Young Kim (5 dan London) won for a second time. Also winning
3/3 were London's Roger Daniel (3 kyu), local girl Nicola Hurden (11 kyu
Berks Youth) and young Lasse Jakobsen (18 kyu Epsom). Lasse also won a
tie-breaker to win the Continuous 13x13 prize. The paper folding / Go problems
set by Ian Marsh was won by Brian Brunswick (1 kyu Epsom), who managed a neater
solution than Steve Bailey; junior winner was Ian McAnally.
Pair Go 04/06/01
The Pair Go Championships was held like last year at the Foxcombe Lodge Hotel at
Boars Hill near Oxford. Winners of the championship group were Kirsty Healey /
Matthew Macfadyen. They beat Natasha Regan / Matthew Cocke in the final. Also on
2/3 were Sue Paterson / Granville Wright and Helen / Martin Harvey. The Handicap
Group winners were Nicola Hurden / Shawn Hearn. Prizes for 2/3 went to Lene /
Mogens Jakobsen and youth winners Melissa Hearn / Lasse Jakobsen. Emma Marchant
/ Simon Goss were the best dressed pair.
45 players entered Leicester. Overall winner was Simon Shiu (4 dan Bristol) with
2/3 wins and a SOS of 11. The joint second placed players with 2/3 and SOS of 10
were Young Kim (5 dan London) and David Ward (3 dan Cambridge). Winners with 3/3
were Gerry Mills (1 dan Monmouth), Phil Beck (1 kyu Cambridge), Frank Englemann
(16 kyu IGS player from Germany) and Paul Blockley (22 kyu Worcester). The team
prize went to Epsom with 50 percent. The 13x13 Continuous maximum wins prize
went to Lasse Jakobsen (15 kyu Epsom Downs) and the joint prize for maximum
games played went to Frank Englemann and Claudio Bartolini (16kyu Bristol).
Orient-West Match 17/06/01
The last Anglo-Japanese match to be held at the Daiwa attracted a total of 16
players. We should call this the "Oriental" versus "Western" match as we had a
mixture of Korean, Chinese and 1 Japanese players, with some westerners loaned
to the Oriental team. There were 4 rounds with results per round being: Oriental
6 5 4 3 Western 1 2 4 5 So the Oriental team won 18 to 12 Only Xiang Dong Wang
achieved 4/4. Players on 3/4 were Kiyohiko Tanaka, Michael Zhang, Alex Rix, and
Bill Streeten who floated between the Oriental and the Western teams.
Welsh Open 23/06/01-24/06/01
43 players enjoyed the Barmouth sunshine for the Welsh Open, though there
were 45 entries on the list as two fitted in extra games. Matthew Macfadyen
continued his dominance of the event with a straight five wins. Second on 4/5
was David Ward (3 dan Cambridge) ahead of Francis Roads (4 dan Wanstead), Bob
Bagot (2 dan Devon) and Alistair Wall (4 dan Wanstead). Tom Widdicombe (3 kyu
Devon) was the only other player unbeaten. Peter Fisher (4 kyu Leicester), Ron
Bell (4 kyu Reading), Shawn Hearn (9 kyu Berks Youth) and Mogens Jakobsen (10
kyu Epsom) all won 4/5.
Zagreb TT (Croatian Open Championship) 19/05/01-20/05/01 The top 3 places went to Hungarians. First Tibor Pocsai (5 dan) with 4/5, and joint second was Gabor Szabics and Pal Balogh. Fourth was top Croatian player Zoran Mutabzija and fifth Russian Viktor Bogdanov. 46 players took part.
Brian Gallagher of Ireland also win 3 to take 47th but beat Joes Teles de Menezes of Portugal, Mandish Singh of India and also Columbia.
Top clash in round 6 was Japan v China. China survived and Dai Chun Li won the championship with a straight 8. Kanazawa of Japan ended second on 7/8. The next seven players all won 6/8. Third was Liu of Australia, 4 was Ko of Korea, 5 was Lazarev of Russia, 6 Yu of Canada, 7 Wang of Hong Kong, 8 Lin of Taiwan and 9 Fernando Aguilar of Argentina. The countries on 5/8 were in order Luxembourg (Heiser), Czechia (Nechanicky), USA (Kim), France (Roche), Hungary (Koszegi), Netherlands (Eijkhout), Ukraine (Yatsenko), Austria (Huttler), Germany (Dickhut), Romania (Bisca) and Poland (Giedrosz).