Scottish Open 15/07/00-16/07/0022 players converged on Edinburgh University's Pollock Halls for the 9th Scottish Open. Quentin Mills (3 dan) beat Wuge Briscoe (6 dan Australia), and also beat Francis Roads (4 dan), to finish with a perfect 6. Wuge had to settle for 5/6 and Francis for 4/6. Roger Daniel (3 kyu London) also won 4 wins.
Norwich 12/08/00This was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Mind Sports Olympiad, Alexander Palace, London24 players took part in the Lightning which was won by Lee Hyuk with 7/7. Seong June Kim was second on 6/7. Xingwen Liao and Tim Hunt both finished on 4/7 with Xingwen taking the bronze medal on tie break. Other prizes went to Simon Bexfield with 6/7 in the McMahon section, Shawn Hearn (10 kyu) 5/7, Alistair Brooks (22 kyu, youth and 4.5/7), Chuck Smith (30 kyu) 6/7 and Mark Stretch (30 kyu ) 4/7 (beginners' prize).
The Youth Tournament had 13 kids from 3 dan to 30 kyu and 6 to 17. Ordering was full board result followed by 9x9 percentage result. It was won by Liao Xingwen (aged 6), second Jimmy Mao (1 kyu) and third Tom Blockley (3 kyu). U14 was Adam Eckersley-Waites (10 kyu), U12 was William Brooks (8 kyu) and U11 was Paul Blockley (25 kyu).
Main Event (40 players): Gold - Guo Juan (6/6), Silver - Zhang Shutai (4/6), Bronze - Lee Hyuk (4/6). Others on 4/6: fourth Du Jingyu (7 dan), fifth Geert Groenen (6 dan NL), sixth Chen Zhixing (5 dan). Prizes for 4 points to Paul Margetts (1 dan), Andrew Morris (1 kyu), Tom Cooper (15 kyu)
Rapid (42 players) Gold - Moon Il Do (6/6), Silver - Du Jingyu (5/6), Bronze - Lu Jinqiang on tie from Guo Juan (both 4/6) also on 4/6 Wang Xang Dong and Zhang Shutai. Prizes for 4/6 to Jim Clare (3 dan), Alison Bexfield (2 dan), Tristan Cazenove (1 kyu France), Sue Paterson (2 kyu), Alexei Nemolovskii (2 kyu Ukraine), Frank Prager (8 kyu, Youth) and Nicola Hurden (12 kyu)
Pair Go (12 Pairs): Gold - Guo Juan & Du Jingyu (7 dan), Silver - Sylvia Kalisch & Lee Hyuk (4.5 dan), Bronze - Alison Bexfield & Simon Bexfield (1.5 dan), Fourth Liu Yajie & Liao Xingwen (after half point play-off). 2/3: Anna Griffiths & Tony Atkins (3.5 kyu), Nicola Hurden & Shawn Hearn (10 kyu).
13x13 Novices (9 players - a non-medal event): 1st Tom Cooper (13 kyu 5/5), 2nd Vojtech Hrabal (16 kyu 4/5), 3rd Lene Jakobsen (2/4), Youth Lasse Jakobsen (4/6).
13x13 (22 players): Gold - Guo Juan (5/6), Silver - Lee Dong Hwan (aged 13 on 5/6 equal on SOS), Bronze - Lee Hyuk (4/6), 4th - Moon Il Do (4/6), 5th - Kim Seong-June (3/6 best SOS). Prizes for 4/6: Tatsutomi Hiroyoshi (1 dan Japan), Bill Streeten (3 kyu), Stephane Nicolet (7 kyu Swiss). Novice prize: Vojtech Hrabal (Czechia).
Computer Go: First with 10/10 was Professor Chen Zhixing's GoeMate. Dr. Michael Reiss's Go4++ was second, its only losses were to GoeMate, one of them by only half a point. Go4++ is sold as Go Professional 3. Yamashita Hiroshi's Aya was third, losing its games to GoeMate and to Go4++ and losing one game to Bruno Bouzy's Indigo.
19/08-21/08 British Championship Final
Held at the MSO: Matthew Macfadyen beat Des Cann 3-0.
The fifth Toyota Tour event was held as part of a week-long Russian Go Congress in Moscow
ending on the 9th July. 119 players took part. Alexei Lazarev finished first by 1 SOS point ahead
of Alexander Dinerstein, both on 5/6. Third was Andrei Kulkov (still only 17), fourth Mikhail
Galchenko and fifth Roman Gatallin.
BGA AnalystDes Cann now runs the BGA Analysis service
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