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Issue 38       January 2001

Edited by Tony Atkins

Tournament News

Three Peaks (Yorkshire) 11/11/00-12/11/00

52 players met at the Marton Arms Hotel, Thornton-in Lonsdale. The winner on 5/5 was John Rickard (4 dan Cambridge), runner up was Lutz Mattner (4 dan Leeds) on 4/5.




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Winners in the handicap section were Fiona Campbell and Jim Edwards from Aylesbury. Youth Champion's were Nicola Hurden/Shawn Hearn. Garry White organised a 13x13 event won by himself in a team called Giraffes. Jini Williams/Fred Holroyd were the best dressed pairs and special prizes for costume went to France Ellul, Jackie Chai and Lydia and Matthew Macfadyen.

Challenger's League 26/05/00-29/05/00

This was held as an all-play-all at the Friends Meeting House in Walthamstow. In order the scores were: Des Cann 7, Matthew Cocke 6, Young Kim 5, Alex Selby 3, T.Mark Hall 3, David Ward 2, John Rickard 1, Alistair Wall 1. Des Cann will challenge Matthew Macfadyen for the British Champion's title.

Leicester 10/06/00

A recent record of 74 players attended the Leicester Tournament. Winner for the second year running was Des Cann (4 dan) , who beat Niculae Mandache (3 dan) in the final round. Those on 3/3 were Tony Atkins (2 dan Reading), Richard Thompson (5 kyu Leicester), Natasha Regan (5 kyu Epsom), Matthew Selby (6 kyu Epsom), Satoko Takami (6 kyu Birmingham), Malcolm Walker (8 kyu Worcester) and Chris White (25 kyu Berks Youth). Best team was Epsom with 83%.





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Prizes for all games played (including handicap ones), winning 5/6 was Hereward Mills (25 kyu Bedford) and Tom Blockley, for 4/6 Adam Eckersley-Waites and Andrew Gale (25 kyu Berks Youth), Simon Jones (20 kyu Berks Youth), Ben Morris (11 kyu Cambridge) and James Heppell (30 kyu Norwich). Winning 3/6 in the beginners' group were Charles Heppell (Norwich) and Oscar John (Cambridge). The 1999 Youth Grand Prix Trophies were awarded to first Ian McAnally (1633 points), second Shawn Hearn (1536) and third Nicola Hurden (1240). Next places were taken by Theo Elliott (986), Lucie Elliott (894) and Tom Blockley (887). Points are awarded for both tournament attendance and wins.

Oxford, 12/02/00

102 players attended the 2000 Oxford Tournament on 12/02/00. Winner was S-J Kim (6 dan Cambridge); he beat Young Yim, Des Cann and Ebukuro Tamotsu. Prize winners on 3/3 were Ruud Stoelman (2 dan Bradford), Sue Paterson (2 kyu London), Frank Visser (3 kyu Cambridge), Natasha Regan (7 kyu Epsom), Andrea Casalotti (9 kyu London), Kenneth Wilcox (10 kyu Plymouth), Andrew Slough (13 kyu Epsom) and for 2.5/3 Wenbo Mao (2 kyu Bristol) and Paul Blockley (26 kyu Worcester).





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Winner of the tournament was Young Kim (5 dan CLGC). On 3/3 were Alison Jones (2 dan Wanstead), Steve Bailey (2 kyu West Surrey), Matthew Reid (3 kyu Cambridge), Peter Fisher (4 kyu Leicester), Jimmy Mao (6 kyu Bristol), Richard Thompson (6 kyu Leicester), Garry White (22 kyu Berks Youth) and Matthew Selby and Stephen Streater (playing in this first event). Ian McAnally (15 kyu Manchester) won 2.5.

Shrewsbury Tournament 03/10/99

56 attended Shrewsbury. Des Cann (4 dan Leamington) won in his club's tradition. On 3/3 were Tony Atkins (2 dan Bracknell), Henry Segerman (1 dan Manchester), Richard Moulds (5 kyu Manchester), Jil Segerman (11 kyu Manchester), Matthew Selby (18 kyu Epsom), Stephen Streater (22 kyu Epsom), and Natasha Regan (25 kyu Epsom). Manchester won the team prize.

Wanstead & Youth Small Board 16/10/99

46 adults took part in the Wanstead Tournament, resurrected at new a venue: Walthamstow Friends' Meeting House. Winner on 4/4 was Seoung-June Kim (6 dan Cambridge). Des Cann (4 dan Leamington) was second with 3/4. Also on 3/4 were Andrew Grant (2 dan Open), Tim Hunt (1 dan Cambridge), Dave Artus (1 dan London), Konrad Scheffler (2 kyu Cambridge), Mike Cockburn (2 kyu St Albans), Roger Daniel (4 kyu Hampstead) and Christian Nentwich (6 kyu CLGC). On 4/4 were Thomas Wolf (8 kyu Putney) and Matthew Selby (15 kyu Epsom).





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The afternoon event was won by Shigehiko Uno (5d London). On 3/3 were Ian McAnally and Emma Fairbrother (20k Brakenhale). On 2 and a jigo were Eric Hall and France Ellul (3k High Wycombe). Prizes for two and a bye went to Graham Brooks (12k Swindon) and Gustav Rober (17k IOM).





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80 players took part in the main tournament, the British Open. The prizes in the Open went to: 1. S-J. Kim (6 dan Cambridge) for 6/6, 2. M. Macfadyen (6 dan Cambridge) for 5/6, 3. T.Mark Hall (4 dan London), 4. Y. Kim (5 dan CLGC) for 4/6, and those on 5/6 Tim Hunt (1 kyu Cambridge), Edward Blockley (2 kyu Worcester), Philip Beck (3 kyu Cambridge), Konrad Scheffler (4 kyu Cambridge), Theo Elliott (16 kyu Brakenhale) and Roger Peck (20 kyu unattached). The Nippon Club Cup for the best BGA club team went to Cambridge for their 63 percent. Winners in the continuous 13x13 were Nicola Hurden (13 kyu Brakenhale) and Daniel Calvelo (25 kyu Brakenhale). Dr Evan Harris MP presented the prizes.

1998-1999 Grand Prix

The 1998-1999 Stacey Grand Prix (for the most top tournament games won) went for the first time ever to Matthew Macfadyen (39 points), ahead of Francis Roads (33 points) and S-J. Kim (28). The WKD Grand Prix (for the two dan with the most losses) went to worthy winner Alan Thornton (31 points), ahead of Alison Jones (25) and Simon Goss (23). Alison Jones was highest placed woman in the Open and so scored the most qualifying points towards trips to the Women's World Amateur, ahead of Kirsty Healey, Lena Morrish and Sue Paterson. In addition for the first time, Challenger's places were awarded to S. Shiu, A. Rix, T. Hunt, T. Atkins and M. Charles from the Open, and A. Thornton and B. Bagot from the Stacey.

Devon 18/04/99

The fifth Devon Tournament moved west to the ancient sea port of Plymouth. The venue was a pub, the Three crowns, on the Barbican. Tony Atkins (2 dan Reading) took his first even game title. Losing finalist was Tony Putman (1 dan Swindon). The best of the bottom half of the 16 were Corrina Finnis (12 kyu West Cornwall) and Richard Helyer (7 kyu Oxford) who beat Corrina in the last round.

Bar-Low 02/05/99

The Bar-Low tournament for kyu players was held at the usual venue of the Cambridge University Centre. The number of players taking part was the same as the last three years at 32 plus the organiser. Cambridge's 1 kyu Jonathan Chin won all five games against his fellow kyu players to end in first place. Phil Beck ended second as a 3 kyu by winning 4/5. Two other prize winners were Brakenhale's Briony Stanes (27 kyu) and Emma-Jayne Fairbrother (22 kyu).

Challenger's League 01/05/99-03/05/99

This was again a 24 player tournament, held as last year at the Nippon Club in Piccadilly. 12 players from last year, anyone 5 dan or stronger and those qualified from the Candidates' Tournament, the British Open or the Stacey could take part. Making a welcome reappearance this year was the British Champion from the sixties and seventies, Jon Diamond. A three way tie between Matthew Cocke, Des Cann and John Rickard will mean a play-off having to be arranged. Those on 4/6 taking places 5 to 8 were: Matthews, Hall, Shepperson, Ward and Jim Clare.





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Winner this year was C.S. "Charlie" Park (4d Wanstead), a Korean businessman spending three months in London. He beat London Korean Y. Kim (5d CLGC) in the last round. Winners of 3/3 were Damir Nola (3k CLGC), Graham Lamont (4k Portsmouth), Malcolm Hagan (8k Portsmouth), Rolland Halliwell (14k Epsom Downs), Si Chan (22k Furze Platt), Ian McAnally (28k Manchester).





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In the Irish Open nobody could beat Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan) who became the first person to win the event twice. Second on 4/5 was Christoph Gerlach and third was young Dutchman Emil Nijhuis (4 dan) on tie break from Des Cann (4 dan), neither of whom could beat the top two. Fifth was Tony Atkins (2 dan), sixth was Michael Marz (1 dan), seventh and eighth were top Irish players Noel Mitchell (2 dan) and Stephen Flinter (1 dan), ninth was Colin Adams (1 dan) and tenth was Scott Hopkins (1 kyu). Prizes went to EGF vice-president Alan Held (3 kyu) for 4/5, to Mathias Kegelmann for the best 2/5 and to those on 3/5: Scott Hopkins, Bernard Palmer (1 kyu), Paul Brennan (7 kyu) and Fergus O'Connell (15 kyu). Colin Adams and Fred Holroyd were rewarded for constantly supporting the event and Ernad Mulaomerovic (16 kyu) for best improvement despite only playing for a couple of weeks.





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