A Go hothouse sprang up in Letchworth Garden City, over the weekend of 8th - 10th November, when 14 of the our strongest and most promising players congregated at the home of Letchworth Go Club organizers Simon and Alison Bexfield for an intensive weekend honing their Go skills under the guidance of Guo Juan 5 dan professional.



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Three Peaks
Grange-over-Sands
16 November 2013 - 17 November 2013

Whilst most eyes were on the first game of British Championship match, which saw Andrew Kay beat Andrew Simons, 39 players assembled in Grange-over-Sands for the Three Peaks Tournament. Toby Manning (2d Leicester) won with a perfect score of five, this being the second time he had won the event (the first time being in 1994). Second with four wins was Richard Hunter (3d Bristol). Also winning four games were David Cantrell (5k South London), Eggert Fruchtenicht (11k No Club) and Emma Nicholls (14k Durham).

Results



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We've just been informed that the 1st Zhu Gang Cup World Team Go Championship will be held from 19th to 26th December 2013 in Guangzhou City, Guang Dong province in China. The competition is composed of three kinds of teams: Seeded teams (China, Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipe), Wild Card teams (China, Japan and Korea) and Non-seeded teams. European players are invited to take part in this competition as non-seeded teams. The sponsors will pay for all costs in China, with players having to pay for their own travel arrangements.

We're trying to put together a UK team of three players (potentially with a non-playing captain), albeit at short notice and at an inconvenient time of year. If you're interested please get in touch with me and I'll send to the detailed information that we have. The closing date for us to submit our team is 9th December.

You will, of course, need to be a BGA member!



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European Team Championship
Pandanet IGS
12 November 2013

We're up to three wins out of three now in the European Team Championship. This month our match was against Iceland.

All of the matches were comfortable wins this time, giving us a good 4-0 scoreline to put us top of our division once more. On board 1, Andrew Simons made things a little edgy towards the end but was ahead by so much that a win was still assured. Meanwhile on board 4, while the other games still had only around 10-20 moves played, Henry Manners and his opponent went off to the pub having played the entire game (1 hour each + 25 stones in 10 minutes Canadian byo-yomi) each using around 10 minutes! Who needs to think to win by almost 100 anyway...



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International Amateur Pair Go Championships
Tokyo
2 November 2013 - 3 November 2013

The UK's pair of Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke had a tough draw which caused them to struggle at the International Amateur Pair Go Championship in Tokyo. In the first round they lost to a strong Canadian pair, and were rewarded with a game against China. This they lost as expected and then played and lost to Poland. Bravely they battled on and beat France in round 4 and Denmark in round 5, to end on 2 wins and 26th place.

Report/Results



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The latest version of Apple's OS X, 10.9 aka Mavericks, has removed the RSS feed options from Mail and Safari.

They haven't announced a fix to this 'feature', but for those of you who have this technology please go to the App Store and search for RSS. At least one person is using RSS notifier successfully.

Of course, if you haven't noticed that the RSS feed is missing then you won't see this message either...



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Les Bock has finally retired as our Archivist after many years in the position.

The Archive is in the process of being transferred to our new Archivist, Barry Chandler, and we'd like to thank Les for his untold years of service.



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Wessex
Bath
27 October 2013

Alex Kent (3d Bristol) won the 44th Wessex tournament in Bath. He beat another Bristol player - Simon Shiu (2d) - in the last round. Also winning all three games were Chris Volk (3k Reading) and James Lepoittevin (21k Bristol). Paul Atwell has been involved in organising the event for 44 years and managed to be one of the 36 players as well this year, but was not one of the prize-winners.

Results



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The first two games of this year's three game Championship Title Match, between Andrew Kay (2012 Champion) and Andrew Simons (Challenger) will be on Saturday 16 November and Saturday 23 November in Milton Keynes. Tim Hunt will be the Referee.

There will be live relays on KGS:

  • from 10:00 on 16 November with commentary by Alexandr Dinerchtein 3p,
  • from 11:00 on 23 November with commentary by Guo Juan 5p.

Full details on the British Championship are here



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European Team Championship
Pandanet IGS
22 October 2013

After a successful start to the season last month against Greece, our UK team played Switzerland in round 2 of the European Team Championship on Tuesday.

Switzerland are one of the toughest teams in our league, but our strongest players stepped up and we managed to secure a great 3-1 victory, including a half-point win by Des Cann on board 2.



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