It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of T Mark Hall on Monday after a long illness.
T Mark was a long and faithful servant of the British Go Association, of British Go in general and of World Go through his partnership with John Fairbairn in GoGoD (Games of Go on Disk).
Students played handicap games in three sections. Original results did not use SOS tie-break.
18 players made it to this year’s Edinburgh Christmas Open, the lowest entry for many years, with none from “furth” of the border.
David Lee (3 dan Dundee) won all his games and was champion for a second year running. He was joined on 4 wins by Rob Payne (7k Edinburgh) and Joseff Thomas (17k Glasgow). The remaining prize went to the furthest travelling player on 3 wins, which was Carel Goodhe
The bar was at 2k. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
The South London teaching day and tournament went ahead today with 24 students and 3 teachers - Andrew Kay, Tim Hunt, and Francis Roads, to whom we are very grateful that they gave up their time for us. Students were split into groups of similar strength and spent some time with each of the teachers in the morning.
In the afternoon was a three round tournament.
I plan to close the current league season on 21st December at noon, leaving people free to enjoy the Winter Solstice at 17:11.
We've had a good few games in Divisons 2 and 3 although Divison 1 has been a bit thin on the ground.
Unless anyone objects beforehand I shall declare drawn unplayed games in matches which have started.
In the main tournament students were split into three groups, each of which played a Swiss tournament with handicap equal to grade difference.
In the side tournament the teachers all play each other, together with any other dan players present, in a round-robin tournament with all games even.
We are pleased to announce that the online Korean Go Server, is sponsoring an Oxford vs Cambridge Match at the London Open.
We started out tied with Turkey at the top of Division C, but they are nominally the strongest of the other teams in the Division and quite close to us in overall strength.
We had a few problems with our website yesterday. Hopefully they didn't affect you too much, but we think they're now all resolved.