The Nihon Ki-in, in association with the Sasakawa Foundation, would like to invite THREE students under the age of 24, who are promising players in British Go, to visit Japan in October for some extensive Go studying and have sent us the following invitation:

1. Our SUPPORT

1) Air ticket
We will provide up to JPY 120,000 per student for the air ticket.
Students will arrange their flights and give us a copy of the ticket receipts. Upon our receipt of these receipts in Tokyo, we will provide grant assistance up to JPY 120,000 per student.

2) Accommodation
We will provide them with accommodation during their stay in Japan from 2nd to 13th October. They will stay at our designated accommodation in Tokyo, this might include sharing a triple-bed room.

3) Transportation



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As most of you are probably aware there has been an announcement about an international Learn to Play Go week from GoGameGuru:

"On Saturday, September 13, 2014, we’re going to go out into our local community and run a small Go teaching event. And we hope that you’ll join us – by organizing your own modest, local Go demonstration. If you already do this from time to time then you don’t have to do anything new. All we’re asking is that run your own demonstration on the same day as everyone else. September 13 will be the start of a new event called Learn Go Week."

We've decided not to organise a UK-wide special event, but would like everybody involved in Go to create their own local events to support this concept. This could be a great publicity occasion for local club, so please get out, arrange an event and publicise it in your local press.



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We're pleased to announce that we've revised many of our existing publications and will shortly be reprinting these in volume, so if you need to get copies of them please just ask. You can see them all at http://www.britgo.org/covers

  • Go Comic
    Now uses pass stones.
  • Flyer
    Mostly minor corrections.
  • Play Go booklet
    A significant update, as it now avoids the use of the term "group", which WE normally use in an ambiguous fashion when talking about the game. Since this booklet may be used by beginners without a teacher, the description of capturing and eyes need to be very clear. How the end of the game is described has also been simplified and, hopefully, made easier to understand.

An additional Roller Banner is also being produced, so if you need one for an exhibition or other occasion you'll be publicising Go at please ask.



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I'm pleased to be able to announce that the following people have been appointed as Officials of our organisation:

  • Gerry Gavigan as the London Open Organiser
  • Maria Tabor as our new Marketing Manager

I'd like to welcome both of them on board - Please give them all they help they need.



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From Martin Stiassny, President EGF

International University Go Tournament (for students only)

Just now this tournament is running in Hongkong for the first time. About 10 seats were reserved for Europe in this completely new tournament under the lead of the Ing-Foundation. As far as I know at least 4 players from Europe are participating. Similar to the WAGC the organizers don’t pay the travelling expenses, but all local costs. This tournament is not only reserved for strong players, every student can participate. In Korea I talked to Mr. Minghaw Ying, the son of the late Mr. Ing Chang-ki. He explained that this tournament would happen every year in the first half of July, 2015 in Taiwan (city is not decided yet). After 2016 he plans to organize this tournament in other countries than Japan, Korea and China.



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At various times there have been people who've asked about changing the rating system (the European Go Database) to have their club games included. Actually, it's always been possible for you to do so, provided you follow a few rules.

The EGD description allows for a Class C event as follows:

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pre> Casual or club tournament recognized by EGF member Time limit requirements: adjusted time minimum 30 minutes, basic time minimum 25 minutes; (Fischer time: basic time 20 mins, adj.



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World Amateur
Gyeongju, Korea
6 July 2014 - 9 July 2014

Chan of Chinese Taipei was the winner of the 35th WAGC on SOS tie-break from China and Korea, all on 7 wins. This is the first time since 1986 that the WAGC was won by a country ouside the big three - China, Japan and Korea. On six wins were Hong Kong, Bogdan Zhurakovskyi of the Ukraine and Lukas Podpera ofthe Czech Republic. The other places went to Russia, Sweden, Japan and USA.

UK's Francis Roads was 44th with three wins, beating Argentina and Switzerland on day 3, but losing to Belarus and Turkey on the final day. Ireland's John Gibson won two games, against Brazil and Argentina.

Results Ranka Reports



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World Amateur
Gyeongju, Korea
6 July 2014 - 9 July 2014

The World Amateur Go Championship has reached halfway. It is being held in Gyeongju, Korea, and being competed for by 54 players from around the world. China, Chinese Taipei and Lukas Podpera of the Czech Republic are the only ones on four wins, as Korea lost to Chinese Taipei and Japan lost twice. Notable among the players on three wins is Suzanne D'Bel Low from Malasia who played for a while in the UK.

The UK representative, Francis Roads, lost to Slovakia, Australia and Poland, and then beat Azerbaijan in round four.

Results Ranka Reports



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Milton Keynes
Open University
28 June 2014

The promised sunshine took a long time to arrive, but 25 players enjoyed themselves at the Milton Keynes tournament overlooking the Open University cricket pitch. The overall winner was Alistair Wall, who beat French player Ngoc-Trang Cao (Nyoshi) in the final. The only other player on thee wins was young Spike Shamoon (20k London City).

St Albans (Alistair Wall as guest member, Peter Harold-Barry and Alan Thornton) won the team prize, and Tim Hunt was the best of ten in the Milton Keynes Go side event with 5 wins out of 6. Paul Barnard was awarded a special prize for taking all the sets away with him back to Swindon.

Results



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Welsh Open
21 June 2014 - 22 June 2014

23 Go players and their friends descended on Barmouth in mid-Wales for the Welsh Open last weekend. In a gloriously sunny weekend, the 5 round tournament was won narrowly (on tie break) by Alastair Wall from Toby Manning, both of whom had 4/5.

The players all thanked Tony and Sue Pitchford, who between them had run the tournament for many years, and who were handing over to Martin and Helen Harvey.

Results



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