On the Sunday evening of the European Youth Go championship at Bognor Regis an informal Pair Go tournament was held for both the children and adults.
There were ten mixed pairs in the main group and after three rounds the unbeaten winners were the young Polish children Marianna Szychowiak (aged 9) and Wojceich Malkiewicz (aged 10). They beat Germany's mother and son pairing of Manja and Ferdinand Marz (aged 7) in the final.
In the same sex doubles section two of the 16 teams ended with three wins: French teenagers Matthias Mangin and Sylvain Bousquet and Czech girls Adriana Tomsu and Dita Vasova.
When they should have still be hard at work updating the results, counting the money or safely storing the BGA's equipment, the BGA's EYGC team were spotted in an Arundel pub winning a pub quiz. The BGA team scored 31 points out of 60 to win a meal voucher and also £33 in the raffle. A BGA spokesman said "At least they are good at something."
Pictured are the three main organisers with Bob the Builder: Sue Paterson, Toby Manning and Tony Atkins.
Other members of the BGA and the EGF assisted in various roles.
Under-20 1. Lukas Podpera (CZ) 2. Jonas Welticke (DE) 3. Tanguy LeCalve (FR)
Under-16 1. Alexandru-Petre Pitrop (RO) 2. Grigorij Fiorin (RU) 3. Viacheslav Kaymin (RU)
Under-12 1. Oscar Vazquez (ES) 2. Denis Dobranis (RO) 3. Arved Pittner (DE)
Also winning trophies were:
Under-20: Aleksander Vashurov (RU) for 4/6 in 4th place.
Under-16: Stepan Popov (RU) and Valerii Krushelnytskyi (UA) for 4/6 in 4th/5th place.
Mirta Medak (HR) for 5/5 at 14k.
Viktoria Csizmadia (HU) for 5/6 at 16k.
Under-12: Mikhail Dobricyn (RU) and Jakov Galunov (RU) for 4/6 in 4th/5th place.
Jaroslav Krainov (RU) for 5/6 at 13k.
Ismael Fathallah (FR) for 5/6 at 18k.
Gregor Semmler (DE) for 5/6 at 20k.
As well as winning the British Lightning Cornel Burzo, 6d Romania, won all six games to win the British Open. He was two points clear of division 2 winner and runner up Robert Rehm, 5d Netherlands, division 2 runner up Bei Ge, 5d UK, and division 3 winner Felix Wang, 4d UK, and division 3 runner up Andrew Kay, 4d UK. Francisco Divers also did very well winning all six games. The trophies and prizes were all awarded based on divisions by grade.
Div 4 Francisco Divers, 1d UK
Div 5 Michael Charles, 1k UK, Runner-up Roger Huyshe, 3k UK
Div 6 Martin Harvey, 4k UK, Runner-up Wojciech Szychowiak, 5k PL
Div 7 Jan Willemson, 6k EE
Div 8 Gerry Gavigan, 12k UK, Runner-up Mikhail Mramorov, 13k RU
61 people took part.
Also receiving a trophy was event organiser Toby Manning who collected the Terry Stacey Trophy.
48 players sat down in eight groups to play the British Lightning. This was the first event at the combined BGC and EYGC weekend at Bognor Regis.
The winners of the groups went on to the knock-out stage: Paul Barnard, Cornel Burzo, Francisco Divers, Anton Kriese, Andrei Mramorov, Des Cann, Jonas Welticke and Richard Hunter. Cornel then went on to beat Francisco to reach the final against Jonas, who had beaten Andrei. The final was decided on the clock (and on the board) in favour of Cornel, the Romanian 6d.
We started the evening with a suggestion of Kobayashi Chizu. There were 13 players from 20 kyu to 5 dan, with a few more dan players than kyu players. We split into 2 (almost) equal size groups -- a Black group, and a White group. The first Black and White players each played 2 moves, followed by the second players, who did the same. Sometimes, the players were asked by Kobayashi why they made their choice, and alternative moves were often discussed.
At the suggestion of one of our members we are pleased to announce that the reports submitted for the AGM are now available in the Members Area of our website.
This includes the unaudited accounts for 2013.
Apologies for the delay in issuing the following - it was intended for the Newsletter but not included by mistake (not the Editor’s).
The agenda for our AGM next Saturday to be held at Butlins, Bognor Regis 7:30pm is:
- Election of Tellers
- Minutes of the 2013 AGM
- Matters Arising
- Officers, Membership Secretary and Auditors reports
- 2013 Accounts
- Election of Officers and Auditor
- Election of Ordinary Council Members
- Consideration of Proposals Received
- Any Other Business
Please note that no proposals for item 8 from members were received by the Constitutional deadline.
You are reminded that the BGA's AGM is on Saturday evening (1st March), at the British Go Congress in Bognor Regis, starting at 19:30.
If you have not registered for the British Go Congress or EYGC and wish to attend please email eygc @ britgo.org, otherwise you will have to pay Butlin's day fee to enter the site.
The European Go Federation, the French Go Federation and the Go Seigen Club of Toulouse are happy to announce the 2014 European Student Go Championship that will be held at Balma near Toulouse, South West of France on September 27th & 28th 2014.
Our city has one of the largest number of students in France: around 100,000. It is as well a major place in Europe for Aeronautical, Space & Defense business.
All Go playing students are invited.