Weekly Schedule

Sunday

Open to public on
tournament days only.

Monday 6:30-8:30 PM

Nick Sibicky’s “Double Digit Kyu” class for intermediate kyu-level players.

Tuesday 1:00-10:00 PM

The largest weekly meeting of Go players in North America

Our priority is teaching beginners and intermediate players for free between 3 – 9 PM, but everybody can find a game.

 

Wednesday 6:00-9:00 PM

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 PM, “Programming Computer Go”; then “Go Basics” 7:00-8:30 PM.

Wednesday 6-8 PM
Free beginner’s lessons and meet-up at Uwajimaya Seattle

Thursday 2:00-9:00 PM

Open play in the afternoon

Instruction for Complete Beginners 6:30 – 8:30 with Larry Eclipse New students are welcome.

Thursday “Advanced Go” 7:00-9:00 PM (register in advance).

Thursday 5:30-8:00 PM
Free beginner’s lessons and meet-up at Hurry Curry Seattle

Friday  closed

Saturday 1:00-8:00 PM

Good day for a game — all levels, but not as big as Tuesday.  Instruction for beginners.

Speed League Go tournament, 2nd Saturday of the month.
Shogi games and lessons, 3rd Saturday of the month.

News

Membership Meeting, March 24

The Annual Membership Meeting will be Sunday, March 24, starting at 1:00 PM.

Voting members who are not coming to the meeting—please give your written proxy to a voting member who is coming, so that we can meet our quorum requirements.  This can be done with email. 

The meeting will be at the Go Center. It will include a slide show, yearly reports, election of three members of the Board of Directors, and snacks.  The meeting will last about an hour, and will be followed by a meeting of the Board of Directors. If you are not elected to the Board of Directors, you may spend the rest of the afternoon playing Go. 

The Seattle Go Center has nine Directors.  Each Director has a term of three years.  This meeting, three positions will be filled. The Directors are elected by “voting members”:  lifetime members, yearly members and quarterly members who have had a membership for at least 93 days.  Ten-visit members and new members are welcome at the meeting, but cannot vote. 

If you are interested in standing for the Board of Directors, please contact Brian Allen (Operations Manager) or Lee Anne Bowie (President of the Board of Directors).  Members of the Board of Directors do not have to be current voting members of the Go Center, although they usually are.  We have enough candidates to fill all our Board positions but we are still accepting nominations.

–Mike M.

Thank you, Yuto!

Mr. Yuto Tajiri (“call me Yuto”), 5 Dan professional Go player with the Nihon Ki-in, visited Seattle Go Center, March 4 – March 7, and engaged in many activities with us.

Monday, despite several hours of airplane travel, Yuto took over Nick Sibicky’s DDK class, and reviewed a game vs. Hideo Otake, professional 9 Dan.

Tuesday, Yuto met with Weiqi students at UW on campus at Red Square. In the warm sunshine, he played public teaching games on 9×9.

Then in the afternoon, with the stamina of a true professional, he played simultaneous games — then did it again in the evening!

Yuto Tajiri 5P playing simuls in the afternoon, and into the evening.

Wednesday, Yuto taught Go to 2nd-grade students at University Child Development School. These kids visit senior citizens living at Nikkei Manor — and now Go is one of the things they can do on their visits!

Smiling Go players face each other for casual and teaching games in a food court.

Wednesday evening, Yuto visited the Go Center’s long-running outreach project at the Uwajimaya food court.

1 Go player takes on 2 opponents while another watches.

Yuto played teaching games and simuls at Uwajimaya.

Thursday, Yuto taught Go at the McDonald International School Go Club. In the evening, one more lecture at the Go Center; then Friday, back to the airport.

Yuto Tajiri 5P with the instructors of McDonald International School Go Club

The Go Center is deeply grateful to the Nihon Ki-in and to Tajiri-sensei for the visit and so much hard work. Thank you!

–Mike M.

Mr. Tajiri, 5 Dan Professional, March 4 – March 7

Mr. Yuto Tajiri, 5 Dan professional Go player of the Nihon Ki-in, will be visiting Seattle!  Here is his profile page.

Mon. March 46:30-8:30 PMMr. Tajiri takes over Nick Sibicky’s “Double Digit Kyu” class!
Tue. March 52:00-4:30 PMSimultaneous games! $10 donation requested ($5 Youth / Voting Members). Sign up in advance.
Tue. March 56:00-8:30 PM Simultaneous games! $15 donation requested ($10 Youth / Voting Members). Sign up in advance.
Wed. March 66:00-7:30 PMVisit to the Uwajimaya Go outreach project.
(600 5th Ave. S., Seattle 98104)
Thu. March 76:00-8:00 PMMr. Tajiri lectures about Go! No charge (donations gratefully accepted; and ordinary Go Center admission applies).

Mr. Tajiri departs Friday; no weekend seminar this time around.  Mr. Tajiri will also visit two Go programs at Seattle schools on this trip. 

Seattle Go Center is incredibly fortunate that professional players share their expertise with us. Please enjoy these special events.

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