December 2012

Tournament Name: 
London Open
Venue: 
ISH
Tournament Date: 
28 December 2012 - 31 December 2012

Lukas Kraemer, 5d from Bonn, won the London Open with a perfect 7 out of 7. Second was the UK's own Matthew Cocke, 5d, who only lost to Lukas. The third player to win European Cup points was Volkmar Liebscher, 3d, from Germany who topped the group on 5 wins on tie break from Lucian Nicolaie, 2d, from Romania.





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Tournament Name: 
London Pair Go
Venue: 
ISH
Tournament Date: 
29 December 2012

Guo Juan, the teaching pro at the London Open, won the London Pair Go Tournament again. This time she played with French 6k Claude Brisson. They beat Andrew Kay, 4d, and Klaudia Kleczkowska, 1k from Poland, in the finals. 16 pairs took part in the event held on the second evening of the London Open.

Results
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Tournament Name: 
London Pair Go
Tournament Date: 
29 December 2012

All games played handicap (0.5 rounded up).





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Tournament Name: 
London Open
Tournament Date: 
28 December 2012 - 31 December 2012

The bar was at 2d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.





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In May this year we told you that Francis Roads should have been our nominated representative at this year's World Amateur, but there had been some miscommunications and that, at a very late stage, Sam Aitken had stepped in to represent us.

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Tournament Name: 
SportAccord World Mind Games
Venue: 
Beijing
Tournament Date: 
12 December 2012 - 19 December 2012

UK's Vanessa Wong was part of the European team at the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing. In the Women's event she lost to Choi Jeong 2p of Korea, beat Rita Pocsai 5d from Hungary and lost to Natalia Kovaleva 5d from Russia. She also played Pair Go with Jan Hora of Czechia.





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    Registration for the 2013 European Youth is now open at eygc2013.com. The championship is being held in Budapest, Hungary, from 7th to 10th March. As usual it is the qualifier for the WYGC.





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    Tournament Name: 
    Edinburgh Christmas Open
    Venue: 
    Edinburgh
    Tournament Date: 
    8 December 2012

    After last year's wobble, the Edinburgh Christmas Open has made a full recovery. The 2012 event was attended by a healthy 32 players at an excellent venue, only a stone's throw from the station and with home baking laid on by local organisers Martha and Matt. William Grayson (9k Durham) was the only player with 4 wins.





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