Mentions of Go in UK Media (to 1999)

Here is a list of references to or articles about Go that have appeared in the Media in the UK. Articles after 1999 are here. Items labelled "*" are not currently in the BGA's collection. Some of the names of local papers may be incorrect.

    National Newspapers

  • 13/11/99 Times - Letter "Modern Manners" about national dress at Pair Go
  • 24/07/99 Times - MSO Supplement "A game worth a Go"
  • 25/08/98 Financial Times - Michael Fitzpatrick "Machines beaten from the word Go" under technology/games software
  • 17/06/98 Times - Ray Keane British Championship in chess column
  • 06/06/98 Times - Ray Keane book "Four Great Games" in chess column
  • 25/04/98 Independent - "Do Not Pass Go"
  • 15/03/98 Sport First - Cambridge Tournament results
  • 27/09/97 Independent - Report on British Go Championship
  • 19/09/97 Times - Ray Keene results of British Championships in chess column
  • 25/08/97 Times - Picture "England Expects to Excel at Mind Games"
  • 18/08/97 Times - All in the Mind/London hosts Olympiad of the Mind
  • 11/08/97 Times - MSO Supplement "Mysteries of the Orient"
  • 12/07/97 Independent - Bill Hartston on the British Championships "Go is Coming"
  • 11/07/97 Times - Ray Keene mentions British Championships in chess column
  • 21/06/97 Independent - The South Bank Show (MSO)
  • 17/05/97 Independent - Letter "After Deep Blue, now Go for it"
  • 14/05/97 Independent - Letter from Francis Roads "Man vs machine: it's not over yet"
  • 14/05/97 Daily Telegraph - "Beating the semiconductor"
  • 25/01/97 Independent - Charles Athur's "Do Not pass Go" on games page
  • 18/01/97 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "It's All Go at Highbury"
  • 11/01/97 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "It's Tricky in the Eyes of Rivals" and Brain jammer puzzle
  • 04/01/97 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "Computers Have a Long Way to Go"
  • 17/10/96 Times - Meijin Match mentioned by Ray Keene in Chess Column
  • 11/09/96 Times - Bank of China Cup mentioned by Ray Keene in Chess Column
  • 29/06/96 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "Complex issue of luck versus skill"
  • 27/01/95 Independent - Chris Bray on Backgammon shows Go as game with most skill levels
  • 21/01/95 Daily Telegraph - "Could You Be Gone On Go"
  • 02/12/94 Independent - picture of Mike Redmond & Computer Go
  • 09/09/94 Independent - Genius 2 defeats Kasparov
  • 24/04/93 Independent - Article on Mike Redmond "Playing the Japanese at Their Own Game"
  • 10/08/92 Independent - "The orient's polite game is more beautiful than Chess" (EGC Canterbury)
  • 25/07/92 Times - "Touch and Go" (picture of H.Lee)
  • 12/10/90 Times - "When the going gets tough, the tough play Go"
  • 31/07/90 Financial Times - Japanese link promises a 'bloody interesting future' (Fujitsu-ICL)
  • 16/09/89 Times - "For the Japanese, chess is all Go" (Meijin)
  • 16/09/89 Daily Telegraph - Meijin picture
  • 14/09/89 Financial Times - "Time to get up and Go" (Meijin)
  • 14/09/89 Observer - "Time to get Up and Go" (Meijin)
  • 25/08/84 Times - "Killing Time with a Game Called Go" (IVC)
  • 25/07/76 Observer - "Go Starts Going Places"
  • ??/06/74 Daily Telegraph * on JAL title match
  • ??/06/74 Times * on JAL title match
  • 29/09/73 Daily Telegraph - report in Chess column by B.H. Wood
  • 23/09/73 Sunday Times Magazine - report in Chess column by C.H.O'D. Alexaander

Web News/Magazines

Magazines

  • 07/01/99 Computing - report on World Computer Go "All Systems are Go"
  • 09/1999 Choice - "Games People Play"
  • 18-1998 FCO News and Views - "Go Mark Go"
  • 05/1998 Demon Dispatches - Reader's Home Pages
  • 05/1998 Airbus News - "It's all go at Chester site"
  • 05/1997 The Wire - Christof Katscher quotes Go as hobby
  • 10/06/95 The Economist - mention in article on warfare
  • 02/04/94 The Economist - article on Go
  • 11/1993 National Power News - "It's all Go with a bit of me old China"
  • 09/1993 Focus - "Not in your shops now a computer version of Go"
  • 19/12/92 The Economist - "Bugs in the Program"
  • Autumn92 Hitachi Headlines - "Deepening understanding between nations"
  • 25/07/92 New Scientist - "It's all Go against computers"
  • 18/05/92 Business Week - Go strategy for Acer business
  • Spring92 Computing - Computer games Olympiad
  • 17/01/91 Far Eastern Economic Review - "Beyond brute force"
  • 01/12/90 New Scientist - "Go in the Machine"
  • 30/08/90 Computing - "As good as gold at the alternative Olympics"
  • 23/09/89 Spectator - "Gentlemen of Japan" (Meijin)
  • 14/09/89 Time Out - World Championship Meijin listed
  • 01/1989 Games Monthly - Matthew Macfadyen
  • 11/1988 Games Monthly - Go article
  • 06/1987 ICL Review - on BGC Reading
  • 04/1987 Computer Talk - on BGC Reading
  • 28/02/85 Computing The Magazine - "Zen and the Art of Go-ing" on Alan Scarff
  • 19/10/84 Times Ed - picture
  • 01/02/79 New Scientist - "The Challenge of Go"
  • 08/1975 ICL News - "Now Go Boom"
  • 28/08/74 Weekend - Mention in description of backgammon
  • 06/1974 Radio Times * article about Go for "Open Door"
  • 22/02/69 Pulse - The fascinating game of 'GO'
  • 03/1967 Bristol Siddeley News - 'GO' gains in popularity
  • 1967 Radio Times * article about Go for "The Man in Room 17"
  • 02/1966 Diners Magazine - "Go" by Neil Stein
  • 21/01/65 New Scientist * article by Dr I. J. Good "The Mystery of Go"
  • Spring61 GEC Research Review - "What is this game Go?"

Local Papers

  • 15/04/99 Waltham Forest Guardian - "The Ancient Game with get up and go"
  • ??/01/99 Maidenhead Advertiser - report on Furze Platt Tournament
  • 26/11/98 Hendon and Finchley Times - "3500-year-old bet is no go for computer boffins" (Computer Go)
  • 26/11/98 Edgware and Mill Hill Times - "Brain cells 1, mircochips 0" (Computer Go)
  • 25/11/98 Barnet Press - "1M still up for grabs" (Computer Go)
  • 27/01/98 Cambridge Evening News - "It's all go for UK winners"
  • 25/02/97 Cambridge Evening News - "Ancient Game goes hi-tech"
  • 04/02/97 Isle of Man Examiner - Claire wins top title (at BYGC)
  • 24/02/95 Mid Devon Advertiser - Feng Yun
  • 21/02/95 South Devon Herald & Express - Chinese Team visit
  • 17/02/95 Western Morning News - Feng Yun visit to Devon
  • 17/02/95 Mid Devon Advertiser - "All Go at Haytor Vale" (Feng Yun)
  • ??/02/95 Worcester - "Brainy Thomas chip off old Blockley"
  • ??/02/95 Worcester - "It's all Go for Thomas"
  • 29/09/94 Leamington Observer - "Winning Pair really Go for it"
  • 06/05/94 Epsom and Banstead Informer - "First Go Gets Second"
  • 07/10/93 Swindon Evening Advertiser - Go-getters flock to Oriental challenge
  • 13/08/93 Isle of Man Courier - report on tournament
  • 14/07/93 Reading Herald - Reading wins TVGL
  • 13/07/93 Cambridge Evening News - "It's All Go at board game challenge"
  • 24/03/93 Warington Guardian - Culcheth "Oriental Winners Go Go Go!"
  • 11/02/93 Waltham Forest Guardian - "All Go for Gamesters"
  • 07/01/93 Waltham Forest Guardian - "Oriental Promotion"
  • 31/08/92 Ilford recorder - "Lad is keen to have a Go"
  • 20/08/92 Waltham Forest Guardian - "Players Go for It"
  • 07/08/92 KMExtra - EGC Canterbury
  • 31/07/92 AdScene - EGC Canterbury
  • 30/05/91 Waltham Forest Guardian - "Get up and Go"
  • 08/02/91 Waltham Forest Guardian - "It's all Go Go Go at the church hall"
  • 27/10/90 Western Daily Press - "Stone me it's all Go here"
  • 30/09/89 Guildford Times - "Go Game Winners"
  • ??/09/89 Gloucester Echo - "Games expert wins top prize"
  • ??/09/89 Gloucester Citizen - "It's all Go for gamestar Dave"
  • ??/09/89 Cheltenham News - "Beaten at their own game"
  • 18/07/85 Wokingham Times - "Hooked by a game 4000 years old" (Tony Atkins)
  • ??/12/84 Malvern Gazette - "A game with plenty of Go in it" (Black Bull)
  • ??/12/83 Malvern Gazette - "Richard keeps on the 'Go'"(Black Bull)
  • ??/10/83 Aberdeen (various) * British Go Week
  • ??/02/81 Somerset County Gazette - "Good Go by College Team"
  • ??/03/81 Somerset County Gazette - "Boys Go Place"
  • ??/09/78 Brighton - "Teacher's on board and game for go" (Brian Castledine)
  • 03/02/78 Reading Chronicle - Reading Go Club
  • ??/06/76 Somerset County Gazette - "Is chess checkmated by Go?" (David Mascord)
  • ??/11/75 Manchester Evening News * Stuart Dowsey interview
  • 1974 Oxford Mail * whole page article (?)
  • ??/06/74 Evening Standard * on JAL title match
  • 23/12/73 Oxford Times * whole page article
  • 1971 Enfield - Enfield Man is National President (Franics Roads)
  • 11/10/68 Bristol Evening Post   'Go' chairman goes to U.S.
  • ??/09/60 Wembley Observer - "Territorial Ambitions" report on John Barrs and Go Club
  • 01/09/60 Wembley News - "Go can really move you - at intervals of 13 hours" report on John Barrs' Club

Berkshire Schools in Local Papers

    All the following are the results of efforts by France Ellul, teacher at Furze Platt and then Brakenhale.

  • 01/04/93 Bracknell News - "Students Get Going"
  • 03/04/92 Bracknell and Wokingham Herald and Post - "That's the Way to Go Adalberto!"
  • 18/07/91 Wokingham Times - "Champion is Go-ing Places"
  • 11/07/91 Bracknell News - "Going for Gold"
  • 10/05/90 Bracknell News - "Brakenhale Go Champs Receive Winning Cup"
  • 27/04/90 Bracknell Evening Post - "Game Players show their Get Up and Go"
  • 14/01/90 Wokingham Times - Brakenhale team photo
  • 07/12/89 Bracknell News - "This Team Go from Strength to Strength"
  • 24/11/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Oriental Game Stars"
  • 16/11/89 Wokingham Times - "Go For Gold"
  • 09/11/89 Bracknell News - Brakenhale news
  • 03/11/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Pupils get up and go to grab national glory at board game"
  • 19/10/89 Wokingham Times - "Let's Go For It"
  • 26/09/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Pupils Challenge the Worlds Best"
  • 12/07/89 Wokingham Times - "They can really Go"
  • 06/07/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Go ahead, Brother"
  • 02/03/89? Wokingham Times - Brakenhale news
  • 16/02/89? Bracknell News - "Brakenhale Go for the Top"
  • 21/08/88 Bracknell News - "Brackenhale Go for Glory" (sic)
  • 13/07/88? Wokingham Times - Brakenhale news
  • 22/03/85 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Furze Platt retain British Go Title"
  • 15/03/85 Bucks Free Press - "It's all Go for Win No 2"
  • 26/10/84 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Nicola is first British Under-14 Go Champion"
  • 27/07/84 Bucks Free Press - "Leigh: a Player with Plenty of Go"
  • 18/05/84 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Leigh will Go a Long Way"
  • 18/10/83 - 12/10/84 Maidenhead Advertiser - Furze Platt Champions (many reports)
  • 29/07/83 Maidenhead Advertiser - "All Go at Furze Platt"
  • 06/04/83 Maidenhead Advertiser - "It's all Go for Magnificent Seven"

Japanese Publications

  • 10/1999 Big Ben (Nippon Club) - Report on visit of Umezawa and Inori
  • 07/10/99 Nichi-Ei - Visit of Umezawa and Inori
  • 09/1997 Japan in Focus - "An Introduction To Go"
  • 09/1997 Big Ben (Nippon Club) - Report on International Match
  • 03/08/95 Nichi-Ei - London Club/Battersea festival
  • 08/10/63 Yomiuri - "'Go' begins to go places"

Overseas

  • 05/04/91 European - "To hesitate is fatal in the game of Go" (Master of Go play)
  • 40/08/59 Bayreuth Stadtzeitung - Report on European Go Congress 1959

Radio

  • 12/07/93 CN-FM * Feng Yun interview on visit to Cambridge
  • 28/07/92 BBC Radio Kent - coverage of EGC Canterbury
  • 12/11/83 BBC Radio Nottingham - Mike and Mike Interview
  • 28/10/83 BBC Radio 4 "Women's Hour" * Interview with Richard Granville
  • ??/10/83 Radio Manchester * British Go Week
  • ??/10/83 Radio Aberdeen * British Go Week
  • ??/06/74 LBC * Interview with Francis Roads on JAL title match
  • 26/02/74 BBC Radio 4 "Today" * Interview with T Mark Hall
  • 02/11/71 BBC Radio 4 "Today" * Result of Wessex Tournament

Television - News and Documentary

  • 04/10/99 BBC1 (repeated 05/10/99 BBC2) "Blue Peter" - History of Go featured in Games Edition
  • 11/06/99 BBC2 South-East "Out and About" - Wanstead Go Club featured
  • 02/1995 BBC1 South-West News * Feng Yun's visit
  • 29/10/93 BBC1 "Tomorrow's World" - Harold Lee and Computer Go
  • 28/07/92 ITV Southern News - coverage of EGC Canterbury
  • 19/08/91 ITV Border News - coverage of Isle of Man
  • 1979? BBC1 West Country news "Points West" * visit of pro
  • 10/08/76 ITV "About Anglia" news * coverage of EGC in Cambridge
  • 1974 "About Anglia" news * feature on Go
  • 09/07/74 ITV "Magpie" * children's magazine programme featured Go
  • 03/06/74 BBC2 "Open Door" * programme on Go and BGA (repeated 09/06/74)
  • 04/02/65 "Time Out" * Dr Good explained rules

The EGF has a full list of Go on Film





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