Brisbane Go Club

The Brisbane Go Club was founded around 1976 at the University of Queensland, helped found the Australian Go Association in 1978 (the AGA in turn was a founding member of the International Go Federation), moved to the Pancake Manor in Charlotte Street around 1979, grew branch meetings at Sunnybank Hills in early 2006 and Chermside in late 2007 and departed the Pancake Manor for the Queensland Contract Bridge Club in July 2008.

Later that year we incorporated, and stayed that way until March of 2013. The club passed through an interregnum for a year and was reformed as a chapter of the Queensland Go Society on Saturday the third of May, during the 2014 Queensland Open.

From the 15th of April in 2014 until the 21st of February in 2017, we met at the GO Lounge in Greenslopes, until Cindy retired and closed the place.

Then we met at Club Sosay in Paddington from 28th February until 11th of April that year. Since then, we have been meeting at Ace Comics and Games in Annerley.

We meet every Tuesday evening from 6pm at Ace Comics and Games, shop 18, Annerley Arcade, 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley. Parking is around the back via Dudley Street and then turn left into the little lane or out the front on Ipswich Road (good luck).

Playing costs $5/night, please drop the money into the cashbox, boards are in the battered blue metal Trunk Of Doom, snacks and drinks can be purchased on-site and food from the shops up and across Ipswich Road. We have coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits freely available – help yourself!

The club championship tournament is the annual Brisbane Spring. They alternate with Gold Coast Go Club to host the Queensland Championship.

The incumbent Supreme High Overlord (which is a better title than club convenor, you have to admit) is Allan Hunt. He frequently begs people to rise up against his tyranny, but in the meantime provides cake.

We have our own Facebook page, but mostly hang out in the main QGS group.

We don’t usually have formal lessons, but we are always happy to teach beginners. Don’t know the game at all and happened to wander past? Happy to show you the basics! Played a few times years ago? The dust gets blown off much faster than you’d expect, and we’re always happy to polish off those rough bits. Drifting 6d? We have strong players for you to be challenged by!

Every two weeks, we have what has been called a “yum” night, in which we have some kind of delicious food available. This alternates between pizza and cake/generic baked goods. If you happen to find yourself there on one of those nights, please help yourself! The Supreme High Overlord is trying to lose weight, so the more you eat, the less his temptation.

DateNote
19 January 2021Pizza Night
26 January 2021Meeting
2 February 2021Cake Night
9 February 2021Meeting
16 February 2021Pizza Night
23 February 2021Meeting
2 March 2021Cake Night
9 March 2021Meeting
16 March 2021Pizza Night
23 March 2021Meeting
30 March 2021Cake Night
6 April 2021Meeting
13 April 2021Pizza Night
20 April 2021Meeting
27 April 2021Cake Night
4 May 2021Meeting
11 May 2021Pizza Night
18 May 2021Meeting
25 May 2021Cake Night
1 June 2021Meeting
8 June 2021Pizza Night
15 June 2021Meeting
22 June 2021Cake Night
29 June 2021Meeting
6 July 2021Pizza Night
13 July 2021Meeting
20 July 2021Cake Night
27 July 2021Meeting
3 August 2021Pizza Night
10 August 2021Meeting
17 August 2021Cake Night
24 August 2021Meeting
31 August 2021Pizza Night
7 September 2021Meeting
14 September 2021Cake Night
21 September 2021Meeting
28 September 2021Pizza Night
5 October 2021Meeting
12 October 2021Cake Night
19 October 2021Meeting
26 October 2021Pizza Night
2 November 2021Meeting
9 November 2021Cake Night
16 November 2021Meeting
23 November 2021Pizza Night
30 November 2021Meeting
7 December 2021Cake Night
14 December 2021Meeting
21 December 2021Pizza Night