How we can help you to play better?

One of the best ways of learning is by informal discussion at your local Go Club; record your games and then play through them, if possible discussing them with other, preferably stronger players.

The Game Review Service offers members the opportunity to submit their games for comment. This is a very effective way of learning as points are tailored to the individual.

In a slightly more formal way, we organise a range of teaching events across the country. Here is some advice for those intending to run such an event. Most of these events are aimed at the 10 kyu – 2 kyu range, but at least one every year is aimed at stronger players. Details are also included in our Calendar of Events.

We also run the Online Study Group which provides a focused way of studying.

Teaching activities are organised by our Player Development Committee.


We encourage all players to be active in teaching others to play and get stronger. We have advice on teaching both adults and children (PDF).

Several strong players provide professional teaching services (usually done over the Internet) and others provide introductory lessons for beginners.

Other teaching resources

Here is a link to David Ward's Top Ten Tips for improving your strength (this is a PowerPoint presentation).

Finally, here are some learning resources and help with self study.

Last updated Tue Mar 17 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.