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  • 2022-09-12

    Congratulations go to Zeyu Qiu (5d, Birmingham) who won the Edinburgh Open Tournament 2022 with three wins from three games. Also on three wins was Florian Pein (13k, Lancaster); prizes also went to everyone on two wins. Results

    This was the first Edinburgh Tournament in nearly three years and it had a good attendance of 25 players, matching the previous edition in 2019. With the shift to September from Christmas, there was even some late summer sunshine available in the garden of the usual venue at St. Columba’s-by-the-Castle. Thanks go to everyone who helped with the organisation, set up and moved the kit further than expected, as there were road closures in advance of the late Queen's…

  • 2022-09-09

    The analysis by Mateusz Surma of the second British Championship title game has just been added to our YouTube channel.

  • 2022-09-03

    A 30 minute analysis by Mateusz Surma of the first British Championship title match is now on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ZyuTXKFnlc4

    Being a Mateusz video it is very approachable and understandable for all levels.

    The second should be up in a couple of days.

  • 2022-08-31

    The Mind Sports Olympiad returned to being a physical event and was held at the usual venue of the JW3, a community centre on London's Finchley Road. Remarkably this year half of the 26 players in the MSO Go Open (19x19) tournament were juniors and as well most of the adults were Chinese students. A view of part of the playing room is above.

    As usual the top 16 players battled for the medals (shown left) and this time prize money of £80, £40 and £20. By the last round it was Yaoling Yang and Zeyu Qiu who…

  • 2022-08-22

    The fifth annual Youth Go Camp took place as before at Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire. This time 17 youngsters from 9 to 17, 28k to 3d, took part in the Go teaching and play and the outdoor adventure activities. As the temperature was around 30 and the skies dark blue the most popular was the raft building on the lake. The Go was taught by Alison Bexfield, Tony Atkins and Greg Kudla, with the top group being taught by Scott Cobbold, still a youngster, and by Bruno Poltronieri, on the last morning.

    The evenings were taken up by various tournaments: 19x19 (Lukasz Kudla and…