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  • 2024-02-19

    The second Lancaster Go Tournament was held on Saturday 3rd February, once again in Lancaster University’s maze-like Management School building. Despite the great travel difficulties caused by train strikes, the tournament still managed to host 45 players, only just shy of 49 the previous year. It was wonderful to see ranks from 4d to 37k represented and to welcome so many young faces, many coming from Cheadle Hulme School (CHS).

    Thanks to the healthy turnout we were able to award many prizes. Peikai Xue (4d UCL) took first place thus scoring his 9th tournament win in the UK, with Zhan Shi (2d Manchester) following in second and Sam Bithell (2d Durham) in third. Prizes for winning all three games went to Alistair Burgess (30k…

  • 2024-02-16

    2024 sees the return of the Coventry tournament at the University of Warwick. There is a new enthusiastic head of the Go club there who is putting on his first event this year.

    The date is Saturday 9th March, location details are on the events calendar, as is the entry form

    Entries are a bit thin at the moment, so please do consider coming to support the rejuvenation of this event. Enter early, especially as the event is limited to 30 players this year due to room sizes.

  • 2024-02-14

    The fourth match of the season was against Spain. Bruno, Scott and Des won, but Toby lost, meaning the team again won 3-1. This cemented their lead at the top of C-League.

    League Page with game records

    Bruno Poltronieri wrote: I won my game by 17.5 against Ignacio Cernuda. I was slightly ahead after the opening after the result on the bottom side, but started a questionable fight on the left. My opponent played some equally questionable moves and we came out of it roughly even. I then gained my lead gradually in the endgame.

    Scott Cobbold wrote of his game against Paco de la Banda: At the start there was quite a complicated fight, however I came out better. In…

  • 2024-02-12

    This years congress will be at the Holiday Inn, Warwick, from the evening of Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April. Details are available on the events calendar https://www.britgo.org/tournaments. You can enter for any or all of the days as you wish.

    All arrangements with the hotel are now finalised, and they are reserving a number of rooms exclusively for booking by tournament attendees until the end of February. To book a room call the hotel direct and say you are attending the Go Congress that weekend. However, it is worth checking the price offered by the hotel against your usual booking sites as there may just be better deals available through other routes.

    So far sponsorship…

  • 2024-02-12

    The Winter 2023-24 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out to those that receive them shortly.