There was much fun and many games at the Isle of Man Go Festival. The 11th Go Week on the Isle of Man was held as before in Port Erin and attracted a good crowd from the UK, Ireland and even as far as Japan.
The 42 player Open was won for the first time by Matthew Macfadyen. Often in the past he had acted as teacher and not played in the Open. This time he did play and won all five games, beating Matthew Cocke into second place. Oscar Selby, 9k, also won all 5 games. Results
The second main tournament was the Afternoon Tournament, which had 30 players. The winner this time was the same as in 1999 being Shigehiko Uno from Japan. He beat Belfast's James Hutchinson into second place in the last of three rounds. Brian Timmins, 9k, also won all three games. Results
The Handicap Tournament was won by Edmund Smith, 15k. Results