British Go Journal No. 67. April 1986. Page 16.


A record 48 players attended this tournament on 16th November. Overall winner was the 5 dan Korean player V. L. Lee. Notts Forest won the team prize. Organization was by Clive Wright and Tony Atkins.

British Championship

Terry Stacey (5 dan) has at last ended Matthew Macfadyen's seven year tenure of the Championship with a 3-1 victory. A full report appears elsewhere.

Black Bull

Attendance at this year's Black Bull Handicap Tournament on December 8th at Leigh Sinton was 62. The top section was won by Tony Atkins (1 kyu) with four wins against dan players. Organiser was Paul Manning.

1980 London Open

The 12th annual London Open Congress was held as usual at the Inter-Varsity Club over New Year. Attendance at 104 was considerably down on the previous year. Despite a strong domestic turnout, which included British champions past, present and future, Andr Moussa, 5-dan of Paris, cruised to a convincing victory with 7.5/8. Joint second were Jon Diamond 6/8 (losses to Moussa and Terry Stacey), and Matthew Macfadyen (Moussa and Diamond). Stacey and Quentin Mills (3-dan, from Monmouth) were joint fourth on 5.5. To cap it all, Moussa also had the nerve to win the lightning tournament, beating Alastair Wall (1-dan of CLGC) in the final.

Further down the tournament a 4th kyu from Paris called B. Bouzy scored 7/8 and was recommended for promotion. Our own Sam Perlo-Freeman (1 kyu) also did well with 6/8.


A creditable 88 people turned up for this year's Oxford tournament which was won by Terry Stacey, 5-dan, after surviving a dubious position in round 1 against Eddy Shaw. Terry went on to beat T. Mark Hall and Harold Lee to score 3/3. Other prize winners included Sam Perlo-Freeman, 1-dan, B. Chandler, 2-kyu, from Reading, S. Goss, 2-kyu, from Bracknell, and W. Donnelly, 3 kyu, from Oxford.


Mr. Lee from Nottingham repeated his success at his home tournament with an easy 3/3 win at Cambridge on March 8th. Attendance was 60, and organiser was Ben Keeping.

British Go Congress

Only three players out of the 86 who attended the tournament at Crewe and Alsager College over the weekend of April 4th-6th managed to win all six of their games; they were Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan), the overall winner, M. Shiono (4 kyu), and M. Munro (12 kyu). Other prize-winners with 5/6 were S. Flucker (11 kyu) and K. Timmins (16 kyu). Brian Chandler (2 dan) won the British Lightning Championship, and Bob Bagot won the problem competition.

The first holders of the very handsome Team Trophy, newly presented to us by the Nippon Club of London, was a team from Bristol.


T. Mark Hall joins the Council as Honorary Treasurer, and Tim Hazelden as an ordinary member, replacing Mike Harvey and France Ellul. The President and Secretary were re-elected, as were ordinary members Mark Cumper, Justine Lattimer, Andrew Macpherson, the retiring Treasurer, and Francis Roads. Toby Manning is the new Honorary Auditor.

A motion increasing the BGA Tournament Levy for UK residents who have not chosen to join the BGA was passed by a large majority.

The Castledine Trust

Toby Manning writes:

This trust was established in 1979, in memory of the late Brian Casteldine, former President of the BGA. Its aim is to help and encourage young people (under 21) to play Go, either as individuals or through educational establishments, and in particular schools.

If any young person, parent, or club is interested in obtaining financial assistance, and feels their cause falls within the guidelines of the Trusts activities, either I or any of the trustees, namely Jon Diamond, Bob Hitchins and Francis Roads, would be glad to hear from them.

The sort of thing we are looking for might be help in equipping a new school club, in running a schools tournament, or helping young people with travel to tournaments. Ideally applicants should present a brief written proposal.

The current assets of the trust are approximately 400. Donations are, of course, welcome from anyone who would like to contribute to this excellent cause.

BGA Subscriptions

If you are an unattached member, have you renewed your subscription? And club secretaries - are all your members signed up? Remember, the benefits are considerable... e.g. newsletters, the journal, cheap books and lower tournament fees.

Nippon Club Gift

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Nippon Club has very kindly donated a trophy to the BGA. This has been awarded as a team trophy to be held for one year, at the British Congress.


Tim Hazelden has kindly agreed to relieve Francis Roads of the job of Publicity Officer. He will be delighted to hear from anyone with specific ideas for sponsorship or other forms of publicity.


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