The Brisbane Go Club plays the ancient oriental game of go (also known as igo, weiqi, baduk, or stones) in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. If you know how to play, we have stones and boards and opponents in a friendly, social, air-conditioned atmosphere. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you.
The 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 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.
We have pages on Sensei's Library, Facebook places, Google places, and even the Yellow Pages. Most of our social media action happens in the Queensland Go Society Facebook group.
We meet every Tuesday evening at the GO Lounge, Shop 8, Stones Corner Plaza, 357 Logan Road, Greenslopes. The Lounge is open from 5pm to 10pm, go play starts from 6pm. Street parking is available, overflow parking on Cleveland Road behind the block, there is a busway station on the block across Logan Road from the Lounge. Sweet snacks, good coffee and tea, and a wall full of other card and board games to play are available. There is a $6 cover charge per night to be paid to Cindy at the cash register. Real food can be ordered from the menus and will be delivered to your table from the surrounding Asian food shops. Actually, the go boards are kept there permanently so players can drop by for a game whenever the Lounge is open.
Our club tournament is the annual Brisbane Spring, details on the QGS tournament calendar.
The club is run by a convenor, Allan Hunt, answerable to the playing members of the club and the general secretary of the Queensland Go Society, Horatio Davis. Allan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, hand physical things to him on a Tuesday night or mail them to the QGS.