February 2007

One way to improve your Go may be to play against a computer program. If you are a beginner, almost any program will do for this. However, as you improve, you will find that playing a program of around your own strength does not necessarily improve your Go - it may make it worse: instead of learning good style, you just learn to play the particular moves which t





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How can you use a computer in connection with Go?

This section of the BGA web site is addressed mainly to members of the British Go Association, but most of it should be relevant everywhere.





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Tournament Name: 
Cambridge Novices
Tournament Date: 
5 March 2006

All games were played on small boards.





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Tournament Name: 
Cambridge Novices
Tournament Date: 
25 February 2007

All games were played on small boards.





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Tournament Name: 
Trigantius
Tournament Date: 
25 February 2007

The bar was at 3d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.





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This document is now superseded by a revised and updated version.


This page is derived from a scan of the BGA "Organisers' Handbook". The handbook is now very hard to obtain, but is a useful document, so it has been made available here. Much of the information in it is dated: this should be obvious.





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Can anyone run a tournament?

Yes anyone can. Though it is best if you have some experience of go events or running other events. You should probably have attended one or two go tournaments to see how they usually work.





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London Open

The 26th London Open kicked off the millennium year in the United Kingdom. However the year 2000 parties tempted some people away from the go; only 99 took part whereas 1999 had seen a record 150. Also the prize money was reduced after sponsorship had stopped; the event was, however, still part of the Fujitsu Grand Prix of Europe for the last time.

Victor Chow, the 5 dan from South Africa, won the lightning tournament for the second year running. He also improved on his fifth of last year by





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Summary

2005 was celebrated as the BGA's 50th anniversary. In reality 1955 was probably about half way between the founding of London Go Club and the claimed founding of the BGA by John Barrs, and the actual emergence of the BGA into Europe later in the decade.





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Summary

2004 was a landmark year for youth Go in Britain. The new UK Go Challenge was played by 23 schools and over 400 kids.




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