South Bay Shogi Club


Welcome to South Bay Shogi!


A note about COVID-19

With Santa Clara County's new order prohibiting gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we will unfortunately be halting meetings through at least April 4th. Other local governments are issuing similar orders.

You can read the full order here.

Though we don't know how long these preventative measures will ultimately remain in effect, anyone who would still like to play during our regular Monday night time slot is welcome to join us online. We will have Discord voice channels available and recommend pairing off on apps / websites such as 81dojo or Shogi Wars.

As soon as we are cleared to host meetings again, we will send another update. We hope that conditions improve soon and we can resume our regular activities, but until that time, we look forward to seeing you online!

Stay healthy!



We are a friendly community of shogi players based in the southern San Francisco Bay Area. We meet every Monday from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Game Kastle in Mountain View. [Directions]

Shogi (将棋), or the Game of Generals, is a chess variant native to Japan. While they share similarities, shogi has a particularly uncommon mechanic where players may use captured pieces as their own. This allows for games that evolve, with more dynamic and flexible strategies than other chess variants.

We welcome players of all skill levels from novice to expert, including people who have never played and want to learn! Join us and make new friends, improve your game, and help us expand our community!

We’re more than just a game club, though - we occasionally meet at restaurants after our Monday sessions or on weekends for social parties. We hope you will join us soon!

Want to help us grow?

Print one of our flyers and post it in a common area like your workplace! We also have quarter-page flyers available. We appreciate all the help we can get!

とりあえず見学をするだけでもいいので一度将棋サークルに立ち寄ってみてください。

将棋は難しいという印象を持っている方は多くいると思います。しかしそんなことはありません!

新しいことに挑戦したい人はぜひ将棋サークルに訪れてみてください。初心者の方も大歓迎です。一緒に将棋をしながら充実した時間を過ごしましょう

Chat with us on Discord!