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  • 2023-03-24

    The second Go event in this year's Mind Sports Olympiad Grand Prix was the 9x9 event played online on OGS over a Sunday afternoon. There were 24 players from 35k to 6d with a large geographic spread. The Gold medal winner from Hong Kong was Yat Hin Yorkson Cheung. Silver went to Ho Yeung Woo and Bronze to Jonas Welticke. Junior Medal winners were Ryan Zhang, Andrew Volovich and Julia Volovich. Results

    Yorkson's win made him the Abstract Games Champion (having also won Icebreaker, Fractal and Quarto) and helped Hong Kong lead the medals table, ahead of Italy and Great Britain.

  • 2023-03-24

    For the second time this year an event in Cambridge had to close its entry list some days before because of high demand to play. This year's Trigantius, played as last year at St Philip's Church Centre, had 79 players of whom 23 were juniors. Because of a problem with one of the top player's registrations there were 9 players above the 4d bar and it ended up with two of them unbeaten. So a tie was declared between Yicheng Xiao (6d UCL) and Fang Chun (6d Edinburgh), shown here with the trophy.

    Other players winning all three games were Michael Kyle (1k Edinburgh), Yanyi Xiong (6k…

  • 2023-03-22

    The UK team was matched against Denmark in round five and won three games to one; as Ireland also beat Spain 3-1 the UK remains second in League C behind Ireland, with two matches to play. [See here for League Page with game records.]

    Bruno Poltronieri wrote: I won my game against Mathis Isaksen by half a point. Pandanet says 1.5 but it doesn't seem to know that there are no points for eyes in seki under Japanese rules. The game didn't start very well. I started a fight in the top left corner, that I didn't really understand to be honest, and ended up playing a few slack moves to settle the position. My opponent was then 5-10 points ahead for quite a while until he tried to invade my…

  • 2023-03-09

    In case you have not noticed it the inaugural UCL tournament on April 15th now has an entry form ready - access it from the events calendar.

    Please support this new event if you possibly can.

  • 2023-03-01

    We are now under a month away from the British Congress in Belfast, and I am pleased to say that so far we have 43 entries, including 8 double-digit kyu players. As a result we have just expanded our playing space in the hotel by booking two more rooms. This should ensure we have adequate space to play in comfort, as well as giving us room to accommodate plenty of further entrants before the Congress.

    Eoghan Barry of the Irish Go Association has been working with us to put on and promote the event, and in the latest IGA newsletter he said "... the upcoming British Go Congress in Belfast promises to be the largest tournament on the island in 2023".

    If you have not yet entered please do consider joining us for what promises…