Welcome to the

Berkeley Go Club

free introductory lessons・professional game reviews・extensive library
2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 222, Berkeley, CA


Day Location Time Host
Sunday Clubroom 2:00 PM ~ 8:30 PM Herb Doughty (5-kyu)/Dennis Rhodes (4-kyu)
Monday Games of Berkeley 6:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM -
Tuesday - - -
Wednesday - - -
Thursday Games of Berkeley, downstairs 6:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM -
Friday -
Saturday Clubroom 2:00 PM ~ 8:30 PM Len Sosnoski (4-dan)

Our clubroom, Suite 222, is on the second floor of the 2161 Shattuck Ave. suite complex. The entrance to the suite complex is the door to the right of the Games of Berkeley store entrance. The door is usually open during the day, but will be locked after dark. If the door is locked when you arrive during club hours, just call (510) 501-8314 and you will be met at the door.

In addition to our weekend club room hours, we play 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. We also meet downstairs at the same times on Thursday evenings.

The UC Berkeley Campus Go Club meets every Friday in the Evans 740 classroom from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM while school is in session. Meetings begin August 28th, 2015.

Each month our club hosts a game review lesson with Professional 7 Dan Mingjiu Jiang. Beginners through top amateur dans are welcome to attend. These lessons are subsidized, so you don't need to pay to attend. Please bring records of the beginnings of some of your games. The next lesson is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Other Venues

The Caffe Mediterraneum welcomes Go players on Wednesday evenings. Craig Becker, the owner, provides Go sets, and you may also bring your own equipment.

The Bay Area Go Players Association holds quarterly tournaments; the date and location of the next one is TBA.


2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 222 (second floor)
Berkeley, CA

We are conveniently located across the street from the downtown Berkeley BART station. Many AC Transit buses stop at this location as well, and there are 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.

Club Info

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.

Beginners Minors (<18) First Visit 1 Day 1 Month 6 Months 1 Year Sponsors
Free! Free! Free! $5 $20 $100 $200 $300+

Herb Doughty's lessons for beginners on Sundays are always free (come any time after 2 pm).

Our clubroom is not free; we do need to pay rent. All dues go toward paying this rent. Donations are also appreciated. All payments can be made to our secure Paypal account via the button below. If you would like to pay your dues online, a record will be made and our member info will be updated.