Jitka Bartova (1d) was visiting the UK from Prague for a weekend with her friend Ngoc-Trang Cao who is a current member of Leamington Club.
The UK representative at the 2014 KPMC was Andrew Kay. He won three games out of six to come 33rd.
The Shropshire Tournament took place in the countryside again. Numbers were somewhat down, with several cancellations on health grounds, but there was more competition this year at the top end. The overall winner was Bruno Poltronieri (3d) with Alistair Wall (2d) in second place.
After much delay we have finally found some dates when we have (a) two players, (b) a venue and (c) at least one relayer/referee for the title match of the British Go Championship 2014.
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.
The Learn Go Week event in Stevenage went pretty smoothly, with some great support from Letchworth Go Club and the BGA.
Martin Harvey took up the kind offer from the Japan Society North-West (JSNW), to arrange the manning a stall at this year's Manchester Japan Day, this last Bank Holiday Monday.
The first of the three events during a very sunny weekend in Penzance was a teaching session on the Saturday morning.
Registration is now open for the London Open Go Congress.
The dates and location are the traditional ones; from 28th to 31st December at the International Students House.
It's a level B Bonus Points tournamen