Membership

The SF Go Club aims to be an inspirational center for Go. To this end, we strive to create a conducive environment for members to play Go and engage in the rich culture of the sport in a family atmosphere. We rely on your contributions to support the club, its events, and investments in the growth of Go in SF. Ultimately, SF Go Club is the product of its members and their involvement in making the club great.

To sign up, please fill out our registration form and select a payment package below. All payments are securely processed through PayPal.

Membership Packages

Basic membership – individual

In addition to supporting the SF Go Club community and its operations, basic members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to SFGC’s dojo and events and eligibility to apply for key privileges
  • Library privileges to hundreds of Go books and materials
  • Club directory access
  • Voting rights after 3+ months of membership
  • Free admission to monthly SF Go Club tournaments
  • Discounts to select nearby stores and restaurants
  • Discounts on special events, such as lectures and workshops with professional Go players
  • Ability to log AGA-rated games played at SFGC
  • Discounts on SFGC merchandise

Sponsoring membership – individual

  • In addition to basic membership benefits, Sponsoring members’ names are listed on the club website to receive recognition for their generous contributions.

Basic membership – family

In addition to supporting the SF Go Club community and its operations, Family members enjoy the following benefits for up to 2 adults and children under the same household:

  • Access to SFGC’s dojo and events and eligibility to apply for key privileges
  • Library privileges to hundreds of Go books and materials
  • Club directory access
  • Voting rights after 3+ months of membership (limit one vote per household)
  • Free admission to monthly SF Go Club tournaments
  • Discounts to select nearby stores and restaurants
  • Discounts on special events, such as lectures and workshops with professional Go players
  • Ability to log AGA-rated games played at SFGC
  • Discounts on SFGC merchandise

Sponsoring membership – family

  • In addition to basic family membership benefits, Sponsor Family Members have two voting rights per household and also receive special recognition on the club website for their generous contribution to the club.

Membership Benefits

  1. First class facility and top tier equipment to play the ancient game of Go in San Francisco’s Japantown with accessible parking and proximity to many exquisite restaurants.
  2. Regular Club tournaments, including the annual Jujo tournament which attracts top Go players from around the world
  3. An annual hackathon themed around Go and the historic achievement of AlphaGo
  4. Access to member only events. Throughout the year the Club will host social activities including professional Go workshops, seminars, game broadcasts, and family activities among a myriad of other events.
  5. The San Francisco Go Club is like joining a second family with camaraderie among Club members that share an appreciation for Go and Asian etiquette, and pride in member achievements.
  6. Support of youth Go activities and events.
  7. Access to a library of Go and Asian cultural texts as well as Club computers for conducting research.
  8. Tea kettle and kitchen privileges at the clubhouse
  9. Access to club directory
  10. *Reciprocal privileges to other clubs to be determined
  11. **Super members – access to the clubhouse during non-event hours
  12. Members get an area to play on the nice tables and boards and stones.
  13. Desks for remote working.
  14. AGA rated games during tournaments or casual play. Look up your AGA number here.

FAQ

How is this membership different from AGA membership?

The AGA is a the American national Go ratings system and our club is a chapter of the AGA, however, AGA does not fund our club. Membership of AGA allows you to play AGA rated games anywhere in America that hosts AGA rated events. Membership of SF Go Club is a separate membership from AGA.