Kanji for GODavis / Sacramento Go Club


***Current Events

This website has been superceded. For current information regarding the ongoing activities of the Davis/Sacramento Go Club, please visit their new website at http://www.davissacramentogoclub.org/.


Club Details

O About the Game of Go and the Davis/Sacramento Go Club An extract from our information handout sheet.

# Davis/Sacramento Go Club Newsletters A (outdated) look at the life of the DSGC.

Other Links

O San Francisco Go Club The oldest Go club in California.

O Bay Area Go Players Association An organization with a web page for promoting Go (primarily through tournaments) in the San Francisco Bay area.

# Tel's Go Web Pages. This is a really good site for beginners to read!

O The Interactive Way to Learn Go (Req. Java) A good interactive introduction for beginners who are too impatient to read Tel's Go Web Pages.

# Go at Yahoo Games (Req. Java) An easy place to get started playing go. Requires that java support be enabled in your browser.

Note: while easy to start using, the culture at Yahoo is a bit rough-and-tumble. Kiseido Go Server is only slightly more difficult to start using, but it has easy-to-use features for teaching and more players who are willing to use those tools to teach newcomers.

O Go at MSN Game Zone Another comparatively easy place to get started playing go, if you use a recent version of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Windows. If you use another operating system it probably won't work. Pretty graphics, some better playing options than Yahoo, including the ability to record your games.

# Go, An Addictive Game A very good starting point for deeper investigations into the Game of Go

O Rec.Games.Go FAQ Frequently-asked-questions (with answers) about the Game of Go. This document has not been updated in awhile, most likely because the Editable Rec.Games.Go FAQ at Sensei's Libraryis easier to maintain.

# The Magic of Go A series of colums by Richard Bozulich published in the Daily Yomimuri in 1999. This column continues at The Magic of Go authored by Rob van Zeijst. These columns intersperse a beginner's perspective of the game (review of basic rules, overview of important ideas in Go) with excerpts of recent professional games to illustrate these ideas. Highly recommended for all levels.

O Igowin David Fotland's free Windows95 Go playing program lets you try the game at your own pace, and even estimates your playing strength. His (commercial) Many Faces of Go program supports multiple board sizes, records games, and offers playing advice that is useful while in the double-digit kyu levels.

# GoProblems.com This website allows you to solve, review, and submit go problems with a Java-capable browser.

O Sensei's Library This website is an interactively developed repository (called a Wiki) of information about the game of Go. It includes discussions, articles, and links relating to Go.

# Hikaru No Go Manga English Translations "Hikaru No Go" is a serialized comic in the japanese "Shonen Jump" magazine, about a boy who encounters the ghost of an ancient Go master and begins to learn the game. The action focuses on the people and situations rather than how to play, but the Go that is shown is selected in consultation with a professional go player. Consider yourself warned that this comic is highly addictive.

O Hikaru No Go Anime An English-dubbed anime version of "Hikaru No Go" has been announced by VIZ, due out mid-December 2005, with MSRP of $24.95.

# MasterGo This program is a graphical database for go games in the Windows operating system, allowing searches for game positions or review of games. Automatically identifies position rotations and reflections for most effective use of the database for serious study of Go. Comes with a database of thousands of professional games, or you can build your own databases.

# Go Games On Disk This CD (updated by subscription) contains over 40,000 sgf files of go game records, as well as a collection of historical articles on go players. It comes with software to search the database on Windows, but the (free) Kombilo go database program can be used for reviewing these files on Unix-ish operating systems (including Mac OS X if the X11 option is loaded from the OS disk... see the TactiGo Mac and Go webpage for more info).


Club Meeting Times

The club plays in Davis and Sacramento. The Davis meeting location is currently at Borders Books at the corner of E Street and First Street on Thursdays after 6 p.m. (The old meeting place, the Cafe Roma at 231 E Street in Davis closed in February 2007.) In Sacramento, players are (as of April 12, 2010) meeting at Market Square at Arden Fair in the Food Court near the Barnes and Noble Bookstore ( 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA) on Mondays from 6-10pm. Some players are also meeting at members' homes on some Friday evenings (contact Steve Burrall for more information).


Contacts

The Club Committee

Frank Berkenkotter R.I.P.
Will Haynes (916) 929-6112
Steve Burrall (916) 685-1504
Jeffrey Horn (916) 722-1058


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Modified last on July 22, 2010 by Jeff Newmiller
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