UK Tournament Report

Gaoge Wang Wins Candidates'

Candidates'
Letchworth
Thu, 2 - Sat, 4 Jun 2022

Congratulations to Gaoge Wang, from London , who got an unbeaten 6/6 to win the 2022 Candidates'. Also congratulations go to Bruno Poltronieri from Cambridge who was runner up with 5/6. The tournament was played over three days of the Jubilee holiday at the Letchworth Settlement in Letchworth Garden City. 16 players took part, notably including four juniors. One of these, Scott Cobbold, won four games, as did Tim Hunt. Gaoge and Bruno will now play a best-of-three match for the British Championship. Results

Last updated Mon Jun 06 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

First Sheffield University Tournament Held

Sheffield University
Sat, 14 May 2022

The Sheffield Univeristy Go Tournament was held on Saturday 14th May. This was the very first Go tournament held in Sheffield since the University Go Society was revived earlier this academic year. It was a great start for the society, with 22 attendees. It was held in a room rented out from the University, and the many windows allowed for some lovely sunshine for the players to compete in.

Last updated Thu May 26 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Stephanie Yin 1p at Not the London Open

Not the London Open
London Go Centre
Sat, 30 Apr - Mon, 2 May 2022

Not The London Open ran for the third time over the early May Bank Holiday weekend at the London Go Centre. The professional-in-residence was Stephanie Yin from the New York Institute of Go, shown right, informally assisted by Mateusz Surma.

Last updated Thu May 05 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

British Open Held In Lancaster

British Open
Lancaster University
Fri, 8 - Sun, 10 Apr 2022

The British Go Congress was held the weekend before Easter in the Welcome Centre on the campus of the University of Lancaster and the local club was thanked for their help in the organisation. The Congress was generously sponsored by SmartGo and the prizes included vouchers for SmartGo products.

The Friday evening British Lightning had groups of four players playing all-play-all leagues, the winners going on to the knock-out stage. As planned the final was played next day; it was won by Changhao Huang (5d Liverpool), with Zherui Xu (4d Cambridge) runner-up.

Last updated Fri Apr 22 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Runyi Wu Wins Cheshire

Cheshire
Frodsham
Sat, 19 Mar 2022

After skipping two years, the Cheshire Go Tournament was back and held at the community centre in Frodsham as usual. Saturday 19th March proved that spring was approaching, as it was a beautiful, warm and sunny day.

Last updated Tue Mar 22 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Chinese Students Take Top Places at Cambridge Trigantius

Trigantius
Cambridge
Sat, 12 Mar 2022

Cambridge’s Trigantius Tournament returned after a year’s Covid break to the excellent new venue of St Philip's Church in Mill Road; this was appreciated for closeness to local shops, cafés and station. Bristol’s Yaoling Yang took top spot from Cambridge University’s Zherui Xu, both on 3 wins out of 3, on SOS tie-break. Other Chinese players took the next five places. The bar was set at an unprecedented 5 dan and higher rated 4 dans were promoted to get eight players above the bar, but then unfortunately two were then drawn down in round one leading to the split tie.

Last updated Mon Mar 21 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Yaoling Yang Wins London Open

London Open
LGC
Tue, 28 - Fri, 31 Dec 2021

The London Go Centre trustees took the view that the 47th London Open Go Congress would be staged as though the world were back to normal, writes organiser Gerry Gavigan. We thought this was important to help ensure the future health of the tournament. During the registration period it became clear that not everyone agreed with us.

Last updated Mon Jan 17 2022. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Daniel Hu New British Champion

British Championship
Sat, 27 Nov 2021

This year, because of no events earlier in the year, the top two British players at September's British Open were selected to contest for the title of British Go Champion. The two players were Daniel Hu (5d) who was equal second in the Open, and Bruno Poltronieri (3d) equal fourth. The match was arranged for Saturday 27th Novermber at a private location in Cambridge and the game got under way about 12 minutes after the advertised start time of 10:30.

Last updated Sat Nov 27 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

Bar Low is won by Scott Cobbold

Bar Low
LGC
Sun, 7 Nov 2021

Scott Cobbold, a young player from East London, won the 2021 Bar Low with a perfect five out of five. This event was this second tournament to be run by the London Go Centre at its new location and the second of the weekend. Second place was tournament director Richard Wheeldon with four wins. Both players entered at 1 kyu, the maximum grade allowed for this kyu player event.

Last updated Mon Nov 08 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.

T Mark Hall Rapid is Another Win for Yaoling Yang

T Mark Hall Rapid
LGC
Sat, 6 Nov 2021

Yaoling Yang (5d Bristol) won his third event in a row by winning the T Mark Hall Rapid Play Tournament with five straight wins. Finishing second was Peikai Xue (3d Central London) with four wins. John Bamford (5k Oxford) was the other player to win five games, whilst four wins were achieved by Richard Wheeldon (1k South London), Michael Kyle (2k Edinburgh), Tim James (4k Brighton), Gilles Englebert (7k Oxford), Andrew Volovich (9k Cambridge) and Marco Praderio (10k Lancaster).

Last updated Mon Nov 08 2021. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.