British Go E-Journal

Issue 7. November 1995

Tournament News

Milton Keynes 17/09/95

70 players attended the event at the Open University. Winner was Matthew Macfadyen (6 dan Leamington). Prize winners for three wins were: Alison Jones (2 dan), Paul Barnard (1 kyu), Matthew Holton (1 kyu), Tony Warburton (1 kyu), France Ellul (4 kyu), Graham Brooks (12 kyu), Tom Summerscales (14 kyu), Francis Weaver (17 kyu) and Andrea Smith (30 kyu).

Pair Go 24/10/95

The British Pair Go Tournament was held at the Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow. It was sponsored via the IAPG Committee and so some good prizes were available. Winners of the Open section and hence to be the British representatives in Japan were Matthew Macfadyen and Kirsty Healey. They beat Francis Roads and Jackie Chai in the last round. Winners in the handicap section were Francis Weaver and Debbie Jones, Hannah and John Ellul (also the best dressed Youth Couple). Best dressed couple were Paul and Andrea Smith. Prizes in the novice section went to Yvonne Mao (playing with Paul Margetts) and Noel Leaver (with Sylvia Kalisch). 84 players attended.

Shrewsbury 01/10/95

Matthew Macfadyen regained "his" goban trophy from club mate Des Cann by winning Shrewsbury again. Those who won three wins at the pleasant river-side venue were Tony Putnam (1 kyu), Brian Timmins (3 kyu), Emma Marchant (12 kyu) and Jamie Harrod (30 kyu). Tom Summerscales won the 13x13 and four teams were equal so no award was given.

International Teams (07/10/95)

This was played at the Nippon Club's new location of Samuel House in St Alban's Street near Piccadilly. The home team won with a score of 20 ahead of CLGC (19), Wanstead (15) and China and friends (12). Two players in each team won all three games: T. Mark Hall, Jonathan Chetwynd, Edmund Shaw, Alan Thornton, H. Naka, G. Obayashi, Harold Lee and Z. Gan.

Wessex 22/10/95

The 26th Wessex took place on the day the clocks went back, as usual. Not usual was the attendance of 124 - a recent record. First was T.Mark Hall (4dan Bristol). Winners of the other divisions were: Paul Christie, Jo Hampton, Nick Wedd, Jiri Keller, Andy Seabourne, Dave King, Pete Johnson and James Harrod. The Hot Shots from the new club at Hursley in Hampshire won the team prize.

Brussels 28/10/95-29/10/95

84 players from ten european countries attended the Brussels ournament. The best of the four British who attended was Shutai Zhang who was placed joint second with Miyakawa, who both only lost to Guo Juan (7 dan) who won. Fourth was Colmez and fifth was Danek. Henk Hollman (2 dan NL) had a good result with four wins. Shutai also won a Danone bag in the draw from the game records submitted to the organisers.

Three Peaks (Yorkshire) 04/11/95-05/11/95

26 players attended the third Three Peaks tournament held at the Arton Arms near Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales. Winner was John Rickard (4 dan Cambridge) with 5/5. With 4/5 were Tim Moon and David Bennett. Francis Roads (4 dan Wanstead) got 3.5/5.

News

British Championship

Shutai Zhang, the Chinese doctor from London, is now playing challenger Matthew Macfadyen for the 1995 British Championship Shutai won the first game, lost the second by illegal ko capture, lost the third on 07/10/95 and then won the fourth on 08/10/95. They will play the final game on 26/11/95 at Swindon.

FOST World Computer Championships

This tournament in Tokyo was won by Ken Chen's Handtalk (now rated at 5 kyu). Second was Michael Reiss from London with Go4++ (rated 7 kyu) and third was Go Intellect. The winning program beat a human 6 kyu on even game.

Niek van Diepen

The EGF Secretary was married on 13/10/95 to Annemarie Hovingh. Their new address is Bongerd 56, NL-6581TH, Malden.

Tim Hazelden

The BGA regrets that Tim Hazelden (2 dan) was killed in a car crash near his Yorkshire home at the end of September. As joint land lord of the Marton Arms in the Dales he will be remembered as the jovial host of the Three Peaks Tournament. This year the event went ahead in his memory, organised by Alison Jones, and its planned to hold the event again next November.


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