BGA Newsletter 289 April 2022


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Tournament Results

Trigantius in Cambridge was won by Yaoling Yang on tie-break from Zherui Xu. Cheshire was won by Runyi Wu. The April Rip-Off in Dublin was won by Gong Cheng. The online British School Teams Championship was won by James Gillespie High School, Edinburgh, with a team from Cambridge being the best youth club team.

Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2021/2022

UK next match: 12th April against Finland


Qualification Extended for British Championship

As the Candidates event for this year will take place in early June the Council have decided to extend the period during which a player can achieve a qualifying grade. For this year only players are considered to have qualified if they have finished an EGF rated tournament with a GoR of 1900 or more in the period 1st April 2019 to 9th May 2022. This means that both the British Open, in Lancaster, and the Not the London Open will count as qualifying tournaments for the 2022 championship.


This Month: British Congress, Lancaster; Ulster; Not the London Open
May: Sheffield University; MSO Grand Prix 9x9 and 19x19 (online)
June: Candidates; Durham; Cheltenham (provisional); Pair Go, London; Welsh Open, Barmouth; Kyu Players Training/Bar Low Tournament, London
July: European Go Congress, Romania
August: Youth Go Camp, Caythorpe; Mind Sports Olympiad, London; Doki Doki Festival, Manchester
September: Confucius, Dublin
October: Sheffield (provisional); Wessex
November: Three Peaks

Last updated Thu Apr 07 2022.
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