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EYGC Under Way in Bognor!

The European Youth Go Championship got under way with the Opening Ceremony on the Friday night. The players were called to order by the Arundel town crier and after short speeches they were entertained by Rhubarb the clown. Some players then took part in the British Lightning, others took an early night after long journeys.

The first round was held on Saturday morning. 89 young players took part in the three age groups: Under-20 (12), Under-16 (35), Under-12 (42). Results will be...

01 Mar 2014
European Youth Go Championships and British Go Congress 2014 Results

You can keep up to date with the latest results this weekend, as we hope to post them after each round (no guarantees!).

28 Feb 2014
No weather problems predicted for Bognor

Despite problems in some parts of England caused by flooding, there should be no weather problems affecting Bognor Regis this weekend. Friday is predicted to be 6C but quite wet, with 4C and dry at night. Saturday is showery but Sunday is predicted a sunny 7C! Monday is predicted showery, at 8C. (Updated Thursday)

There should also be no problems with travelling by train to Bognor from London or Gatwick Airport. Information on services and fares can be found at the...

24 Feb 2014
British Go Congress/European Youth Go Championships - Latest Butlins discounts

Please note there’s currently a special offer of £20 off many bookings at Butlins made until 11th February, using a code OFFER20 at the checkout phase. We’re not sure whether this applies to our special rates though.

There are also special offers at http://www.butlins.com/latest-offers/off-peak-breaks.aspx - as low as £175.25 for a Silver room for 3 nights or £234 for a Silver apartment with kitchen (both sleep 3...

06 Feb 2014
Accommodation at EYGC and BGC

Already our discounted accommodation has sold out and Butlins own discounted rate ends today, 4th February. We are sorry that accommodation is selling fast but the warm UK weather is encouraging people to take winter holidays in the UK!

Latest advice on accommodation is at http://www.britgo.org/eygc2014/accommodation.html with options for parties of 4 or 6.

If you are a single or a couple then there are various...

04 Feb 2014
European Youth Go Championships 2014

So far we've received more than 60 entries for these three events, but it's a little disappointing that we don't have any UK players in the Under-20 Championship yet, especially with the prize of a trip to the World Under-20 Championship in Japan.

The entries we do have for the Under-20 range from 2 dan to 6 dan in strength, so it's definitely going to be a challenging tournament for any entrant.

We'd like to see more UK players in all the events, so if you know of someone...

04 Feb 2014
Learn to Play Go day!

As part of the effort related to the European Youth Go Championship in Bognor Regis we've organised a Learn to Play Go day at the Fishbourne Centre in West Sussex on 8th March.

Please feel free to invite anyone to drop in between 10am and 3pm (experienced players also welcome).

24 Jan 2014
Oscar Selby wins 2013 Youth Grand Prix

Congratulations to Oscar Selby, 7 kyu from Epsom, for winning the 2013 Youth Grand Prix with an outstanding 1411 points - more than twice the number of his next challenger!

Second came Edmund Smith, 15 kyu from Milton (Cambridge), with 702 points and third was Melchior Chui, 12 kyu from Cambridge, with 499 points.

Full details for 2013 are here

Cash prizes to the top three players are provided from a fund set up in...

02 Jan 2014
Japanese Professionals to visit European Youth Go Championships

We are delighted that the Nihon Ki-in are planning to send two professionals (Kobayashi Chizu 5p and Minematsu Masaki 6p) to the UK in February/March 2014 and will be present in Bognor Regis during our combined EYGC and British Go Congress.

Final confirmation of their visit and details of the locations around the UK they will be teaching at, hopefully including Scotland for the first time, are still to be decided.

28 Dec 2013
European Youth Go Championships 2014 Prize

Just in case you haven't already heard:

The winner in the Under-20 category (age as at 1st January 2014) will gain a place in the GLOBIS Cup World Youth Go Championship, to be held in Japan on 8 - 11 May 2014 at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University in Tokyo, Japan.

All expenses will be paid, with the exception of the flights. However, it is anticipated that only a nominal contribution towards...

21 Dec 2013