American Go E-Journal

Santa Monica Go Club meetings resume Thursday online

Tuesday January 5, 2021

After over 23 years of meetings at the Un-Urban Coffee shop were interrupted by the pandemic, the Santa Monica Go Club is set to resume weekly meetings on KGS in the new Santa Monica Go Club room this Thursday. “Without even really announcing it yet, multiple players have joined the SMGC Room and played some games!” says room creator Patrick Ferl. “Our first thought was to reunite as many of the in person club members as possible, but anyone is welcome to join the room and participate to make new friends in the Go community. We hope to help foster the health of the online Go, and also are looking at the possibility of some inter-club online friendly matches.” Meetings will be held every Thursday evening from 6pm to midnight Pacific Time. The SMGC’s long-running annual tournament, the Coffee Cup, will be held online in the spring.