Check out the National Go Center’s website for more information!

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Upcoming events

    • June 27, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • June 28, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • June 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • June 29, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Thursday open hours are canceled this week, as Nate Eagle will be traveling and we don't have another substitute who can open during work hours.

    • June 30, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • July 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Conrad Chaffee (1d) and Nate Eagle (1k) host afternoon pizza and go activities for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there's space to play for younger children.

    (Contributions for pizza are welcome but not required.)

    • July 01, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    No lecture this week!

    • July 03, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • July 04, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • July 05, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • July 05, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • July 06, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • July 07, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • July 08, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Conrad Chaffee (1d) and Nate Eagle (1k) host afternoon pizza and go activities for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there's space to play for younger children.

    (Contributions for pizza are welcome but not required.)

    • July 08, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Josh Lee (6d) is hosting a Children's Go Lecture. Meant for beginners. All ages welcome!

    • July 08, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Single-Digit Kyu Lecture Series, taught by Josh Lee (6d). Geared toward single-digit-kyu players.

    This lecture's subject: TBA.

    • July 10, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • July 11, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • July 12, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • July 12, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • July 13, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • July 14, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • July 15, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC


    Four-round Go Tournament.

    Registration and check-in:  8:30 am

    First round:  9:00 am

    Fun for all levels!  Multiple divisions! Winners in each division will receive a National Go Center t-shirt for staying cool/being cool in the summer heat (new colors on order too).

    45 minutes of basic time and five 30-second byo-yomi periods.

    Register online and save 20% off the in-person registration fee!

    This is our last tournament before the annual US Go Congress, the biggest go event in the United States! And it's not too late to register!)

    • July 15, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    There will be no Family Go this week, as the NGC will be holding the Summer Sizzler Tournament.

    • July 15, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    The long awaited documentary on the game of Go is here!

    THE SURROUNDING GAME follows the lives of three young Americans vying to become the first-ever Western professional players. Quirky, cerebral, and disillusioned with conventional views of success, they represent a new generation of players, on the doorstep of adulthood. As the competition intensifies and intricate patterns spill out across the board, the line between reality and imagination starts to blur. Their thoughts turn to anxieties about the future, and lead them on a journey through the game’s ancient past to ask what it means to live a meaningful life. Through an intimate portrait of these young players and interviews with the greatest Go masters of all time, the film explores the search for meaning that Go represents to its players, for whom the game is a distillation of consciousness itself.

    The National Go Center is hosting two screenings on July 15 and 16. If you are coming to the Summer Sizzler tournament on Saturday July 15, then grab a bite after at one of the many local restaurants and then come back to enjoy the film at 7 PM. Or come the next day on Sunday afternoon and see the film at 1PM.

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (22 and under).

    • July 16, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    This event has been moved to July 23rd, due to the tournament being held on July 15th.

    • July 16, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    The long awaited documentary on the game of Go is here!

    THE SURROUNDING GAME follows the lives of three young Americans vying to become the first-ever Western professional players. Quirky, cerebral, and disillusioned with conventional views of success, they represent a new generation of players, on the doorstep of adulthood. As the competition intensifies and intricate patterns spill out across the board, the line between reality and imagination starts to blur. Their thoughts turn to anxieties about the future, and lead them on a journey through the game’s ancient past to ask what it means to live a meaningful life. Through an intimate portrait of these young players and interviews with the greatest Go masters of all time, the film explores the search for meaning that Go represents to its players, for whom the game is a distillation of consciousness itself.

    The National Go Center is hosting two screenings on July 15 and 16. If you are coming to the Summer Sizzler tournament on Saturday July 15, then grab a bite after at one of the many local restaurants and then come back to enjoy the film at 7 PM. Or come the next day on Sunday afternoon and see the film at 1PM.

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (22 and under).

    • July 17, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • July 18, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • July 19, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • July 19, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • July 20, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • July 21, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • July 22, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Conrad Chaffee (1d) and Nate Eagle (1k) host afternoon pizza and go activities for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there's space to play for younger children.

    (Contributions for pizza are welcome but not required.)

    • July 23, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Learn more about Yuan Zhou.

    Fee: $100.

    RSVP required—please email yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com.

    Event Schedule

    Check In: 9:30AM to 10:00AM (with life and death problem)

    Detailed analysis of a game: 10am to 12pm

    Lunch Break: 12pm to 1pm

    Team Game Play: 1pm to 3pm (Shifu will pair the players. Game is tournament style with time controls)

    Analysis of the game played: 3pm to 4pm


    • July 24, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • July 25, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • July 26, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • July 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • July 27, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • July 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • July 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Conrad Chaffee (1d) and Nate Eagle (1k) host afternoon pizza and go activities for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there's space to play for younger children.

    (Contributions for pizza are welcome but not required.)

    • July 31, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • August 01, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • August 02, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • August 02, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • August 03, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • August 04, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • August 05, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Conrad Chaffee (1d) and Nate Eagle (1k) host afternoon pizza and go activities for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there's space to play for younger children.

    (Contributions for pizza are welcome but not required.)

    • August 07, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • August 08, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • August 09, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • August 09, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • August 10, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • August 11, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • August 12, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Conrad Chaffee (1d) and Nate Eagle (1k) host afternoon pizza and go activities for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there's space to play for younger children.

    (Contributions for pizza are welcome but not required.)

    • August 14, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • August 15, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • August 16, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • August 16, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • August 17, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • August 18, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Head over to the National Go Center for Friday night Go, hosted by Haskell Small!

    Haskell Small's cell: 202-352-5529.

    • August 19, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Conrad Chaffee (1d) and Nate Eagle (1k) host afternoon pizza and go activities for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there's space to play for younger children.

    (Contributions for pizza are welcome but not required.)

    • August 20, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Learn more about Yuan Zhou.

    Fee: $100.

    RSVP required—please email yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com.

    Event Schedule

    Check In: 9:30AM to 10:00AM (with life and death problem)

    Detailed analysis of a game: 10am to 12pm

    Lunch Break: 12pm to 1pm

    Team Game Play: 1pm to 3pm (Shifu will pair the players. Game is tournament style with time controls)

    Analysis of the game played: 3pm to 4pm


    • August 21, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. George's Church, corner of Fairfax and Oakland, Arlington, VA

    Play Go Monday Nights at NOVA Go Club in Arlington, VA

    Hosted by Gary Smith

    703-254-6429

    • August 22, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Go Center, 4652 Wisconsin Ave NW

    Open hours for playing go, hosted by Patrick Sun.

    • August 23, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come learn and play with other newer players! The DC Beginner/Intermediate Go Club is hosted by Laurie Ensworth, and starts at 5 PM. It's a perfect time to come to the NGC to get an introduction to the game, or to play against others who are still working on game fundamentals.

    Players of all skill levels will be at the Go Center on Wednesday nights (starting at 7 PM), but there will still be space and attention devoted to beginners through 9 PM.

    • August 23, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    If you can come only one night during the week to the National Go Center, come on Wednesday night.

    Whether you're a new player who wants to learn, a dan player interested in sharp competition, or just someone who wants to know what go's all about, Wednesday nights offer plenty of good company and opportunity.

    Hosted by Eric Haengel.

    • August 24, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • National Go Center

    Open hours hosted by Nate Eagle (1k). Come to hang out, play go, study, work remotely, or join Nate for lunch.

    • September 17, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Learn more about Yuan Zhou.

    Fee: $100.

    RSVP required—please email yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com.

    Event Schedule

    Check In: 9:30AM to 10:00AM (with life and death problem)

    Detailed analysis of a game: 10am to 12pm

    Lunch Break: 12pm to 1pm

    Team Game Play: 1pm to 3pm (Shifu will pair the players. Game is tournament style with time controls)

    Analysis of the game played: 3pm to 4pm


    • October 15, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Learn more about Yuan Zhou.

    Fee: $100.

    RSVP required—please email yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com.

    Event Schedule

    Check In: 9:30AM to 10:00AM (with life and death problem)

    Detailed analysis of a game: 10am to 12pm

    Lunch Break: 12pm to 1pm

    Team Game Play: 1pm to 3pm (Shifu will pair the players. Game is tournament style with time controls)

    Analysis of the game played: 3pm to 4pm


    • November 12, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Learn more about Yuan Zhou.

    Fee: $100.

    RSVP required—please email yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com.

    Event Schedule

    Check In: 9:30AM to 10:00AM (with life and death problem)

    Detailed analysis of a game: 10am to 12pm

    Lunch Break: 12pm to 1pm

    Team Game Play: 1pm to 3pm (Shifu will pair the players. Game is tournament style with time controls)

    Analysis of the game played: 3pm to 4pm


    • December 10, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Go Center

    Learn more about Yuan Zhou.

    Fee: $100.

    RSVP required—please email yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com.

    Event Schedule

    Check In: 9:30AM to 10:00AM (with life and death problem)

    Detailed analysis of a game: 10am to 12pm

    Lunch Break: 12pm to 1pm

    Team Game Play: 1pm to 3pm (Shifu will pair the players. Game is tournament style with time controls)

    Analysis of the game played: 3pm to 4pm


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