Martin is the BGA Junior section web-master (June 2013).

Feel free to contact him via this link.



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Channel 4 showed 9-year-old Oscar Selby (8.9 kyu, Epsom Go club) on Tuesday 18/6/13, in its series 'Child Genius'. The series of 4 episodes (shown each Tuesday at 9pm) follows a competition among 21 highly-gifted children, aged 7-11, run in association with British Mensa, to find the UK's ultimate child genius.

The last 2 episodes are broadcast on Tues. 25 June & Tues. 2 July.

The programme notes for episode 2 start: "Mild-mannered nine-year-old maths machine Oscar, who became the youngest person ever to get an A* in GCSE Maths aged seven, is a competition favourite but, away from the familiarity of maths, how will he fare in the unknown territory of this week's general knowledge round?". Watch the episodes on 4OD (Channel 4 catch-up).

Each week, 5 children exit the competition. How far can Oscar go?



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European Youth Go Championship

The BGA is to run the European Youth Go Championship 2014. It is being held on the weekend of 28th to 31st March 2014 at Butlin's in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Young players from all over Europe are expected to attend and compete in three age categories. BGA members will be able to join the weekend as the British Go Congress is to be run alongside.



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British Pair Go
Boars Hill, Oxford
9 June 2013

Kirsty Healey and Matthew Macfadyen regained the Pair Go crown at the 2013 British Pair Go Championships. Defending champions Natasha Regan and Matthew Cocke came dressed as a medieval queen and king, and so won the best-dressed competition, but lost the final by 12.5 points.



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Arundel
Arundel
1 June 2013

Jon Diamond made a clean sweep at Arundel, winning all three games, with Andrew Jones runner-up with 2.5 wins (komi was 7 points). He received the new trophy donated by Pauline and Steve Bailey, a miniature traditional decorated Go board, from the official Arundel Town Crier.

22 players made it to the usual playing venue, the Football Club, immediately opposite the entrance to the famous Castle, and included players from both the distant Swindon and Leicester Go clubs.

Prizes were awarded to the winners of the first two games. In addition to the above these included Roger Daniel, Oscar Selby and Pauline Bailey.



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Challengers' League
ISH, London
24 May 2013 - 27 May 2013

Reigning British Champion, Andrew Kay 4d, and fellow Cambridge University graduate Andrew Simons, 4d, have emerged as the finalists for the British Go Championship from the Challengers' League held at ISH in London.



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Scottish Open
Glasgow
25 May 2013 - 26 May 2013

After 14 years away from Glasgow, the Scottish Open returned to the congenial setting of the University’s Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, and featured 25 players. Proceedings kicked off on the Friday evening with 6 players from Glasgow and Skye playing simultaneous games against Di Wu (4 dan Durham).

Di also won the tournament with a perfect 6/6, followed by David Lee (3d Dundee) on 5/6. The only other player to record 5 wins was Gary Craig (15k Glasgow). Prizes for 4 wins were taken by Martin Harvey (5k Manchester), Greg Cox (10k Dundee) and Carel Goodheir (11k Skye). The final prize went to third placed Jurriaan Dijkman (4k Skye). Thanks to the sponsors, everyone took home a bar of natural soap from www.caurnie.com, and also a bottle of Monkey Jump ale, courtesy of the Skye Go Cub.

Results



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With the completion of the 2012/13 season we're pleased to announce that Chris Bryant is taking over from Andrew Simons as team captain for the next season. We'd like to thank Andrew for his efforts in the past season and hope he continues to be part of the team.

We need to reverse our relegation from Division 2 as soon as possible, so we're asking our strongest players to contact Chris if you're interesting in playing for 2013/14, starting this September/October.



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We've got a new club in East Sussex; see Seaford.



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Bracknell
Wokingham
12 May 2013

Jon Diamond regained the Bracknell title after a four year gap. He beat Sandy Taylor, 2d Bristol, in the last round to win the 38 player event. The only other player to win all three was young Oscar Selby, 11k Epsom. Oscar Selby also won the 13x13. Wanstead won the team prize, which included retaining the Broken Go Stone Trophy. The Go problem prize was won by Malcolm Walker, 7k and the caption contest was won by Tony Atkins.

Results



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