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.



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Letchworth Garden City Rapid Play
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
8 November 2014

This is a new style Go tournament, being held on 8th November, which aims to provide you with the chance to play a variety of opponents on even games over the course of one day. The format is designed to be attractive to double digit kyu players and to junior players in particular.

The tournament will be split into a number of sections (using British Go Association grades). The sections will each include six rounds in a Swiss draw system, with all games even and 30 minutes sudden death time limits. (This makes it a Class C tournament for grading purposes).

All ages and abilities are welcome. If this is your first ever tournament, then play in the Novice section (20 kyu and under) unless you have had some success in games against rated players. Juniors are encouraged to play within the junior sections although some exceptions may be made for the strongest juniors with an established grade.

Please enter early if you are intending to play.



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Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Pandanet

The 5th season of this championship is about to commence and we're pleased to announce our team, captained again by Chris Bryant.

The team and the match schedule can be seen here.

Please give them your support - they'll need it since League C is more difficult than previously, with a strong team from South Africa joining for the first time.



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Belfast
Belfast Boat Club
30 August 2014 - 31 August 2014

The Belfast Tournament moved back to its usual end of summer slot, but stayed at its usual venue of the Belfast Boat Club. 14 players took part, but some of the locals were not able to play in every round.

The winner was Ngoc-Trang Cao (1d France), who some people would have seen at some English tournaments earlier in the year. She won all her games, beating the organiser, James Hutchinson (1d), in the final round. Piotr Gawron (6k Poland), James Aitken (13k Belfast) and Sheena Walsh (16k Dublin) won three games out of five.

Results Photos



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MSO
JW3, London
24 August 2014 - 25 August 2014

London player Aja Huang (5d), originally from Taiwan, won all three Go Gold medals at the 2014 MSO.

On the Sunday morning he won all four of his games in the seven-player 9x9 tournament. Chris Bryant won the Silver medal for three wins and a Bronze went to each of Francis Roads and Martyn Hamer who were tied in third on two wins. Results

On the Sunday afternoon Aja won all four of his games in the eight-player 13x13 tournament. Paul Smith won the Silver medal for three wins and a Bronze went to Chris Bryant on tie break from Francis Roads and Ben Lloyd on two wins. Results

The main 19x19 tournament was held on a very wet Bank Holiday Monday; it attracted 12 players.



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A report on the recent EGF AGM is now available in our members area.



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For some while Council has been focusing its Clubs and Membership recruitment and development attention on the building up of University clubs.

There are a number of issues in the creation and support of these which we have been working on, but one of these issues is that students are extremely price sensitive and that in the digital age they now expect to receive almost all their information electronically, with printed material being considered of little importance and often discarded.

So Council has decided that, for an extended trial period and with immediate effect, the Student membership fee will be reduced to £5 per annum and that it will be the first online-only membership category.

The main change regarding this is that Students will not receive a printed copy of the British Go Journal, but they will be able to access it via our Members Area.



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Association members are reminded of a benefit that few have taken up recently, perhaps in part because it was low down the website tree.

The Game Review Service can be a very efficient way of improving your game as comments are tailored to the individual's strengths and weaknesses.

So why don't you send in a game today?



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