UK Tournament Results
Bracknell 12/05/01Only 45 people got to play the Bracknell on 12th May this year, held confusingly like the last two years in Wokingham. The rumour was that this was caused by Toby Manning choosing the same day to get married.
Young Kim (5 dan London) won for a second time. Also winning
3/3 were London's Roger Daniel (3 kyu), local girl Nicola Hurden (11 kyu
Berks Youth) and young Lasse Jakobsen (18 kyu Epsom). Lasse also won a
tie-breaker to win the Continuous 13x13 prize. The paper folding / Go problems
set by Ian Marsh was won by Brian Brunswick (1 kyu Epsom), who managed a neater
solution than Steve Bailey; junior winner was Ian McAnally.
Overseas Tournament Results
Budapest TT (Hungary) 12/05/01-13/05/0169 players played in Budapest, the first Toyota Tour of the new cycle. Winner of a tie for first was Czech Vladimir Danek ahead of Pop, Florescu and Pocsai.
Zagreb TT (Croatian Open Championship) 19/05/01-20/05/01 The top 3 places went to Hungarians. First Tibor Pocsai (5 dan) with 4/5, and joint second was Gabor Szabics and Pal Balogh. Fourth was top Croatian player Zoran Mutabzija and fifth Russian Viktor Bogdanov. 46 players took part.
Amsterdam TT (EGCC) 24/05/01-27/05/01As expected Guo Juan (7 dan) won her local Toyota Tour event with a clean 6/6. Fellow Dutch with 5/6 were Michael Eijkhout and Emil Nijhuis. UK's Piers Shepperson (5 dan) won 3/6. 121 players took part.
Hamburg Affensprung TT 02/06/01-04/06/01Guo Juan (7 dan) won this, the top German event with 6/6. Second was Du Jingyu and third Christoph Gerlach, both with 5/6. 144 took part.
World Amateur, Hyuga Japan 10/06/01-15/06/01Des Cann of UK won 3/8 to take 39th. He lost to Bisca of Romania, beat Peru (Alberto Kohatsu), lost to Harry Taari of Sweden and lost to Vesa Laatikainen of Finland in Round 4. Round 5 he beat Hatame Araki of Morocco. Round 6 was lost against Leonid Entin of Israel, but in round 7 he beat Fernando Manrique Ochoa of Columbia. Round 8 was a loss to Radek Nechaincky (Czechia).
Brian Gallagher of Ireland also win 3 to take 47th but beat Joes Teles de Menezes of Portugal, Mandish Singh of India and also Columbia.
Top clash in round 6 was Japan v China. China survived and Dai Chun Li won the championship with a straight 8. Kanazawa of Japan ended second on 7/8. The next seven players all won 6/8. Third was Liu of Australia, 4 was Ko of Korea, 5 was Lazarev of Russia, 6 Yu of Canada, 7 Wang of Hong Kong, 8 Lin of Taiwan and 9 Fernando Aguilar of Argentina. The countries on 5/8 were in order Luxembourg (Heiser), Czechia (Nechanicky), USA (Kim), France (Roche), Hungary (Koszegi), Netherlands (Eijkhout), Ukraine (Yatsenko), Austria (Huttler), Germany (Dickhut), Romania (Bisca) and Poland (Giedrosz).
Warsaw TT (Poland) 23/06/01-24/06/01Danek was again the winner of a TT event. Second was Gheorge Colne Burzo (5 dan Romania) and third was Tobor Pocsai (5 dan Hungary). Piers Shepperson was 10th out of 80 players.
Japan 2001 Go Friendship MatchesIn the autumn there will be a visit by 2 professional go players, with team of amateurs, playing matches in London 21/10/01, Cambridge 22/10/01, Bristol 23/10/01, Oxford 25/10/01. Strong kyus/dans will be needed to play the team. There is also a London area match at the Gunnersbury Matsuri on 08/09/01 in Gunnersbury Park.
MSOThere will be a Mind Sports Olympiad in London this year designated as the second part of MSO 5. The Central European MSO is in Prague from 01/07/01-08/07/01 has been designated MSO5 first part. The London venue is South Bank University, near Vauxhall station.
Central London / Nippon ClubThe CLGC will be leaving the Daiwa Foundation after 14th July. The Nippon Club has also stopped its tournaments and meetings. They will possibly reopen as combined meetings at a new venue in August.
IGS-PandaNet Mail MagazineThe IGS-PandaNet Mail Magazine is a new service in which commentaries given by Professionals, on games that subscribers play on the IGS-PandaNet, are sent by email to all subscribers. Each month several games will be selected completely at random from the games played on the IGS-PandaNet. Top Japanese professionals will analyse them in detail. These commentaries will then be sent by email three times a month (two games with each mailing) for 500 yen (about three pounds). Professionals giving commentaries: Michael Redmond 9-dan, Yamada Kimio 8-dan, Takao Shinji 7-dan.
Swedish Go Camp 11/08/01-12/08/01Hjulback (Siljansnas/Leksand) at Lake Siljan. 5 round tournament, maybe with professional player.
Ibero-American TournamentThis is in Buenos Aries 11/10/01-13/10/01. Up to 500 dollars in prizes.
There is a list of past issues of the British Go E-Journal.