Welcome to the Berkeley Go Club
We offer a place to play, free help for beginners, monthly game reviews by a professional, and an extensive Go library to enjoy while you are here.
|Friday||7:00 PM||until last player leaves||usual host -- Linden Chiu||AGA 3 Dan|
|Saturday||3:00 PM||until last player leaves||usual host -- Len Sosnoski||AGA 4 Dan|
|Sunday||2:00 PM||until last player leaves||usual host -- Herb Doughty||AGA 4 Kyu|
Each month our club hosts a game review lesson conducted by Professional 7 Dan Mingjiu Jiang. Beginners through top amateur Dans are welcome to attend. These lessons are subsidized by the Ing Foundation, so you don't need to pay to attend. Please bring records of your own games(preferably recent) and whatever questions you may have.
The next lesson is scheduled for Saturday April 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
Our club plays at Games of Berkeley every Monday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a table conspicuously in the middle of the sales floor so that customers can see Go players having fun. The UC Berkeley Campus Go Club also meets at Games of Berkeley on Thursdays from 6pm to around 9:30pm in one of the game rooms downstairs.
The Caffe Mediterraneum welcomes Go players on Wednesday evenings. Craig Becker, the owner, provides sets, and you may also bring your own equipment.
2161 Shattuck Ave, Suite 222, Berkeley, CA
(The entrance to the upstairs is the door to the right of the Games of Berkeley entrance. The door to 2161 Shattuck is usually open during the day, but will be locked after dark. If the door is locked when you arrive, just call (510) 501-8314 and you will be met at the door.)
We are conveniently located across the street from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Many AC Transit buses stop at this location as well. Our location is in vibrant downtown Berkeley with many restaurants and coffee shops in the immediate area.
Parking can be challenging, especially on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. If you can't find street parking, the parking garage directly behind Chase Bank across the street, on the south side of Center Street, is a good option. For bikers there is a secure lockup across Shattuck Ave, one block south.
Our local players range in strength from complete novice to amateur 8 Dan, and in age from under 5 years old to 97. Beginners, Internet players and returning players are encouraged to stop by anytime for lessons, practice and play.
Our club dues are: Monthly -- $20; Six months at a time -- $100; Yearly -- $200; Please join! Sponsoring members pay $300 or more per year. There is a non-member day fee of $5; Beginners, kids under 18, and everyone's first club visit -- all FREE. Herb Doughty's lessons for beginners on Sundays are always free (come any time after 2pm).If you already play Go, want to learn, or are just curious, please visit our club!