Tournament Name: 
London-Japan Friendship Match
Venue: 
Nippon Club, London
Tournament Date: 
1 June 2011

The match between the party of visiting retired Japanese Go players and the BGA/London team ended very close. With one result to come in it was tied at 8 all. The outstanding game, the bottom board, decided it in Japan's favour 9-8. Winning for the British side were Nick Krempel, Alex Rix, Jonathan Chetwynd, Michael Webster, Jonathan Turner, Xinyi Lu, Jiri Keller and Roger Daniel.





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Tournament Name: 
World Amateur Go Championship
Venue: 
Shimane, Japan
Tournament Date: 
29 May 2011 - 1 June 2011

The UK representative at the 32nd WAGC was Alex Selby from Cambridge. He won 3 games to take 43rd place. His first game was a loss to former World Champion Hirata of Japan. He then lost to Nechanicky of Czechia and Trippel of Switzerland, before beating Neville Smythe of Australia.





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Tournament Name: 
Challengers' League
Venue: 
ISH, London
Tournament Date: 
27 May 2011 - 30 May 2011

Matthew Macfadyen, British Champion 2010, won all seven games in the Challengers' League to earn the right to defend his title. This year he will be playing Nick Krempel (3 dan London), who won five games in the League, in a best of 3 final. Hui Wang and Alistair Wall just missed out on playing for the title by one win each.

Results





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Tournament Name: 
Scottish Open
Venue: 
Dundee
Tournament Date: 
28 May 2011 - 29 May 2011

For the first time in many years, the Scottish Open was won this year not by a Scottish resident but someone Scottish-born - Sandy Taylor (2 dan Durham) - winning all five games to take his first tournament title. 23 players took part in total. A drop in local players was caused by the closure of long-term sponsor Real Time Worlds and a local wedding anniversary.





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Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
17 May 2011

Another slightly more scratch team than usual (Matthew couldn't play again) for our final game against Spain proved more successful with a 3:1 win (probably).

The probably is because Toby was playing on Pandanet for the first time and he and his opponent failed to manage to set the time limits correctly and play their game.





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Tournament Name: 
Bracknell
Venue: 
Wokingham
Tournament Date: 
15 May 2011

The organiser of the Bracknell Tournament was also the winner: Ian Marsh (1 kyu Bracknell) was the best of the 28 players. Also winning all three were Xinyi Lu (4 kyu Maidenhead) and Laurence Anderson (7 kyu Bracknell). Poland's Marcel Zantman (6 kyu) won two and then had a last round jigo.





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British Go Journal 155 (Spring 2011) has just been posted to members.

The game records and problems are, as usual, now on the website: http://www.britgo.org/bgj/issue155.

Also included in this issue are some Book and Software reviews.





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In March the BGA was approached by a Taiwanese Game Manufacturer who wanted to use the text and diagrams from our “How to Play GO” booklet in a new Go set produced in volume for the North American and European market.





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Tournament Name: 
Bar-Low
Venue: 
Selwyn College, Cambridge
Tournament Date: 
1 May 2011

14 players took part in the Cambridge Bar-Low. The only players winning 4 games were in equal first: Graham Lamburn (1 kyu), John Richardson (1 kyu) and Adan Mordcovich (2 kyu).

Results





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Tournament Name: 
Candidates'
Venue: 
Selwyn College, Cambridge
Tournament Date: 
30 April 2011 - 2 May 2011

28 players from 2 kyu to 5 dan attended the Candidates' Tournament held at Selwyn College in Cambridge. Andrew Kay (4 dan) was unbeaten winner and Des Cann (4 dan) won five out of six. The rest of the qualifiers, on 4/6, were Hui Wang (5 dan), Alan Thornton (1 dan), William Brooks (3 dan), Nick Krempel (3 dan) and Alistair Wall (3 dan).





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