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Durham Go Club

The Go Club website has recently moved to a new server. If you find any links that don't work then I haven't got to them yet - you can let me know (if you want), but unfortunately you can't try looking for the equivalent page on our old website, as an administrative error by the Students' Union meant that it got deleted.

We are currently running a trial where we meet on Wednesday evenings instead of Thursday evenings. If you have strong feelings about this either way, please do get in touch.

We are a friendly club devoted to the playing of the board game Go (also known as Weiqi and Baduk).

We meet weekly on Monday and Wednesday evenings, variously in a pub, college bar, or in University lecture theatres. Our regular sessions run throughout the year (including during the vacations) and we also run a number of other events, such as tournaments and BBQs.

Our meetings page gives more details about when and where we're currently meeting, and if you sign up to our mailing list (see below) then we'll send you regular emails to let you know what's happening. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to email us, or see our FAQ!

Everyone - from complete beginners to experts - is very welcome to come along to our sessions. While we are affiliated to the Durham Students' Union we are not purely a student club; anyone is welcome to come and play.

Mailing list

The Go Club has two mailing lists - one for during term time (when most of our members are around), and one for the vacations (when the club is rather smaller).

To sign up for one of our mailing lists, enter your email address below and click on the relevant button

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If you're around during termtime and want to come along, you should sign up for the main mailing list.

If you're around during the vacation and want to come along, you should sign up for the vacation mailing list.

Matthew Holton plays
Hyounggyu Choi

Choi Hyounggyu (4 dan, Durham) plays Matthew Holton (2 dan, Teesside) at a North-East Go session/social.

What is Go?

Good question. If you know nothing of the game, where should you start? You've got several options. To start with, our links page has several places where you can find out more about Go and to learn the rules.

Alternatively, if you're in Durham, why not come along to one of our sessions? Go is easy to learn, and we're always happy to teach new beginners. If you're not in Durham, the British Go Association has a list of other clubs.

Useful links


Durham Go Club runs an annual tournament, in the summer after exams. Details of previous tournaments are below:

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For more information about the club, please email the Exec.

For questions, comments and suggestions on this site, please email the current maintainer, Andrew Ambrose-Thurman.