Go uses the most elemental materials and concepts -- line and circle, wood and stone, black and white -- combining them with simple rules to generate subtle strategies and complex tactics that stagger the imagination.
-- Iwamoto Kaoru (1902--1999) 9-dan professional Go player.
Welcome to the St Andrews Go Club web site. Go is an abstract strategy board game that originated in China over 3000 years ago. It is also known also as igo (Japanese), weiqi (Chinese) or baduk (Korean). It is a game of pure skill; the rules are very simple to learn, and the almost infinite subtlety and scope for intuition and experiment make it highly addictive.
To learn how to play, visit The British Go Association, or just come along to one of our meetings and we will teach you!
Please contact Edwin Brady if you are intending to come to a meeting to confirm that it is taking place --- during university vacations meetings may not happen.
Current meeting times (from May 2011) are:
All are welcome, from complete beginners to dan level. We are open to and welcome visitors. Meetings are completely free; there is no membership charge or board fee (although obviously Aikman's would prefer you to buy a drink).
For those who want to play more often, there is a nearby club in Dundee.
Some of us can also often be found playing Internet Go on the KGS Go Server, in the British Room.
For more information, contact Edwin Brady either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (daytime number 01334 463271).
British Championship Title Match, relayed to the 2006 Fife Tournament and watched by several players.
There are no events in the near future in the St Andrews area, but watch this space for more news. For details of upcoming events across the UK, see the BGA's Tournament Calendar.
- Congratulations to Sandy Taylor on winning the 2011 Scottish Open.