Utah Go Clubs
This is a page to advertise human to human Go opportunities in Utah.
The go club that has been around for the longest in Utah. Has about 10 regulars and usually gets a few others that show up every once in a while. We meet at the Salt Lake Roasting Company's new location located at 820 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 every Thursday from 7:00 P.M.-9:00P.M. (New Hours). We encourage anyone who has a curiosity of the game or is looking for a challenge match to come and join us. All are welcome!
The strength ranges from absolute beginner to 6d. Here's a quick profile on some of the members.
Anders Kierulf - The strongest of the regulars he's AGA "3d" and the creator of Smart Go.
Matt - Mach1 on KGS. He's the current head of the SLC go club and the main organizer of the Utah Go events (like editing this page). He's about KGS 1k.
Steve - About 5k KGS (this is my estimate).
Bob - AGA unrated... about 15-23 kyu
Erik - Known as Mrkibbles on KGS Often teaches people beginners outside of Go. About KGS 1d
Mark - Our most senior member, has been in some sort of Utah Go Club since before IGS even. Strength: 6k
Robert – Our strongest player. AGA 6d.
Former Members (but visit around the holidays)
Mike - Also known as Noobish on KGS. KGS 1k.
Kevin - Known as mrnoob on KGS. Aka The guy actually editing this page because he is the only one on KGS these days and people keep asking him about it. About KGS 2d.
They meet at Boardgame Revolution at 411 E 1400 S Orem, Tuesdays at 7pm. (Boardgame Revolution closed in 2014!)
Devin - flakeman2 on OGS and KGS; KGS 5k
Carrie - EeveeM on KGS; KGS 2k AGA 1d
Daniel -green18dan on KGS; KGS 5k
Lynn - AGA 1d
A club currently including about 6 regulars. We meet in The Dragons Keep at 260N. University avenue on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm. The skill level is pretty evenly distributed from 4 kyu to Go imbecile, so anyone within this range will be able to find both even opponents and slightly stronger opponents which can help them measure their progress. This is a very beautiful go club, so to join you need to be very beautiful.
Ben 4k: Also known as terrorist on KGS and Ben on IGS, this guy is probably the coolest and most handsome guy in the universe. Known for his unusual openings, global play, and bull-crap tenukis, this guy will destroy you if you are weaker then 5 kyu, but is mutilated when given a handicap.
Eric 8k: Also known as aguess on Kgs. Eric is a super pretty guy who is married, and is probably the 3rd strongest in the club (at least the editor feels that way right now). Eric is good at the opening, and is never very submissive, making him tuff to give a handicap to.
Alex 6k: Also known as McBurton? and Arate on KGS, Alex is terrible at the opening, pretty bad at the midgame, and needs work on his play during endgame. He foolishly underestimates opponent's moves, which occasionally works against Ben's laughable invasions.
Fernando 10k: This guy is the boss, the gangster Brazilian who will beat you to death with a yard stick if you try to steal from his garden. Plays really normally, and then you invade him and he kills you unless the invasion was actually reasonable. Pretends to like moyos. but the truth is he just cant hold on to low territory, and thus is forced to play for the center.
Mihn Yat 10k: Famous for playing super loud moves to convince his opponents that he is making strong plays, then staring at his opponent trying to look knowledgeable. Mihn suffers from the immensely cowardly style, sacrifices any group that he senses his opponent bears ill will toward. Very strong kibitzer. He always eats Ben's candy and occasionally gives him a ride in his car.
Jeff 10k: His playing style is "suck bad"/absolute orthodox. Has beaten everybody evetybody even at one point or another, except Ben (weather he has beat Ben is in dispute). Does not like playing anymore, but still comes.
Kerry 10k: About as good as everyone else. Has recently been experimenting with side based openings
The parent of the Provo Go Club, this club is now a tributary. Ben and Min attend this club, but the rest who come really, really, really, really suck. Min is in charge of this club, and it is dominated by math majors. This club meets around 5:15 p.m on Thursdays in the BYU math lab. Just walk around until you see us.
Mihn Yat 10k
Skyler: This guy has creative parents. He is really bad, but is the best of the bad, and may one day become a respectable go player if he obediently listens to everything Ben says and if he ignores Min completely. Around 15 kyu.