Next Meetup

Play Go this Sunday at Black Spring Coffee!
Welcome to Go in North Oakland! Drop in to play or learn any time from 9:00 am on, although if you want to be assured of getting a game I suggest showing up by 4:00 pm. Play occasionally continues after 5:00 pm, but I'm not guaranteed to be there after that. An RSVP isn't needed to attend, although it's appreciated. When RSVPing please respond to the question indicating what hours you plan to be there. Beginners of all ages are welcome at any time. If you don't know the rules yet, before you attend please check out this excellent interactive tutorial ( It takes at most an hour to learn, including an initial small-board game. I offer a class for kids and youth from 10 to 11, but that requires an RSVP no later than Saturday night so I can be prepared. I bring several sets with me, but would appreciate it if players who have their own sets would bring them to make sure we always have enough to go around. There is no fee for playing, but donations for our minimal club expenses (mainly playing equipment and outreach-related) are much appreciated. Hope to see you there! -- Steve Bloom (host, 3 dan) (Special note: We've started an online group for correspondence play! This is perfect for players who find it hard to make time for real-time games, or who would just like a little more time to consider their moves. See here ( for details.)

Black Spring Coffee Co.

2930 Telegraph Ave. · Oakland, CA

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Public Group

Welcome to the North Oakland Go Club! Our regular playing time is 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each Sunday at Black Spring Coffee Co., 2930 Telegraph Ave. (Pill Hill neighborhood).

Our goal is to provide a welcoming, supportive environment for players from first-timers to experts, focusing on the beauty and intellectual challenge of the game at least as much as on who's winning. Anyone can learn to play, including children as young as five years old so long as they have a little patience. There is no charge for joining or playing.

So come on by and check us out!

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