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After six rounds, the leading four players entered a two-round knockout. They were Victor Chow (6 dan South Africa), Zhongyong Zhang (5 dan China), Valentin Urziceanu (4 dan Romania) and Yoshiyuki Uemura (4 dan France). Zhang beat Chow and then Urziceanu to win the tournament.
After six rounds, Lee Hyuk was the only player with six wins. He therefore won the most European Grand Prix points for the tournament.
Guo Juan was the clear winner, with eight wins from eight games. She was born in China, but is now Dutch, living in Amsterdam.
Shutai Zhang was clearly second, having lost both his games with Guo Juan, but won his other six games. He is a Chinese citizen, currently living in England.
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The 2007 British Go Championship title match was between Bei Ge and Alex Selby. Bei Ge won, but Bei Ge decided to skip the 2008 Championships as his partner was pregnant. Again the top two from the Challengers' League would play the title match.
Matthew Macfadyen 6d qualified in the Challengers' playoff to defend his title against Hui Wang 5d. This was the second time that Hui has qualified to appear in the Title Match series.
The BGA organises the British Go Championship annually, for the title of British Go Champion for the winner and for the eight best players to earn qualifying points for the World Amateur Go Championship.
Our Go Booklet is most complete description of how to play Go on this site.
Various rules of Go are used around the world. The particular set of rules used generally does not affect how the game is played. We have a summary of the most important rules differences, with links to deeper studies of them.