Go in Britain, 1973

Several club matches took place. Sheffield beat Leeds University 6-1 and had the Same result against Leicester. However at the rematch Leicester won, only to lose 6-0 to Corby. The members of the BEA Club in North-West London flew to Amsterdam to play KLM, losing 3-2 twice. It was suggested they were playing on Ariel sets.

Edinburgh hosted the 1973 British Go Congress. 61 attended including a large party from Paris. The winner was Ku Dae-Yeol, a Korean journalist with seven out of seven. Next came Jon Diamond and M. Merissert-Coffinieres. Diamond won the Lightning Tournament by beating Denis Feldman by a narrow margin, and Reading won the team prize by 0.2% from Cambridge.

At the AGM Roads, Hitchens, Hunter, Barton, Daly, Diamond, Gray and Tilley were all re-elected. Club subscriptions rose to 30 pence with Unattached at 50 pence.

One hundred people attended a reception and Go session at the Hannover Grand Hotel in London. Takagawa, the great Japanese player, commented on a game between Nakaoka, pro 7 dan, and British Champion Jon Diamond. The event was sponsored by Japan Air Lines.

Frank May won the Wessex Tournament, but Oxford took most divisions, with Hobson 10 kyu and Macfadyen 12 kyu winning their sections. Oxford also did well in a match against Cambridge. Jon Diamond kept the British Championship unchallenged.


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