It was a rainy November Sunday in Greater Manchester, writes organiser Chris Kirkham, but the atmosphere in the Go tournament was even better than usual. The attendance, at 56 players, was the largest it has been for many years, and the location, in the underpass of Cheadle Hulme School, even better than in recent years, when it was in the dining room above.
The new name to go on the trophy as winner is Ryan Zhang (2d) from London, with a tie for 2nd place between Haolin Cheng (2d) from Sheffield and Yangan Zhang (2d) from Manchester. Gaining prizes for winning all 3 games were: Sam Curran (6k Sheffield), Elliot Barlow (13k Cheadle Hulme School), James Zhao (14k Cheadle Hulme School), Lauren Hindmarsh (14k Lancaster), Joseph Martin (16k Sheffield University), Claude Robinson (24k Cheadle Hulme School), Olivia Jennison (26k Cheadle Hulme School) and Joe Bonser (35k Cheadle Hulme School). Also getting a prize for winning 2.5 games was Ai Guan (1k Birmingham). Results
Helen and Martin Harvey ran a 13x13 tournament on the side, and Olivia Jennison and James Zhao, both from Cheadle Hulme School, won prizes in that for most games played and highest percentage of wins respectively.
Thanks to Cheadle Hulme School for the excellent accommodation (including the car park), and especially to Mr David Barnett, a teacher there, who was present throughout the long day and presented the prizes. Thanks also to Helen and Martin Harvey for their efforts on the day and indeed for developing Go in the school to this level.
Below Colin WIlliams playing Chris Kirkham.
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