UK Team Taking Part in Chinese Youth Event

Two European teams, one from France and one from the UK, were invited thanks to Fan Hui to take part in the 2019 "I-GO" "The Belt and Road International I-Go Youth Go Invitational Tournament", for teenagers. This runs from 16th to 22nd August in Xi'an in China.

Here is the first report from UK team captain and team coach, Martin and Helen Harvey:

The UK Team are enjoying the first few days of their trip to Xi'an. There are 20 teams, from six countries. The 4 UK Team members are Edmund Smith, Rowan Borrow, Daniel Gascoyne and Amy Upton - the latter 3 from Cheadle Hulme School (CHS), where Helen and I volunteer. We have thus opted for Cheadle Hulme School as the UK team name, as most of the other teams have a school name. In round one of seven we played Yanta Road (from Xi'an) and in round two we played Xifei (also Xi'an). In round three, which has just started, we play Nanshan (the Taiwan team), which has a 7D, 6D and two 5D's. Today will have been tough and tiring, but a good learning experience. Yesterday morning we were all bused to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As well as photographing the pagoda, the youngsters enjoyed dodging and playing among the park's fountains. In the afternoon there was a very polished and impressive opening ceremony. We all enjoyed meeting the French group, and they us. We will have some less busy days before we fly home on Thursday, via Beijing and Amsterdam.



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