Scott Cobbold Retains British Youth Title

British Youth
Sat, 21 Jan 2023

Scott Cobbold retained the British Youth Go Champion title by winning all his games at the championships held on Saturday 21st January. The event, covering the school year 2022 to 2023, was held, as was the 2021 British Youth Go Championships, at the Leicester County Bridge Club. 48 youngsters from 5 to 18 years old battled for the age group titles and awards were also given for best player below the 5k bar and for the best Novice. Noteworthy results were by Hanna Kudla who won all five below the bar (taking the Under-16 title) and Charlie Field (son for former Furze Platt player Simon Field) who won his first four in the Novice Section. Best school was plainly James Gillespie's High School from Edinburgh, but a mistake on the entry form meant the Castledine Trophy was not competed as advertised. As well as prize money and sweets for the winners, all players went away with a goody bag from the Youth Go Trust who supported the event and launched the new trust at lunch time.

Section Winners (runners-up)

U18: Scott Cobbold (Daniel Wang)
U16: Hanna Kudla (Hanga Eory)
U14: Alvina Kwok (Gene Wong)
U12: Andrew Volovich (Samuel Wu)
U10: Mark Kirillin
U8: Aidan Fung (Ryan Xing)

Youth Champion: Scott Cobbold
Top Girl: Alvina Kwok

Handicap Winner: Hanna Kudla
Novices Winner: Charlie Field (Daisy Turner)

Last updated Tue Apr 25 2023.
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