Issue 7. November 1995
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.
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
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.
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 Seaborne, Dave King, Pete Johnson and James Harrod. The Hot
Shots from the new club at Hursley in Hampshire won the team
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.
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.
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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