Issue 23 July 1998
Pair Go 17/05/98
The Crossroads Hotel at Weedon Northamptonshire was again the venue and the last
time the current organisers were to run it. Winning Pair was Matthew Macfadyen
and Kirsty Healey who held on to the title by beating Des Cann and Sue Paterson
in the last round. Des and Sue look like being the 1998 representatives at the
World Pair Go in Tokyo being the best placed of the teams with top qualifying
points. The handicap section winners were Pauline and Steve Bailey despite
arriving late after car trouble.
Scottish 23/05/98 & 24/05/98
Only 23 players went to a sunny west end of Glasgow to play the Scottish Open.
Those who did not come missed pizza in the park and the Chinese restaurant trip.
Winner was British Champion Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington). Second was
Shi Xiaming (4 dan Edinburgh) on 4/6. Tom Joldersma (4 kyu Lancaster) was the
only other prize winner for 5/6.
54 players attended Leicester this year. A change of main organisers saw the end
of the popular quiz but a well run event just the same. Winner was Matthew
Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington) who remembered to return the cup this time. Second
was Simon Shiu (4 dan Bristol) and third was Andrew Grant (2 dan Open
University) who won 3/3. Fourth was Cao Xinjin from China. Helen Harvey (1 kyu
Manchester) and Michael Marz (1 dan Birmingham) won 3/3; Leamington won the team
prize with a 70 percent record.
Barmouth 27/06/98 & 28/06/98
Only 38 players attended this year's Welsh Open at Barmouth; it was a pity that
more lower graded players were not there (with or without their families) as the
weather was the best it has been in recent years. Winner as usual was Matthew
Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington). Winners of tasteless male Hells Angels statuettes
were Francis Roads (4 dan Wanstead), Ruud Stoelman (1 dan NL), Steve Jones (1
kyu Isle of Man), Kirsty Healey (1 kyu Leamington) and Bill Streeten (4 kyu
Wanstead). The continuous lightning was won by Alison Jones (2 dan Wanstead)
ahead of Bill Streeten. As usual nowadays, Leamington won the team prize.
22 players mostly from the South-West of England attended the fourth Devon
Tournament held again at Dartmoor's Woodlands Hotel under the shadow of Hay
Tor. The winner was as last year Antonio Moreno (4 dan Bristol). Runner up was
Tony Atkins (2 dan Reading). Winning three out of three were John Culmer (1 kyu
West Cornwall) and Richard Helyer (8 kyu Oxford). Also winning a polished wood
go stone was youngest player David Collins (30 kyu South Cotswold).
On 11/06/98 from 14:00 to 21:00 at Maeda Gakuen Yochien Sports Ground, Queens
Drive, West Acton, London. Go will be featured as well as food/drink/art/sport.
On 14/06/98 at the Daiwa Foundation overlooking Regent's Park in London,
Matthew Macfadyen beat Challenger Edmund Shaw in the first game of the British
Championship title match. The second of the best of five series will be on
22/08/98 at the Chess and Bridge shop in Euston Road London.
Korean Go/Tourism Trip
This has been cancelled for 1998 due to the Korean economic problems.
This will be held at the Northern Go Congress Manchester on 12/09/98. The agenda
item is a change to the constitution.
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National Trainer Matthew Macfadyen is running
private seminar days during and a scheme to teach by email. He is teaching a
Summer School Course at Marlborough School starting 19/07/98
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