The UK Go Challenge is running again in 2013.
Make sure your school or club runs a heat - it only costs 25 quid for a tournament pack - convince your friendly adult to buy one!
Details of all tournaments, including the ones big people go to as well as small people, are on the BGA Tournament Calendar.
The British Go Association is constantly trying to improve junior Go in this country. In the past few years, many things have been done to teach more youngsters about Go, make it easier for juniors to learn Go and to give young Go players more opportunities to play and to improve.
Below are links for games which can be shown using the Flash Player goban called GoSWF, written by Olivier Besson. Click on a Flash link to load one of the games in a new window.
If Flash is disabled on your system or is not available, e.g. for iPad/iPhone, please download the SGF version and view the game with an SGF reader application on your system.
Some of the games have a few comments from a strongish amateur player.
If you have any problems viewing the games please let us know.
|Flash Version||SGF version|
|Matthew Hathrell (w) v Jun-Hoe Ahn (b) , Youth Championship 2008||Flash||SGF|
|Hai Xia (w) v Mazhar Warraich (b), Go Challenge Final 2008||Flash||SGF|
|Stewart Smith (w) v Mazhar Warraich (b), Go Challenge 2008||Flash||SGF|
|Hai Xia (w) against Hamzah Reta (b), Go Challenge 2008||Flash||SGF|
|Flash Version||SGF version|
|Thomas Debarre v Vanessa Wong, EGF Youth Championship 2008||Flash||SGF|
|Matthew Cocke v Leigh Rutland, BGA Youth Championship 1987||Flash||SGF|
|Artem Kachanovskyj v Thomas Debarre, EGF Youth Championship 2008||Flash||SGF|
|Steven Donlon v Costas Televantos, BGA Youth Championship 2008||Flash||SGF|
|Maria Tabor v Steven Donlon, BGA Youth Championship 2008||Flash||SGF|
Please send us some more jokes or other items for the fun section!
This comes from an article in the British Go Journal (BGJ). For the full list of 101 uses, see page 42 of BGJ number 112 (Autumn 1998).
We have tried to list everyone under 18 who has played in a tournament in the past year or two, with a grading of 30-kyu or stronger. Please let us know if we have got your grade wrong, or if you are not on the list but think you should be.
Based on the European rating list up to 30th March 2012.
The list shows players from the UK rating list who either first achieved an EGF rating at or above 1900 between the beginning of April 2011 and the end of March 2012 after the tournament(s) shown against their name. Click the name link to see their rating graph. Click the tournament name link to see the results table.
Additional Championship rules are that a player must have played in all rounds of a tournament for a qualification, belong to the BGA and be British or have satisfied the residency requirements. This list may include people who do not qualify when these rules are taken into account.
Total 95 qualifiers.
The Wanstead team of Francis Roads, Adan Mordcovich, Richard Leedham-Green and Roger Daniel only lost one game to win the Thames Valley Team Tournament. Second was the home team, West Surrey, with Bracknell third and Lottie's Lovers from Swindon fourth.
Held at Burpham Village Hall, Guildford
All games played full handicap.
Bracknell 2 - 2 Lottie's Lovers (Swindon)
West Surrey 1 - 3 Wanstead
West Surrey 4 - 0 Lottie's Lovers (Swindon)
Wanstead 4 - 0 Bracknell
Alison Bexfield would like to retire as our Auditor after many years in the role.
We're confident that the Accounts are now under control, so that the role can revert to that it is supposed to be according to the Constitution, i.e a checking role on the Annual Accounts produced by the Treasurer.
This doesn't need any formal accounting training, and anyone numerate should be able to undertake
BGJ 159 has been sent to the printers, so should be with UK members in the next two weeks. The SGF files and Book Reviews are now available online.
The PDF of issue 155 is also now available.