European Youth Go Team Competition

The UK has always entered a team in the annual online European Youth Go Team Competition (Championship until 2023), under Team Manager Alison Bexfield. Here are off-site links to pages and winners of each year since the first in 2014.


The squad for this year comprises:

Under 20
Scott Cobbold 4d Wanstead
Claire Chen 2d Lancaster
Under 16
Alain Cheung 4d London
Alvina Kwok 1d Oakham
Gene Wong 1k London
Daniel Yang 1k Birmingham
Lea Wong 2k London
Michael Mitcham-Harding 4k York
Under 12
Ryan Zhang 2d London
Yanyi Xiong 5k Cambridge
Audrey Fung 5k Wokingham
Blake Shamoon 6k London
Aidan Fung 6k Wokingham
Lukasz Kudla 7k Scotland
Emily Gan 10k Nottingham

  • Saturday 11th November 2023 UK -Turkey 5-0 Report
  • Saturday 9th December 2023 UK - France A 2-3 Report
  • Saturday 13th January 2024 UK - Romania 3-2 Report
  • Sunday 11th February 2024 UK - Austria 2-3


The first match of the new season was on 12th November 2022 against Germany. 16 teams were taking part (omitting Russian and Belarus this time). A change is that the matches were not going to be on KGS but on OGS in the room Euro Youth Team.

The team was:

U20 Scott Cobbold 3d, Claire Chen 2d
U16 Daniel Chun Yang 2k, Gene Wong 1k, Lea Wong 3k, Cyrus Shek 2k, Isabella Zheyu Qiu 3k
U12 Yanyi Xiong 6k, Andrew Volovich 6k, Samuel Wu 7k, Emily Gan 9k, Lukasz Kudla 8k

  • Saturday 12th November 2022 UK - Germany 0-5 Report
  • Saturday 10th December 2022 UK - Hungary 4-1 Report
  • Saturday 14th January 2023 UK - Turkey 4-1 Report
  • Saturday 11th February 2023 UK - Czechia 4-1 Report

This made UK second behind France. Well done our team!


Our team was picked and prepared for the first round on 13th November against France which they lost. They won the following rounds on 11th December and 15th January, and also won the last match on 12th February. This made the team third, behind France and winners Russia. Well done to the team!

The team was:

U20 Jacob Zhang 3d, Yuji Claire Chen 3d, Edmund Smith 2k
U16 Isabella Zheyu Qiu 2k, Scott Cobbold 1k, Sam Barnett 2k, Daniel Chun Yang 3k, Gene Wong 3k, Lea Wong 4k, Spike Shamoon 5k
U12 George Han 3k, Derek Duan 8k, Jin Cheng 9k, Andrew Volovich 10k, Lukasz Kudla 11k

  • Saturday 13th November 2021 UK - France 1-4 Report
  • Saturday 11th December 2021 UK - Hungary 4-1 Report
  • Saturday 15th January 2022 UK - Romania 3-2 Report
  • Saturday 12th February 2022 UK - Russia B 3-2 Report


The first match was on Saturday 14th November, against France; the second on 12th December, then 16th January and 13th February. It looked like the UK team would be among the strongest 5 or 6 teams in the competition this year, but our team ended up second! Well done to them!

  • Saturday 14th November 2020 UK - France 3-2 Report
  • Saturday 12th December 2020 UK - Romania 2-3 Report
  • Saturday 17th January 2021 UK - Turkey 5-0 Report
  • Saturday 13th February 2021 UK - Ukraine 4-1 Report

The team was:

U20 players Jacob Zhang 3d, Jayden Yui-Him Ng 1d
U16 players Sam Barnett 2k, Edmund Smith 3k, Scott Cobbold 3k
U12 players Daniel Chun Yang 1d, Ryan Zhang 2k, George Han 3k, Lea Wong 5k, Yanyi Xiong 9k, Alexander Timperi 10k


The matches were scheduled for Saturdays 16th November, 14th December, 8th January, 15th February and - if a fifth round were to be played - 14th March. The first match was against the top team, Russia A.

  • Saturday 16th November 2019 UK - Russia A 0-5 Report
  • Saturday 14th December 2019 UK - Netherlands 5-0 Report
  • Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th January 2020 UK - Romania 2-3 Report
  • Saturday 15th February 2020 UK - Czechia 2-3 Report
  • Final place: 9th country (10th team) out of 15 (16).

The full team was:

U20 Yueran Wang 3d, Tom Bradbury 2k (British Youth champion 2018)
U16 Bill Shen 1d, Edmund Smith 3k, Scott Cobbold 6k, Alexander Hsieh 7k, Caleb Monk 11k, Amy Upton 12k (current top UK girl)
U12 Daniel Yang 1d, George Han 3k, Ryan Zhang 13k, Alexander Timperi 15k, Yanyi Xiong 15k, Zoe Walters 17k, Emily Oliviere 18k


  • Saturday 24th November 2018 UK - Croatia 3-2 Report
  • Saturday 15th December 2018 UK - Germany 1-4 Report
  • Saturday 12th January 2019 UK - Hungary 4-1 Report
  • Saturday 16th February 2019 UK - Czechia 2-3 Report
  • Final place: 7/12


U20 Yueran Wang 2d, Tom Bradbury 3k
U16 Edmund Smith 3k, Josh Gorman 4k, Oscar Selby 5k, Alexander Hsieh 9k
U12 Daniel Yang 1d, George Han 3k, Jianzhou Mei 15k, Zoe Walters 17k, Yanyi Xiong 17k, Emily Oliviere 20k
Additionally, Bill Shen 1d is an associate member of the squad (U16 age group).


  • Saturday 11th November 2017 UK - Germany 1-4 Report
  • Saturday 25th November 2017 UK - Czechia 3-2 Report
  • Saturday 27th January 2018 UK - Romania 0-5 Report
  • Saturday 10th February 2018 UK - Hungary 2-3 Report
  • Final place: 10/12


U20 Zaki Betesh 4k, Tom Bradbury 5k, Charlotte Bexfield 6k
U16 Yueran Wang 3d, Oscar Selby 5k, Edmund Smith 5k, Josh Gorman 5k, Jack Nolan 12k, Wenzhou Mei 12k, Aidan Wong 12k
U12 George Han 3k, Alexander Hsieh 9k, Jianzhou Mei 15k, Zoe Walters 18k


  • Saturday 3rd December 2016 UK - Serbia 2-3 Report
  • Saturday 7th January 2017 UK - Italy/Switzerland/Austria 4-1 Report
  • Saturday 28th January 2017 France – UK 2-3 Report
  • Final place: 4/8


U20 Kapriel Chiarini 2k, Charlotte Bexfield 5k, Alex Terry 6k, Roella Smith 7k
U16 Yueran Wang 2d, Zaki Betesh 5k, Oscar Selby 6k, Josh Gorman 6k
U12 Alexander Hsieh 16k, Jianzhou Mei 20k, Edmund Smith 8k, George Han 5k


  • Saturday 7th November 2015 UK vs. Poland 3-2 Report
  • Saturday 28th November 2015 UK vs Czechia 2-3 Report
  • Saturday 12th December 2015 Croatia, Serbia & Slovenia vs UK 3-1 Report
  • Saturday 16th January 2016 Italy, Switzerland & Austria vs UK 1-4 Report
  • Final position: 6/12


U20 Laurence Turner 2k, Kapriel Chiarini 4k, Elom Willson
U16 Oscar Selby 6k, Alex Terry 9k, Dylan Zhu Dong 9k, Charlotte Bexfield 10k, Hasan Nisar 10k
U12 Edmund Smith 8k, Aidan Wong 11k, Wenzhou Mei 16k, Alexander Hsieh 16k, David Rosental 20k


  • Saturday 15th November 2014 Romania vs. United Kingdom 4-1
  • Saturday 29th November 2014 United Kingdom vs. Italy 4-1
  • Saturday 13th December 2014 United Kingdom vs. Israel 1-4
  • Saturday 17th January 2015 Czechia vs. United Kingdom 3-2
  • Final position: 10/13 Report


U20 Melchior Chui 9k, Thomas Meehan 11k
U16 Hasan Nisar 9k, Dylan Zhu 9k, Charlotte Bexfield 11k, Roella Smith 12k, Alex Terry 12k, Kelda Smith 17k
U12 Oscar Selby 6k, Edmund Smith 11k, Anthony Ghica 19k, Hilary Bexfield 25k

Last updated Sun Feb 11 2024.
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