Friday, November 5, 2010

Japanese Professional Mr. Sasaki in LA

Yu Go Club would like to share this great opportunity with all of you!

Dear Southern California Go Players,

Below is the announcement of a visit to our area next week by Tadashi Sasaki 8p.  Sasaki is doing a week-end workshop in San Francisco and paying us a quick visit thereafter to do Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions at the UnUrban and New Gardena Hotel respectively.  Please get in touch with Richard, Joe, Tom Oki or myself for more details.  I hasten to add that the late notice is my fault, not Richard’s, Joe’s or Tom’s.  Richard in particular stepped in to help when I was unable.

Look forward to seeing some of you there.

All the best,


Hello Go Players.
      It gives me great pleasure to announce that the congenial Tadashi Sasaki, 8-dan professional go player of the Japan Go Association (Nihon Kiin) will give us two separate teaching events next week in Los Angeles as part of his personal West Coast tour.  Both events will feature simultaneous 3 on 1 games with Sasaki Sensei to the extent that time permits, followed by an analysis of your games (either the ones played with him, or others that you have an accurate record of).  While not involved in a teaching game you are free to watch, or play a game with others which you could have analyzed later.  Those who have attended his lectures at the Go Congress or at previous workshops he has given in Washington and Los Angeles will testify to his straightforward answers to questions and his gentle sense of humor.  His comments are useful for all levels of go strength.

     The first event begins at 7pm, Tuesday, November 9th at the usual meeting place of the Santa Monica Go Club, the Unurban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405,corner of Urban Ave. (near 33rd St.) and Pico Blvd (310) 315-0056.  There is no charge for members of the Santa Monica Go Club, and $10 for others.  There may be a nominal surcharge for playing Sensei as opposed to merely participating in all the other activities.  

     The second event begins at 7pm, Wednesday, November 10th, at the Basement Level of the New Gardena Hotel,1641 West Redondo Beach Blvd # 1, Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 327-5757.   The charge for attendance is $20 per person.  There may or may not be a nominal surcharge for playing a teaching game with Sensei. 

     If you want to be included in the number of persons playing a teaching game with Sensei, your chances are better if you come early.

     These activities have been organized by Andy Okun, Tom Oki of the New Gardena Hotel, Joe Cepiel of the Santa Monica Go Club and others.    For further information about the events, or associated optional activities, such as sight-seeing, dinner, etc. please contact me.
Richard Dolen

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