Issue 29 July 1999
UK Tournament News
70 players attended at the new venue which was actually in Wokingham and not
Bracknell. Winner was Y.K. Kim (5 dan CLGC) who beat S-J. Kim (6 dan Cambridge)
in the last round. Winners on 3/3 were Simon Bexfield (1 dan CLGC), Granville
Wright (1 dan Brighton), Alan Metz (2 kyu Portsmouth), Tony Lyall (7 kyu
Norwich), Thomas Wolf (9 kyu Twickenham), Neil Moffatt (10 kyu Portsmouth),
Richard Barnes (15 kyu), Ian McAnally (22 kyu Manchester) and Andrew Gale (29
kyu Brakenhale). The 13x13 winner was Daniel Calvelo (21 kyu Brakenhale).
Pair Go 23/05/99
31 Pairs attended the Championships held this year at Stokenchurch near High
Wycombe. Competition was in three sections: the British Championship, the Open
Handicap and Youth Handicap. Winners of the Youth were Brakenhale's Nicola
Hurden and Shawn Hearn, with the runners up being a scratch team of Andrew Gale
and Garry White. Handicap winners were Jini Williams and Fred Holroyd, with
runners up Yoko Sone and John McAnally. In the Championship section winners for
the third year running were Kirsty Healey and Matthew Macfadyen, with runners
up Alison Jones and Tony Atkins. It looks like the latter pair will be our
representatives in the World Pairs Championships in November. Other pairs on
two wins were Emma Marchant and Simon Goss, Sue Paterson and Des Cann. Best
dressed pairs were Silvia Kalisch and Richard Parkins, Luise Wolf and Thomas
Wolf; Emma-Jayne Fairbrother and Tom Blockley had the best dressed feet.
Various prizes were awarded in the top ten go songs competition.
23 players attended this year's Scottish Open, held for the third time at
Glasgow University. Winner this year was Simon Shiu (4 dan Bristol) who won
all 6. Second on 5/6 was Tony Atkins (2 dan Reading). Ian McAnally (20 kyu
Manchester) also won 5/6.
54 players attended the Leicester Tournament, again held in its church hall
venue. A change from recent years was that the trophy actually arrived, after
a rescue from Matthew Macfadyen's trophy cupboard by Des Cann. Actually it
was Des who took it away again as he was the winner. Playing at 4 dan, he did
well to beat Seong June Kim (6 dan Cambridge) in the last round. Kim was second
and David Ward (3 dan Cambridge) was third despite having to play two other
Cambridge players including the 6 dan and beating the Bracknell winner Young
Kim (5 dan London). Prizes of 3/3 went to Dan Micsa (1 dan Reading), Steve
Bailey (2 kyu West Surrey), Malcolm Walker (9 kyu Worcester), Theo Elliott
(14 kyu Brakenhale), Chris Jones (20 kyu Unattached) and Nick Calvelo (29 kyu
Brakenhale). Dan Calvelo (the elder brother) won the continuous 13x13 ahead
of school mate Shawn Hearn.
Welsh Open 26/06/99-27/06/99
54 people also attended the Welsh Open at Barmouth. This was a record attendance
possible caused by predictions of fine weather or by the events reputation for
a fun atmosphere and the beautiful sea and hills around. As ever the winner
was Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington). A creditable second place was Andrew
Grant (2 dan Open University) who placed ahead of several 3 dans. Prize winners
for 4/5 were Edward Blockley (2 kyu Worcester), Tom Blockley (3 kyu Worcester),
Peter Fisher (5 kyu Leicester), Richard Moulds (8 kyu), Jil Segerman (12 kyu
Manchester), Shawn Hearn (15 kyu Brakenhale) and Dan Calvelo (17 kyu
The first ever Pompey Tournament was held in the small village of Southwick high
on the Downs above the city. 46 players attended and despite a large number of
Brakenhale children turning up none one prizes. May be this was caused by the
distraction of football luring them away from the 13x13; Dan Micsa (1 dan
Reading) won this event earning himself one of the new BGA Books tokens. Winner
of the event was local member Alistair Wall (4 dan) who one a go cabinet. Runner
up was Tony Atkins (2 dan Reading). Those winning engraved glasses for three
wins were: Neil Moffatt (9 kyu Portsmouth), Greg Lane-Serf (10 kyu Winchester),
Michael Davis (12 kyu Plymouth), Ian McAnally (18 kyu Manchester) and Garry
White (28 kyu Wildridings School Bracknell). Kevin Drake (1 kyu Bournemouth)
also won a glass for 2 wins and a jigo. Portsmouth declined to win the fan that
was the team prize and offered it to Winchester instead.
55 countries took part in Oita, Japan. Winner was Jae-sung Yoo of Korea (8/8)
and second was Sakai of Japan (7/8). Top European was Diane Koszegi of Hungary
who was 9th with 6/8. Britain's Matthew Macfadyen was 16th on tie-break
scoring 5/8; he lost to Korea, South Africa (Victor Chow) and Romania (Sorin
Gherman). Ireland's Noel Mitchell was 44th with 3/8.
Yuki Shigeno Children's Tour
Yuki Shigeno (2p) is planning on spending 10 days touring south-east
England teaching children in the autumn. She plans to visit from 15-25/10/99.
Also Wanstead will probably run a small board event along side a tournament
in this period. Anyone knowing a school that would like to have Yuki visit
to teach go should contact the editor.
European GP Results
Bled 1. V. Danek 2. V. Bogdanov 3. D. Yatsenko
Budapest 1. D. Bogatskii 2. L. Soldan 3. T. Pocsai (all 4/5 + B. Nagy)
Amsterdam 1. F-J. Dickhut 2. C. Gerlach 3. Guo Juan
Hamburg 1. Guo Juan 2. C. Gerlach 3. F-J. Dickhut (all on 5/6)
Zagreb 1. L. Matoh 2. M. Zakotnik 3. Z. Mutabzija
Warsaw 1. R. Nechanciky 2. A. Gomenyuk 3. D. Yatsenko
How to Play Go
This book from Hodder by Charles Matthews is ideal for a beginner
trying to teach themselves go and is available from BGA Books. Local libraries
should be encourage to stock it.
Guo Juan returned for a strong players' weekend in London 19/06/99-20/06/99.
14 players 42 dan in strength attended.
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