Omatsuri 2022 - August 13

After a pandemic hiatus, the Calgary Japanese Festival "Omatsuri" is back!

The Calgary Go Club will once again run a table, teaching beginners to play. Vincent and Steve will be running the table but any players are welcome to join, learn, teach, and chat.


  • Who
    • Anyone who wants to play or learn Go!
  • When
    • Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Where
    • Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE (map)

Limited parking is available, so transit is preferred if possible. Come play Go, or enjoy all of the other activities, performances, and foods that the festival has to offer!

2022 Tournament Results!

David Mu took first place with an impressive 5 out of 6 games won.

Deryk Ducharme took second place with 3 wins, handing David his one and only loss during the tournament.

I'd like to give a special thanks to Deryk for coming all the way out from Manitoba to be with us and to Brentwood Co-op for allowing us to use their community room.

I look forward to seeing you all again next year!

2022 Tournament May 7-8 (no meeting May 8)

The 2022 Calgary Go Tournament will be held the weekend of May 7-8. There will be no regular club meeting May 8, as we'll be busy with the tournament.

Location: Calgary Co-op Brentwood
4122 Brentwood Rd NW
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Date and Time: Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration: Email Vincent at with your name and rank (if known)
Entry fee: NONE!
Co-op does not charge us for use of the community room, so we have negligible costs to run the tournament.
So come have some fun and play some games!
Prizes: Fame and glory!

The tournament format will have 6 rounds, with the exact format and divisions to be finalized by the day of the tournament. We will use AGA rules, with 45 minutes main time per side, 25 stones in 10 minutes Canadian byo-yomi.

The time table shall be approximately:

Saturday, May 7
9:00 AM Doors open
10:00 AM First Round
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Second Round
3:00 PM Third Round
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Optional socialization, games for fun
Sunday, May 8
9:00 AM Doors open
10:00 AM Fourth Round
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Fifth Round
3:00 PM Sixth Round
6:00 PM Awards Ceremony
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Optional socialization, games for fun

Please contact Vincent if you have any further questions. See you there!

We're back, and we mean it!

Okay, let's try this one more time.

The Calgary Public Library is once again open for regular activities, so it's time for the Calgary Go Club to resume meetings!

The first meeting back shall be March 6th, 2022. Regular meeting time is in effect, 12-5pm at the tables near the "fishbowl" on the third floor. There's a large mural of a fish there.

See you soon!

Suspended again, fourth wave

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation has gotten critically bad and the province has suspended social gatherings. The Calgary Public Library has also suspended all events and meetings.

It's back to online play for now. Please get your doses of vaccine if you haven't already, and stay safe.

Calgary Go Club meetings resume August 29, 2021

Well, it's been a long time but we are now cleared to resume regular Go Club meetings!

Meetings shall resume at the Calgary Central Library, 12-5pm Sundays. The first day back is August 29th, 2021.

All attendees are encouraged to get their COVID vaccines, to protect themselves and everyone else. The pandemic hasn't gone away, but the more of us that are vaccinated, the safer we'll all be.

And of course, not everyone will be comfortable having social gatherings at this point in time. Only consider attending if you feel comfortable with it!

COVID-19 Update, meetings still suspended

Hopefully everyone's staying safe! The province will be opening up for Stage 2 relaunch this Friday, which means the library will be open.

However, we still need to be practicing physical distancing, which means Go Club is still not happening. Online play is still your best option.

Meetings suspended due to COVID-19

Go club meetings shall be suspended until further notice, starting with our upcoming meeting on March 15.

Please watch this space for updates, as the coronavirus situation is always changing.

But it is important to curb the spread of the disease to protect the whole community. As much as we love to play, safety must come first. So everyone, please take care of yourselves, and we will resume normal play when it is appropriate to do so.

EDIT: And now the libraries are closed too, so we couldn't meet even if we wanted to. Play online for now! Once the libraries reopen, look here for updates.