Alex Kent wins Goat Ornament

Durham University
15 June 2013 - 16 June 2013

Durham's annual Go tournament was held in the Elvet Riverside lecture buildings this year. They had 27 people play over the course of the weekend, with ranks ranging from 20k to 5d. Many of the entrants were students, including some who had only learned this year. On the Saturday night - in a change from tradition - instead of going to a restaurant they instead held a Go BBQ where, despite the unexpected rain, there was much food eaten and Go played.

The tournament was won by Alex Kent (3d Bristol, but formerly of Durham), with Sandy Taylor (2d also Bristol, formerly of Durham) coming second. The side events - lightning and small board - were won by Carel Goodheir (10k Skye) and Josh Green (11k Durham) respectively. Alistair Milne (20k) won the 'plucky DDK' prize.

After the prizegiving, where Alex was presented with a Goat Ornament for winning the Go Tournament, organisers and players adjourned to a pub for a meal while some people waited for their trains home.


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