Those eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that it's been quite a while since our Site Index has been updated.
We're pleased to announce Jochen Fassbender, having finished the indexing of Go World, has restarted his work on our Site Index again.
In an exciting conclusion to the Welsh Open at Barmouth, three players entered the last round with a chance of winning the tournament. In fact all three won their games, but it was Welshman Dylan Carter (1d Cardiff) who came out on top, by half a SOS point. Second and third places went to Richard Hunter (3d Bristol) and Toby Manning (2d Leicester).
Durham's annual Go tournament was held in the Elvet Riverside lecture buildings this year. They had 27 people play over the course of the weekend, with ranks ranging from 20k to 5d. Many of the entrants were students, including some who had only learned this year.
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The BGA is to run the European Youth Go Championship 2014. It is being held on the weekend of 28th to 31st March 2014 at Butlin's in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Young players from all over Europe are expected to attend and compete in three age categories. BGA members will be able to join the weekend as the British Go Congress is to be run alongside.
Kirsty Healey and Matthew Macfadyen regained the Pair Go crown at the 2013 British Pair Go Championships. Defending champions Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke came dressed as a medieval queen and king, and so won the best-dressed competition, but lost the final by 12.5 points.
Jon Diamond made a clean sweep at Arundel, winning all three games, with Andrew Jones runner-up with 2.5 wins (komi was 7 points).
Reigning British Champion, Andrew Kay 4d, and fellow Cambridge University graduate Andrew Simons, 4d, have emerged as the finalists for the British Go Championship from the Challengers' League held at ISH in London.
After 14 years away from Glasgow, the Scottish Open returned to the congenial setting of the University’s Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, and featured 25 players. Proceedings kicked off on the Friday evening with 6 players from Glasgow and Skye playing simultaneous games against Di Wu (4 dan Durham).
Di also won the tournament with a perfect 6/6, followed by David Lee (3d Dundee) on 5/6.