The Arizona Go Club is an official chapter of the American Go Association and is located in Tempe, AZ. We are a club with 10-20 regular players. The strengths range from 15 Kyu up to 6 Dan. (If you came here expecting to find the Tucson Go Club, their website is here.) Everyone is welcome to come watch, ask questions, and play games. There are no required fees to attend. Beginners are welcome - come and learn!
The club is a registered AGA chapter with a casual organizational structure. There are no dues required for membership. However, it is recommended that you join the AGA if you would like to participate in rated events and tournaments.
The club meets in-person on Thursdays at 7 PM at the IHOP on University Dr and Rural Rd near ASU Tempe. We additionally meet on-line twice a week on Tuesdays at 7 PM and Saturdays at 1 PM via Discord (for voice-chat) and KGS.
Rather than try to replicate what has been so thoroughly covered at so many web sites, we're providing a set of links to some of the major Go sites on the internet.
American Go Association (AGA)
This site contains a large number of links and Go resources. This is a good place to start.
This is a Go Wiki with an ever changing set of resources and information.
GOBASE.org (A.K.A Go, an addictive game)
A treasure trove of Go information.
Allows you to improve your skills by solving Go problems from within your web browser.
A highly recomended GO server with strong players.
The Internet Go Server (IGS)
A great place to hook up with other Go players across the world for a game of Go. Go programs that run on most operating systems are available at this site.
The Kiseido Go Server (KGS)
KGS is a commercial site that sees professional as well as amateur games played on a regular basis. A great place to hang out and watch other players in addition to playing others yourself. The basic registration at KGS is free, giving you access to a large number of Go players - many of whom are likely to be at the same level of experience as you.
IgoWin is a very useful program to help you learn the basics of Go (especially if you don't have someone to play against on a consistent basis). It's free but, unfortunately, is Windows only. The AGA maintains a fairly extensive set of software links here that covers a multitude of devices and operating systems.
For more information about the Arizona Go Club, contact:
Bill Gundberg (he/him)
VN Truong (he/him)
705 S Rural Rd, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Thursday at 7PM (at IHOP)
Tuesday at 7 PM (on Discord)
Saturday at 1 PM (on Discord)