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  • 2022-12-02

    Those not reported here already:

    Confucius Cup (Irish Open), Dublin - 24th-25th September - 39 players
    Winner Stanislaw Frejlak (1p Poland).
    Second Dohyup Kim (7d Korea).

    Sheffield - 9th October - 20 players
    Winner Alvina Kwok (1d London).
    Second Richard Wheeldon (1d London).
    3/3 Bjorn Eurenius (7k Lancaster),
    Steve Andrews (13k, Lincoln).

    Wessex, Bath - 30th October - 36 players
    Winner Yue Matt Xi (5d London).
    3/3 Alistair Wall (1d Wanstead),
    Malcolm Walker (4k),
    Alex Terry (6k Bath),
    Robert Wilkinson (7k Bristol),

  • 2022-11-23

    The first online youth event of the autumn was the UK Squad Selection Tournament on Sunday 18th September. Twenty players took part, hoping to attract the attention of the squad manager, most being from Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. The event winner was Scott Cobbold with three wins, with Gene Wong as the runner up. The only player below the bar winning three was Yiliang Liu (16k Cambridge).

    The second online event was the delayed 2022 UK GO Challenge Finals on 16th October. Thanks to a lot of advertising by Paul Smith a large 40 players took part. Due to this increase and many later arrivals, it was not possible to do a carefully matched draw and the Swiss system used gave large grade differences in some games, for which…

  • 2022-11-23

    The UK youth team is again playing in the European Youth Go Team Championship. This time each match is five games played on OGS (not KGS) with one player U20, two U16 and two U12. Team manager Alison Bexfield made up the team as listed on our EYGTC page. Alison aims to rotate the players on the team, to give all a chance to play, whilst trying to match strengths of opponents and yet giving the team a chance of winning.

    The first match was scheduled for the normal Saturday, but Germany desired two games to played on the Friday before. Paul Smith kindly agreed to monitor the games but in the end only one was played as a German player was ill. That…

  • 2022-11-23

    In the second match of the season in the C League, the UK team played Spain. Unfortunately for them their number one player, Óscar Anguila, was ill and so the team order was shuffled up with a reserve on board three. In the match the UK players outplayed their opponents to win all four games which moved the team up to second place.

    Leading the C League with two wins is Ireland who beat Slovenia three games to one, with wins for Karl Irwin, Philippe Renaut and John Courtney, but a loss for Gavin Rooney.

    League Page with game records

    Daniel wrote: I won playing Black against Ignacio Cernuda by resignation after 153 moves. It was a tight game all the way through with giant…

  • 2022-11-22

    It was good to resume the Northern after the two year pandemic break by returning to Cheadle Hulme School on Sunday 20th November. Sizeable contingents from Sheffield University and Lancaster added to the pupils at the school and others to bring the total attendance to 32. The overall winner was Junlin Lei, 5d from Lancaster, shown here on the right receiving his prize. Zhang Wei, 5d from Manchester, was in second place. Also getting prizes for winning all three games were Marco Praderio (7k, Lancaster), Lucas Horton (9k), Rahul Surapaneni (13k, Cheadle Hulme School) and Joseph Martin (16k, Sheffield…