Wanstead returned to its old early year spot, but kept the same Wanstead House venue in East London.
p>The 2009 tournament scene was dominated by Chinese players and the return of Matthew Macfadyen to the domestic circuit to get in shape for the International Pair Go. New during 2009 was the new online BGA team league and the first season was underway at year end.
Clive Hendrie died on 28th January 2010 at 6 pm in the Windsor hospice of Thames Hospicecare. Clive had been battling cancer for over a year, and despite treatment and operations was taken worse just after the New Year. Uncle Clive, as he is known to Bracknell Go Club (because of his two nieces), will be sadly missed by those who knew and played against him.