UK Tournament Report

Maidenhead-Hitachi
Hitachi's European HQ at Maidenhead
23 January 2016

Andrew Simons (shown right playing Des Cann) won all his games to win the Maidenhead-Hitachi Tournament, held as normal at the Hitachi Europe HQ, thanks to Hitachi.

Also winning three games were Roger Huyshe (3k Shropshire), Malcolm Hagan (5k Winchester), Stephen Bailey (7k Arundel) and Robert Scantlebury (9k Sheffield). Paul Barnard (2k Swindon) won 2.5. All players on two wins won a prize each too, with Hitachi maintaining their generous Go-support with a fine array of prizes.

Best teams were Arundel (Steve, Malcolm, Pauline and Casey) on 9/12 and "No Go" (Roella, Edmund, Charlotte and Zaki) on 8/12. The 13x13 prizes went to Edmund Smith (8k Milton School) with 3/4 and Lily Danson (15k Cheadle Hulme School) with 4/7.

Results



Last updated Sun Jan 24 2016. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
DDK Grand Prix
Tournament Date: 
1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

Here are the current standings in the 2016 Double-Digit Kyu Grand Prix.

Positions after Welwyn Tournament.



Last updated Sun Apr 24 2016. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
London Open
ISH
28 December 2015 - 31 December 2015

The 42nd London Open was dominated by Sai Sun (5d) from Beijing who won three titles. She won the Open title and £120, with six wins out of seven, won the Lightning and also the Pair Go with Xinchi Gong. In all 76 players took part in the event, held as usual at ISH in London.



On hand to do game analysis and lectures was the professional from Romania, Catalin Taranu (5p). He lectured on the opening and analysed the game between Andrew and Sai.




Last updated Fri May 13 2016. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Online League
1 March 2015 - 1 December 2015

Congratulations to the Cambridge A team (Lou Yuxiang, Paul Smith, Atta Chui and James Wood) for winning the seventh season of the online league. In second place were Edinburgh 1. Winning division 2 and promotion to division 1 were UK Youth.

The winning teams received prizes consisting of places in Guo Juan's Group Classes and subscriptions to the Internet Lectures and Training system. See the Internet Go School site for more details.

League Details



Last updated Wed Dec 30 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
London Open
ISH
28 December 2015 - 31 December 2015

The 42nd London Open has got underway at ISH in London. 74 players took part in the first round, lower than expected thanks to Bank Holiday travel problems.

On hand to do game analysis and lectures is the professional from Romania, Catalin Taranu (5p).

Results



Last updated Sat Jan 09 2016. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Edinburgh Christmas
Edinburgh
19 December 2015

Despite being very near to Christmas and at a new venue near Edinburgh Castle, St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall, 16 players managed to take part.

Tied at the top on three wins out of four and equal SOS were "Henry" Hongyi Chen (2d) from Glasgow and Polish player Jakub Ziomko (1d) from Aberdeen.

Two further prizes for three wins were awarded to Ben Lloyd (3k Edinburgh) and Ron Bell (5k Borders).

Results



Last updated Mon Dec 21 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Coventry
Warwick University
5 December 2015

Local club player Ruizhu Wu (5d) won the Coventry Tournament at Warwick University. He beat Guoqiang Sun (5d Warwick Uni) into second place by winning their game in the final round. Former club organiser Bruno Poltronieri (4d Cambridge) took third place. Andre Cockburn (6k Nottingham) won all three games, as did Simon Andre (8k Leicester). Edmund Smith (8k Cambridge) took the junior prize.

Despite a late start thanks to the car delivering sets getting stuck in traffic on what was a rather windy day, the 38 players were able to leave by 19:00 even if they stayed for the prize-giving.

Results



Last updated Fri Dec 11 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
South London
London
28 November 2015

The Bexfield family managed to have the winner in each of the two sections at the South London Tournament. Alison (1d) won the four-player teachers' section and Charlotte (10k) won the 16-player handicap section. Both wins were awarded by the lowest grade tie-break, Alison from Alex Rix and Tim Hunt, and Charlotte from Paolo Capriotti (5k Nottingham). The lowest graded players on two wins, who also won prizes, were David Siegwart, Ben Murphy, Francesco Chiarini, and Ryan Nguyen.

Results

In the morning before the tournament the 16 students were taught by four teachers - Nick Krempel, Alex Rix, Tim Hunt and Alison Bexfield. Nick was replaced by the strongest student, Bruce Tinton, for the tournament.



Last updated Mon Dec 14 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
British Youth
Aston
22 November 2015

The 2015 British Youth Go Championships (BYGC) featured 34 competitors, aged from 6 to 17 (including two foreign players currently resident in the UK), with strengths from 2 dan to 35 kyu.
King Edward VI (Aston) School, Birmingham, was again the venue, thanks to Andrew Russell.
All games were played on full-sized (19 by 19) boards.

To determine the overall winner, Oscar Selby had to play and beat Alex Terry in a rapid play-off game.

Section Winners (Runners Up)

Youth Champion: Oscar Selby (Alex Terry)
U18: Alex Benton (Kapriel Chiarini)
U16: Alex Terry (Hasan Nisar)
U14: Oscar Selby (Jack Nolan)
U12: Edmund Smith (Aidan Wong)
U10: Alexander Hsieh
U8: Jianzhou Mei (Andreas Ghica)



Last updated Fri Dec 04 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Three Peaks
Grange-over-Sands
14 November 2015 - 15 November 2015

The Three Peaks went very well at its current location of the Commodore in Grange-over-Sands, though it was a very wet and windy weekend. 32 players took part.

As organiser Bob Bagot is moving away from the town, next year will either have a new organiser or a new venue. Any volunteers contact Bob.

Jitka Bartova (2d Leamington) won the tournament with five wins out of five. Richard Hunter (2d Bristol) came second with four wins. Other prizes to Eggert Fruchtenicht (10k) for 5/5, Dave Horan (7k Chester) for 4/5 and Anthony Pitchford (10k Chester) for 3/4.

Roger Daniel gallantly declined the wine or chocolates offered to him for being the first to enter.

Results



Last updated Mon Dec 14 2015. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
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