Between 30th March and 9th April 2013 Michael Redmond, 9 dan, visited the UK. Michael was born in the USA in 1963, but moved to Japan in 1979 to become an insei. He is the only non-oriental player to have achieved the strength of professional 9 dan.
Congratulations to the top three players in the 2012 Youth Grand Prix, who receive cash prizes thanks to the family of the late John Rickard. First was Edmund Smith, 19k Milton, with 748 points. Second was Adan Mordcovich, 1d Wanstead, with 611 points, and third was Oscar Selby, 14k Epsom, with 590 points.
The winners of the first Grand Prix for Double Digit Kyu players has been announced. Top player who started in the 10k - 19k range was Colin Maclennan and the top player who started in the range 20k-40k was Edmund Smith. They receive vouchers to Guo Juan's Internet Go School as prizes.
Li Shen (5d), now a student at Cambridge, returned to tournament Go at Oxford and won the event for the third time (previous wins were in 2003 and 2005).
The bar was at 3d. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
We have a DDK Grand Prix competition, which runs throughout the year. Double Digit Kyu players score points for each of our tournaments you enter, with more points for each game that they win. The full rules of the Grand Prix are at the bottom of this page.
Positions after South London and Edinburgh Christmas.
After our unfortunate forfeit against the Netherlands last month (we forgot to turn up), we were up against Poland this month.
On board 1 Andrew Simons was looking forward to getting his revenge against Marek Kamiński whom he had narrowly lost to at the Polish Go Summer Camp last year (http://lsg.go.art.pl), but Marek didn't show up so he won by forfeit.
Played the night before, Des Cann
All games played even.
Toby Manning, 2d Leicester, won the 2013 Cheshire Open. He beat Tony Atkins, 1d Reading, in the final. Also winning 2/3 were Roger Huyshe, 3k Shropshire, and Chris Kirkham, 4k Manchester. In the 14 player Handicap section Dave Horan, 9k Chester, was the winner with 5/5, narrowly winning his last game on time. Winning 4/5 were Brian Timmins, 8k Shropshire, and John Green, 4k Leamington.