UK Youth Lost to Germany
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 game against Yanyi was finally played on the following Friday.
In the match Scott Cobbold lost to Shizhao Li by resignation, Gene Wong lost by 12.5 to Kirby Zhang, Cyrus Shek lost to Yuze Xing by resignation, Yanyi Xiong lost to Jing-Xiang Qiao but resignation and Andrew Volovich lost to Ryan Sun by 21.5. This confirmed Germany, without any Russian teams playing, as the number one seeds for this year.
The next round game in December is against Hungary.