Welcome to the

Berkeley Go Club

a space to play and enjoy the game of Go(囲碁)・free introductory lessons・professional game reviews・extensive library
2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 222, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Go Club Online Hangout - We are meeting online every Friday on Discord from 8-10 PM PT.

In-Person Hours of Operation (Temporarily Suspended Due To COVID-19 Situation)

Day Time Host
Sunday SUSPENDED Dennis Rhodes 4-kyu
Monday SUSPENDED Yen-Ta Huang 4-dan
Tuesday N/A N/A
Wednesday N/A N/A
Thursday N/A N/A
Friday SUSPENDED Yen-Ta Huang 4-dan
Saturday SUSPENDED Len Sosnoski 4-dan

In-person meetings are temporarily suspended; please check our Facebook page for more details.

The Berkeley Go Club meets every week to play and discuss the game of Go. 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 Bank of America on the corner of Center and Shattuck. The door is locked during club hours, please call the club phone at (510) 501-8314 to be let in.

Upcoming Tournaments/Events

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, or email them ahead of time to berkeleycitygoclub@gmail.com. The next online lesson is scheduled for March 28th, 2021 at 2:30 PM. See our Facebook page for details.

The Bay Area Go Players Association holds quarterly tournaments; the next one will be held on 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+

Our clubroom is not free; we do need to pay rent. All dues go toward paying this rent. Donations are also appreciated. We are working out a new method for online donations; please message our Facebook page to learn more.