Seattle Go Center
700 NE 45th Street   Seattle, WA 98105   206 545.1424

News

Room 305 at Sakura Con 2014

Sakura Con weekend is almost here! We will be doing outreach, and playing teaching games at this incredible gathering devoted to Japanese anime and popular culture. We will be in room 305 of the Washington State Convention Center (downtown on Pike St near 6th Ave). This is the same room as last year – just go up the escalator to  the third floor and turn left. You do not need a convention pass to reach us.

Our official hours are: Friday, April 19, 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday April 20, 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday April 21 10 am to 4 pm. We will probably stay open later on Friday and Saturday evening.

We have a 13×13 Tournament on Sunday, starting at 10:00. Everybody can play, but the prizes are reserved for the regular Sakura Con attendees.

 

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Beginner-Friendly Youth Tournament Sat March 29

We will be having a beginner-friendly Youth Go Tournament on Saturday, March 29, from 2-5 p.m. at the Seattle Go Center. There will be prizes for all: books, donated equipment and fun little things. This tournament is not AGA rated, and it is free. Advance registration is not required, but please send me an email if you think you will be coming.

This will be for all players under 18, but we expect that most of the participants will be grade school aged. Students will compete by grade group: k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. The default board size will be 13×13, but if both players agree, it can be 19×19. If students play 19×19, the games will be fast by adult standards — 30 minutes to a side.

If you are new to the Go Center, our directions page has useful information on parking and transportation options in the area.

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Meetup at Crossroads Bellevue a Success

We are continuing our meet-up for playing Go at the Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center on Thursdays from 5:30-8:00 pm.   Last week, Feb. 20,  we had 8 players, from beginner to 6 dan. We meet in the Game Lane, inside the Crossroads common area, in front of Uncle’s Games and the KCLS Library (near the giant chess board).  Brian Allen will be there for the first two weeks, and Sonny Cho will be providing free instruction.  We will provide equipment.

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday

Open to public on tournament days only.

Private lessons some Sundays.  More info: Jon Boley

Monday Class 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Free class for double digit kyu players with Nick Sibicky.

Tuesday 1:00 – 10:00

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

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Wednesday

Free class for players 10 kyu to 1 kyu, with Andrew J. 7-9 p.m.

 

Free beginner’s lessons and meet-up at Uwajimaya Seattle  6 – 8 p.m.

 


Thursday 2:00 – 9:00

Go lessons taught in Japanese in the daytime.  Best daytime for strong players.

Two beginner’s classes at 7:00 p.m. New beginners can start at any time.

Meet-up at Crossroads Bellevue 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Friday closed

 

Saturday 1:00-7:00

Good day for a game — all levels, but not as big as Tuesday.  Instruction for beginners.  Pro Simon (Ximeng) Yu often teaches advanced players at 2:00 p.m.

 New Meet-up at Crossroads Bellevue 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

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