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  • 2021-10-21

    In December 2020, a group of MindSports enthusiasts purchased the ex-Salvation Army citadel in Ravenscourt Park, to turn it into the London MindSports Centre, for £1.7M.

    The purchase was made by a company set up for the specific purpose of purchasing and owning the building. The T Mark Hall Foundation invested a total of £420,000 in this Company; this investment has now been transferred to the London Go Centre. The remaining investment is mostly from Bridge players associated with the Young Chelsea Bridge Club (YCBC), with some from the chess community…

  • 2021-10-13

    The UK lost their first match, against Sweden, in the new season of the B-League in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, one game to three. This left the team
    eighth out of ten in the table.

    League Page with game records

    Bruno Poltronieri wrote: I lost by resignation to Fredrik Blomback. As usual the biggest problem was time management as I spent far too long on a complicated joseki in the first corner. I know the joseki’s main line but he played one move out of order which was enough to confuse me. The end result of the corner was actually not too bad and I’m very slightly ahead according to Katago. I then got a decent result in the next corner but ended it in gote with a…

  • 2021-10-05

    This year’s British Go Congress, comprising the British Open and the British Lightning Championship, was held at the Novotel Leicester between the 1st and 3rd of October. This was the first face to face tournament the BGA has organised since Covid, and, despite being delayed and short notice, just over 30 players enjoyed a weekend of games.

    The lightning tournament was won by Gong Cheng (3d London City), with Niall Tuohy (6k), who made the trip from Dublin, coming in second. Hopefully their achievements were not marred by the typo on the trophies which says they have won the "British…

  • 2021-09-16

    Following a recent question the BGA have decided to offer a 33% discount on tournament fees for students entering the Congress this year. Youth entrants still receive the 50% discount.

  • 2021-09-09

    The entry form is now available from the Events Calendar or the Congress Site. The site has also been updated with further details on food. How to make payment will be explained once an entry is received.