The 43rd British Go Congress was held in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. 74 players took part in the British Open, held at the University Union building, Teviot Row House. Andrew Kay (4 dan Cambridge) won with 6/6. Jon Diamond (4 dan Silver Springs) was in second place with 5/6. Also winning 5 was local player Boris Mitrovic (8 kyu). 17 others won prizes for winning 4 games. The Nippon Club Team Trophy was won by an Edinburgh team consisting of Matthew Crosby, Martha McGill and Yanzhao Zhang.
On the Friday evening, 37 players took part in the British Lightning in the Canon’s Gait, a public house on the Royal Mile. It was won by Nick Krempel (2 dan London) with 5/5, who beat David Lee (2 dan Dundee) in the final.