November 7th, 2010
Most of these photos were taken at the old club at 1881 Bush Street, probably in the 70’s. I suspect Lloyd Gowen was the photographer for many of the older pictures. The more recent pictures (below) were taken by Ernest Brown and Paul Goodman. I (P.G.) scanned some from old prints, others from contact sheets. … Continue reading Photos from the “Golden Age”
April 2014 The SF Go club teams up to share Go at the 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival. We also celebrate the life of our closing Go club at 500 8th Ave in the Inner Richmond district. Photo Album
1961 channel 5 TV Video of the SF Go Club (1881 Bush Street) – The opening scene is Mr. Torao Moriguchi 4 Dan hammering a small paper sign ‘Go Club’, under the Japanese sign “Nihon Kiin Soku Shibu” (Nihon Kiin San Francisco Branch). Video Link
During the 1930’s, one man named Yokotta, was instrumental in promoting the interests of the San Francisco Go Club to a very considerable extent. In fact, he is one of the principle benefactors in the club’s history. Mr. Yokotta was postmaster of the Japanese ship, “Assama Maru,” traveling between Yokohama and San Francisco. He was … Continue reading The Beginning of the San Francisco Go Club
Every Sunday you can find Guy Moreau 1D at the Go Club giving free beginner lessons. Guy is a wonderful teacher who has taught thousands of players the game with his playful style. It's a great day for beginners to swing by who are looking to learn the basics or level up by playing others. … Continue reading Free Beginner Lessons Every Sunday
The Dojo will be open every 2nd Saturday of the month starting May 18th. The hours will be 1pm - 6pm. We hope to see you there.
Last Friday of every month. Get your games reviewed by Linden at our monthly game review workshop. This event is best for players ranked 20k to 5k. Linden will go over your game with the group and answer questions. Make sure to bring your game records with you.
On 16 April 2022, during the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown, more than 40 competitors attended the San Francisco Go Club (SFGC) Cherry Blossom Tournament held at the club's recently opened dojo. Player skill levels ranged from 30 kyu up to 6 dan and games were played across 3 rounds. Over … Continue reading SFGC Cherry Blossom Tournament Results
The Bay Area Go Players Association has its own club room on KGS. There you can play Go, chat, and network online with other players in the San Francisco Bay Area. Simply log in, click on the Rooms menu and select Room List. Next click on Clubs and find the room called, “Bay Area GPA.” Click on … Continue reading Other Bay Area Go Clubs