Foreign Tournament Report

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.





Last updated Wed May 18 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
19 April 2011

With a somewhat more scratch team than usual (Matthew couldn't play etc.) we lost 1-3 against Slovenia.

Thanks to Jonathan Chin for stepping up at the last minute to play board 4. He was leading with a huge centre, but then there was an unfavourable big exchange in a ko and he ended up losing by 1.5 points.





Last updated Thu Apr 21 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
TransAtlantic Youth Go Match
Tournament Date: 
17 April 2011

In the 3rd edition of the TransAtlantic Youth Go Match Vanessa Wong, representing Europe, beat Hugh Zhang (aged 14) by 10 points. Hugh took 1st place in the USA 2008 Redmond Cup Junior division and 2nd place in the 2008 US Youth Goe Championship.

This event provides the opportunity for youth players on both sides to get top-level playing experience and make new go friends.





Last updated Fri Dec 21 2012. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
23 March 2011

Wins on boards 2 and 4 for the UK ensured the honours were split evenly between the UK and Austria.

Captain Will Brooks finally broke his duck, and Jon Diamond did his duty as president, while misfortune befell Matthew Macfadyen and Andrew Simons.

The season is nearing its end with only 2 more matches to be played (vs. Slovenia and Spain).





Last updated Thu Mar 24 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
European Youth Go Championships
Venue: 
Brno, Czechia
Tournament Date: 
11 March 2011 - 13 March 2011

Vanessa Wong was second at the EYGC for a second year running. She lost, as last year, to Mateusz Surma from Poland who retained the under-16 title. Also travelling to the beautiful setting of the lakeside Santon Hotel in Brno, Czechia, were sisters Kelda and Roella Smith from Cambridge. In the under-12s Roella won 2 games at 11k to place 13th and Kelda won 3 at 20k to place 41st.





Last updated Sun Mar 13 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Irish Open
Venue: 
Dublin
Tournament Date: 
5 March 2011 - 6 March 2011

Finland's Antti Tormanen (6 dan) tied with Wei Wang (6dan) in the 62 player Irish Open. This was Antti's fourth tournament win of the Pandanet Go European Cup, which put him top in the points table with 57.





Last updated Tue Mar 08 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Irish Rapid
Venue: 
Dublin
Tournament Date: 
4 March 2011

As usual, many of the players in Dublin for the Irish Open congregated in the Teachers' Club on the Friday night for the Irish Rapid handicap tournament. The 26 players had to cope with the decreasing time limits and the handicap-plus-one games. Best at coping was Ian Davis (1 dan) from Belfast. Second, losing to Ian in the fifth round, was Jan Reichelt (1 kyu) from Germany.





Last updated Tue Mar 08 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
6 March 2011

Team leader Will Brooks lost again, but the team still beat Croatia thanks to wins from Matthew Madfadyen, Andrew Simons and Nick Krempel.

The 3-1 win puts the UK in a much safer position for avoiding relegation, nearing the end of the season.

BGA Euroteams page





Last updated Thu Mar 10 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
15 February 2011

A pretty bad disaster today: we had major troubles trying to get a team together on the Tuesday night that the Swedes insisted that we play on.





Last updated Tue Feb 15 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
Tournament Name: 
Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Venue: 
Pandanet
Tournament Date: 
25 January 2011 - 26 January 2011

After some struggle with dates we were given permission to bend the rules and play this match over two days.

On day 1 (Tuesday) Des Cann lost, as he described it, an unloseable game and Andrew Simons won a lost one, so the score was 1:1.

Day 2 (Wednesday) didn't go according to plan, with Matthew Macfadyen having some shape problems and then losing after a ko struggle.





Last updated Thu Jan 27 2011. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.
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