Teaching Prize winner - Andrew Simons

Photo by Tony Collman for the AGA



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Simul v Cambridge Juniors


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British Open
Stevenage
5 April 2013 - 7 April 2013

Zebin Du, a Chinese 4d from Nottingham University, won the British Open winning all 6 games. Second was Yuanbo Zhang, also 4d, with 5 wins. A group of 4d came next with 4 wins: Andrew Kay, T Mark Hall, and Andrew Simons. Winning 5 games lower down were Alan Thornton (1k St Albans), Peter Collins (3k Bristol), Peter Harold-Barry (5k St Albans), Andrew Russell (6k Birmingham), Pat Ridley (10k Chester) and Oscar Selby (12k Epsom). Prizes were awarded by divisions:

Division 1 (1-3d) : First Christian Scarff (4 wins), Second Harry Fearnley (3 wins)
Division 2 (1-4k): First Alan Thornton (5 wins), Second Peter Collins (5 wins)
Division 3 (5-8k): First Peter Harold-Barry (5 wins), Second Andrew Russell (5 wins)
Division 4 (9-12k): First Patrick Ridley (5 wins), Second Oscar Selby (5 wins)



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The game records used by Michael Redmond 9p at his UK teaching events between 30/03/13 and 05/04/13 have been made available as zipped files.

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The BGA AGM was held during the British Go Congress at Stevenage between 18:45 and 19:45 on 6th April.

  • The previous minutes were accepted, as were the accounts for 2012, presented by the Treasurer and approved by the Auditor.
  • The President, Secretary and Membership Secretary also presented reports.
  • The officers, auditor and three council members were re-elected. Fred Holroyd rejoined Council after being elected and Roger Huyshe was elected to Council for the first time.
  • There were no other motions for consideration.
  • Under Any Other Business there were items about combining the BGC 2014 with the European Youth Go Championship at Bognor Regis at the end of March/beginning of April, future possibilities for charity registration, about the BGA sets and possible ways for Outreach.


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Letchworth Garden City, in Hertfordshire

A new junior club is starting on 18th April - Letchworth Junior Chess and Go Club. The club will be a place for youngsters aged 8 - 14 to come and play (or learn) Chess and Go.

These are some of the things you can expect provided at the weekly club meetings:

  • Chess sets and Go sets for playing friendly games
  • Teaching tips for improving at chess and Go
  • Club Chess ladder
  • Club Go ladder
  • Termly Chess and Go tournaments
  • Puzzle sheets

Follow the above link for full, up-to-date details.



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Online League
KGS
22 March 2013 - 31 December 2013

The fifth season of the BGA Online League is now under way.

To balance the divisions out, I have moved Belfast and Billericay up to division 1, Glasgow up to division 2 and then done the draw for matches in each division.

As last year there are two matches between each pair of teams, a notional "home" and "away" match. Please try to complete at least one match if you can't fit in both matches. If you do play both, please try to field a different set of three players for each match against the same opposing team if possible.

If you have any problems and difficulties please don't hesitate to ask me or an "old hand" if available.

I hope everyone enjoys themselves this season and we look forward to seeing some interesting games!

John Collins



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Although I've written in the forthcoming British Go Journal that all Council members are offering themselves for re-election, it turns out that two of the existing members have recently decided not to for a variety of personal reasons.

We thank them for their efforts and hope that they will still continue working with the BGA to promote and develop Go in the UK.

Nominations for Council members are therefore solicited - this could be yourself or someone else!

Please contact one of the Council members if you're interested or have a suggestion as someone who might be suitable.

Most of the involvement does not involve travelling, but there are typically three face-to-face meetings (mostly in association with a tournament) - last year they were in Cambridge, Leicester and London.



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British Youth Go Championship
King Edward VI (Aston) School, Birmingham
17 March 2013

The 2013 British Youth Champion is Tian-Ren Chen, retaining the title he won last year. Second was Matei Mandache, a fellow-student at Loughborough School.

The Castledine Trophy was won this year by Loughborough, who beat Aston by 2 games to 1.

The Best Primary School award went to Sandilands, Manchester. They entered five 8- and 9-year-olds, who enjoyed some successes in this their first-ever tournament away from their school.

The event was held on 17th March, at the new venue of King Edward VI (Aston) School, Birmingham.
The event attracted 27 competitors aged from 7 to 18, with strengths from 37 kyu to 1 dan.

A prize (a nice Easter egg) was awarded to each of the winners and runners-up in each age group (Under-8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18), as well as those with 3 or 4 wins. There were also prizes for the 3 children who correctly answered all the Go-puzzles on an A4 hand-out.



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