|About the Club|
The Chicago Go Club (formerly the Lakeview Go Club) has been in existence for more than ten years. We currently boast more than 100 members, and regularly have more than a dozen players at each meeting, of all ages and skill levels.
Generally our players start showing up around 6, but the atmosphere is very informal and players come and go throughout the evening - so feel free to come at any time! Stone Creek Coffee is right next door to the Belmont CTA station, providing easy access via the Red, Purple, and Brown line trains, as well as the 77 Belmont bus.
We have around a dozen boards and sets of stones in the back office of the cafe, so if there don't seem to be any extra boards around, just ask a Stone Creek Coffee staff member to let you grab a few more from the back office.
If it's your first time coming, please let us know you're here and we'll happily match you up with an opponent around your skill level!
If it's also your first time playing, don't be shy - we are always happy to teach the rules and strategy to new players, and generally have at least one brand new player each week. We also have several beginning-level players regularly returning every week, so you should come back again the next week without feeling trepidation about being outmatched by experts!
Note that we used to meet at Intelligentsia Coffee on Broadway, and later at the Argo Tea Cafe on Broadway, but recently had to move a few blocks west to Belmont, as the Argo Tea Cafe closed permanently and Stone Creek remains open later in the evening than Intelligentsia. So if you haven't been to the club in a while, don't be alarmed when you don't find us at Intelligentsia or Argo - we're not too far off!
|"A few moments to learn, a lifetime to master."