The 25th International Amateur Pair Go Championships was held in Tokyo at the end of October.
The 45th Wessex Tournament was held at St Mark’s Community Centre once again, as usual taking place on the day the clocks go back.
We won our second game of this year against Lithuania 3-1, but are only third in the league on games won.
There were 12 players in this year's tournament, held in Robinson College in Cambridge. As usual there were some excellent cakes.
The overall winner was determined by even games with double elimination.
Photos by Tom Coulthard, Alice Ambrose-Thurman and Chizu Kobayashi
On Saturday 11th October Durham Go Club ran a teaching event at Durham Oriental Museum, as part of their Festival of Japan - celebrating the teaching of Japanese at the University of Durham. The Japanese Embassy kindly sponsored for Chizu Kobayashi-san, a 5d Japanese professional, to come to Durham to assist with this.
Kobayashi-san taught a range of people, from some of our stronger club dan players to complete beginners.
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Jon Diamond seems to only win the East Midlands in even years, so having won in 2010 and 2012, he was back as champion in 2014.
Game 2 of the best of five title match for the British Championship was played on Sunday 12th October in Milton Keynes, the day after game 1.
Current champion Andrew Kay played white against Alex Ken
Game 1 of the best of five title match for the British Championship was played on Saturday 11th October in Milton Keynes.
As part of its Festival of Japan, Durham Oriental Museum are running a Go teaching event with Durham Go Club on Saturday 11th October 1pm-5pm. The Japanese Embassy have organised for 5d pro Chizu Kobayashi to come, and the event is free and open to all.