The first Japan 2001 event featuring the BGA was the Bar-Low in Cambridge. Various Go displays took place at matsuri festivals around the country. In the autumn there would be a visit by professional go players Magari and Haruyama (both 9 dan), with a team of amateurs, playing matches in London 21/10/01, Cambridge 22/10/01, Bristol 23/10/01, Oxford 25/10/01. Strong kyus/dans will be needed to play the team. There is also a London area match at the Matsuri on 08/09/01 in Gunnersbury Park.
It is with great regret that we announce the death of Kato Masao, pro 9 dan and President of the IGF and Chairman of the Nihon Kiin. Mr Kato had been in hospital for a few weeks following a brain haemorrhage and operation, but passed away lunchtime (Japanese time) on 30/12/04. He was 57.
The bar was at 2k. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.