The UK lost their first match, against Sweden, in the new season of the B-League in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, one game to three. This left the team
eighth out of ten in the table.
This year’s British Go Congress, comprising the British Open and the British Lightning Championship, was held at the Novotel Leicester between the 1st and 3rd of October. This was the first face to face tournament the BGA has organised since Covid, and, despite being delayed and short notice, just over 30 players enjoyed a weekend of games.
Following a recent question the BGA have decided to offer a 33% discount on tournament fees for students entering the Congress this year. Youth entrants still receive the 50% discount.
The entry form is now available from the Events Calendar or the Congress Site. The site has also been updated with further details on food. How to make payment will be explained once an entry is received.
The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association (including Matt Marsh as Tournament Director), ran the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately was is not held in London at the Go Centre (as originally planned for 2020), but was played online on OGS. The online games attracted audiences of up to 80 and Diana Koszegi (2p) analysed some on Twitch (will be uploaded later on the LGC YouTube channel). During the final round she commented with Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia (6d) live on three games, the top two boards and Julia Volovich's game.
The London Go Centre, with help from the British Go Association, is currently running the 2021 edition of the European Women's Go Championship. Unfortunately it is not in London, but is being played online on OGS.
You can follow the games and get results at http://online-go.com/group/9843.
Thirty players took part in the first round. Of the 13 above the 1d bar, the winners were from Russia, France and Germany.
The following message from Matt Marsh, Tournaments Co-ordinator:
As some people will already have picked up from recent announcements about this year's British Go Congress, we have decided that (for this year only) we will be holding a somewhat slimmed-down British Championship.
Current information about the forthcoming face-to-face congress can be found Here