The 36th WAGC took place in the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Unbeaten winner was Kim Changhun of Korea. China's Hu Aohua was second and twelve-year-old Lai Jyun-Fu of Chinese Taipei was third.
The UK’s player Des Cann lost to France, Malaysia and Sweden. He won his fourth game against Spain, but then lost to Finland and Cyprus. He beat New Zealand in round 7, before losing to Norway in round 8.
James Hutchinson, representing Ireland, beat Azerbaijan and Belarus, before losses to Switzerland and Cyprus. He then beat Portugal and Costa Rica, before losing to Mongolia and Lithuania.
All games were played on reduced handicap.
Held at the Gresham Hotel as part of the Irish Go and Chinese Chess Congress.
Formerly known as the Irish Open.
The bar was at 5d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
The UK had a national youth team in the first European Youth Go Team Championship, that for 2014 - 2015.
This was played online on KGS over five rounds on Saturday afternoons between November 2014 and February 2015. 13 country and regional teams took part.
We had a national youth squad of 12 players, under BGA UK Youth Squad Manager Alison Bexfield, from which we selected 5 players for each match, one of whom must be U20, two U16 and two U12. Well done to the 12 players who were selected and took part:
Handicaps given as grade difference plus score minus 1, up to 9 stones.
This is the 5th season of a team competition played online on Pandanet (IGS) in its own room called "EuropeanTeamChamp". Pandanet sponsor the League and the top four teams in the top division attending over-the-board finals at the European Go Congress.
The UK team is captained by Chris Bryant. Matches are four players a side, made up of available players from the registered team. The league is split into three divisions, originally by average rating of the best team members, but with promotion/demotion from last year. The UK is in the C League, as last year. Games are played every three weeks or so.
For more information visit Pandanet Go European Team Championship.
Games played with handicap based on grade and number of wins.
The bar was at 4d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
Andrew Kay ended 24th with 4 wins in the World Amateur in Sendai. He lost to Korea, beat Turkey, lost to Switzerland and beat New Zealand. In round 5 he beat Indonesia, then lost to Israel and Sweden, and beat Slovenia.
James Hutchinson for Ireland also won 4 and took 31st.
All games were played with handicap based on grade difference less one. Actual tie-breaks used were Handicap Adjusted SOS and Handicap Adjusted SOSOS.