Issue 10. May 1996
Irish Open 16/03/96 & 17/03/96
31 players attended the European Grand Prix event in Dublin over
St. Patrick's weekend. The visitors won the Friday evening
international match despite Shutai Zhang playing for Ireland.
As expected Shutai won all his games in the Open. Second was
Stefan Budig from Germany, and joint third were Des Cann from
Coventry and Liu Si-Feng from Galway (all 4 dan). The other GP
places went to Tony Atkins, Noel Mitchell, Paul Donnelly, Dave
Phillips, David Ward and Hennie Groot Lipman. Rengo, zengo and
kriegspiel rengo were also played. On the Monday the Fast Play
championships were won by Colin Adams (1 kyu Preston) ahead of
Noel Mitchell (2 dan Dublin).
Highlight of the Coventry Tournament was a lunch talk by Matthew
Macfadyen on how to succeed at Pair Go. Matthew also succeeded in
the tournament, winning the first prize. Others on 3 wins were
Alan Thornton (2 dan Stevenage), Jo Hampton (2 dan West Wales),
Clive Wright (1 dan Notts), Tony Warburton (1 dan Cambridge),
Robin Upton (1 kyu Leamington), Henry Segerman (11 kyu
Manchester), James Harrod (15 kyu Brakenhale), Ged Farrimond (15
kyu) Epsom Downs, Dave Grimster (17 kyu Brakenhale). The best
teams were Leamington Spa A and the Three Amigos from Brakenhale.
13x13 winners were David Bennett of Culcheth and Richard Helyer of
Oxford (both 12 kyu).
Held at Burpham Village Hall in West Surrey, Tony's Tideless
Thames and Tributaries Team Tournament attracted 9 teams. Reading
regained the Broken Go Stone trophy through beating Royal Standard
in the last round. Second were Brakehale A and West Surrey. Those
unbeaten were Paul Hyman, Steve Brooker, Tony Atkins and as usual
Jim Clare. Winner of the 10x10 was Tony Atkins ahead of Alistair
Wall and Jeremy Hawdon.
British Go Congress 12/04/96-14/04/96
The 29th British Go Congress was hosted by Teesside Club at van
Mildert Hall, University of Durham. 78 players took part. T. Mark
Hall won the lightning beating Joe Beaton in the final. Best team
was Reading. Winner was Alex Rix, second T.Mark Hall, third Paul
Smith. Prizes went for 5 wins to Laura Coe (15 kyu Brakenhale) and
Adam Atkinson (10 kyu Hove); for 4.5 to Barry Chandler (2 kyu
Winner of the Terry Stacey trophy for most wins above the McMahon
bar was Francis Roads (45.5). Then T.Mark Hall (34), Andrew Jones
(29.5), John Rickard (29) and Matthew Macfadyen (26).
Youth Grand Prix winner was James Harrod of Brakenhale ahead of
Emma Marchant (Brakenhale) and Thomas Blockley (Worcester).
New Weak Ni-dans' Grand Prix (most games lost by a 2 dan) went to
Tony Atkins (42) ahead of Alison Jones (41) and Bob Bagot.
26 players attended the Cambridge University Centre over the May
Bank Holiday. It was comfortable, quiet and sunny for punting.
Winning all 6 games was T.Mark Hall. Winning 5 were Bill Brakes,
Alan Thornton, Alistair Wall. On 4: Andrew Jones, Charles
Matthews, Alex Selby, Matthew Holton, John Rickard. On 3: Francis
Roads, Alison Jones and David Woodnutt. These 12 all play in the
new Challenger's Tournament on 08/06/96 & 09/06/96 at the Nippon
Club. Reserves are Colin Adams and Alex Rix.
Not the Candidates' 05/04/96-06/04/96
33 different people had an enjoyable time at the last tournament
to be held at the IVC in Covent Garden. Nobody did well enough on
the first day to win a prize and in the end all with 4 or 3 wins
out of 6 were awarded prizes at the end of the second day. On 4
were Vic Morrish, Geoff Kaniuk, Jiri Keller, Richard Mullens, Lena
Morrish; 3 wins: Gerhard Stetner, Phil Achard, Roger Daniel, J-P.
Schille and Laura Coe.
From after 18/05/96 the Central London Club will not be meeting at
the IVC in Covent Garden. Inital plans are to meet at the Nippon
Club near Piccadilly on Friday evening.
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