With great regret we have to announce that Norman Tobin died on 20th October 2012, after a long illness.
Norman was a long-time member of the British Go Association, starting in the 1970s, was Newsletter Editor in 1987-8, Honorary Secretary 1982-5 and President from 1985 to 1991. He was also a significant donor to the Association prior to his final illness.
Cambridge A won all four matches, including beating unbeaten hosts Nippon A in the final round, to win the the autumn edition of the London International Teams. In the Handicap Division it was the South London Go Club team that won all their matches, and only lost one game, to win for the third time in a row.
Belated congratulations to Ingrid Jendrzejewski and Alex Selby on the birth of their daughter, Rosalind Margaret, on 1st October at 2:50pm, weighing in at 7.5 lbs.
The East Midlands was again held at the Space Centre in Leicester and as usual players were able to visit the exhibition between rounds. Unfortunately the Leicester marathon was on, which caught out one player who had to miss the first round. Running out the winner this year was Jon Diamond; he beat Warwick's Bruno Poltronieri in the last round.
It is with regret that Council have decided to discontinue the Individual League.
So few games have been played that the results of the league would be meaningless.
We have therefore closed the current season and have consigned the league table as it currently stands to history.
Here are the updated scores in the DDK Grand Prix, after the Shropshire tournament.
It is our great pleasure to inform you that we, The Nihon Kiin, will release the English and Chinese version of ‘Cho U’s 4 by 4 Go Puzzle’ (developed by Zoo Corporation) on iPad and iPhone from 5th October 2012.
This app is based on the 4 by 4 puzzle which has been come up with the idea by Cho U Kisei and Oza who is the best go player in Japan. This puzzle is the 4 by 4 tsumego game, an int
The 3rd season of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship has begun, with the UK team again in League B.
The erstwhile Shrewsbury Tournament was moved to a country location this year, the little village of Hinstock, just south of Market Drayton. The Memorial Hall proved to be a spacious and pleasant venue, and it should be even better next year when the extension has been completed.
A strong players' training weekend will be held from November 16th-18th in Barford, Warwickshire. As in previous years, Guo Juan (5 dan professional) will be teaching. The weekend will consist of a mixture of games, lectures and reviews, with a maximum group size of 14.