August Hours Info

Some of our classes have gone on vacation for August, but the rest of our schedule is unchanged.  The Monday night class with Nick Sibicky is not meeting in August, nor is the Wednesday night class with Andrew Jackson.  However, the Beginner’s Class, on Thursdays from 7-9 pm,  continues with Carlos Encalada the whole month.  The Go Center will be open for our regular hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday.  The meetup at Crossroads Bellevue also continues on Thursdays in August, from 6:00 – 8:30.  The Meetup at Uwajimaya in the International District will not happen Aug. 13, but will meet on Aug 20 & 27 from 6-8 pm.

Sasaki Tadashi 8P

Sasaki Smiling srgbSasaki Tadashi on the Great Wheel croppedThe Seattle Go Center mourns the loss of their friend Sasaki Tadashi, an 8 dan professional with the Nihon Ki-in.  Mr. Sasaki often traveled to the United States for the U.S. Go Congress.  He was a strong supporter of the Seattle Go Center, and he a gave an excellent workshop here in 2011.  Mr. Sasaki loved to hike, and he encouraged us to enjoy our wonderful mountain trails. Photos by Brian Allen, 2013

We Teach at Summer Camps

Bel Red Student 2014This July, Brian Allen and Sonny Cho taught Wei Qi at the Bel Red Bilingual Academy Summer School.  We had 24 students for 4 mornings.  Many of the students were very young, going into kindergarten and 1st grade this fall, but they were good students and caught on quickly.  The Go Center also taught a class for the summer camp organized by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW).  This August, we will be teaching at the Feminist Karate Union summer camp.

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Weekly Schedule


Open to public on tournament days only.

Private lessons some Sundays.  More info: Jon Boley

Monday Class on vacation in August & Sept

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.


Wednesday Class on vacation in August

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.  Most players are in the 10 kyu – 3 dan range.

Beginner’s class at 7:00 p.m. continues with Carlos Encalada

Meet-up at Crossroads Bellevue 6:00 – 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 is on vacation.

Next Saturday Meet-up at Crossroads Bellevue is August 23, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.


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