We're pleased to be able to announce that the UK team for the events at the forthcoming World Mind Sports Games in Lille, France during August is:
Tom Urasoe writes:
It is our great pleasure to inform you that we plan to hold The Nihon Ki-in Summer Go School from 27 August 2012 for 10 days in Japan. (Most of the programs will be held at The Nihon Ki-in.)
Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke retained the British Pair Go Champions title for a third year. They won the top group of the 22nd Pair Go Championships beating Jenny Radcliffe and Francis Roads, the organiser, in the final. Winning the fighting spirit prize were Jackie Chai and John Johnstone.
In the handicap group there were 6 pairs including several children and a 5d Korean lady.
Held in the Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, near Oxford. The event was divided into two sections. The strongest eight pairs played in a tournament for which World Amateur Pair Go and European Pair Go qualification points were allocated. The other pairs played in a handicap tournament.
We need funding to assist our team to defray the costs of attending the next World Mind Sports Games, which includes paying for the uniform. We'd also like to be able to provide additional support for those people in financial need, who otherwise might not be able to afford to represent us. You can help by providing your time and effort or by contributing money as a donation.
Congratulations to Andrew Kay on his success at the Challengers League and his promotion to 5 dan.
Also to Felix Wang for his promotion to 4 dan.
The UK Go Challenge finals are this year in Cambridge, on Sunday 24 June. The full details are at http://www.ukgochallenge.com/finals2012.pdf.
If you know any junior players who may be interested, please pass this on to them. Junior players of all strengths are very welcome.
Held at: Dunelm House, Durham, 21st April 2012
Chaired by: Jon Diamond (President)
The meeting opened at 6:18pm and those present were asked to sign the attendance sheet.
Natasha Regan and Matt Cocke finished a very creditable 7th out of 24 in the European Pair Go Championship, held in Lyon, France, 2nd-3rd June 2012. They won 3 of their 6 games.
It was won with a flawless record by the Professional Russian Pair, Svetlana Shikshina and Alexandr Dinerchtein.