UK Tournament Report

Challengers' League
ISH, London
24 May 2014 - 27 May 2014

The Challengers' League was held again at ISH in London over the bank holiday weekend, but this time it started a day later, on the Saturday, and ran to the Tuesday. Eight of the top players from the Candidates' Tournament, who were both available and managed to confirm their attendance, took part under the watchful eye of Jenny Radcliffe.



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Scottish Open
Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, Glasgow
24 May 2014 - 25 May 2014

In advance of the Commonwealth Games, a total of 25 players came to Glasgow for the 2014 Scottish Open, the same number as the previous year.



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British Pair Go
Red Lion, Hatfield
17 May 2014

The British Pair Go Championship settled into a new home for the 24th edition, as the old venue had closed down. The event was held in the Red Lion in Hatfield, less than five minutes walk from both the station and the historic old town area.



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Bracknell
Wokingham
11 May 2014

Alex Rix (3d London) won the Bracknell Tournament. He beat Chris Bryant (1d St Albans) in the last round to claim the Clive Hendrie Trophy for a year. The number of players was down at 24, but nearly everyone got closely matched games due to a gap between 1k and 5k, and exactly 8 players 1k and above.



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Candidates'
Warwick University
3 May 2014 - 5 May 2014

24 qualified players made it to the Midlands venue of the University of Warwick for the first stage of the 2014 British Championship, the Candidate's Tournament. They played over six rounds on the three days of the May Bank Holiday weekend. The only player to win all his games was Bei Ge. Only losing to Bei was defending champion Andrew Kay.



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Bar-Low
Warwick University
4 May 2014

The Bar-Low tournament was moved to Warwick University this year in order to regain its usual place alongside the Candidates' Tournament.

Chris Volk won four games, only losing to the dan level ghost player. Ben Ellis also won four, only losing to Chris. Those two agreed to have a blitz play-off game.



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Welwyn Garden City Tournament
Red Lion, Hatfield
26 April 2014

22 players attended the fourth Welwyn Garden City Tournament which this year was held at the Red Lion Public House in Hatfield.

The winner after a showdown on the top board was Paul Taylor (2d St Albans).



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London International Teams
Melton Mowbray, Holborn
5 April 2014

The Spring edition of the London International Teams moved from its usual Sunday to a Saturday to fit in with its new venue, the Melton Mowbray in Holborn.



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Birmingham
Newman House
29 March 2014

18 people from 4d to 8k attended the 2014 Birmingham Tournament. Several players won two games, but only local player Andrew Kay won 3 games. He was the tournament winner beating Alex Kent in the last round.



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Skye
Portree
15 March 2014 - 16 March 2014

The third Skye tournament attracted thirty-six players, four more than the previous best. Four dan players, six kyu players and five late arrivals from Glasgow played in 9X9 leagues on the Friday evening; these were won by Matthew Macfadyen (6d Leamington), Nick Wedd (3k Oxford City) and Donald MacLeod (4k Glasgow) respectively.

Matthew Macfadyen also won the main tournament, with six wins.



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