Jon’s Classes start Sunday Oct. 14

We are very excited to start our intensive Sunday teaching schedule with Jon Boley 6d at the Seattle Go Center this Sunday, Oct. 14!   Scott Arnold 2d will be assisting the morning youth classes, and Edward Kim 7d will teach some afternoon classes. [ Read more… ]

SGC and Nihon Ki-in Reaffirm Joint Commitment to Iwamoto-sensei’s Vision

September 20, 2012

 Nihon Ki-in’s Vice President, Hiroshi Yamashiro 9P and Hiroko Shinkai 5P visited Seattle Go Center last weekend, Sept. 14-16, to join in the celebration of the Seattle Go Center’s seventeenth anniversary.   This was Mr. Yamashiro’s first visit to Seattle; Ms. Shinkai, a student of Seattle Go Center founder, the late Kaoru Iwamoto- sensei,  was present at the Go Center’s opening ceremony in 1995.

On Friday evening, Mr. Yamashiro and Ms. Shinkai [ Read more… ]

Visiting Pros from Nihon Ki-in

We are pleased to announce that two professional Go players will be visiting the Seattle Go Center the weekend of our anniversary party.  Mr. Hiroshi Yamashiro 9p and Ms. Hiroko Shinkai 5p will be visiting from Thursday, September 13, until Sunday, Sept. Sept. 16.  A schedule of their lectures and simultaneous games is posted on our events page.

Mr. Yamashiro was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, was a disciple of Mr. Toshihiro Shimamura, and became a pro in 1972.  He became a 9-dan in 1985, and holds 16 titles. Four years ago, he won his 1000th victory as a pro.  [ Read more… ]


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Litigation Ended

August 2, 2012


The Board of Directors of the Seattle Go Center is very pleased to announce that we have determined that our legal action against the Nihon Ki-in is no longer necessary, and have therefore withdrawn our lawsuit. [ Read more… ]

Tuesdays are Big!

Over 45 players visited the Seattle Go Center on Tuesday, July 24. They ranged from complete beginners to 6 dan players.  Tuesdays are always well-attended at the Go Center.  Even on slow weeks we will have 25 players.  Our priority is teaching beginners and intermediates, but everybody can find a game.  [ Read more… ]

May 19 & 20: Outreach and Youth Tournament

We have lots happening on the weekend of Saturday, May 19 and Sunday May 20.  This includes two days of outreach at the U District Street Fair, a Saturday evening appearance at the new McDonald International School, the Youth 19×19 tournament on Sunday at 1:00, and the AGA chapter meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  For more information, please click on our calendar on the Events Page: events

AGA – Tygem Pro Prelim Results

Results have been posted to this AGA webpage:  tournament results 

This tournament, on May 5 and 6 at the Seattle Go Center,  selected Edward Kim to go to North Carolina in July to compete for the new AGA pro position.   The winner of that competition will be able to compete in five Korean Baduk Association tournaments.  [ Read more… ]