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21 Aug 2019: Chinese Youth Event Final Report


Here is the fiinal report from UK team captain and team coach, Martin and Helen Harvey:

19 Aug (Day 4): Today was full of Chinese history and culture. First in the morning, the organisers took us to visit Louguantai Temple, situated in the northern foothills of Mount Qinling, Zhouzhi County (70 km east of Xi'an), the birthplace and sacred place of Taoism in China. It is a famous holy place for tourists to visit, founded in the Western Zhou Dynasty and flourishing in the Sui and Tang...

18 Aug 2019: UK Team Taking Part in Chinese Youth Event


Two European teams, one from France and one from the UK, were invited thanks to Fan Hui to take part in the first 'the Belt and Road' International I-Go Invitational Tournament for Teenagers. This runs from 16th to 22nd August in Xi'an in China.

Here is the first report from UK team captain and team coach, Martin and Helen Harvey:

The UK Team are enjoying the first few days of their trip to Xi'an in China. There are 20 teams invited, from six countries. We have opted for...

26 Jul 2019: Cheadle Hulme Girl wins Pair Go


Congratulations to Lizzy Pollitt (facing the camera), 18 kyu from Cheadle Hulme School, for winning Group E of the Pair Go tournament at the...

13 May 2019: May Youth Newsletter Published


The latest edition of Youth Go News has been published, No. 5 May 2019.

If you missed any, then old editions are available.

Please tell any young players you know about it.

19 Feb 2019: UK Youth Team completes their 2018/19 season


Team Captain Alison Bexfield, and all her squad of 12 players in the UK Youth Go team, can look back on this 2018/19 season with satisfaction, as we finished comfortably mid table, out of the 12 teams. Whilst we lost narrowly (2-3) to Czechia, in the final fixture last weekend, it was an exciting match, and each margin was between one and a dozen points.

If one is...

15 Feb 2019: UK Youth team to play Czechia


Alison Bexfield, Team Captain, has selected players for the UK Youth Go team playing - mostly on Saturday - versus Czechia.
This is our 4th and final match in the 2018/19 European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC) and, against the 3 countries we've played so far, we are 2-1 up.

The two teams' captains have done really well, and managed to line up players with exactly the same paper grade as each opponent, save for a 2-grade...

28 Jan 2019: Youngsters play Go despite snow ...


Good news if a tad late ...

Well, mea culpa entirely for this late snippet, but no doubt Santa was still delighted with the photo. Taken in December, it shows his helpers enjoying their lunch break at Cheadle Hulme School (CHS) in South Manchester. It seems that not even snow can...

12 Jan 2019: UK Youth team playing Hungary


Alison Bexfield, Team Captain, sent us 2 posts on Sat. 12 Jan. re this UK Youth Go Team match.

--- Pre-match ---
The British youth go team are back in action today, playing Hungary.
This is our 3rd match in the 2018/19 European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC).

Our line-up for today's match is:
U20 Yueran Wang
U16 Edmund Smith
U16 Josh Gorman
U12 Yanyi Xiong
U12 Emily Oliviere
...

17 Dec 2018: Germany Too Strong for our UK Youth team


The UK Youth team played a strong German team, on Saturday 15th December, and lost 4-1.

This was our 2nd match in the 2018/19 European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC).
So, after our first game vs Croatia, in matches, we've won 1 and lost 1.

This match against Germany was always expected to prove a hard test, as the UK was out-graded on 4 boards:

------------ Germany -------------- ------------- UK...

14 Dec 2018: UK Youth team announced for Sat. 15 Dec.


The UK Youth Team Captain, Alison Bexfield, writes:

The youth team is playing Germany on Saturday 15th December and teams have been chosen.

This is our 2nd match in the 2018/19 European Youth Go Team Championship (EYGTC).

The match is interesting. We narrowly won our opening match against Croatia. Germany may prove an even harder test. They have a very strong...