Issue 11. July 1996
66 players attended this year's Bracknell. Jim Clare (3 dan
Reading) won the event again after a gap of some years. Others on 3
wins were Art McKendrick (1kyu Edinburgh), Paul Clarke (4 kyu High
Wycombe), Mike Cobbett (6 kyu Hursley), Paul Hyman (16 kyu
Brakenhale) and Steve Smith (23 kyu Hursley). Best on 2/3 were
Antonio Moreno (3 dan Bristol), Francis Weaver (10 kyu Brakenhale)
and Sarah Jackson (12 kyu Hursley). Oliver Edwards (29 kyu High
Wycombe) won the continuous 13x13 prize.
Scottish Open 25/05/96-26/05/96
26 players made their way to Edinburgh in time the tournament. It
was only the organiser, Stephen Tweedie, who arrived a day late.
Thankfully his wife was there to get the event under way. Winner
on six wins was Cambridge's John Rickard (4 dan). Francis Roads
(Wanstead 4 dan) was second on four wins, having also lost to Tony
Atkins (Reading 2 dan) who was third. Richard Philp (4 kyu) from
Dundee won five wins. Simon Marlow (2 kyu Glasgow) and Chris
Gathercole (15 kyu Scotland) also won four.
7 of the best British women and the girls' champion met for a
three round Swiss at the Nippon Club, played alongside the monthly
Japanese tournament. Winner was Alison Cross, the artist from
London, who beat top graded player Alison Jones in the last round.
Challenger's Tournament 08/06/96-09/06/96
16 players met at the Nippon Club in London for the new style
seeded Swiss Tournament. Winner was Matthew Macfadyen who will
have a chance to challenge Shutai Zhang for the British
Championship again. On three wins were Matthew Cocke, John
Rickard, Charles Matthews and Des Cann. Best on two were Francis
Roads, Piers Shepperson and T. Mark Hall.
58 players attended Leicester this year. The second annual quiz
was won this year by the AJAx team that was mostly Tony Atkins.
Des Cann (4 dan Leamington) collected a paper replica of the
trophy and first prize. Players getting prizes for three were:
Baron Allday (1 kyu West Wales), John Gardner (8 kyu Culcheth),
Chris McConkey (10 kyu Birmingham), Tom Somerscales (10 kyu
Culcheth), Dave Grimster (15 kyu Brakenhale) and Dave Knight (20
kyu Epsom Downs). Not surprisingly, Culcheth won the team prize with
a score of about 90 percent.
Pair Go 23/06/96
25 male-female pairs of all aged attended the British Pair Go
Championships at the Crossroads Hotel in Weedon, Northamptonshire.
The top eight British Pairs played for the title. Winners were
Alison Jones and Tony Atkins, playing together at short notice
because Edmund Shaw had flu. Alison Cross and John McLeod
currently have the most points towards winning the next British
place in the World Pairs. A was a good day for Alisons, as Alison
Ewers and David Woodnutt won three wins in the handicap sections,
as did Yvonne Mao and Paul Margetts. Best dressed couples were
Anna Griffiths/Simon Rudd, Emma Gale/Paul Hyman (juniors), Jennifer
Healey/Matthew Macfadyen (mixed age). A special prize for
coordination went to Elinor Brooks/France Ellul. The most
compatible couple based on a questionnaire were Teruko Taguchi/
Simon Bexfield. Chocolate hearts were awarded to those who drove
kids there and to those with witty questionnaire answers: Des
Cann, Sally Prime, Alison Cross, James Harrod, Paul Margetts and
Welsh Open 29/06/96-30/06/96
42 players were in Barmouth for the fourth Welsh Open. As before
the winner was Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington) winning all
five. Second was Simon Shiu (3 dan Teesside) with four wins. Prize
winners were for 5/5 Sean McPhail (15 kyu Cambridge) and Yvonne
Mao (28 kyu Epsom Downs); for 4/5 Francis Weaver (10 kyu
Brakenhale), France Ellul (3 kyu Brakenhale), Steve Jones (3 kyu
Isle of Man); for 3.5/5 Martin Harvey (2 kyu Chester). Richard
Thompson (6 kyu Leicester) won the continuous lightning. Best team
were Leamington. Other prizes went to France Ellul and John Herman
for managing a triple ko, Brian Timmins for the first entry,
Charles Leedham-Green for not entering, Graham Brooks for playing
early so someone could leave, Sue Pitchford for helping the
organiser, Bob Brooks for "being" Francis Roads and Paul Margetts
and Yvonne Mao for getting engaged. Neil Ings (20 kyu Brakenhale)
and Ed Blockley (2 kyu Worcester) also got prizes for making their
[ These venues are no longer used. ]
Now meet Friday nights at the Nippon Club, Samuel House, 6 St
Albans St SW1 near Piccadilly and Sunday afternoons in a pub in
Islington (the Rosemary Branch junction of Southgate Road/Baring
At the end of April, Cambridge were leading ahead of Stevenage and
the London clubs and the Open University. By the end of June
Wanstead had caught up and looked like winning.
46 countries took part in Omachi Japan.
1. (8/8) Jun Liu China 2. (6/8) Hirata Hironori Japan
3. Yong Man Lee Korea 4. Ying Kan Hong Kong 5. Thomas Ko USA
6. Hsiang Jen Huang Taiwan 7. (5/8) Myong Choe DPR Korea
8. Viktor Bogdanov Russia
Britain's Matthew Macfadyen was 19th on 4/8 due to a very tough
draw system. His results: +Turkey +Germany (von Arnim) -Romania
(Bisca) +Taiwan +Singapore -Canada -Hong Kong -DPR Korea
Epsom Downs Tournament
To celebrate the wedding of Paul Margetts and Yvonne Mao there is
fun afternoon of go and other games at Driftbridge Toby Hotel
Epsom 10/08/96 14.30-20.00. Free to Go players and partners. Will
be a short time self-pairing, self-partnering doubles Go
New Malden Surrey 13/07/96
Congratulations to Colin Adams of Preston and Baron Allday of
Barmouth who are now shodan (first dan).
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