Weekly Schedule


Open to public on
tournament days only.

Monday  closed

Watch for announcements —
Nick Sibicky’s DDK class
will return in September.

Tuesday 1 – 10 pm

The largest weekly meeting of Go players in North America

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


Wednesday SDK Class is on summer vacation —
Check back in late August 2018

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

Thursday 2 – 9 PM

Open play in the afternoon

Instruction for Complete Beginners 6:30 – 8:30

  with Larry Eclipse  New students are welcome — walk in.    

Friday  closed

Saturday 1 – 8 pm

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








Japan Fair 2018 in Bellevue

Seattle Go Center had volunteers introducing the game of Go at Japan Fair 2018 in Bellevue, Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8.  We saw old friends and made new ones, and saw many exhibits about Japanese culture.

Saturday, we got the booth set up, using some Hikaru no Go posters and hangings that continue to attract attention.  The kids who enjoyed Hikaru when it was new, now are adults with children of their own, curious about Go.

Posters decorate a convention booth

Seattle Go Center booth at Japan Fair

Two players arrange stones on a 9x9 Go board

Dave introduces Go at Japan Fair

Three experienced Go players face three new players on small Go boards

Kyle, Mike, and Dave on 9×9

Sunday seemed even busier than Saturday.  Frank Fukuda sat with us and taught for a while, and Connie Hayashi brought some friends.  Some people mentioned that they know about the Go Center, and wish they had more time to come play.  Others were surprised to learn the Go Center exists.  Hopefully, they will come visit soon!

Two men play Go, one with his daughter on his lap

Two old friends learn Go together; in the foreground, two experienced players, one with his daughter, strike up a new friendship

Schedule Update

Seattle Go Center has had some schedule changes recently.  Here are the updates.


  • Thursday July 5, we are open 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM — shorter hours than usual, because of the July 4 holiday.  Larry Eclipse will be offering his “Complete Beginner” class.
  • Mondays we are closed, but watch for announcements.  Nick Sibicky’s “Double Digit Kyu” class will return in September, and other teachers are planning a class for the Monday slot in July and August.
  • Wednesdays we are closed, but we expect the “Breaking into Single Digit Kyu” class to resume in late August or early September.  The “Advanced Go” class, for SDK and dan players, happens on July 11 and July 15, but the Go Center is not open for casual play on those Wednesdays.
  • Most Thursdays we are open from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with Larry’s class for beginners going 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Advanced Go Class last Wed.

7 players wait at their Go boards as 1 player walks from board to board.

Yue Zhang teaching Advanced Go Class

Yue (“Vincent”) Zhang 7d taught the first of eight sessions of the Advanced Go Class on Wednesday, June 20. Seven eager students attended. Yue discussed how the value-per-move changes over the course of the game, and how strong A.I. players have changed our thinking about joseki. He played all students simultaneously, many moves through the opening and early middle game, giving individual instruction, with some of the students recording their games.

The next sessions will be Sunday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 27. More information or to sign up for the class: www.seattlego.org/2018/06/15/advanced-go-class

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