Manchester Go Club

Manchester Go Club

Welcome to the home page of Manchester Go Club. We exist to play and promote the game of Go, the ancient board game from the Far East, known also as igo (in Japan), weiqi (in China) or baduk (in Korea).

We meet:
#1: every Wednesday evening, at Manchester University. We book a room - usually one in the Students' Union building.
#2: every Thursday evening from about 5:30 pm (and other nights by arrangement) in The Shakespeare pub, in Fountain Street (M2 2AA). Attendance is usually around 12, but in the range 8 to 20. Players range from complete beginners up to 3 dan in strength.
#3: most Sunday afternoons and evenings, from 2 pm to 6 pm (and other times by arrangement) at Nexus Art Cafe, 2 Dale Street, Manchester (M1 1JW). Then later we usually move on to a pub (The Shakespeare or The Bank) until late in the evening.

All with an interest in Go are very welcome to come along and join us, without the slightest obligation. Learn the game from us, or try your ability against an experienced player.

To find out more about the club, contact Chris Kirkham on 0161-903 9023 or at or checkout our Facebook page.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of some of the members at the club, made by Mrs Yuko Howes.

At present there is no membership fee, but members are encouraged to join the British Go Association, to which Manchester Go Club is affiliated. Go equipment may be obtained online, from various retailers and suppliers.

The nearest Go clubs to Manchester - apart from us of course! - are those at Liverpool, Chester, Preston and Bradford. For current details of these and others, click to see a national map and classified listings.

The club organises an annual tournament, the "Northern", in the autumn. From 2016, this has been held at Cheadle Hulme School, and here is the tournament page with links to the results.

See the tournament listings for other BGA tournaments, including the South Manchester Tournament.

For links to more Go pages, including an introduction to the game, see the BGA Home Page

We are proud of our long club history - our annual tournament has been running since 1975.

Please email comments or corrections to Martin Harvey, harveymartin939 AT gmail DOT com

Last updated Thu Oct 31 2019. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.