Reigning British Champion, Andrew Kay 4d, and fellow Cambridge University graduate Andrew Simons, 4d, have emerged as the finalists for the British Go Championship from the Challengers' League held at ISH in London.
After 14 years away from Glasgow, the Scottish Open returned to the congenial setting of the University’s Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, and featured 25 players. Proceedings kicked off on the Friday evening with 6 players from Glasgow and Skye playing simultaneous games against Di Wu (4 dan Durham).
Di also won the tournament with a perfect 6/6, followed by David Lee (3d Dundee) on 5/6.
Tournament held in Glasgow.
The bar was at 4k. Handicap and no-komi games are in red.
The Challengers' League took place at International Students' House in London on the 24th-27th May. Andrew Kay and Andrew Simons each have six wins, and will thus be playing a best-of-three Title Match over the next few months (in accordance with the British Championship Rules).
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12th November 1984 - 3rd October 2011
He was not just a Go player, but also an organiser and promoter of the game, being a BGA Council member from 2007 to 2010.
Xinyi died in an accident, while on holiday in China. His parents have created a website in his memory: https://sites.google.com/site/tributetoxinyi/
Vanessa, 16, is the youngest member of the WMSG 2012 team and the strongest woman player.
She started to learn Go at the age of six. She is a student in Shrewsbury. She has taken lessons from various Go academies in Hong Kong and also from a professional from Shanghai at the age of nine. She became 1 dan at the age of ten and 3 dan at twelve.
Paul, 52, learnt to play Go while at school. His principal mentor was Francis Roads, President of the British Go Association at the time, and he progressed to a low kyu rank before going to university.