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

The Berkeley Go Club is open for business, in compliance with the state and CDC’s guidelines.

Hours of Operation

Day Time Host
Sunday 2 PM to 8 PM Linden Chiu 3-dan
Monday N/A N/A
Tuesday N/A N/A
Wednesday N/A N/A
Thursday N/A N/A
Friday N/A N/A
Saturday 2 PM to 8 PM Len Sosnoski 4-dan

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) 593-0252 to be let in.

We ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated; two weeks since your final required dose of any vaccine(both shots for Pfizer/Moderna etc). We will check vaccination cards at the door(photos of your card are also acceptable). We must unfortunately ask any unvaccinated people to not attend at present; children and people unable to get the vaccine are NOT exempted from this requirement. These strict guidelines are to facilitate our early re-opening and we hope to relax some of these protocols as California’s situation evolves. Anybody concerned about our being at capacity should call ahead to our new phone number (510) 593-0252 to confirm that there’s space.

Berkeley Go Club Online Hangout - We also meet online every Friday on Discord from 8-10 PM Pacific Time.

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 June 27th, 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.

Location

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.

Fees
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.