Pros Visiting in August

We have some excellent events coming up. Maeda Ryo 6p from the Kansai Ki-in will be visiting us on Thursday afternoon, Aug 1, for simultaneous games, and on Friday evening, Aug. 2 for a lecture. ($15 general admission, $10 for youth and voting members).  Maeda-sensei is one of our favorite instructors for kyu players.

The U.S. Go Congress will meet in Tacoma at Pacific Lutheran University from Saturday, Aug. 3 to Saturday Aug. 10.  There will be 22 professional Go players from around the world participating in this event.  The Go Center will be open only on Tuesday, Aug. 6, during this week, since most of our staff and instructors will be at the Go Congress.  It is possible to get day passes to the Go Congress for $60.  Go Congress Site

After Go Congress, Kansai Ki-in pro Chihiro Chujo will give a lecture suitable for kyu players on Monday evening at 6:30 Aug. 12, and play simultaneous games at 3:00 p.m., Aug. 13.

The famous Masaki Takemiya 9p from the Nihon Ki-in will playing simultaneous games with strong players  in the evening on Tuesday Aug. 13, and  will give a lectures for strong players in the evening of Aug. 14, and for intermediate players in the evening of Aug. 15.

Please check our calendar on this website for the latest schedules: events calendar [ Read more… ]

New Classes Starting Week of June 10

The Seattle Go Center will be expanding its sequence of free evening classes.  We will be adding a “Single Digit Kyu Player’s Class” on Wednesday night, June 12,  with Andrew Jackson 5d as the instructor.  Here is the revised sequence of our classes, in order of  rising difficulty:

Thursdays, starting June 13: “Real Beginners” 7 week intro class starts at 6:30 p.m. with Jon Friedman.  Here is the flyer.  “Beginners Workshop” ongoing class starts at 7:00 pm with Frank Lam. The Workshop is good for graduates of “Real Beginners” up to about 15 kyu. Here is their website. [ Read more… ]

Closed Memorial Day Weekend

The Seattle Go Center will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27.    An Ikebana group will be meeting there for a workshop.

Nick’s Monday night DDK class on May 27 is also taking a holiday.

Youth 19×19 May 19 Sunday

The Iwamoto Youth 19×19 Tournament will be held Sunday, May 19, at the Seattle Go Center, at 1:00 p.m. If the open section has a least 4 players, the first place prize will be $50. There will also be an handicapped section with book and equipment prizes.  This is a great way for youth to start playing rated games.  The tournament is free, but players must be under 18, and have an American Go Association membership, which costs $10. AGA memberships can be set up online  or in person on the day of the tournament. Advanced registration is not required, but please send an email with your playing strength if you know you are coming.  [ Read more… ]

Cherry Blossom Festival April 26-28

This weekend, from Friday April 26, through Sunday April 28, we will be teaching and sharing the game of Go down at the Cherry Blossom Festival, in  the Armory Building of the Seattle Center (near the Space Needle).  The Go Center will be closed, except for Jon’s private lessons.  We will be doing outreach at Cherry Blossom on all three days, starting at 10:00 a.m.   The AGA  rated Tournament starts at 9:30 on Saturday in Room H of the Armory Building, and the Children’s 13×13 Tournament starts at 1:00 on Sunday at the same place.  We hope to see you there!  We have more info on our  events calendar page.


Ho Son wins Seattle Top Go Players’ Tournament

Ho Son won the first competition of the Seattle Top Go Player’s Tournament on April 7, 2013.  Edward Kim and Chan Jeong tied for 2nd place.  The deciding game between Mr. Son 7d and Mr. Kim 7d was played late on Sunday afternoon, and is posted below.

TD Sonny Cho gives Space Needle trophy to Ho Son

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Free Beginner Classes start April 4 – Thursday

We are pleased to offer two free Thursday evening classes starting April 4. “Real Beginners 1” and “Real Beginners 2” will both meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Go Center, alternating lectures and practice games, and run for 7 weeks.

Jon Friedman will be teaching “Real Beginners 1”.  This class is for students who want to start learning the game of Go from the beginning.

Frank Lam will teach “Real Beginners 2”, continuing with many of his students from the previous “Real Beginners 1” class.  [ Read more… ]

Annual Meeting Sunday March 24 at 2 PM

The Seattle Go Center will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the Seattle Go Center.  The Agenda will include reports on the last year (which was exciting) and the election of four members to the Board of Directors.  [ Read more… ]

Yilun Yang Workshop this weekend, March 16-17

The Go Center will be closed this weekend, except for Yang Workshop participants.  We will not be offering our usual beginner’s lessons on Saturday Afternoon or Sunday Morning.

There are still spaces available in this once a year workshop with Mr. Yang.  For more information on the workshop, please click here. [ Read more… ]