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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
EYGC and BGC now accepting entries

The website for these events has now moved to www.britgo.org/eygc2014 and www.britgo.org/eygc2014/british.html.

The pages have been updated with more information and there are now entry forms for the EYGC and BGC online, together with the ability to pay for entry to the BGC, and a link for booking accommodation at Butlins.

18 Dec 2013
European Youth Go Championships and British Go Congress 2014

The website for these events, eygc2014.org, with much information about them has been active for several months, and is now taking live bookings for accommodation at Butlins.

We anticipate that the full site will be available in the next few days, so watch this space...

18 Dec 2013
UK Go Challenge Report

As the autumn term gets underway and we start thinking of the exciting Go events in 2014, including the European Youth Go Championships coming to England, let's remind ourselves about one of the exciting events earlier this year.

23 youngsters competed in the 2013 finals of the UK Go Challenge, held at Milton C of E Primary School near Cambridge. It was especially good to see two brothers from Bungay at their first event.

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19 Sep 2013
Youngsters beat adults, to win trophy

Congratulations to youngsters Rebecca Margetts and Oscar Selby, who finished top of the handicap section at this year's British Pair Go Championship, above 14 players (nearly all adults). This meant that they got their hands on the trophies (pairs go-bowls), which just eluded them when they lost in the final in 2012. There's clearly proof in the old adage "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.". Well...

08 Jul 2013
Contact to Junior section web-master

Martin is the BGA Junior section web-master (June 2013).

Feel free to contact him via this link.

19 Jun 2013
9-year-old Oscar Selby on Channel 4's 'Child Genius' TV series in 2013.

Channel 4 showed 9-year-old Oscar Selby (8.9 kyu, Epsom Go club) on Tuesday 18/6/13, in its series 'Child Genius'. The series of 4 episodes (shown each Tuesday at 9pm) follows a competition among 21 highly-gifted children, aged 7-11, run in association with British Mensa, to find...

19 Jun 2013
New junior club

A new junior club is starting on 18th April - Letchworth Junior Chess and Go Club. The club will be a place for youngsters aged 8 - 14 to come and play (or learn) Chess and Go.

These are some of the things you can expect provided at the weekly club meetings:

  • Chess sets and Go sets for playing friendly games
  • Teaching tips for improving at chess and Go
  • Club Chess ladder
  • Club...
30 Mar 2013