John Barrs learnt of Go in 1929 (aged 15) when there was an attempt to sell commercial sets through the big London stores and sports shops. It was publicised under the Chinese name of Wei-chi. Although he had virtually no instructional material he became very interested in the game and on 1st March 1930 founded the Linton House Wei-chi club.
Held in the Foxcombe Lodge Hotel, Boars Hill, near Oxford. The event was divided into two sections. The strongest eight pairs played in a tournament for which world amateur pair Go and European pair Go qualification points were allocated. The other pairs played in a handicap tournament.
The 2005 Eastern Geographic Go Gala had 32 competitors aged from 6 upwards, with strengths from 1-dan to 35-kyu. The winners were:
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Held at Burpham Village Hall, Guildford.
All games played handicap with 10 komi per grade over 9 stones.
0 Reading Rebels - Swindon Eric's Idlers 3
2 Maidenhead - Wanstead Vegetarians 1
1 West Surrey TGF - Bracknell Oldies 2
2 High Wycombe Fed Xpress - Bracknell Yoof 1