T. Mark Hall (4 dan) won the event again, but had to point out to the organisers that this was not is third win in a row as the trophy omitted to record Harold Lee's win in 1996. Others who won 3/3 were Stephen Ashing (6 kyu West Surrey), Francis Weaver (7 kyu Brakenhale), Tony Lyall (8 kyu Norwich), Malcolm Hagan (12 kyu Portsmouth), Neil Moffatt (12 kyu Portsmouth), Neil Ings (15 kyu Brakenhale), Eike Ritter (16 kyu D) and Aaron Dickson (30 kyu Brakenhale).
The Championship bar was at 5k with players eliminated by two losses. Handicap games, played using the Cambridge system, are in red.
The Championship Section bar was at 5k. Players were eliminated from the Championship Section by two losses.
Handicap games are in red (Cambridge system).
Go is normally played on a 19 by 19 board. Smaller boards are recommended for beginners. Even boards as small as 5 by 5 can provide an interesting game, and 9 by 9 or 13 by 13 boards are often used even by strong players for a quick game.
A Japan 2001 event
The Kisei Title is the most prestigious go tournament in Japan and hence
People have been making pilgrimages to the ancient city of Canterbury for over 800 years. In 1992 some 350 go fans from 28 countries trod the path of the pilgrims to Canterbury, for the British Go Association was hosting the 36th European Go Congress.
The congress was held at the University of Kent, high on a hill overlooking the city, which was a very pleasant location.
The bar was at 3d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
The 45th European Go Congress was run jointly by the Irish Go Association and the British Go Association at the Teacher's Club in Parnell Square, Dublin. 16 professionals and around 400 players enjoyed up to two weeks of go. The record number of 132 boards was ten percent over the UK record set in Canterbury in 1992. 325 players from 26 countries took part in the main event.
You will have probably seen, or seen pictures of, the usual type of Go board and stones in common use by clubs and at tournaments throughout the world.
The bar was at 2d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.