Winner of the tournament was David Ward (3 dan London) who beat Jim Clare (3 dan Reading) in the final. Also on four wins were Derek Molloy (1 kyu Brighton), Anna Griffiths (8 kyu Furze Platt) and Alexander Bruckner (8 kyu Brighton). Those on three wins as well as Jim Clare were Tony Atkins (2 dan Reading), Michael Charles (2 dan Stevenage), Marcus Bennett (1 dan Bournemouth), Jim Sadler (1 dan Brighton), Edward Blockley (2 kyu Worcester), Steve Ashing (7 kyu Worcester), Elinor Brooks (7 kyu Swindon), Steve Ashton (10 kyu Brighton), Phillippe Bourrez (11 kyu West Surrey), Graham Horsley (12 kyu West Surrey), Steve Smith (15 kyu Hursley), Kevin Ashmore (29 kyu Brakenhale) and Aaron Dixson (32 kyu Brakenhale).
50 countries took part.
Rapid Tournament winner was Konagai (7p) with 5/5. Second was David Ward (4/5 including beating Saijo 8p) and third was Michael Marz (2 dan Germany). Handicap Champion was Des Cann.
Geoff Kaniuk was awarded a set of mice for operating the computer, and youngsters
Nicola Hurden, Garry White and Shawn Hearn were recognised for running the
registration. Peter Kimme (1 dan Berlin) had a prize for furthest travelled. The
new format was meant to attract kyu players, but attracted a large proportion of
dan players; the event also had introductory sessions for the local public.
London International Teams 15/10/00
Five teams of six battled over four rapid rounds to decide who was best. Yet
again it was Cambridge who scored 18, aided by perfect fours from Seong-June Kim
(6 dan) and David Ward (3 dan). Alan Thornton's 4/4 helped London come second
with 12. Wanstead and Reading scored 11 and Nippon Club 6 (a player short).
92 players attended the 31st Wessex. Berks Youth won the team prize with 65%.
Jake Finnis (18 kyu Cornwall) won the Fred Guyatt Cup for 13x13. Tournament and
Division 1 winner was Seong-June Kim (6 dan Cambridge), Division 2 Tony Atkins
(2 dan Bracknell), Division 3 Gerry Mills (1 dan Monmouth), Division 4 Geoff
Kaniuk (1 kyu CLGC), Division 5 David Killen (2 kyu Cheltenham), Division 6
Roger Daniel (3 kyu North London), Division 7 Ron Bell (5 kyu Reading), Division
8 Daniel Shiu (8 kyu U/A), Division 9 Simon Jones (15 kyu Berks Youth) and
Division 10 Alan Cameron (17 kyu Winchester).
8 players took part in the Beginners' Tournament. Best Junior was Matthew
Burstein (28 kyu Cambridge) and best adult was Paul Taylor (22 kyu Cambridge).
Candidates' Tournament 17/03/01-18/03/01
18 players of those qualified took part in the first stage of the 2001 British
Championship, at the Daiwa Foundation in London. Unbeaten winner was T.Mark Hall
(4 dan); also qualifying on 3/4 were Quentin Mills (3 dan), David Ward (3 dan),
Tim Hunt (2 dan) and Charles Matthews (3 dan). John Rickard (4 dan) also scored
3/4 to be first reserve.
Barcelona FJ Qualifier 17/02/01-18/02/01
Winner of the 63 player Barcelona was Miyakawa Wataru (6 dan) who lost to fourth
placed Mikaki Masaru. Close second was the 1 dan pro from Korea, Kim. Heading
the group on 3/5, in third was the Czech Vladimir Danek. Also in the 3/5 group
were David Ward and Alistair Wall.
European Youth Poland 01/03/01-04/03/01
A huge number of children plus their teachers and families went to Ustron in
south-west Poland for the European Youth Goe Championships. 65 took part in the
under 12 section. Ilie Chikchine (2 dan Russia) was the winner on 6/6. Second
was Jan Prokop (4 dan Czechia) on 5/6 and third was Mykola Gluschenko (1 dan
Ukraine). Under 18 winner was Pal Bologh (4 dan Hungary). Second by a small
tie-break score was Diana Koszegi (5 dan Hungary), also on 5/6. Ondrej Silt
(4 dan Czechia) topped the list of 4/6 winners. A tour party from Japan lost
Ing Cup Amsterdam 09/03/01-11/03/01
24 of the top European players were selected to take part in the Ing Cup. No
player was unbeaten but the winner on tie-break was Alexander Dinerchtein (7 dan
Russia). Losing the tie were Guo Juan (7 dan NL), Laurent Heiser (6 dan Lux) and
Christian Pop (6 dan Romania). Best of the 57 players in the open event was
Geert Groenen (6 dan) ahead of Filip van der Stappen (5 dan) and Wijnand Hijkoop
(1 dan) all from the Netherlands.
In November 2001 it was superseded by British Go E-News.
The Lightning was won by Lee Hyuk from Shutai Zhang and Jim Sadler (1 kyu). The rengo was won by E.Warkentin/A.Wettach/A.Knippel/ V.Bayle. 13x13 prize winners were Jo Hampton, Andrew Grant and Francis Roads. There were also prizes in the guess the move competition and many more in the lucky prize draw. A survey on the popularity of 1 stone in five minutes as the first over time period showed about 70% in its favour.
In the lightning competition the winner was Miyakawa (6 dan F) who beat Zhang (6 dan UK) in the final. Marcus Keinappel (7 kyu) was third by beating Matthew Cocke (4 dan UK).
Francis Roads managed to hang on to his afternoon title. Others win 3/3 were Bill Streeten (3 kyu London), Dave King (8 kyu Swindon), Paul Marshall (25 kyu IOM). Paul Hankin (1 kyu Cambridge) won 2.5/3.