The 16th London Open was the fourth Grand Prix tournament of the 1989-1990 European series. It was won by the then relatively unknown Chinese player Zhang Shutai, who was living in London. He scored an impressive 8 straight wins, to point himself two points ahead of the rest of the field. A very strong field too with 16 of the 132 players 4 dan or above. Hans Pietsch, the young 5 dan from Germany, was placed second on tie-break from Frank Janssen, 5 dan Netherlands, and Matthew Macfadyen, Britains 6 dan. Pietsch, however, won the Lightning beating Viktor Bogdanov in the final.
The year started in controversial manner with the result of the London Open. Two soviet players, Ivan Detkov and Alexei Lazarev, contrived to draw their last round game to end on the same score in first place. Amid allegations this was pre-arranged, the EGF adjudicated that the game should be voided, as the players had been unsportsman-like and had failed to cooperate with the congress organisers. That left Michael Katscher as the worthy winner, with Zhang Shutai second. Two novel features were Canadian overtime and
These sheets were created by Greg Reid of Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline, Scotland. He created them for his own pupils, but has generously allowed them to be made available for general use.
They are all in Microsoft Word format, as .DOC files. Each sheet (apart from sheet 1) includes the answers to the previous sheet (apart from problem 10).
This club has stopped meeting from July 2008.
The BGA has a number of promotional booklets, leaflets and other items about Go. This page briefly describes and illustrates them.
These items are normally made available free to volunteers doing outreach work on behalf of the BGA, which includes Go club secretaries.