Miss Kazuko Shoji visited London from the Nihon Kiin in October. In two simultaneous 5 on 1 displays she only lost to Francis Roads (by resignation) and to Tony Atkins (by 1 point).
We were hoping to have Miss Feng Yun in Britain for the first three months of 1995 while she attends an English Class. She is Chinese pro 7-dan and is hoping to arrange some teaching. She will arrive with another pro and some amateurs for the London Open.
This year we were pleased to have HITACHI sponsorship again. The venue was the same as in recent years: The Roundhouse, Ronalds Road in Highbury. 1000 pounds in prize money. Many foreign players were expected. Pros available for analysis.
Our top home-grown player, Matthew Macfadyen 6 dan from Leamington, was in Japan during the autumn studying go teaching techniques at the Nihon Kiin. Recently he was a game recorder at the Womens' World Amateur Championships. Our representative, Alison Cross the artist from London, was placed 19th with 3/8. Miss Sato of Japan was the winner.