The Columbus Go Club (previously known as the Tesuji Go Club of Columbus OH) is a group of individuals who meet to play and discuss the wonderful board game Go. The club meets most Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 at Tea Zone Bakery & Cafe, located on Bethel Rd, right next to the MicroCenter and near CAM (Columbus Asian Market). We have about 5 game sets for club use, but many of us also bring our own sets to play with.

We are a pretty informal group. We don't charge membership fees or generally expect anything of anyone. Participate as much or as little as you like. Feel free to stop by for any portion of the 4 hour window for a game or some lively go chat.

We have players of largely varying age, ethnicity, and skill level. From Korea to China to the U.S., we rank from the highly skilled 6 Dan all the way to the newest beginner. You should be able to find a game to suit your ability and level of interest.

If you are new to the game of Go, be sure to check out our For Beginners page. It has a ton of information you may find useful.


The address for Tea Zone is 5025 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH. Plenty of parking is available and it is easily reached from the 315 highway. If you are hungry or thirsty, Tea zone offers a wide variety of options ranging from $1.50 herbal tea, $2 coffee, to a $4.50 pot of tea that can be shared as well as many other drink items. Since they are also a bakery they have many snacks and treats to fulfill a small to medium appetite.

If you are trying to grab lunch before, or dinner after, there are also a lot of good places to eat nearby. To name a few: Lily's Asian Cuisine, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Buckeye Pho, 5 Guys, Min-Go Korean Restaurant, Bamboo Cafe, and Banana Leaf.


We are an official AGA chapter and have been for several years. We continue to work closely with the AGA to advertise events and rate club games and tournaments. Any club game between AGA members can be submitted to the AGA for rating as long as there is agreement before the game that it will be rated. Tournaments are generally free, but require AGA membership. A yearly AGA membership can be obtained the day of the tournament at the current AGA membership rate (approximately $30) or a day membership can purchased for $10 fee.

We choose to uphold these fees because of the extensive and worthy work that the AGA does toward facilitating and spreading Go in the US (and the English speaking world as a whole). If you are unable to afford the membership, please talk with tournament director and something can be worked out. No one should be restricted from play purely for financial reasons.

You can get see pictures and results from the latest tournaments on the tournaments page (if we ever manage to update it) or our Facebook page.


Subscribe to the Google Group and send everyone a message at columbusGoClub@googlegroups.com

Alternatively, you can get one of us at devin-dot-fraze-at-gmail-dot-com or timkington-at-gmail-dot-com. The addresses are obfuscated to avoid spam. You'll need to substitute the "." and "@" as appropriate.

Last updated 07/14/2016