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… ]

Top Players Tournament March 3 Results

On Sunday, March 3, the Seattle Top Go Player’s Tournament had a second day of games. The round robin tournament uses reverse komi to match players with different ratings.  At this point, no one is undefeated. You can click to the results here. The next session will be April 7, starting at noon, at the Seattle Go Center.  The Monthly AGA Ratings Tournament, which is open to players of all strengths, will also be held on the same day, with registration from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. [ Read more… ]

Top Players Tournament Results

The first day results of the Seattle Top Go Players round robin tournament are posted here. The tournament will continue on March 3, the same day as our next Monthly Ratings Tournament.

시애틀 바둑 최강자전

(Korean version of Top Go Player’s Tournament information.  English version below.)


시애틀 바둑 회관에서 열리고 있는 바둑대회중 특히 고단자들을 위한 대회 하나를 소개하고자 합니다. 참가자격은 미국 아마츄어 단위로 4단 이상이며 참가비는 50불입니다. 참가하는 모든 분이 번갈아 가며 한번씩 두는 데  10명이 대회에 참가하면 9판을 두시게 됩니다. 매달 첫번째 일요일 12시에 대회가 있고 하루에  한 분이 보통 3판을 두기 때문에 전체 대회를 소화하는데 3개월이 걸립니다.

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