The Finals of the UK Go Challenge were held on Sunday 24th June in Cambridge. 22 young players took part, both those who had not played in a heat and those that had. It was won by Satoru Oshima from Brighton who is 1 dan, yet only 8 years old. Roella Smith was second and Peran Truscott was third.
Held at the Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge.
Age group categories determined by knockout system. Team trophy decided by head to head match in R4.
Thirty-six players turned out for the Welsh Open, held at Barmouth for the 20th year. Richard Hunter (3d Bristol) won with 5 out of 5.
The bar was at 1d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
The Shodan Challenge for 2012-2013 is scheduled to start in July.
The format for this year will be different to how it was in previous years. Previously, mentors were paired up with mentees on a 1-to-few basis, with this mentor taking sole care of the mentees for the mentoring period.
The bar was at 2k. Handicap and no-komi games are in red (full MMS difference).
Andrew Kay (5d South London) retained his title by winning this year's Durham Tournament. Reduced to one day, because of hosting the British earlier in the year, the event attracted 19 players from as far away as Edinburgh and southern England.
We're please to let you know that the Barmouth tournament will have a first this year - as far as we know the first visit by Go professionals to Wales.
Two Korean professionals, Sohyun Park 3 dan and Ju Yeon Ko, 8 dan, will be present for the tournament and although detailed plans for their activities during the event aren't in place yet, we're hoping that they will be giving a lecture at 11am
p> The first World Mind Sports Games was held in Beijing, China from 3rd to 18th October 2008.