Welcome to the Evanston Go Club

The Evanston Go Club is an official chapter of the American Go Association. We provide a place for people to play, learn, or just watch the game of Go. We are free, open to the public, and we welcome you to come and join us.

If you have never played before, one of our regular players will be more than happy to teach you how to play. If you already know how to play, you will be happy to know we usually have 15 to 20 people attending, ranging in strength from 30 kyu to 4 dan.

Below is a list of all the clubs we know about in the Chicagoland area. If you know of a club not listed here, please let us know!

 

 

EVANSTON GO CLUB
Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (or later!)
Starbucks
1734 Sherman Ave
Evanston

LAKEVIEW GO CLUB
Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Argo Tea
3135 N Broadway
Chicago
NOTE: LAKEVIEW IS ON HIATUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
Please see the message at the bottom of this page.

SCHAUMBURG GO CLUB
Thursdays 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Starbucks at the Streets of Woodfield
601 North Martingale Road
Schaumburg

TINLEY PARK GO CLUB
Tinley Park Public Library
7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park
See Meetup page for meeting dates and times.

WEST-SUBURBAN GO CLUB
Alternating Mondays and Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Panera Bread
740 N Route 59
Aurora, IL
(at the border of Naperville and Aurora)
See Meetup page to see whether the current week is Monday or Tuesday.

BOURBONNAIS GO CLUB
Sundays 3 PM  – 7 PM
Grapple Games
910 N Convent St.
Bourbonnais, IL
Contact Jeromie Williams at williamsjeromie@gmail.com or 815-370-3691.
Please bring your own board and stones.

YU GO CLUB: CHICAGO
Tuesdays 6 PM  – 9 PM
Bridgeport Coffeehouse
3101 S. Morgan St
Chicago, IL
Contact Greg Kulevich at 661-557-5650 or gkulevich@gmail.com

Take the #8 Halsted bus to 31st Street and walk west two blocks to Morgan Street or
Take the CTA Red Line to Sox-35th and take the #35 35th Street bus to Morgan Street and walk north four blocks to 31st Street.

The #8 and #35 busses run until 11pm. The Red and Orange Line run all night.

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An important message from the Lakeview Go Club:
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Hello everyone,

Our normal venue for Chicago Go Club meetings (Argo Tea) is changing to a “Winter Hours” schedule for the next few months, and I don’t feel that it is a tenable schedule for the club to meet.

So for the next few months, Go Club will be on hiatus.  Our normally scheduled weekly Tuesday meetings at Argo Tea will NOT be occurring until further notice

In the meantime, we will be considering alternative meeting locations – both in case Argo Tea does not restore its normal hours within the next few months, or in case Argo Tea decides to repeat their “Winter Hours” at an earlier date next year.  To that end, we may be having semi-monthly meetings in “trial locations” over the next two months, to see if other places can work as well for us in the long-term.

If you have any location suggestions for us to consider, please pass them on to me.  Keep in mind some of the attributes that have made Argo Tea a great location for us, including:

-Proximity to Lakeview East (only a few blocks walk from Belmont Red Line and Belmont/Broadway)

-Good ambiance – quiet enough to focus on a game of Go, loud enough for casual socializing

-Comfortable, spacious, and flexible seating
-Inexpensive food/refreshments (with perhaps outside-food friendliness)
I will send out e-mails in advance of any temporary “Trial Location” club meetings and will send reminders about the hiatus – but until you hear otherwise, assume that there are NO Tuesday meetings at Argo Tea for the time being, including next week.
-Zaid