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The Edinburgh Open was again held at St Columba's by the Castle Episcopal Church Hall. This year nice weather which meant they could use the garden of the church hall as a review space. Overall turnout was up on last year with 29 players and included three first time tournament players.
The bar was set at 2K which made for a very competitive field of seven players who could win the competition. Local player Grzegorz Kudla (2k) won the tournament with three wins from three games, following a tense final game with Ai Guan (Birmingham 1k).
The other winners of three games out of three were both also from the local club; their prizes were film-related this year as the Edinburgh Club has been meeting in the Cameo Cinema Bar…
The 27th Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) took place in its regular venue of the JW3 centre in London. As usual a large number of games fans from around the world, including this time a large team of Koreans, assembled to play a long and varied list of games. Some Go players played in several games including Ai Guan, Paul Smith and Caleb Monk; Natasha Regan was the Women's Pentamind champion. Details of all MSO results are on the MSO Database.…
The sixth annual youth camp attracted 16 players from 32 kyu to 3 kyu and 8 years to 17 years old (the younger players allowed in specially after the event was initially undersubscribed). Again Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire was the venue and as well as Go lessons and playing, the youngsters were able to enjoy climbing, rafting, shooting, fencing, high ropes and survival techniques. The Go-teachers this year were Helen and Martin Harvey and Tony Atkins. Activities can be seen in the gallery.
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This weekend on 26th / 27th and if needed 28th at the London Go Centre Bruno Poltronieri and Ho Yeung Woo will play the best of three 2023 British Championship title match.
Play will start at 12:00 each day and go through until the end of the game. The London Go Centre will be doing a live stream on their YouTube channel. Commentary will be provided on KGS (probably the English Room) by Matthew Macfadyen. Please take the time to drop in online and have a look at how it is going.