The erstwhile Shrewsbury Tournament was moved to a country location this year, the little village of Hinstock, just south of Market Drayton. The Memorial Hall proved to be a spacious and pleasant venue, and it should be even better next year when the extension has been completed. The lunch time food laid on by organiser Roger Huyshe and his wife was excellent and much appreciated by those that took up that option.
The overall winner was Toby Manning (2d Leicester) who had won the last Shrewsbury Tournament. Other prizes for three wins went to Peter Timmins (4k), Pat Ridley (10k) and Meic Hughes (18k). The long-distance traveller award was won by Graham Blackmore from Scarborough (180 miles). An innovation was the yose test side-event, in which players were presented with a set 13x13 starting position on laptops running the latest version of Many Faces of Go and invited to find the best endgame sequence. MFG proved a little erratic in the results, playing some strange moves; but it did provoke a useful impromptu teaching session.