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EYGC Under Way in Bognor!

The European Youth Go Championship got under way with the Opening Ceremony on the Friday night. The players were called to order by the Arundel town crier and after short speeches they were entertained by Rhubarb the clown. Some players then took part in the British Lightning, others took an early night after long journeys.

The first round was held on Saturday morning. 89 young players took part in the three age groups: Under-20 (12), Under-16 (35), Under-12 (42). Results will be...

01 Mar 2014
Winners of EYGC

Under-20 1. Lukas Podpera (CZ) 2. Jonas Welticke (DE) 3. Tanguy LeCalve (FR)

Under-16 1. Alexandru-Petre Pitrop (RO) 2. Grigorij Fiorin (RU) 3. Viacheslav Kaymin (RU)

Under-12 1. Oscar Vazquez (ES) 2. Denis Dobranis (RO) 3. Arved Pittner (DE)

See the British Go Congress - EYGC gallery for pictures of the winners

Also winning trophies were:

Under-20: Aleksander Vashurov (RU) for 4/6 in 4th place....

03 Mar 2014
BGA's EYGC Team Spotted Winning Pub Quiz

When they should have still be hard at work updating the results, counting the money or safely storing the BGA's equipment, the BGA's EYGC team were spotted in an Arundel pub winning a pub quiz. The BGA team scored 31 points out of 60 to win a meal voucher and also £33 in the raffle. A BGA spokesman said "At least they are good at something."

Pictured are the three main...

03 Mar 2014
Happy Memories of EYGC

Please visit our Picture Gallery for many photos of this event.

More pictures from Matthew Selby.

Hopefully the 89 young players in the 19th European Youth Go Championship went away with happy memories of their time at the event. Inevitably there was the odd tear...

06 Mar 2014
BGA sets up a Youth Squad

Following on from the success of the European Youth Go Championship 2014 held in the UK, the British Go Association is forming a youth squad which is aiming to send a UK national team to the 2015 youth championships to be held in the Netherlands.

The Leader of the Youth Squad will be Alison Bexfield, 2 dan.

The youth squad is for any junior who will be under 16 on 31 August 2014 and who has progressed past the beginner stage (40 kyu -31 kyu)...

07 Apr 2014
New Generation take over at Youth champs

With the oldest players of recent years moved on to University the way was open for the new generation to take over at the British Youth Go Championships in Aston, Birmingham. Everybody expected Oscar Selby to triumph, at 6k being 3 grades above the rest of the field, but he made a mistake in a fight to lose by less than...

18 May 2014
New Version of Cartoon Booklet

The cartoon booklet "Go An Introduction", where the Chess pieces learn to play from the Go stones, has been reissued. The new version uses pass stones at the end of the game just like in the UK Go Challenge and other tournaments. It also corrects the spelling error "altohether"!

You can see the online version or the PDF version or ask us to send your Go group some of the new printed ones.

06 Sep 2014
A new Youth Tournament on 8 November 2014

Our Youth Squad leader Alison Bexfield is running a 6-round rapid-play tournament in Letchworth on Saturday 8th November 2014. There will be two separate junior sections included in this event. The Junior Open is for juniors who are confident players (stronger than 20 kyu) and the novice section is for those newer to the game or who have not achieved success in tournaments to date.

This is one of a series of events Alison is planning, to create more chances for juniors to play...

07 Sep 2014
Youth Squad News

National Youth Squad members will have received invitations to join the junior online club which will meet on Sunday evenings 8:00 - 9:00 pm. This will use a private room on the KGS server. The aim is for junior squad members who live a long way from other players to be able to meet and play with other juniors in a dedicated online club room. Members will also be able to ask Alison Bexfield (squad leader) and Roger Huyshe (BGA online coach) for analysis and advice to help improve their...

18 Sep 2014
European youth online team tournament

I am pleased to announce that the UK is fielding a national youth team in the first European Youth Go Team Tournament (which is being held online for logistical reasons).

We have a squad of 12 players from which we select 5 players for each match of which one must be U20, two U16 and two U12. Well done to the 12 players who have been selected for the national youth squad:

  • U20 Melchior Chui
  • U20 Thomas Meehan
  • U16 Hasan Nisa
  • U16 Dylan Zhu...
04 Nov 2014