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Special Event Alert: Ryo Maeda 6-dan Pro Go Player Visiting SF Go Club!

Dear Go Enthusiasts and SF Go Club Members,


We're ecstatic to announce a not-to-be-missed event for our community! Ryo Maeda, a 6-dan professional Go player and a distinguished fellow at the Kansai Ki-in, is coming to our club for an immersive weekend of Go. Maeda-sensei has been at the helm of the renowned Osaka Go Camp and facilitates the International Osaka Go School, initiatives that have significantly contributed to the global Go community.


Friday, January 19th – An Evening of Learning and Insight

  • 5:00 PM: Join us for game reviews with Maeda-sensei. A chance to see the game through the eyes of a pro.

  • 6:00 PM: A special lecture by Maeda-sensei awaits, promising to enhance your Go skills and knowledge.

Saturday, January 20th – Youth, Play, and Expertise

  • 2:00 PM: A unique opportunity for young players to learn from Maeda-sensei in a youth Go class.

  • 3:00 PM: Participate in AGA-rated games, a great opportunity to test and improve your skills.

  • 4:00 PM: Game reviews by Maeda-sensei, offering professional insights.

  • 5:00 PM: The day peaks with a simul game session. Don’t miss this!

Sunday, January 21st – Advanced Techniques and Team Spirit

  • 2:00 PM: An advanced Go lecture by Maeda-sensei, tailored for serious players.

  • 3:00 PM: An analysis session of games from our club's City League team.

  • 4:00 PM: The weekend concludes with another exhilarating round of simul games.


This visit is not just about learning from a professional; it’s about experiencing the rich culture and community of Go. We encourage you to extend a warm welcome to Maeda-sensei and show him the vibrant spirit of our local Go scene.

Explore Global Go Opportunities

  • Osaka Go Camp: Interested in deepening your Go experience? Consider participating in the Osaka Go Camp led by Maeda-sensei. Details can be found here.

  • International Osaka Go School: For an ongoing Go learning experience, explore the International Osaka Go School facilitated by Maeda-sensei. Learn more here.


Please mark your calendars and join us for a weekend filled with learning, camaraderie, and the beautiful game of Go. Whether you’re an experienced player or just starting, this is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Go.


See you at the club!





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