
, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, are online during the COVID-19 emergency.


COVID-19 Closure and Cancelation: 03-24 update

Seattle Go Center remains closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. On 3-23, Governor Inslee issued a proclamation, that (among other measures) closed all non-essential businesses and banned all recreational gatherings regardless of size, for at least two weeks. This means the soonest the Go Center might be able to re-open would be April 9.

Accordingly, the April monthly ratings tournament (that was scheduled for April 5) is canceled. The annual Spring Go Tournament, scheduled for May 3, is uncertain at this time.

Every year, volunteers from the Go Center share the game with attendees at certain festivals. We’ve received confirmation that the following events, originally scheduled for April and May, are canceled: Sakura-Con, Cherry Blossom Festival (at Seattle Center), and University District Street Fair.

The online community resources for playing Go and chatting have been getting increasing use. The Discord server in particular has about 40 users, and the players who meet up regularly at Zoka Coffee on Monday and Friday mornings have been finding each other in the “Seattle Go Center” club room on KGS.

— Mike M.

Online Community Resources

While Seattle Go Center is closed for the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ll keep the community GOing online:

East-vs-West League

Our sister Go Center in the other Washington, the National Go Center, is planning to organize an East Coast vs. West Coast online league. All strengths are welcome to join. If you’d like to participate, please complete the form below.

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We are working with National Go Center to set up more formal play in an online league context.  This probably would be on KGS, with Discord voice chat.

Please fill out the questions below to help us understand your interest, whether you would need technical support, and your comments and suggestions. Stay safe and stay well!

COVID-19 Response

Seattle Go Center suspended routine operations effective March 13 due to the concern for everyone’s health and safety during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak and emergency response. We will be closed (see “Closed during COVID-19 emergency” for specifics) at least through March 29, at which time we will reassess. We continue to monitor the guidance from public health authorities at https://kingcounty.gov/covid and we encourage everyone to take appropriate precautions. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones, and we wish a speedy recovery to all.

Though closed for face-to-face games, we are using online resources to keep the community GOing. Please join us virtually Tuesdays and Saturdays to play Go, or just chat and hang out.

— Mike M.

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